9 comments received ( finished contests only ):
avatar dhoebeke
dhoebeke says:

The coder's concentration is nicely evident here and I like that the computer screen doesn't suffer from the washout or reflections we often get.

(2 years and 217 days ago)

Coding at work
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still26 says:

A lovely upload that shows good usage of dof manipulation to punch out the main focal aspects. The colour palette is soothing and feels feminine in soft pink and blues, this colour delights us visually. Colour , as you know, really does affect us carbon based bipeds and brings about an emotional response. The photograph has good marginal space, is well centered , sharp. There is a curious hue at the very L (viewer's L) which is a tad distracting as it looks like a fellow worker may be asleep at the job. The story is well in place and this was a delight to study.

(2 years and 217 days ago)

Coding at work
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Moderator says:

That's fine author, just remember always to explain how you created something either by writing it in your description or adding an SBS showing how it was created. I can accept your written explanation this time but usually when the information is this involved an SBS is the best way to show how you created your image.

(2 years and 227 days ago)

Graham Bell about to take a selfie
avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

A very fun and unique take on the challenge. The grumpy expression is amusing.

(2 years and 227 days ago)

Clown egg
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The mask work isn't very clean, the background overlaps the hair, face and ear. The other edges are blurry and indistinct. It looks like you put the background over the image of Bell and erased to reveal the figure. You should have silhouetted the figure and placed the background behind him.

(2 years and 228 days ago)

Graham Bell about to take a selfie
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Moderator says:

Author I can see the arm is part of source 2. Please add the source for the background.

(2 years and 230 days ago)

Graham Bell about to take a selfie
avatar wedoo2
wedoo2 says:

I agree with thefinalcut. The fingers kind of look like they are bloody and the selection on the top and left side of the phone is a bit jagged. Maybe work on it a bit more cause you have a good idea here.

(2 years and 230 days ago)

Graham Bell about to take a selfie
avatar thefinalcut

Love the concept.. I saw that little string thing and immediately thought of earbuds... Where is the source link for the arm?? The bits on the fingers that aren't de-saturated are distracting from the image.

(2 years and 231 days ago)

Graham Bell about to take a selfie
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Your source links don't work, you posted them in the wrong boxes. 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.

(2 years and 232 days ago)

Clown egg
avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

I agree with Driven. The concept is incredibly unique and creative but would look a lot better with a 3D dimensional effect, some stems on the flowers and using some perspective on the blue check to make it look more like a table with a tablecloth on it than like an apron.

(2 years and 303 days ago)

Vase
avatar Drivenslush

What an incredibly creative and interesting idea!!! You may want to look into the perspective of the cloth (you can use Distort/perspective to give it some depth) Experimenting with the burn tool to give the vase some dimension.. just gently rubbing the edge to give it some roundness.. not necessary just a suggestion.

You may want to anchor the flowers (though floating them is effective) the choice is yours. Adding stems would be a bit of a work out, but it would make the image come together tighter.. well in my eyes any way.. and my eyes are pretty effed up so take that with a grain of salt.

GOOD LUCK!! (and great job)

(2 years and 303 days ago)

Vase
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rooster racer . nice

(3 years and 113 days ago)

Rooster guy
avatar Drivenslush

Great fix!

(3 years and 124 days ago)

Reptiles competing in the sailing race
avatar Drivenslush

The Sky is falling!!!!

(3 years and 124 days ago)

Rooster guy
avatar Drivenslush

Great little chop author, though I think adding a water texture to your ocean would be helpful. It's looking a bit flat.. oh hell.. a whole lot flat.. it looks like the background of a South Park episode. Not a bad thing but a little more work would help loads. I'll hold my vote and see if you make some improvements. Good Luck author.

(3 years and 124 days ago)

Reptiles competing in the sailing race
avatar madamemonty
Moderator says:

Please add in your description how you created your entry. From the guidelines:

5.4. No External Source used in your Entry:
In this case, write in your description how your entry was
made.

(3 years and 125 days ago)

Rooster guy
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It's still better to work your entry at a higher res and larger size, this will make it easier to work details and will give you an optimum quality which when reduced to 72dpi will give you a larger and sharper high res and entry image.
Your high res is only 6.292"X 9.292" and can't be enlarged to see more detail. Compare that with this other entry in the contest: http://www.pxleyes.com/photoshop-picture/57941c6bd6fc6/Royal-Air-Corps.html which has a high res of 64.528"X45.167" allowing the viewer to see a much larger version that you can zoom in to see finite details of the work.
As a professional artist my original illustrations both in conventional media and CGI were always done at a size much larger than the reproduction size to produce a high quality sharp image.

(3 years and 127 days ago)

Her Royal Highness, Princess StreetLamp
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super.. love the changes. great job. all the best with your entry.

(3 years and 129 days ago)

Her Royal Highness, Princess StreetLamp
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Good advice from scratzilla1 and Drivenslush. The sources used are at a good res and will be sharper if you create your entry at a larger size and at a higher resolution. I usually work at 200pxl per inch, see this entry for an example: http://www.pxleyes.com/photoshop-picture/56fecc534026b/Sunday-in-the-Park.html

The PSD (working size) is appx. 11.656" X 9.56" at 200 pxls per inch. The JPEG used for submission is appx. 11.656" X 9.56" at 125 pxls per inch giving me a final image at 4.98M which is just under the maximum size allowed for submission images. This makes the high res version of the entry 20.236" X 16.597" at 72 pxls per inch.

It's just a matter of reducing the resolution when making the final JPEG. I keep the res at 100 pxls per inch as the minimum size and if needed I reduce the image dimensions until the final size is at 5.00M or just under that size. It's simple trial and error and takes a little time but the result is a good sharp entry image and a good high res version.


(3 years and 136 days ago)

Her Royal Highness, Princess StreetLamp
avatar Drivenslush

a little rough author, but wonderful to see the imagination... fun chop and the polish will come, you will find yourself correcting things you never noticed before.. you'll get the hang of it, and this is a great start.. GOOD LUCK

(3 years and 136 days ago)

Her Royal Highness, Princess StreetLamp
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congrats on your entry.. may I give you a couple of tips. if you look at your cut out, especially the arm on the left of screen ( and other parts) it has a very "zig-zag" finish. to help fix that :

get a small brush .. round - hardness 0. size small ( will vary on the size of your image but start small.. eg 10-25

go to the image layer , click on it.. add layer mask. ( use mask not eraser.. easy to fix image issues).. now using soft brush on mask.colour black to take away , white to bring it back, go around the edges of your image and "smooth" them out

hope this helps.

Goodluck

(3 years and 137 days ago)

Her Royal Highness, Princess StreetLamp
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cute use of source

(3 years and 154 days ago)

Apple Alive
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nightmare or not be proud you created a great image and you got it posted. good luck.. a good learning experience

(3 years and 159 days ago)

Egg Drama
avatar Drivenslush

Very handsome hehehe.. good luck author.

(3 years and 167 days ago)

Apple Alive
avatar madamemonty
Moderator says:

Thank you for fixing the sources.

(3 years and 168 days ago)

Egg Drama
avatar Drivenslush

hehehe.. very funny

(3 years and 168 days ago)

Egg Drama
avatar madamemonty
Moderator says:

Author please link your sources to the picture and information page where both the image used and the usage license can be seen.

(3 years and 168 days ago)

Egg Drama
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It doesn't matter that the muscle man image is from Pixabay you still can't use an illustration not made by yourself. Read the rule posted in my comment.

(3 years and 219 days ago)

Coffee with super powers
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The Muscle Man is not a shadow and the source used is not allowed.

From the Photoshop Rules
5.6. 3D Renders or Illustrations as Source:
Using other people's 3D renders or illustrations (even with permission and no matter in which form they are offered) creates a false impression of your artwork. So 3D renders or illustrations can not be used as sources, unless they are entirely created by yourself. Only acceptable non-illustration brushes and clip art may be used, but you need to mention them as a source too. Don't use an image that has been altered by the source owner nor an entire work created by someone else.

(3 years and 221 days ago)

Coffee with super powers