You can use paint filters BUT you can NOT use paintings as sources!
Denlig: The majority of the proposals in this contest do not look like 17th century paintings. ( 4 days 21 hr ago )
Zizounai: Indeed... 17th century portraits obey to specific rules.
https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/port/hd_port.htm ( 4 days 19 hr ago )
Drivenslush: I know exactly what you two guys are saying, the big problem is without being able to use old paintings pictures it's a very difficult chop to do.. and since I have the drawing skills of a gopher.. I have to rely on painting filters, and those are a pain in the patoot..they do the right thing in one area, and completely screw up another area and don't equalize easily.. it's a toughy for sure ( 4 days 13 hr ago )
Zizounai: But it is still the subject matter, do not just make a painted portrait, but a 17th century portrait... Look at the google page given for the example. They all are on 3/4 pose, wear more or less strange costumes and they look at you. ( 4 days 9 hr ago )
skyangel: Driven, you could use multiple layers, mix and match filters on different opacities and mask out the areas where the filters screw up. ( 4 days 7 hr ago )
still26: Guys, the contest says it's a "GOAL" which means we are to try, to aim for a 17th century look. If the moderator wanted stricter rules he would have indicated the parameters for us to work with....this wasn't specified. It is about the journey, not so much about the destination...no? ( 4 days 2 hr ago )
Denlig: Every contest has a goal and I try to stick to it. The goal of this contest was not to simply transform a photo into a painting but to make a painting of the XVIIth century or something else that looks like it. Despite the quality of some of the proposals, I think I will put a better rating on those who make this effort. ( 3 days 17 hr ago )
Contest Moderator: To clarify: yes it must have that 17th century look, there's a link given to examples on purpose. ( 1 day 19 hr ago )
Drivenslush: hehehe... okay guys.. (And skyangel... missus smarty pants (god I love you) you are totally right.. and I layered and filtered till my brain was on fire and I couldn't figure it out and got three of my entries "temp removed" and I'm perfectly fine with that.. this is one of those contests that cause a little kerfuffle and that is just the way life is.. it is nice to see everyone getting excited about a contest again, almost like the old PXLeyes where everybody would comment and have fun conversations ( 1 day 18 hr ago )
Howdie stranger! If you want to participate in this contest, just: