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Old 11-02-2011, 07:28 PM
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Nov/Dec 2011 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 11-10-2011, 02:05 PM
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Re: Nov/Dec 2011 Contest Discussion

Any help with putting a new paint job on the old house? I have tried blend modes like color and over lay, but they don't make it look new. I also tried some "lab" mode stuff, but I didn't like that either. Any other suggestions?
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:27 PM
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Re: Nov/Dec 2011 Contest Discussion

i know T doesnt like us hassling about the rules, but i'm a little unclear about bringing the photo up to modern times. does that mean we replace the horse and buggy with a truck and the market stand with a Kroger store or is that too drastic, or since the rules are a bit ambiguous or broad, is it just your own interpretation. i guess i'd have to go with the latter

so, i'm not asking T here for a clarification. i'm asking you guys. how are you going to interpret the rules?
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:11 AM
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Re: Nov/Dec 2011 Contest Discussion

Craig, I interpreted it the same as you. But to make it modern I wanted to give a nice paint job but have stalled on the project. I may end up just posting it as is and see what happens.
Good luck.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:54 PM
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Re: Nov/Dec 2011 Contest Discussion

Not much time left to get your entries in!!! Don't forget to submit your work!
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:26 PM
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Re: Nov/Dec 2011 Contest Discussion

I thought this was a MOST daunting and difficult challenge. It was also ALmost the only contest I didn't enter since my first (with the Posidon guy) because it was just too darned hard. How did you approach your solution Cathy? Jaiah? I just did a tiny bit of clean up work every night for about two weeks. Mostly cut /paste and clone and fashioned on the San Francisco painted lady houses. doors and windows I totally filled in solid and recreated window & door treatments (shades & curtains).
We'd just also gotten a new car, a GMC Terrain, and when I put that in, the guy in the original pic fit it perfectly.

Congratulations Cathy H and well done, Jaiah!
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:18 AM
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Re: Nov/Dec 2011 Contest Discussion

I spend 2 days just working on removing the house, and reconstructing the building, and I liked how that came out, but then I tried to paint it and was very unhappy with it. (note comment above) I ended up using the magic wand tool to selected the moldings and used a mask to show the patch of siding I made up. To give it depth I added two separate shadows underneath the mask layer but above the siding layer.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:21 AM
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Re: Nov/Dec 2011 Contest Discussion

Gold stars to the mighty three that braved this contest!!!

Congrats goes to Cathy H

Voting Results:
Cathy H - 10
Veralisa - 9
Jaiah - 8
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:41 PM
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Re: Nov/Dec 2011 Contest Discussion

Congratulations to the three of you
It took me one look and i was off lol

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