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Old 08-02-2010, 05:55 AM
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August 10 - 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 08-06-2010, 03:33 AM
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Re: August 10 - Contest Discussion

what a fun idea! Using that 6th image turned out to be a real challenge for me. Isolating the cow wasn't that difficult but cloning out the grass from the cut-out was time consuming.
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:36 PM
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Re: August 10 - Contest Discussion

some brilliant stuff so far. looking forward to seeing more!
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:38 AM
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Re: August 10 - Contest Discussion

PhilBach - nice use of colors but the flat and 3D elements don't really seem to go together to me
OlBaldy - I really liked yours but there is a pixel or two of white along the bottom that bothered me
butlermike - you certainly broke all the rules on this one! I think using just one surreal effect would have been enough
NYBOB - Everything is placed onto the bucket beautifully except for the face - maybe some subtle shadows would have made it look like it was resting on the bucket handle better
djds - I liked everything except the red tear
axpiota59 - the creepy eyes were too creepy for my taste
CJSwartz - everything worked except for the way the paint drops were used ~ maybe some kind of bevel or shadow would have helped to 'glue' it onto the composite?
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:35 PM
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Re: August 10 - Contest Discussion

From the Voting thread...:
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Fresh, startling, imaginative work has been executed by everyone. Seriously.<clipped>

I counted three people who exceeded the 100k size limit.
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Veronica, there was no size limit stated for the contest..
The 100K size limit on the entire Forum is imposed on and limited to those who have not taken advantage of being a Patron

If you want a "Patron" tag under your name in every forum post, Larger Gallery space, Forum attachment size doubled (up to.. under 200K), and you won't see any banner ads in the forums Then Click HERE!
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:08 AM
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Re: August 10 - Contest Discussion

Hi, I'm new to this site : ) but I just wanted to say that I loved all your entries to this contest. They're all so different, interesting and creative. Congrats all.
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:13 PM
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Re: August 10 - Contest Discussion

Last night I thought I'd tracked back far enough in the rules to explain the 100kb limit:

-T Paul > Resizing and Attaching Images > Contest FAQs:
-jeaniesa>Resizing images for RetouchPRO> "Actually, the 100KB limit applies to the forums only. In the gallery, you are allowed up to 200KB for image file sizes."
What I deduced:
-V.> (contests are part of the Studio Forum, no?)

BUT, today after your enlightenment, I found the ultimate pie-in-the-face:
-So what do I get for paying?
-"Forum attachment size doubled"

From OLB:
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Veronica, there was no size limit stated for the contest..
The 100K size limit on the entire Forum is imposed on and limited to those who have not taken advantage of being a Patron
Thanks OlBaldy, I'd always intended to pay up, just haven't gotten to it yet. Now it will be sooner rather than later.
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:42 PM
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Re: August 10 - Contest Discussion

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Lorraine... most unique in approach. Proportion of eagle's head was startling & faces on chess pieces done so fine.
Thank you Veralisa. My original idea was to make a totem pole with the boat launch and chess pieces, but that didn't work out.

This idea came to me almost by accident. I had placed each of the images in layers and was shuffling them as I was trying to decide what to do. I deleted the white background from the chess set, and there was the owl staring back at me from across the chess board looking somewhat "Oscar the Grouch-ish." After seeing that, I became determined to figure out how to blend four more of the images into a viable composite.

Lorraine
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Old 08-27-2010, 04:38 PM
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Re: August 10 - Contest Discussion

Many thanks Lorraine for sharing your thought process with us. You're a great artist.

Last edited by Veralisa; 08-27-2010 at 04:39 PM. Reason: typo
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:52 PM
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Re: August 10 - Contest Discussion

Correct

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From the Voting thread...:
Veronica, there was no size limit stated for the contest..
The 100K size limit on the entire Forum is imposed on and limited to those who have not taken advantage of being a Patron

If you want a "Patron" tag under your name in every forum post, Larger Gallery space, Forum attachment size doubled (up to.. under 200K), and you won't see any banner ads in the forums Then Click HERE!
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