Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:55 pm Reply with quote
Misleading would more closely mean that someone implied that their composition was created entirely a certain way even though it was not. If you're bent on Photoshop purism, I would take a close look at the last few PS release versions from Adobe, 3D features are now fully integrated into the program - and far more sophisticated than the versions I was utilizing nearly a decade ago.
By your logic, each user would have not only have to declare exactly how each image was created but also list the version of Photoshop that was utilized because, after all, with each new release of the program, there are more and more automated features that used to take hours to work through manually - Content Aware is a great example.
So by that it would be unfair for people who have Photoshop CS6 to compete against users who still use Photoshop 7.
And for that matter maybe we should have each user provide their professional credentials, in that way, a rank amateur would not have to be unfairly matched in a contest that professional graphic artist participated in.
Having said all that, the site was never designed for that purpose (I'm especially familiar with how this site came about, who created it and their intent). I'd also take a look at the HELP section, it's self explanatory regarding the conditions by which an image is to be modified, composited or created.
Also, I would highly encourage anyone who thinks that the use of a 3D program might provide a "misleading" advantage to take full advantage of that "loophole" themselves. 3D work has become far easier to use in the last few years but drawing, texturing and manipulating in an XYZ environment can become pretty complicated, pretty quick.