Over the last few weeks moderators have been talking a lot about how to improve PXL for all of us, we've simplified the rules, Spaceranger is helping out new members, Pxleyes Courses and so on. See [url=http://www.pxleyes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5541:2wey4lbc]this[/url:2wey4lbc] post. Now I have the honor to announce the next improvement and this one is specific for our Photoshop contests.
It's about the sources used in a chop: [b:2wey4lbc]from now on mods only check if your sources are copyrighted or not and if the CC licenses allow you to use that source.[/b:2wey4lbc]
Entries will NOT be removed anymore (or warnings send) if a stock author demands you post your image on DA only, we will NOT check any more if a stock author demands a notification, we will NOT check if you need / have written permission or not, and so on. We will not check the personal journals on DA anymore.
Moderators at Pxleyes are no internet police, we have a responsibility towards Pxleyes and it's members only. All the personal rules stock authors on, for instance, DA have are from now on [u:2wey4lbc][b:2wey4lbc]YOUR[/b:2wey4lbc][/u:2wey4lbc] responsibility to honor or not. You are responsible for your own entries, so we expect that you obey their rules but moderators will not check up on them anymore.
We do appreciate it though if you always give credits to the stock author in your source list, but this also is not a must, more a friendly gesture towards the author.
[u:2wey4lbc][b:2wey4lbc]HOWEVER:[/b:2wey4lbc][/u:2wey4lbc] If a stock author contacts us mods (or posts a comment on your entry) about a personal rule breach posted on his/her stock we will send a warning to that entry or remove it, the source must be replaced in this case. If the entry is in a closed contest we might replace it with an empty image.
Important: the source MUST be a stock image!
All of this [b:2wey4lbc]does not mean[/b:2wey4lbc] you can start using copyrighted sources!
Hopefully all of this will result in more entries, more new members and less irritations.
One other thing that will change:
Up until now we defined illustrations as 'drawings, paintings, 3D work and stained glass made by others'. From now on photos of 'stained glass' will be excluded from that rule and are OK to use.
Below you find an overview what CC licenses are allowed and which not.
In the voting period, the entries are arranged randomly, so it can happen, that you come across the same entry 3 times. To avoid this, go either to "my profile" and then "my votes": http://www.pxleyes.com/my-votes/ and click on the red "XX entries need your vote" button, or go to a contest, like this one: http://www.pxleyes.com/photography-cont ... ation.html scroll down to the bottom and there is a blue button, saying "entries that need my vote". Then all the ones you still have to vote on are on one page
Please try to keep the number of suggestions from photography contests to a minimum, say maybe a few hundred at most. Nobody has time to go through over a thousand suggestions, and I mostly find myself checking NO, NO, NO...over and over again.
Welcome on board and do not be afraid to ask questions. Most members are more then happy to help you and give you tips and explain how they make their shots. You choose the right community to start learning
It has been a while and I thought Pxleyes was gone forever.
This site always has a special place in my heart even though I became inactive to focus on my main work, just before the site was down. It's lucky that for the past 3 years I changed my priority from Photoshop to photography so I hope that I can participate in the photography contests.
Great to see everyone here, it's like the old time. I really appreciate the efforts of Mistermonty, Rob and Elke to keep and revive Pxleyes
Have a nice time and good luck with the new contests.
I used to photoshop a bit years ago but put it down for some reason. I am trying again but am struggling of course.
I like to take the art of Rub Ullman and change it for my personal use. I will find a picture that I like and change the uniform of the girl to one that I want.
In this instance, I am changing this 'twins' girl to a 'blackhawk' girl.
I am having a hard time already just drawing clean lines on the socks of the twins girl. I am using pen tool and ten stroking it with pencil. The lines are not clean. Can you please suggest a better method?
I have included the two pics. The one I want to change and the one I am modelling off of. The Hawk girl you see is one I did years ago, and I thought fairly well. She was originally Pittsburgh. I have just forgotten every thing.
[quote="marina08":e9102hgo]I see that CMYK46 was logged on a few hours ago. How can he do it?
And people, isn't there anything any of us can do about the site? It is a pity to see it go.[/quote:e9102hgo]
I have the magic password.
What I understood is that 'for the time being' PXL will stay online [size=200:1lhp90ay][b:1lhp90ay]BUT[/b:1lhp90ay][/size:1lhp90ay] I can not tell you how long that will be...
Best take some time one day soon and download your images, if you don't have them anymore.
Karaflazz somewhere gave a link for some program you can use to back up a (part of a) website http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html
Sorry that I can not be more specific, guess no one knows how long PXL will be online...
Hi everyone, I kind of found this place by accident, I am however interested in art and graphics and always have been, I love to play around with photo's and stuff so I think this may be a good place for me to learn and share some knowledge. I'm also a networker and marketer and I'm always looking for attractive images and creative designs for my promotions. So if you think we could maybe work together please get in touch. Thanks.
Regarding [b:3axysare]Viewbug[/b:3axysare], I have a different perspective.
- They showcase 4 photos/images on a daily basis on the homepage.
- It's really a photo site, but editing contests come around occasionally.
- Staff members will give out special awards that help gain points.
- The higher the subscription level, the more points gained.
- the higher the subscription level, better contests are available.
- They use judges for the contests, but the members vote for their fave as well.
- Judges do a good job of selecting top notch photos.
- There is usually a top winner in each contest, and quite often finalists listed on the blog.
- People rarely comment beyond a few words when they do.
- They have started contests limited to 300-500 entries that are much shorter than most.
- Most contests are sponsored by vendors but anyone can sponsor a contest on VB.
- There's a lot of junk photography, nothing is filtered. Some people seem to use it as an archive instead of submitting their best work.
- VB has theme based "projects" you can create and let people add work to.
My achievement in a year and a half.
- I NEVER ask anyone for votes, and never give anyone a vote if asked. Politics be damned.
- I purchased the Pro subscription, top level.
- Am a VIP member and moderator. 50k+ points.
- Have received 4 front page features (tough to get).
- Won peoples choice in a 1 contest.
- Received finalist in 4 contests.
- Never sold anything yet.
- Manage a handful of projects.
In short, it's not much of a warm and gooey community feeling there like I get on RedBubble, but it's not as harsh as PXL with regards to criticism IMHO. Everyone seems to play nice, I don't think I've ever had anyone criticize my work at all.
Don't expect to sell anything there, but you may win a contest or at least place in one.
[quote="RichieMB":ooeavv70][quote="CMYK46":ooeavv70]Since I've donated my winnings in the past to sponsor contests, I'd just like to go against the sentimental grain here and say I'd like to have what remains in my account. I love the site more than most, and if PXL had continued I might even have done it again, but as it is I want to quit while I'm ahead.[/quote:ooeavv70]
"A box without hinges, key, or lid,
Yet golden treasure inside is hid."[/quote:ooeavv70]
Goo goo goo joob!