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CaptainMench
12-05-2005, 11:05 PM
Well -- We hit nearly 350 views so I think it's time to call a winner in our first Photoshop Contest.

Second place for his DEER...

Was... Commalot!!!!! YEAH!!!!


First Place with 87ish% of the votes for his SPIDER...

Was... Kai!!! YEAH!!!! YEAH!!!!

http://homepage.mac.com/captmench/PSContest002.jpg

I was hoping for a 3 month subscription to PixelCorps, but instead I got you BOTH a huge discount...

But, check your PMs cause I do have 40% off at http://www.dvgarage.com AND... AND...

A 3 month membership to Pixelcorps... http://www.pixelcorps.com which is regularly $200 for $75.

Nothing special about these gifts... just a little hunting around, but I'll PM BOTH of you with the deals.

Congratulations, Kai!!

CaptM and Rapier 100a

dakotapod
12-06-2005, 05:59 AM
Congratulations Kai!!

Outstanding work. Great detail. :beer:

David Jimerson
12-06-2005, 06:34 AM
The spider was excellent.

But the deer was good, too.

NOW . . . for the tutorials from both.

kai
12-06-2005, 07:23 AM
NOW . . . for the tutorials from both.

Great idea... i'll crack open the file and write up a lil diddy soon..

kai
12-06-2005, 07:24 AM
...or how about making our psd files available after the contests for others to discect and learn from?

CaptainMench
12-06-2005, 07:30 AM
That really would be great.

Again, I'll be happy to put them on my site if someone else has bandwidth issues.

CaptM

TC
12-06-2005, 10:53 AM
The PSD files would be awesome.

Good job both of you, can't wait for the next contest.

commalot
12-06-2005, 11:07 AM
Kai for sure deserves 1st place. The lake trick was really cool. Not sure how he got the reflection of the mountains. Maybe a mirror image in the camera filters to a selected area and then adjust color and saturation.
What I did is look thru several hundred photos until I found a deer that had the light and shadows that would match the photo. Once I got the deer into the photo I kept tweeking the colors and contrast/saturation until it appeared to match the slight blue haze of the valley.
I breifly thought of putting in a river and small lake but did'nt think I'd be able to make it look natural. I'll leave that to Kai.

skettalee
12-06-2005, 11:08 AM
Damn I didn't know anything about a contest! I want to win. I will check back more on the photoshop section now so I can see when the next contests come out!

CaptainMench
12-06-2005, 12:20 PM
Anytime Kai's ready to set the rules.

CaptM

Smithhouse
12-23-2005, 12:53 PM
Very nice work, guys...