Last year we discovered a great website known as Pixelsquid. They offer a library of high quality 3D objects that can be rotated to the desired position and downloaded as a PNG file or a layered PSD file for use in Photoshop. (There is also a free plug-in offered but only for use in CC2014 and later versions of Photoshop which allows you to spin the objects directly in Photoshop).
Note: Knowledge of 3D images is not needed these are 3D images that you can position and then download as 2D files. Learn more about Pixelsquid [url=http://learn.pixelsquid.com/:20ucji71]HERE[/url:20ucji71].
We ran a special [url=http://www.pxleyes.com/photoshop-contest/21860/pixelsquid-.html:20ucji71]Pixelsquid contest[/url:20ucji71] in March of last year and had a favorable response. We had a second [url=http://www.pxleyes.com/photoshop-contest/22034/pixelsquid-animation.html:20ucji71]Pixelsquid contest[/url:20ucji71] with animation in October of last year.
Pixelsquid is no longer a free site, you can check the subscription prices [url=https://www.pixelsquid.com/pricing:20ucji71]HERE[/url:20ucji71]. Thanks to the people at Pixelsquid we will be offering a free subscription as a prize in an upcoming Photoshop contest.
We still feel Pixelsquid objects add dimension to the possible sources used in PS contests so as of now we will allow them as acceptable sources for members who are willing to sign up for the pay site. As with other pay stock sites we would require proof of purchase be shown in the SBS.
Proof can be a screen shot of the object page, the box for downloading PNG/PSD only appears for members. Some objects are [url=https://www.pixelsquid.com/stock-images/free:20ucji71]FREE[/url:20ucji71] and that would show on the object page. If members have the plugin they could show a screen shot of their purchase library also. (see attached)
So to sum it up you can now use Pixelsquid objects as sources for your Photoshop entries but you must show proof of purchase in your SBS. We hope this will add to your creativity and help make it easier to get the source image you need in the correct position you want as well as adding to the fun of Photoshop work.
We welcome any feedback or questions you may have.
Basically it's very straightforward, the voting scale 0f 0% to 100% is used worldwide to rate anything that can be evaluated, from tests you take in school to contests like ours where you rate the entry based on various factors. I vote mainly on Photoshop contests because that's my main interest and I vote carefully and examine the work considering many different aspects and how well they contribute to the final work.
I consider 50% my starting point when evaluating, I look to see the work done, was the masking/silo work clean? Is the composition good? I also look for Color, Originality, use of the source or interpretation of the theme and lastly the final appeal or do I like the image? That isn't always as important to me as the combined value of the other factors to consider. I rarely vote lower than 45%. 55-60% is a fairly good entry, 65-70% a really good entry, 75% and more an excellent entry. I never vote 100% because realistically no entry is perfect.
You'll find a forum post about voting here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5669
This post will give you an idea of how some members vote and what they consider important. There is no hard and fast rule as to how you should vote, it's up to you how to vote but you'll get a better understanding what others think if you read the post.
The top 10 entries of 2016 in photography you can find [url=http://www.pxleyes.com/courses/pxleyes-photography-top-10-2016/:3i7kf4dk]here[/url:3i7kf4dk].
And the best in Photoshop can be found [url=http://www.pxleyes.com/courses/pxleyes-photoshop-top-10-2016/:3i7kf4dk]here[/url:3i7kf4dk].
Congrats to all who made this final cut!
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I was browsing the tutorials on this site and I noticed that some of them encourage people to submit their interpretation of it...
http://www.pxleyes.com/photoshop-contes ... ctice.html
"Study the tutorial and submit your interpretation of it."
I am wondering if that is an ongoing thing for years on end and if so where do people submit their interpretation of the tutorial if they try it?
I am having a problem with posting replies to comments. When I send a reply or comment it sometimes ends up as two of the same message being posted and I can't even delete the duplicated one. The duplicates are annoying but I am not doing it on purpose.
The year I saw the moon with an orange tint, was 2014. I was in Melbourne at the time. It was the year of the moon eclipse and even then, the sky was too cloudy to see it very clearly and I got no decent photos of it.
I think its a matter of being in the right place at the right time with a good clear sky to get a good moon photo and if we want to capture a yellow or orange moon it has to be in a polluted area if the web sites are telling the truth about air pollution causing the tint.
I've uploaded some images I would like to alter, please do not change the outfit or the model, you are free to do anything else. Add some magic to it. My computer is down and will be for a while I would really appreciate the help. Theses pictures are needed for my website http://www.shelliebellie.com
If you can help msg me if you have any question, maybe we can make this a contest.
Thanks so much
I guess no help 10/16/16
[quote="BeSea":2bltalw4]It's been awhile since I asked if a slide show to view entries before voting was possible. It would save a lot of scrolling and page loading for that first impression run through. Just wondering if any more has been considered and/or if it is possible to implement?[/quote:2bltalw4]
But...in a slide show you don't get to pick the order in which you view the images, and each frame of the slide show has to load a page anyway. Just sayin'...
While we are on the subject of moon photography, can anyone tell me how to get a photo similar to the contest silhouette example on the moon photography contest with just one photo?
My max zoom lens is 55-200mm. I find it impossible to get anything silhouetted against a decent sized moon with that lens.
The only way I can get the moon to look big in my photos is to crop the sky away in post processing.
What amount of zoom is needed to make the moon look big and the silhouette against it look small?
I suspect a very expensive telephoto lens is most likely needed.
With the lens I have, I have no option but to take two photos and resize the silhouette smaller to make it look good against the moon.
[quote="skyangel":2zom5t0e] May I ask why ?[/quote:2zom5t0e]
Guess you want an answer also...
Neither the drawing and 3D contests had a lot of entries at the ending. With the restart we wanted to concentrate on photography an Photoshop contests, since they where the most popular and we as a community are best at them.
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