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ponti55 says:

CONGRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATS!!!

I could be a little more obnoxious, but i don't want to.

(5 years and 2491 days ago)

Come a little closer....
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ponti55 says:

Is that a red balloon?!

Great image author! Very sweet and very well made

(5 years and 2491 days ago)

Fields of Daydreams
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ponti55 says:

I think Mossy needs a new monitor. :-P

Very nice and serene image author, good luck

(5 years and 2492 days ago)

Fisheroom
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ponti55 says:

Very nice and clean render! Looks great

(5 years and 2492 days ago)

ORY
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(5 years and 2493 days ago)

Come a little closer....
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ponti55 says:

A very authentic feel.. the image looks great

Great to know you didn;t just go filter crazy, but rather decided to create your own style. High marks from me

(5 years and 2493 days ago)

Cornelius
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ponti55 says:

Excellent atmosphere! The raindrops look a little too elongated, but the mood is great

(5 years and 2493 days ago)

Sing Me A Song...
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ponti55 says:

Just... genius.

(5 years and 2494 days ago)

Eye in da hood
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ponti55 says:

Perfectly blended.. it's very difficult to make a strong landscape on it's own, but you pulled it off perfectly.

(5 years and 2494 days ago)

WasteLand
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ponti55 says:

Super clever animal placement and excellent source blending.
Very nice work

(5 years and 2494 days ago)

The Story Teller
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ponti55 says:

Very clever! Great shading and source blending

(5 years and 2494 days ago)

Laundraffe
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ponti55 says:

The flames don't look too much like flames at the moment. I would try a Screen blending mode with some glow emanating from it. Good luck

(5 years and 2494 days ago)

Erumpent
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ponti55 says:

The dogs need some shadows, and i would also shrink them down slightly, they seem a bit too big at the moment. Watch out for opposing light sources too (the man and the dogs) I'd flip the man horizontally to match the lighting on the background.

Good luck

(5 years and 2494 days ago)

Yes..! you are back
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ponti55 says:

Very nice atmosphere and very good composition! The bird's shadow could do with a little more tweaking, maybe fade it slightly with a layer mask as the shadow progresses. But it's a very good first entry, and welcome to the site

Edit: Also, if you use your own photos, you need to show the unedited form in your step by step guide. Add a guide by going to My Stuff -> My Contest Entries and adding a guide

Good luck

(5 years and 2494 days ago)

Lone Guard, infected mushrooms
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ponti55 says:

Be sure to credit the tutorial you used to create this image.

(5 years and 2497 days ago)

Christmas Card
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ponti55 says:

Absolute genius. Great to have an artist like yourself here

(5 years and 2499 days ago)

Destructive Curiosity
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ponti55 says:

Working with silhouettes is not always easy, but you really pulled it off! Very nice work

(5 years and 2499 days ago)

Enjoying moon light
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ponti55 says:

Helmets. Are. AWESOME.

Good luck!

(5 years and 2499 days ago)

Take us to your leader
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ponti55 says:

What a great idea.. i could be here for hours! Good luck

(5 years and 2499 days ago)

Leaf Butterfly
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ponti55 says:

Very well executed!

(5 years and 2500 days ago)

Splashing Roses
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ponti55 says:

I decided to go against spamming the comments with "BRILLIANT!" just to keep my account.. but this is BRILLIANT!!!!

(5 years and 2500 days ago)

BETA Testing 108
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ponti55 says:

Whoever that person is, he likes to criticize images that are waaaaay out of his league.

Fantastic modelling, great rendering and a beautifully composited entry are all things to be very proud of. Good luck

(5 years and 2500 days ago)

Abandoned
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ponti55 says:

Regardless of simplicity, the composition and the entire feel of the image are very original and well created. It's a very well made entry. Good luck

(5 years and 2500 days ago)

Wild-Wild West
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ponti55 says:

The attention to detail is just incredible! Fantastic work author.

(5 years and 2500 days ago)

The Tempest
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ponti55 says:

Fantastic expressions and well created characters! Good luck

(5 years and 2500 days ago)

Evil on the Playground
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ponti55 says:

Very nice looking image, great job with the eyes

(5 years and 2504 days ago)

Tangled
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ponti55 says:

Well you've certainly achieved "Creepy" well enough!

Snow isn;t too hard to make in photoshop, my method is adding noise onto a black background and blurring it by 2 or so pixels, then using levels isolating just a few white specks. (Much like when creating rain using the "Noise" method if you're familiar)

Then i go to Filter -> Pixelate -> Crystallize and play around with the values. Once you press okay you'll have larger white flakes, i then add a bit of motion blur, set the blending mode to screen and reduce the opacity a bit.

That is, if you feel like changing the brushes :P Good luck!

(5 years and 2504 days ago)

We Two...
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ponti55 says:

Good concept! I'd expect the blood to be a little darker though.

Good luck

(5 years and 2504 days ago)

Tears from stone
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ponti55 says:

Congratulations! Beautiful entry..

(5 years and 2505 days ago)

Gulls at Sunset
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ponti55 says:

Haha!! Congrats Bob

(5 years and 2505 days ago)

Nyaaaaahhhh!
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ponti55 says:

Congrats buddy! Awesome work

(5 years and 2505 days ago)

Suspended Beauty
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ponti55 says:

Original, thought provoking and EXTREMELY well made.

Way to show off your talent..

(5 years and 2505 days ago)

Facelift
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ponti55 says:

Fantastic image author Good luck.

(5 years and 2505 days ago)

NUDE
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ponti55 says:

Haha! Brilliant idea and very good execution. Good luck author

(5 years and 2505 days ago)

Pixel Falls
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ponti55 says:

Super impressive,, very realistic and definitely one of the best in the contest. Lovely

(5 years and 2505 days ago)

Baby Its Cold Outside
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ponti55 says:

Very well crafted.. top notch work here.

(5 years and 2507 days ago)

The Assembly Line
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ponti55 says:

Inventive and original, good luck

(5 years and 2507 days ago)

Portrait of an A.L.F.
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ponti55 says:

Haha! Brilliant.. it looks great

(5 years and 2507 days ago)

The Rusty Slave
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ponti55 says:

Very complex... the end scene looks great! Nice use of different sources.

(5 years and 2507 days ago)

Adrift in Space and Time
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ponti55 says:

The background looks great to me! Very good model and render Nice work.

(5 years and 2507 days ago)

Outpost
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ponti55 says:

Fantastic concept.. good luck

(5 years and 2507 days ago)

She Waits
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ponti55 says:

Absolutely stunning! Fantastic work

(5 years and 2508 days ago)

Awakening
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ponti55 says:

Nice looking slime and good shadow! In high res there are some white edges i suggest removing, but it looks great besides that

(5 years and 2508 days ago)

Snail
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ponti55 says:

Great looking image, very clean and sharp. Well done

Apixeldot - your comment is hugely irrelevant.

Good luck!

(5 years and 2508 days ago)

Ice Queen
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ponti55 says:

The edges look a bit over-stylized and don;t really shout "frozen" to me, maybe some reflections from the texture would help the effect. Good luck

(5 years and 2510 days ago)

Shocked
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ponti55 says:

Too. Much. Patience.

My mouse would've been a pulp of wires and metal on the floor by the end of it. Nice work

(5 years and 2510 days ago)

Gulls at Sunset
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ponti55 says:

I would reconsider the entire image.. at the moment all i see is a fetus, a stopper that looks like brains and a weird grey light beam. It's a very deep thought with a strong message, but you have to think about what would fit in better with the given source. Maybe take the time to rebuild a new jug, or maybe use the glass to shape a pouch or a sphere to place the fetus inside.

Good luck

(5 years and 2511 days ago)

SAY NO
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ponti55 says:

The transition is well made, and your underwater area looks good, but at the moment the loch ness monster looks more like a cow's udders.

I suggest studying the fins of different animals and trying to replicate them a little more realistically with shading and depth.

I'd also remove the bubble overlay on the underwater part, the water would look better without it. Good luck.

(5 years and 2512 days ago)

loch ness monster sighseeing
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ponti55 says:

Watch out for white edges around your objects, these are quite visible even in low res. Other than that it's a good simple chop.. the glasses make her look very badass.

Nice work.

(5 years and 2513 days ago)

Nun with a bike
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ponti55 says:

This has to be one of your best! Very well made scene.. good job

(5 years and 2513 days ago)

Fridwulfa