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Christmas - what no images!

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Old 11-04-2002, 11:09 AM
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Christmas - what no images!

Christmas is coming and it seems like my brain has taken an early vacation. Every year I produce a christmas card to send to my close friends and family - and possibly some clients to remind them I am still alive and in the business!!

This year though it seems that I have gone dry. I have spent hours at my computer screen staring at images that just don't seem to be exceptional - or just have no feeling.

Retouchpro is the only place where I see work that I get inspired by - so here I am asking for some help.

Please help inspire me.....
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Old 11-04-2002, 12:34 PM
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Clare,

Just a thought. Thomas Kinkade (and others) have quite a few paintings that might inspire you. You might also consider something along the lines of Norman Rockwell for a more human touch. We had a challenge or two around Christmas last year that produced some pretty good ideas too. I seem to remember at least one in the photo art category also. Hope you come up with something good. I'd like to see the final results.

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Old 11-04-2002, 01:02 PM
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Thanks Ed - I'll look these artists up and I will definately visit our gallery challenges.
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Old 11-04-2002, 04:20 PM
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Check out this site. Perhaps some of these will strike your fancy.

BTW: The admin (Ian) at FreeFoto.com graciously allows me to post images from this collection for mini-challenges.
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Old 11-04-2002, 04:37 PM
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Thanks Danny this has given some ideas to work on. I'm still not to certain which way this years pic will turn out - I never am until I start, but this has given me some much need inspiration.

I have attached last years image

Greek Angel
(I can't remember whether I have posted this here before if I have I am sorry for the repeat!)

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Old 11-04-2002, 06:49 PM
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I don't remember seeing this one before. But even if it was posted, it's still worth seeing. I'd say that one captures the spirit of the season. Very nice.

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Old 11-04-2002, 06:55 PM
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Thanks Ed
I am finding it a little bit difficult to follow that one!
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Old 11-04-2002, 07:29 PM
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Hey Danny, I checked out FreeFoto.com, chose an image and made a Christmas card......just playing around.

The top is the original and the bottom is my new version

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Old 11-04-2002, 10:55 PM
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Clare,
That angel is really beautiful.

Marlene,
I love what you did to that image to create a Christmas card. That's really pretty. You should print and send them. It's better than the cards they sell.
DJ
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Old 11-05-2002, 03:38 AM
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Clare -- the scanned background from your maple leaf would look beautiful on a card.
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