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Goat1981

Location: Austin, TX

Post Sat Jun 11, 2005 8:15 pm   Reply with quote         


Hello, everybody.

I am new to this site; and I would like to say "hello" and whatnot. I am looking forward to learning more about Photoshop and improving my skills using the program.

One of my recent entries (from the Video Card contest) was my favorite sofar, but it isn't doing so well vote-wise. I understand votes aren't terribly important in the long run and that one should have fun on this site...but, I am just wondering what I could have improved to receive more votes on this image.

http://photoshopcontest.com/view-entry/77527/display.html

I thought the perspective was okay and I was mindful of shadows, etc. The top of the enterprise looks a bit "wonky" with the chip being stretched to the edge. Any other comments / suggestions. I am not looking for more votes...but suggestions would be very helpful! (you can look at my other "chops" and suggest on those if you would like, too)

Lots of the work I see on here is quite impressive! I've said "how did he/she do that?!" to myself many times upon seeing some of the entries. Thus, your comments and suggestions are very appreciated. I also look forward to speaking with you guys. You seem to be a cool group of people!

Thanks!
--Kris




fempie

Location: dutchy in germany > in Slovenia

Post Sat Jun 11, 2005 8:32 pm   Reply with quote         


I think the Borg ship and the planet are nice, but the Enterprise i find actually disturbing. The blue is too blue and the quality is uhm... pretty bad if i compare it with the rest of your picture. I think that can be the reason that it gets less votes.

Personally i would have taken an original photo of the Enterprise and combined that with your Borg ship, planet and background. Smile




Goat1981

Location: Austin, TX

Post Sat Jun 11, 2005 8:53 pm   Reply with quote         


"Disturbing"... Wow. Shocked *lol*

Thanks for the suggestion. It would've been a lot easier to just use a stock picture of the enterprise. Razz




ScionShade

Location: VeniceFlaUS

Post Sat Jun 11, 2005 9:21 pm   Reply with quote         


Hey Smile
The chop aint bad at all- lotta effort, and clean work.
Outer-space and star trek just generally
doesn't get votes.
I'd have to say--if yer concerned about getting votes and
-more importantly- havin' fun, or learning something,,,,,,
look at the source and let YOUR imagination run wild--
then try to put that down in a chop.
Lessee what happens.
Smile
Personally I've been trying to perfect turning items into "glass"
Did about twenty chops on that alone in the last month and a half.
When I get it right, I'll enter something--
Glass is a COOL "Trans-for-ma-tion" and
quite honestly I have never seen it done exactly perfect--CLOSE, but not
perfect.
heh, Good Luck and have FUN!
Cool
Joey




anfa

Location: Geordieland, UK

Post Sat Jun 11, 2005 9:27 pm   Reply with quote         


Hello, you talk more than patre!




Goat1981

Location: Austin, TX

Post Sat Jun 11, 2005 9:45 pm   Reply with quote         


anfa wrote:
Hello, you talk more than patre!


Shocked I don't know who that is, but hopefully that's not *too* bad of a thing. Razz

ScionShade wrote:
Hey Smile
The chop aint bad at all- lotta effort, and clean work.
Outer-space and star trek just generally
doesn't get votes.
I'd have to say--if yer concerned about getting votes and
-more importantly- havin' fun, or learning something,,,,,,
look at the source and let YOUR imagination run wild--
then try to put that down in a chop.
Lessee what happens.
Smile
Personally I've been trying to perfect turning items into "glass"
Did about twenty chops on that alone in the last month and a half.
When I get it right, I'll enter something--
Glass is a COOL "Trans-for-ma-tion" and
quite honestly I have never seen it done exactly perfect--CLOSE, but not
perfect.
heh, Good Luck and have FUN!
Cool
Joey


Hmm. Thanks, bud. Maybe I should've had added a Borg Squirrel or something.

Wink

I tried the turning-into-glass thing on a quick post in the 3 Mugs contest... It wasn't anything spectacular, but that was just a quick/fun last-minute chop anyway. I would like to learn the "glass" technique myself. As I said earlier, some of the entries on here are quite "realistic." One day, I would like to be able to make images like that!

Take care.
--Kris




ReinMan

Location: Whitby, ONTARIO, CAN

Post Sat Jun 11, 2005 9:46 pm   Reply with quote         


Talk more than pate?

Is that possible! NOT to do?



Doesn't look too hard to do to me!




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bluefist
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Location: Rochester, NY

Post Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:16 am   Reply with quote         


Welcome Goat1981.

Just keep trying, have fun, don't take the contests too seriously.....

...and most important have a GREAT summer. Very Happy




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marcoballistic

Location: I am everywhere, and Nowhere, but mostly, I am right here!

Post Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:46 am   Reply with quote         


wow.... I wouldnt worry man, you getting 14 votes etc and you only joined on June 4th...talk about impatient, get to know people like me maybe ha ha, build friendships and people will seek out you work you see and comment fairly on it..... I like the video card one... but the enterpise should have been a normal source of the actual one.... seems too blue love the borg cube though good work.... and as a bonus I have commented on ya work, unfortunately I had run out of votes for the cup 1 he he Laughing all the best ... laters man




Goat1981

Location: Austin, TX

Post Mon Jun 13, 2005 1:48 pm   Reply with quote         


*lol* Thanks, bud.

I guess I did get a bit carried away with the blue. I can't help it. I love blue. :-p

Take it easy.

--Kris




vunt van pumununt

Location: the netherlands

Post Mon Jun 13, 2005 4:43 pm   Reply with quote         


helleeeeuw Very Happy
the borg cube isn't covered fully, which is a pity. i might have taken a less intense blue, but it works. otherwise nice work
hope this helps. chop on




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leif

Location: montreal

Post Mon Aug 08, 2005 1:08 pm   Reply with quote         


MORE FREE PUDDING




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Goat1981

Location: Austin, TX

Post Tue Aug 09, 2005 4:03 pm   Reply with quote         


Hmmm. Not a bad entry, Goat... Looks like a good effort.

However, I think what lost you votes is the inconsistency in clarity in the enterprise, and also the "over-skewed" look of some of the enterprise's pieces.

Keep chopping!

P.S. I love the blue...it's my favorite color.

Shocked




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MoLinKo

Location: E-ville, IL

Post Tue Aug 09, 2005 4:38 pm   Reply with quote         


Is someone using Goat's account, What's going on???




Showcase

Location: A little town on the edge of Sanity

Post Tue Aug 09, 2005 5:03 pm   Reply with quote         


Easy Molinko...Im sure its his mom, or sister, or roommate or girlfriend or coworker or someone that uses the exact same computer as he does...you'll see. Its all good Laughing

I bet its a gremlin...it wasnt even a human...a monkey, escaped from the zoo, thats broken into his room...and entered that nice comment...or something. lets wait and see Razz




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