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Hitting the Nail on the... Nevermind - created by elemare


Hitting the Nail on the... Nevermind
Favs: 1SBS: 1Hi-resRank: 2/20Score: 67.1% (33)11724 views

Many thanks to photographer mrdisaster - an appropriate name, considering the current condition of the tool from his photo. :)

Only one screen capture is included in SBS, to show the various layers. This illusion was achieved by selecting nearby areas of unshadowed wood and patching the pieces together, skewing, changing perspective, soft erasing edges to blend. The dowel was made by duplicating the hammer neck, shrinking it, then applying a little burn to create shadows. (5 years and 1834 days ago)

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avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Everything's good except the shadow on the "dowel" part is on the wrong side. See light source.

author says:

Thank you! Added the little shadow. But what I was looking at is matching the original shadow from hammer head and the bottom of the handle extending straight left as well as back/up from the mid-lower right light source. So that was not supposed to be a shadow cast by the dowel side (although that's what it looked like), but the tip of the dowel casting a shadow backwards toward the handle. Any other suggestions to make it look better?

**Update** I think I figured it out - rather than angling the shadow from the tip, I squared it off and moved it lower / farther away from the tip.

(5 years and 1834 days ago)


CMYK46 says:

PS: Great title!

(5 years and 1833 days ago)


avatar DanLundberg

Totally believable!

The contest description asserts that "Humor is a big factor here." The lack of an 'amusing' element/aspect could prove to be a weakness in the final rankings. But I admit I have no idea how to add funny to this.

author says:

Well, I guess the joke's on me, then. I can't always be good AND funny.

(5 years and 1834 days ago)


avatar spaceranger

You don't have to be hit over the head with a hammer (pun intended) to see the humor in this. Together with the title you got a smile out of me. Nice work as well!

avatar pixelkid
pixelkid says:

Nicely done and unique idea!

avatar loopyluv
loopyluv says:

This is actually very well done!!!! Great skills and cloning! well done Author!! high vote from me GL

avatar lolu
lolu says:

Congrats !

avatar spaceranger

Congrats, well done!!

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Hammer duck - created by Gyllenblue


Hammer duck
Favs: 0SBS: 4Hi-resRank: 8/20Score: 51.3% (0)7443 views

(5 years and 2715 days ago)

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avatar dinomario10

Lol, nice idea too!

avatar dinomario10

Haha, funny! But, as you see, it needs some shadows and brightness/contrast adjustments.

avatar kakarot
kakarot says:

Haha, funny!

avatar gornats
gornats says:

hammer duck hahahaa wow , great combo - needs more blending

avatar hereisanoop

nice work

avatar ivanSpace
ivanSpace says:

Sorry...but how do you think that is this crap good...:-S

avatar ivanSpace
ivanSpace says:

Or that shit down here...

author says:

Well...I wanted it to look funny and it's definetly not one of my best works BUT there's still no need for you to be rude. I don't think you are Leonardo DaVinci yourself either...

avatar dinomario10

Hahaha Leonardo Da Vinci

avatar sophia
sophia says:

entry is cool , but the teeth need some more work

avatar George55
George55 says:

I always admire a person willing to enter a contest. You spent time figuring out the outcome of your image. I see that the duck and hammer are over sized. Make them smaller to go with the surroundings. Add some shadows and some highlights to the body of the duck and plate. Good luck.

Ivan, that kind of comments "crap" or whatever you might call this entry, is not good, for the improvement of the author, instead of using that kind of language, you can give a constructive comment and suggestion. I am sure, the author, will appreciate it.

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Hammer Heart Shark - created by Nator


Hammer Heart Shark
Favs: 1SBS: 2Hi-resRank: 20/20Score: 54% (0)6191 views

(5 years and 2737 days ago)

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avatar erikuri
erikuri says:

Oh, this is different! Maybe this shark is tame...

avatar erathion
erathion says:

very nice idea and great work...good luck author

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