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Lynnette0807

Location: Connecticut, USA

Post Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:08 pm   Reply with quote         


Hello psc,

I hope I'm asking this question in the right spot. I recently noticed that I add a lot of pieces from multiple images from Pixabay to the original source to create the pictures I made in the contests. The way I am understanding is that's more of a manipulation.
I've seen others just take the source, cut it apart and create a different image without outside source. How should the artist use the source or does it matter either way? Thank you for your advice and I'm looking forward to learning more photoshop.

Lynnette0807




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vicspa

Location: Bethlehem,PA

Post Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:30 pm   Reply with quote         


Lynnette0807 wrote:
Hello psc,

I hope I'm asking this question in the right spot. I recently noticed that I add a lot of pieces from multiple images from Pixabay to the original source to create the pictures I made in the contests. The way I am understanding is that's more of a manipulation.
I've seen others just take the source, cut it apart and create a different image without outside source. How should the artist use the source or does it matter either way? Thank you for your advice and I'm looking forward to learning more photoshop.

Lynnette0807


Either way is fine, using only the source may get you more votes if done well that's why people write source only in their chops.




vicspa

Location: Bethlehem,PA

Post Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:31 pm   Reply with quote         


It's more of a challenge to come up with something different utilizing only the source given.




Lynnette0807

Location: Connecticut, USA

Post Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:54 pm   Reply with quote         


Thank you for the information Vicspa!




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Post Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:23 am   Reply with quote         


IN MY OPINION, USING SOME EXTERNAL SOURCES CAN HELP TO BRING BETTER OR MORE CREATIVE IDEAS.
"ALL SOURCE" CHOPS CAN BE HARDER CHALLENGES, BUT VERY OFTEN I CONSIDER THOSE CHOPS BORING.

AND THERE'S NO NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO VOTES... THERE'S ANYWAY NOT SO MUCH VOTES THESE DAYS! Laughing

ENJOY!!!




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Lynnette0807

Location: Connecticut, USA

Post Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:55 pm   Reply with quote         


Thank You Photoshopmaster jr for your advice. I love a good challenge but I'm still learning Photoshop so I agree it's more managable for me to use external sources until I improve. It's disappointing with few or no votes but I'm new, older:-), and don't let it get to me, I will just keep trying. Thanks again Lynnette0807




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Post Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:29 pm   Reply with quote         


If you have an idea that can use the source only then it makes sense to use the source only. If your idea needs externals then you have no choice but to use them, also remember you can use the source only and PS tools to make/draw any extras. Looking through the archives I think the best chops are an out of the box idea with a mixture of both source and well chosen externals, after that it's all about the execution. If you are using multiple externals then provide a link to show people how you they looked originally before you manipulated them.




Lynnette0807

Location: Connecticut, USA

Post Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:14 pm   Reply with quote         


Thank You Muggins for the advice. I will make sure I add links to the comment section. I do use a lot of external sources but I use Photoshop tools as well. The Riverside contest will be the first one I created without anything but the source and PS tools only. Lynnette0807




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