RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Studio > Contests
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Contests Retouching contests to challenge your skills and learn from others. Prizes for the winners!

Feb/Mar 2013 Contest - Watercolor

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 02-03-2013, 02:01 PM
T Paul's Avatar
T Paul T Paul is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 2,987
Feb/Mar 2013 Contest - Watercolor

It’s time to get your digital paintbrushes out!

The client wants the provided photo turned into a watercolor painting for his kitchen. Unfortunately, the provided photo is square and the client wants the painting to be rectangle. So you will need to add to the photo by extending and adding table planks.

For the final image, the client wants the bowl of pears to be in the middle and large, but not completely filling the painting (provide some space around the bowl).

The client also wants the painting to have deckle edges (torn-edges).

For an example of deckle edge paper click here


Source image courtesy of stock.xchng. You will need to register (free registration) to download this file.

Download Image: Bowl of green pears (photo by Friedrich Plechschmidt)


New to the contests? Please review the FAQs

Prize: "Winner's Choice" of any two RetouchPRO LIVE Video Rentals!


THE RULES:

1. Contest will run from 3 Feb to 23 Mar 2013. Deadline for entries is 6 pm (U.S. Central Time).

2. I will not answer questions concerning the rules. Interpretation of the rules is as important as execution.

3. Tasks:
  • Extend and add table planks to change the photo from a square to a rectangle (800 pixels wide by 600 pixels high).
  • Convert the photo into a digital watercolor painting.
  • Create a deckle edge effect to the painting so the outer edges look like torn paper.
  • Final image must be exactly 800 pixels wide by 600 pixels high (landscape format).

4. When you submit your entry put your username in the filename (ie: tpaul.jpg). This is so users can save the images to a local directory and remember who did what--important when it comes time to vote.

5. Post your entries to this thread. Links will not be accepted. Please restrict your comments, questions or discussion to the Contest Discussion thread. Inappropriately placed posts will be deleted.

6. Only one entry per person. You can change your entry up to the deadline.

7. Voting will run from 24 to 30 Mar 2013. Only those with entries may vote. Although everyone (contestants and non-contestants) are encourage to leave comments on the entries in the contest discussion thread.

8. Voting:
  • Submit the 5 best entries (by artist name) in order, starting with your favorite.
  • You cannot vote for your own image.
  • Once you have voted, do not change your votes. Often the votes are tallied as they come in so any changes in the votes may not be reflected in the final results.

Finally, please remember that this is a friendly contest and suppose to be a learning experience. Tips and suggestions to help others are highly encouraged. Also please don’t limit your comments to just the top 5 when you vote. Most members are eager for feedback about their images, so remember to help each other out.
top
  #2  
Old 02-05-2013, 03:18 PM
0lBaldy's Avatar
0lBaldy 0lBaldy is offline
Senior Member
Patron
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,580
Re: Feb/Mar 2013 Contest - Watercolor

Here is my try
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Pears---OlBaldy.jpg (194.2 KB, 127 views)
top
  #3  
Old 02-15-2013, 07:45 PM
Veralisa's Avatar
Veralisa Veralisa is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Northeast PA, USA
Posts: 621
Re: Feb/Mar 2013 Contest - Watercolor

Here's mine,
Attached Images
File Type: jpg veralisaIII.jpg (191.1 KB, 59 views)

Last edited by Veralisa; 02-25-2013 at 02:15 PM. Reason: change image edges
top
  #4  
Old 02-22-2013, 11:40 PM
Joeven's Avatar
Joeven Joeven is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sudbury Ontario Canada
Posts: 748
Re: Feb/Mar 2013 Contest - Watercolor

Here you go.

Joe
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Feb-Contest-Joeven.jpg (97.9 KB, 81 views)
top
  #5  
Old 02-23-2013, 08:24 PM
Janet Petty's Avatar
Janet Petty Janet Petty is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Mid-South
Posts: 2,164
Blog Entries: 1
Re: Feb/Mar 2013 Contest - Watercolor

Here is mine. See comments for my rationale.

Janet
Attached Images
File Type: jpg JanetPettyRTPFebMar13.jpg (84.6 KB, 56 views)

Last edited by Janet Petty; 02-24-2013 at 03:20 PM.
top
  #6  
Old 02-24-2013, 11:18 AM
Cupcake's Avatar
Cupcake Cupcake is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 816
Re: Feb/Mar 2013 Contest - Watercolor

Here is my try
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Cupcake.jpg (97.3 KB, 62 views)
top
  #7  
Old 02-26-2013, 02:04 PM
CathyH's Avatar
CathyH CathyH is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Southeast Michigan
Posts: 714
Re: Feb/Mar 2013 Contest - Watercolor

Here is my version.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg CathyH.jpg (93.0 KB, 55 views)
top
  #8  
Old 03-17-2013, 01:55 PM
dkcoats dkcoats is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: The frozen North
Posts: 519
Re: Feb/Mar 2013 Contest - Watercolor

Joe was worried about an insufficiency of entries.
So here you go, Joe.

dc
Attached Images
File Type: jpg dkcoats-2.jpg (194.1 KB, 33 views)
top
  #9  
Old 03-18-2013, 07:21 AM
skipatk skipatk is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 454
Re: Feb/Mar 2013 Contest - Watercolor

Also at Joe's urging, here's my go.

Skip
Attached Images
File Type: jpg skipatk-Feb-Mar-13.jpg (97.5 KB, 30 views)
top
  #10  
Old 04-07-2013, 03:32 PM
T Paul's Avatar
T Paul T Paul is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 2,987
Re: Feb/Mar 2013 Contest - Watercolor

Beautiful work by everyone! So how many of you are now inspired to decorate your own home with some of your work?

First thanks to EVERYONE for voting!!!

And now the results....


Congratulations go to Joeven!


Top 5
Joeven - 29
Veralisa - 26
Janet Petty - 20
dkcoats - 16
skipatk - 13
top
Closed Thread

  RetouchPRO > Studio > Contests


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Feb/Mar 2013 Contest Discussion T Paul Contests 11 04-09-2013 01:35 PM
Feb/Mar 2012 Contest - Beauty Retouch T Paul Contests 38 04-12-2012 03:58 PM
Feb/Mar 2012 Contest Votes T Paul Contests 18 04-12-2012 03:54 PM
Mar-Apr Contest 2011 T Paul Contests 16 05-27-2011 12:03 PM
URBAN 2011 - Int'l photo and digital art contest dotART Salon 4 04-26-2011 04:24 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved