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Old 08-02-2009, 11:06 AM
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Aug 09 Contest Discussion

Add your comments, questions or general discussion about the Contest entries here. This is also a great place to share your techniques or ask others about theirs.

Most members are eager to hear comments/suggestions about their entries, so please take the time to help each other out.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:20 AM
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Re: Aug 09 Contest Discussion

Good work LONK.
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:23 PM
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Don't forget to check the rules before posting....

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Final image must be exactly 800 pixels high by 600 pixels wide (portrait format)
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:25 PM
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Thanks Cupcake for the compliment and TPaul for reminding me about my oversight. I'm surprised to be the only entrant so far. Come on folks, do your thing and show your stuff!
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:29 AM
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I found the different elements not too difficult to mask but it took me a while to figure out how to combine the body and tail mask that I did separately. I got that all done, reread the rules and then I had to paint it! lol. A clipping mask with this texture did the trick. I'm wondering if the dearth of entries is due to the school holidays.
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:55 PM
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Nasturtium, I tried to mask the horse about 5 times before any halfway good results. I had never thought to use two and then combine :-)) I'll give it a try to see how it goes.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:28 PM
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Hi folks...your work is awesome. And I plan on submitting my version shortly. Today I had gall bladder surgery, had it removed, and will be spending the next few days recuperating. Don't know why I'm leaving a msg but am trying to stay up so, hopefully, will get a long night's rest.

I love looking at your work. Lonk, you set the bar so high, and when this is all finished please share your displacement map secrets. MiningArt, I love the Native Art theme...truly. OlBaldy, looks great...and looking at your entry, I suppose a pole is allowed. Quite authentic and well done. Sweet Nasturtium. I love yours, too. Ride A Painted Pony is unique and eyecatching.

S'all for now, the meds need updating. Tomorrow should be more manageable.
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:10 AM
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Get well soon Veralisa! Looking forward to your entry. Yes, I think LonK set the bar VERY high (as did the others) but the point for me was to learn something new.
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:40 PM
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Re: Aug 09 Contest Discussion

Oh my, Veralisa, I hope you recuperate with ease. I found editing a relaxing way to pass time when I was recovering from my heart surgery a few years ago.

As to my entry, I didn't use displacement mapping at all, secret or otherwise. Once I found a suitable carousel pony online, I merely used transform/warp/liquify and masking to fit it to the subject horse and applied a contrast blend mode to pick up the underlying luminosity. I made my subject mask with channel manipulations and the shadow with the help of the alien skin perspective shadow plug-in.

Again, I hope you feel better soon and I look forward to seeing your entry.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:09 AM
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Re: Aug 09 Contest Discussion

these are delightful, folks enjoying this very much!
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