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Old 02-04-2011, 03:42 AM
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Re: Jan-Feb 2011 Contest Discussion

wait for me guys, It's a tough one!
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:41 AM
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Re: Jan-Feb 2011 Contest Discussion

I'm a procrastinator. Plus I got stuck on the carpet. :-p
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:58 AM
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Re: Jan-Feb 2011 Contest Discussion

I couldn't find no other way than redraw the carpet entirely. Not the kind of things that I do usually, but got stuck as well...
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:17 AM
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Re: Jan-Feb 2011 Contest Discussion

Like Joe, this is not my forte either, but I am in awe of those that do, great work

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Old 02-05-2011, 05:54 PM
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Re: Jan-Feb 2011 Contest Discussion

Wow. I'm cloning, cloning & cloning. Hopefully will be finished in time. What looked like a pretty picture of a young lady has now become a project the size of Mt.Rushmore .http://www.travelsd.com/Attractions/Mount-Rushmore.aspx

I love things like this to retouch...not that I do it well but that it pushes me to try harder. We'll see.
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:43 PM
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Re: Jan-Feb 2011 Contest Discussion

Hi Top-five - lookin' good
Came late to the party -glad I still have time.
This is my first contest, are there usually a lot of last minute entries?
Such a great photo, I hope to see more.
Come on CathyH, Come on Joven, I cheated (jk& made a carpet from scratch!
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:38 PM
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Re: Jan-Feb 2011 Contest Discussion

Hi 4 ,
Thanks for responding. All your hard work & research really paid off. You really got a great result w/ your carpet - it looks so much like the little section that was actually visible! Obviously I'm a fan of your color scheme too ! Your gold drapes look great, by chance I almost did gold too but could not get the right shade & ended up w/ gold in other places. I think most of us were thinking alot alike.
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:49 PM
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Re: Jan-Feb 2011 Contest Discussion

HI, I suppose you were answering to me? maybe not...I deleted my post by fear of "polluting" the thread, and later gave up the idea of posting in the "question" thread. Thank you for your kind words!
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:26 PM
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Re: Jan-Feb 2011 Contest Discussion

...as I said in the voting thread, choosing top images from a host of "great" ones is no easy matter. May I share with you a process which has helped me on many an occasion?

1) make a folder holding a copy of each entry
2) open photoshop, bring up all entries to the work surface. sorry, I'm not familar with other editing programs,
3) click, Window>arrange>tile horizontally
4) click, > match zoom and location
5) image by image you can view the same item in each artist's version, making comparisons along the way.

This time I chose the catagories, carpet, shoes, skin quality, shape of legs, dress, hair, beads, background, chair, book, shadows and drape. All laid out like this made the selections simpler. You can really zoom in on a particular feature then with "zoom & location" it's easy to compare the lot of them.

Anyhow, that's what I like to do. Sorry, it may be redundant for some, but it helps me nonetheless.
Cheers!
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:09 PM
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Re: Jan-Feb 2011 Contest Discussion

Thanks Veronica,
Steps 3&4 are particularly helpful to me, along w/ the catagories - great ideas - I'm applying them now. It is so difficult to judge others sweat & blood, do you have a solution for chicken-itus ?
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