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Old 10-17-2006, 11:57 AM
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Re: Avatar challenge

craig, i fixed the amber animation - in the export there was a looping option that i did not set.

thanks for the kind words on my avatar

marsha

p.s. craig, the animated color portion of amber's avatar was also done in filter forge.

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Old 10-17-2006, 12:16 PM
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Re: Avatar challenge

When you resize your image to 50 by 50 you should check the "Resample Image" box and choose "Bicubic Sharper" This will help to keep your image crisper.

Here's my shot at it.
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Old 10-17-2006, 01:41 PM
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Re: Avatar challenge

Nice idea craig, I'd been thinking of doing something along these lines in the monthly contest.

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....it must be 50 x 50 pixels exactly...
..but mine wouldn't be so big!

- Cropped 50 x 50 to the interesting bits;
- Did a retouch on the resulting image (rounding and equalizing);
- Added bevel and emboss, stroked the outline.
- Added some sparkles on lips and eyes.

Had some pixels left over so I added my logo as well.

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...and thanks, you've inspired me to upload my own avatar.
Now I understand why RetouchPRO is looking prettier now that I'm back on line after a month away.

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Old 10-17-2006, 08:31 PM
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Re: Avatar challenge

Tupaciguara, Brazil? and we thought Goiania was difficult to pronounce.

Here is a HUGE welcome back Ro.

Janet
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:32 PM
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Thanks, Janet. Nice to be back on line - three weeks away and withdrawal symptoms were setting in!

Yep, you'll have to have a pretty good map to find me now!
Give you a hint though - close to Uberlândia. (now that helped, didn't it?)

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Old 10-17-2006, 09:49 PM
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Re: Avatar challenge

Hey Ro, you could be in Possum Trot...or Flippin...or Yellville, or Hogeye, or worse yet, Toad Suck.

Yep, those are names of real places; and all right here in dear old Arkansas.

And off the subject, here is my post. I used a threshold technique and blended back in some color. The object was to stylize it but keep it sort of recognizable. If this works, I may change my avatar. This scaling things down bit is not my bag.

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Old 10-17-2006, 10:46 PM
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marsha, yup, it's looping now (and i did look up your filters. nice you know, you could combine those into one filter by simply adding a color control on the surface color node)

syd, looks good. did you remove some shadow? she looks a little wider in the face.

welcome home, Ro great looking avatar. amazing what you can get on a 50 x 50

janet, also nice, but again, seems a bit too strong in the whites/brights.
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Old 10-18-2006, 07:58 AM
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janet, also nice, but again, seems a bit too strong in the whites/brights.
Exactly. I did a cartoon effect and only at the last minute decided to use some color.

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the trick is to be able to identify who it is and make it look good at this very small image size.
I think even cartooned it is recognizable. However, looking good is another matter. You are right at 50x50 pixels, one does lose a lot of detail.

Thanks for the challenge. I'm still learning.

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Old 10-18-2006, 07:06 PM
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Added contrast and sharpened image.
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Old 10-18-2006, 11:10 PM
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very nice, pavel. i looked at your first 50 x 50 again and i think my glasses must have been smudged when i looked at it before. it was a bit dark but not as smudgy as i thought when i looked at it again. so the darkness thing would have been more a matter of choice than anything else.
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