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Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:28 pm   Reply with quote         


Hey guys, I just joined last week and already fell in love with this website. I'm 14 years old and self-taught in Photoshop, After Effects, Sony Vegas, Illustrator, etc. I'm looking forward to entering more and more contests to improve myself. I'm grateful to be able to join such an awesome community of talented people! Very Happy




Tawiskaro

Location: NY

Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:10 pm   Reply with quote         


Welcome to the fun!


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Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:26 pm   Reply with quote         


Hey I'm also 14 and newly joined. Looking forward to seeing more of your entries. Good Luck! Very Happy




Tawiskaro

Location: NY

Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:02 pm   Reply with quote         


And welcome to you, too!


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Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:19 pm   Reply with quote         


Tawiskaro wrote:
Welcome to the fun!
Thank you!

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Luxwiz

Location: Almuñecar.

Post Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:46 pm   Reply with quote         


welcome guys,nice to see some more new members joining in thumright




YerPalAl

Location: On Deck, South by Southeast

Post Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:29 am   Reply with quote         


Remember, you need to use the source photo in your chop. Here are some other things to remember:

1. A story is important. Just adding random things to a picture only tells us that you can cut and paste. A final image that tells a story, that makes sense will always do better.

2. Humor helps. Make 'em laugh, that counts too.

3. Before you start, turn the source photo upside down. Sometimes good ideas come from a different point of view.

4. Watch the light direction. If the source photo is lit from the left and your addition is lit form the right it won't look right.

5. Feather your cut outs. A pixel of feathering eliminates the jaggies.

6. If it doesn't look good when you are finished don't post it. If you label your entry with "This isn't very good but . . . " We'll believe you.

7. Have fun. It's why we are all here.




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Tawiskaro

Location: NY

Post Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:32 pm   Reply with quote         


Excellent advice, Al, to which I must add:

8. Shadows can make or break a chop. Bright light = crisp-edged shadows; diffuse light = fuzzy-edged shadows. Use Gaussian blurs and transparencies to achieve realistic shadows. Use shadows in the source image as your guide. Keep those shadows in their own layers.

9. If you mirror an image to get the correct light source direction, good for you. Just know that if any text or noteworthy symbol gets reversed in the process you will need to repair that.

10. Beware clone tool patterns. To cover an object backed by sky or foliage, for example, it is often better to cut and paste a patch (with a generously feathered edge) of the background into a new layer over the object . The layer can then be tweaked with saturation and lightness/darkness adjustments. Conservative use of the clone tool can then be applied after the layer is merged downward.

11. When cutting out elements with the lasso, do small sections at a time. There is nothing quite as frustrating as losing a complex cut because your middle finger farted on the right mouse button.

YerPalAl wrote:
Remember, you need to use the source photo in your chop. Here are some other things to remember:

1. A story is important. Just adding random things to a picture only tells us that you can cut and paste. A final image that tells a story, that makes sense will always do better.

2. Humor helps. Make 'em laugh, that counts too.

3. Before you start, turn the source photo upside down. Sometimes good ideas come from a different point of view.

4. Watch the light direction. If the source photo is lit from the left and your addition is lit form the right it won't look right.

5. Feather your cut outs. A pixel of feathering eliminates the jaggies.

6. If it doesn't look good when you are finished don't post it. If you label your entry with "This isn't very good but . . . " We'll believe you.

7. Have fun. It's why we are all here.




YerPalAl

Location: On Deck, South by Southeast

Post Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:27 pm   Reply with quote         


Tawiskaro wrote:
Excellent advice, Al, to which I must add:

8. Shadows can make or break a chop. Bright light = crisp-edged shadows; diffuse light = fuzzy-edged shadows. Use Gaussian blurs and transparencies to achieve realistic shadows. Use shadows in the source image as your guide. Keep those shadows in their own layers.

9. If you mirror an image to get the correct light source direction, good for you. Just know that if any text or noteworthy symbol gets reversed in the process you will need to repair that.

10. Beware clone tool patterns. To cover an object backed by sky or foliage, for example, it is often better to cut and paste a patch (with a generously feathered edge) of the background into a new layer over the object . The layer can then be tweaked with saturation and lightness/darkness adjustments. Conservative use of the clone tool can then be applied after the layer is merged downward.

11. When cutting out elements with the lasso, do small sections at a time. There is nothing quite as frustrating as losing a complex cut because your middle finger farted on the right mouse button.

YerPalAl wrote:
Remember, you need to use the source photo in your chop. Here are some other things to remember:

1. A story is important. Just adding random things to a picture only tells us that you can cut and paste. A final image that tells a story, that makes sense will always do better.

2. Humor helps. Make 'em laugh, that counts too.

3. Before you start, turn the source photo upside down. Sometimes good ideas come from a different point of view.

4. Watch the light direction. If the source photo is lit from the left and your addition is lit form the right it won't look right.

5. Feather your cut outs. A pixel of feathering eliminates the jaggies.

6. If it doesn't look good when you are finished don't post it. If you label your entry with "This isn't very good but . . . " We'll believe you.

7. Have fun. It's why we are all here.


Yep, more good advice. These should be posted somewhere.




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Bic9000

Location: U.K.

Post Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:47 pm   Reply with quote         


Welcome xfqbe

I would normally sum up the above advice as STFU & Chop but you're only 14 and that feels a bit wrong


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anfa

Location: Geordieland, UK

Post Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:29 pm   Reply with quote         


Get off my lawn!




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YerPalAl

Location: On Deck, South by Southeast

Post Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:00 pm   Reply with quote         


anfa wrote:
Get off my lawn!


Anfa is the resident grumpy old fart.




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