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Santa on a Budget - created by BWR


Santa on a Budget
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A composite of the background, house, Mrs. Claus (which is a composite), Santa (which is a composite), presents, Santa's Goats with their harnesses, antlers, and foot prints in snow. Don't forget Rudolf. :-D

The .mil sources were approved by Rob.

Santa's body and harnesses - Gellinger
https://pixabay.com/p-1070829/?no_redirect
Presents - Queen Bee
https://www.flickr.com/photos/queenbeebh/8179594890
Tire tacks in snow - Oxyman
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hall_Green_Station_-_snow_-_Brooklands_Road_(6822389511).jpg (5 years and 86 days ago)

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Moderator says:

Pleas add the links for Santa, the presents and the harness used on the goats to your description.

author says:

I also put those sources into the description.

(5 years and 86 days ago)


author says:

OOPS!!

Santa's body and harnesses - Gellinger
https://pixabay.com/p-1070829/?no_redirect
Presents - Queen Bee
https://www.flickr.com/photos/queenbeebh/8179594890

Moderator says:

Thank you

author says:

Also added source link to the tire tracks in snow. It's in the description as well as this post.

Tire tacks in snow - Oxyman
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hall_Green_Station_-_snow_-_Brooklands_Road_(6822389511).jpg

(5 years and 86 days ago)


avatar Denlig
Denlig says:

Nice work but there is just a small problem of shading on the house: it is illuminated by the right while the sun is behind it.

author says:

You're right. I really am pressed for time so I did a quick job by brushing some dark colors on a multiply layer on top of the bright areas u using a little Blend If to keep it off the darks just a little bit. Not sure if that's the right way. Still learning Photoshop and am not well versed in doing stuff like that. This is the "before image" for reference. https://i.imgur.com/lZZwBod.jpg

Thanks for your help.

(5 years and 86 days ago)


Denlig says:

It's much better now

(5 years and 85 days ago)


author says:

Thanks for your help Denlig. I learned something.

(5 years and 85 days ago)


avatar madamemonty

Congrats, very well done

author says:

Mahalo MM. you are always there with kind words.

(5 years and 77 days ago)


avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats BW

author says:

TY Z!!

(5 years and 77 days ago)


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Dear Santa Claus... - created by enblanco


Dear Santa Claus...
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(5 years and 2187 days ago)

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avatar WYSIWYG
WYSIWYG says:

Congratz with being second!!

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I saw Santa Claus - created by Derivatix


I saw Santa Claus
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I turned an image taken on a sunny afternoon into a Christmas Greeting Card. I hope, you like it!

Only outsource images are the Santa Claus and the night sky. Daylight image and the picture of the moon are my own photos. The girl standing there is a friend of mine. :-)

please also have a look at the high res.

Edit: since Santa was an illustration I was forced to take it off, as the use of illus does not comply with the rules. Replaced Santa with doves that come in Photoshop. Appologies for that. :(

Thanks to spaceranger who found a photo with Santa Claus I changed the image back to the original idea. Thank you very much!

Thanks to mammadepants for use of the image of Santa Claus (5 years and 2484 days ago)

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avatar lchappell
lchappell says:

Beautiful results!

avatar Drivenslush

Perfect for this contest, RIGHT ON TARGET

avatar derdevil
derdevil says:

Beautiful !! Having in mind that is night time, shadow that girl is casting is too strong IMO

author says:

Thank you all for your nice comments. The remark on the shadow could be right, although knowing how bright a night is with a full moon shining on snow covered land I'm not sure.

PS: sorry, wanted to give you the gold thumps up and clicked the wrong color. So please accept two more points from my heart.

avatar ponti55
ponti55 says:

I definitely agree about the strength of the shadow, but then again with surreal lighting, surreal shadows are to be expected :P

Really nice fantasy scene

avatar Akassa
Akassa says:

You should remove the shadow with clone or simply soften it. Very nicely done.

author says:

thank you all. Had to replace Santa as he was an illustration which is not allowed to use. So now there are doves that come with Photoshop. Also changed the title as "I saw Santa Claus" now does not fit anymore. Also worked on the shadows as you recommended. Hope the mods now approve and you still like it.

Appologies to the mods for using an illustration, I was not aware of that rule. Surely enough I could not find a PHOTO of Santa.

You Mods do a great job here and I truly thank you for that.

avatar MnMCarta
MnMCarta says:

oh wow! This is sooo beautiful! Nice work

avatar spaceranger

I like this idea very much. I liked the sleigh w/Santa so I searched on flickr and found this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/borrowed/2071281749/sizes/l/ Should be easy to mask the shape, a little clean up and it should work and you'll keep your original idea! Couldn't hurt to try.

The rule regarding use of illustration has been changed slightly. See http://www.pxleyes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2956&p=39727#p39727 for details.

avatar locale
locale says:

Like the creation. A bit of shadow angle and blur. Like the idea and choice of source.

avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

The doves just don't work as a substitute, since doves don't fly at night...Maybe some bats or owls or a jet in the sky...

author says:

right, thank you spaceranger! I used the image of mammadepants and now the image is back to the original idea and title. Sorry for all this back and forth, but my idea at first I liked best and so I'm very happy to be able to show it to you again the way I did at first.

avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

The shadow is about 10 degrees off from the light source...just draw a line and see. Not bad otherwise.

avatar Dragoncide

i love this picture. however acording to the rules ""Basic rules: -You cannot use complete night skies -"" this is the perfect image for a Christmas card. i love this

author says:

thank you, CMYK46. You are right, I am aware that the shadows are a bit off, since the sun was not in the same place as the moon. Tried to move it but didn't like the outcome. I wanted to express a dreamy Christmas feeling and I hope the 10 degrees off shadow do not hurt that.

@ Dragonside: Thank you! But I did not use "complete night sky", did I? I integrated the clouds as part of the night sky and placed a shining full moon there, see it?

avatar ReDZN
ReDZN says:

yeah im agree with Dragoncide , You cannot use complete night sky , cuz u placed the night sky on the original sky ,IMO , but this good entry , Good luck

avatar ShiZa
ShiZa says:

text is unnecessary!!! you have a box called TITLE!!!

author says:

Thanks everyone! I updated the entry using screen mode on the sky and I also put another step in the sbs with a print screen on it. I hope this helps now. The sky is now slightly brighter, which actually I like better. The entry follows completely the rules as far as I can judge that.

@ ShiZa: why are you yelling at me? The title of the image is: I saw Santa Claus, I do not want to change that. Read the description: "I turned an image taken on a sunny afternoon into a Christmas Greeting Card." So the text is just fine where it is. O.k.?

avatar cabldawg71

Author nice job imo and you should send this to friends and family next Christmas
They will love it and the fact you made it for them.

avatar spaceranger

The theme states "-You cannot use complete night skies -You can use moons, stars and clouds cut from night shots - some of what you use can be shot at night but only minimally -" This entry fits this description, only parts allowed are used.
@ShiZa, normally I don't like text on entries either however this is a greeting card and I agree with cabldawg71, it's a very nice one!

avatar erathion
erathion says:

Very very good job author...I love how u created dark here...and the great thing about your entry is your bright night feel...Its hard thing to achieve great result like u did...best of luck

avatar Chuck
Chuck says:

Nice job Would be nice Christmas card

avatar arca
arca says:

Great work and wonderful Christmas card ... IMO spaceranger is right ... image complies with the guidelines. I like the shadows as well ... the whole image has a great night mood!

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WAITING FOR SANTA CLAUS... - created by lolu


WAITING FOR SANTA CLAUS...
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(5 years and 2616 days ago)

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avatar Alan2641
Alan2641 says:

nice idea == you need to remove part pf the wood frame from the top -- should not be there

avatar erikuri
erikuri says:

I agree with Alan; how about cloning or copying and pasting part of the frame on the part to be hidden?

avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

The lighting on the reindeer looks weird, it doesn't match the source image. Also the fur on the hat has too much of a red cast, while the reindeer has a yellow cast, neither of which go well with the fully desaturated source. The apple just looks out of place with all the grime and cobwebs. It's too clean and fresh looking. The reindeer would have eaten it...

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Elvis Claus - created by Chalty669


Elvis Claus
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Well.......You never see either one of them in real life and they both have many impersonators. So it could happen! (5 years and 2663 days ago)

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avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Nice job with the deer, but Elvis looks like a dwarf!

avatar wazowski
wazowski says:

Very much ontopic and good source find. I like the composition too, though perhaps the sled is going a bit too much backward (I do understand the comic-kinda idea behind it, no reason to change it). But also some critic, the elvis suit looks a bit distorted and it's like he's missing his underlegs. Perhaps you wanted him to sit or something, but someone like him has to shine! So using the suit source as it is (Elvis standing) woud fit here perfectly. Another thing are the reindeers. Sure they look good, but the backpaws do need some fixing. If you can find an image of a running deer or tweak the paws you made already, it would certainly improve the whole image. Overall, welldone but with a few adjustments it can rock! Good luck!

avatar erikuri
erikuri says:

It's quite funny and cool!
But, as Waz said, Elvis deserves a prominence in the image. And deers faces are a bit distorted.

avatar telmafrancione

A very nice idea!

author says:

Oops! Elvis got a little distorted during the last transformation. Thanks everyone for the comments, I've made adjustments.

avatar gamemastertips

HAHA!! Brilliant! And excellently done...

avatar silencer32

elvis rocks on the sky

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gigi says:

Wait...did elvis eat two of the reindeer? Two are missing! Glad you had fun with it.

avatar Ressiv
Ressiv says:

His head looks kinda big but nice overall image.

avatar erathion
erathion says:

Fantastic work author...One of the best in the contest for sure...well done

avatar oasisman
oasisman says:

Great idea. Good Luck

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