[quote="spaceranger":q375nbu0]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.[/quote:q375nbu0]
I agree, 55- 60 is a decent vote. Consider the believable aspects, good shadows and lighting. Technique, such as masking/blending efforts. Of course it's artistic appeal will always matter.
I'm sure we all get tired of writing the same messages over and over so I thought I'd add this post so we can copy/paste the ones we repeat often. Just keep this page open in a separate window and copy/paste when needed. I'll keep adding to the list...hope it helps save a little time.
[b:9l96hb8a]THE PXLEYES GUIDE/SOURCES:[/b:9l96hb8a]
At http://www.pxleyes.com/courses/pxleyes-guide/ you can download the Pxleyes Guide with all the info you need to participate and more. Especially interesting for new members!
It's recommended that you read the Pxleyes Guide found here: http://www.pxleyes.com/courses/pxleyes-guide/
You'll find a forum post All About Sources here: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5644
Do not "Google" for sources or use images from Wallpaper sites, Image Hosting sites, Blogs or Catalog sites. These do not show usage terms or licenses and may be copyrighted.
Do not use the download link for source images, they don't show usage terms or license information.
All source links must show the image used and the usage terms or license for that image.
Please post all source links for your entry. Remember all sources must be free of copyright and links must show the image used along with the usage terms or license for that image.
If you're using your own image as source post the original image uncut and unaltered in an SBS (Step By Step) with your entry. Remember to state that it is your own image.
Please add the necessary information as soon as possible, if you don't the Contest Moderator may send you a warning and your entry will be removed until it is corrected.
To edit your entry place your cursor over "PROFILE" in the menu bar at the top of this page and select "my entries". Then select the entry you wish to change. When you are done just republish your entry.
When posting sources place the URL (address) in the top box. The lower box marked "text" is for the description and/or credit for the source.
Your red flag/contact mod message did not register because it wasn’t posted correctly. You must type the message FIRST then click the small box next to "contact mod:"
Once an entry is posted you may make minor adjustments and corrections but you may NOT replace the entry with a totally new image. Votes posted for the original entry were meant for the merits of that entry and do not apply to the new image posted in it's place.
Entries cannot be removed by the authors nor will Moderators remove an entry by request. Once posted an entry will remain unless it’s removal is warranted as per Rules and Guidelines. Authors may NOT replace an entry with a blank page or generic image in an attempt to "force" the Moderators to remove them. If this is done the resulting image will remain till contest end and most likely will receive low votes which will lower the author’s overall average score.
You can see the top 10 of the best Photoshop entries of January 2017 [url=http://www.pxleyes.com/courses/top-10-photoshop-entries-january-2017/:1leyecbb]here[/url:1leyecbb]
The winner of the best entry of the month is aliiimong and he wins 3D Invigorator for Photoshop worth $175.00.
So thought i'd try my hand at this youtube thing. Thought a simple slide show of some images I've taken whilst in New York. Please check it out here. [url:3o5c0i8r]https://youtu.be/nt3euVQ8hHs[/url:3o5c0i8r]
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.
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.