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Wow! Aren't you a clever chap.

 

And if you had read the Rules you would see that you should not post comments in this area, which I've now re-directed to the correct place @ANONYMISS

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12 minutes ago, Pixey said:

Wow! Aren't you a clever chap.

 

And if you had read the Rules you would see that you should not post comments in this area, which I've now re-directed to the correct place @ANONYMISS

Truly sorry about posting in the wrong area. I used the 'Reply' button on the OOTF page. So not that clever then. But clever enough to spot sloppy, misleading grammar, eh?

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I'll put this here ...

 

I didn't get to comment on the battery winners, this may fall flat  (pun intended ...) 

 

Again a pleasure to view the talents of all entries, lots of special ones but @MJW's ... wow, looked good enough to bite to get more life out of it (and yep that does work.  Flat batteries ?  No spares ?  Give them a chew and they're good for a few hours) 

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I feel very stupid. I thought I had one more week for the barrel competition. I came back from the beach today meaning to finish my entry and post it. I'm disappointed but not too much; I enjoyed working on it anyway.

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1 hour ago, Djisves said:

I feel very stupid.

 

I thought I was the only one who felt like this, more times than I wish to admit 😂  So sorry you missed the dead-line :(

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6 hours ago, LoudSilence said:

Your url glitched? @Pixey

 

Wrong place 😉  You wanted the OoTF discussion ... but you're right. 

 

I did the same thing until @toe_head2001 explained it very, very patiently ...

 

 

On topic ... @BoltBait ...  having read your entry explanation ... very clever thinking behind it.  And works great to boot

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@LoudSilence Please read rule #1 in this competition, which is:

 

1. Your entry must not have a background/backdrop/scene; just the object on a transparent canvas. Shadows and reflections are fine.

 

You can edit your entry by going to the 3 lines, top right hand side of the editor, and replace the entry with the new one.  Many thanks :)

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1 hour ago, welshblue said:

@Pixey ... just noticed.  You may want to revisit your reflections 😉

 

Argh - I see what you mean ..... something got flipped the wrong way 🙀

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On 9/13/2020 at 6:16 PM, Pixey said:

Competition Rules:

 
1. Your entry must not have a background/backdrop/scene; just the object on a transparent canvas. Shadows and reflections are fine.

With 3 different forum themes, hence 3 different backgrounds, the "no background" rule is problematic. Contestants cannot know how if their entry will be viewed (and judged) like they intended, because they cannot know what theme/background each member will view their entry with.

 

Perhaps the rule can be changed and a plain (single colour, no gradient, no frame) background is allowed.

(Alternatively, I can be stipulated that all entries must be viewed and judged using the default forum theme, but that's not going to happen).

 

 

One more thing while I have the floor:

The entry images in the voting topic for OotF display smaller than the 600 px limit allowed. Image properties still show the original dimensions but they display smaller. (Try side by side windows of the entry and voting topics, same browser, same monitor). 

I think it's unfair for the effort put in by all members who enter, to be judged on an image that does not display like it was created. 

 

 

Yet one more (yes, back off, the mic is mine!):

On 9/13/2020 at 6:16 PM, Pixey said:

This thread is for posting competition entries only. If you're not posting an entry, please don't post here.

 

If you want to talk about any of the entries, or ask a question regarding the competition, you can do so in the discussion thread found here.

Hosts, please do not allow anything but an entry image per post in the entry topic. Everything else can be posted / discussed here.

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:arrow-up:@Djisves I will let @toe_head2001 comment on this, as he was the originator of these rules.

 

As for myself, when I am making an image, I use a Black and a White background layer and switch between the two, to see how my image will be viewed on a light or dark screen.

 

7 hours ago, Djisves said:

Hosts, please do not allow anything but an entry image per post in the entry topic. Everything else can be posted / discussed here.

 

But we do and zap anyone's comments if made in this area ?

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8 hours ago, Djisves said:

Hosts, please do not allow anything but an entry image per post in the entry topic. Everything else can be posted / discussed here.

 

I mostly agree with that, but one exception that might be made is to allow SOTW entries to state they're all PDN (i.e., no outside clip art). That matters to how I vote

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I reluctantly agree with the suggestion of allowing a flat-colored background, unless there's some other way of achieving a consistent color for the background, despite the theme.  It seems to lack the purity of just having an object against transparency, but it really doesn't, since the object will, in the end, be viewed against some color, and it makes little sense to have them seen differently, just because of the viewer's theme.  (I can't tell you how much I wished I could have used a dark background for my candlestick entry).

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2 minutes ago, MJW said:

unless there's some other way of achieving a consistent color for the background

Well, is there a way to display the Competitions sub-forum at default theme only?

I, too, prefer an object without background but how else can we overcome the theme inconsistency?

 

 

 

2 minutes ago, welshblue said:

constrain it to white only ?

This sounds logical and consistent.

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Another side of the coin - I think the reflection of Pixey's curved aces looks better on the Dark Theme as opposed to the default one.  Lots more depth to it

 

I'm just happy to roll along with whatever everyone else is happy with.

 

Not so happy I forgot to re-do my first entry for the dark theme 🤣

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I know in the Rules we are not supposed to have Polls, but perhaps on this occasion it may be warranted? 

 

A.  Transparency

B.  Any color background

C.  White only background

D.  Black only background

 

 

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4 minutes ago, welshblue said:

I think the reflection of Pixey's curved aces looks better on the Dark Theme as opposed to the default one.

I don't like to comment on entries until after the voting ends, but I think it's OK to compare one image with itself on different backgrounds. 

I agree, @Pixey's the curved Aces look much better on the dark background.

On the contrary, your "worn" cards look better on the light background because on the dark background the excellent shadow is lost.

 

(I'm watching the match at the Hawthorns at the moment but - just in case - I won't spoil it for anyone).

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