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I like the can-of-soda theme fine, but I think the rules regarding the artwork on the can should probably be spelled out. Is it to be original, a copy of an actual soft drink (like Coke or Pepsi), or either?

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1 minute ago, MJW said:

Is it to be original, a copy of an actual soft drink (like Coke or Pepsi), or either?

Either one. However, I think it would be cooler if people did their own original designs, rather than copying an existing brand.

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<3 @MJW! "Christmas bulb ornament"  

 

It's like an optical illusion.
Sometimes inside, sometimes outside. Perfect. 

Thank you for sharing. :cake: :coffee:

 

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12 hours ago, Seerose said:

It's like an optical illusion.

 

Thank you very much, Seerose! It was modeled after some of my own Christmas ornaments. I think they're called "indents."

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12 hours ago, LionsDragon said:

 

Speaking of which, have to figure out where to put it this year

 

I won't tell you the same place I told my wife when she wanted to put up the decorations the last week of November :P

 

Seriously top class entries this competition. 

Not bad for things made with Bloatware ... 

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8 hours ago, welshblue said:

Not bad for things made with Bloatware ... 

 

Really....it must have taken us hours and hours to make one ornament as our systems ground to a halt...:lol:

Glad that post is locked...he was pissing me off.

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Sorry I didn't get an entry in the Christmas-present OOTF competition. I actually completed one about 45 minutes before the contest closed, but when I went to upload it to postimage, the website said uploads were temporarily disabled for site maintenance. I think it was Fate's way of telling me my entry didn't cut the mustard. I have to agree with Fate on that one. There were aspects I liked, but overall my entry was disappointing. It certainly wasn't in the same league as weshblue's incredible red-and-gold entry.

 

EDIT: I just tried to upload again, and they're still disabled. I sure hope postimage isn't secretly going PhotoBucket on us.

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As someone late to the party, and having looked back through the past competitions ... I think it's safe to say it's been a resounding success with top notch entries.

 

Thanks for hosting @toe_head2001 ... a fair host, always willing to answer any questions

 

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It may be too late to propose a rule modification for this topic, and perhaps it's not a good idea, but I think it would be better if for this subject the rules be changed to allow a simple background, such as a solid color or a gradient. I don't think snowflakes are displayed to their best advantage against a white background. Most images I've seen of actual snowflakes are against a gradient, and I think there's a good reason for that: it highlights the details.

 

I realize there have already been some fine entries shown against white backgrounds, but I believe many would be improved by having more contrast with the background. (Also, one of the entries already has a gradient background. It would be made street-legal.)

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12 hours ago, MJW said:

It may be too late to propose a rule modification for this topic, and perhaps it's not a good idea, but I think it would be better if for this subject the rules be changed to allow a simple background, such as a solid color or a gradient.

 

I'm not convinced of the gradient, but this exception still stands:

On 2/12/2017 at 6:42 PM, toe_head2001 said:

If your Baseball object is not able to be displayed on white, then (and only then) you may use a solid grayscale color for the background.

I'm not sure grayscale is the right word here, but in other words: off-white, any level of grayness, or black.

 

 

 

 

9 hours ago, welshblue said:

Seerose's especially is even more impressive with a gradient background.  In fact very realistic IMO

Is it really the gradient background that's making it more impressive?  In addition to the gradient background, it looks like you've also added a drop shadow.

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27 minutes ago, DrewDale said:

Only one entry so far in the tennis racket OOF. Will see how it goes up to the deadline and will extend it if needed. 

 

So sorry @DrewDale.  It must have been a bad choice.  My bad!  I'd suggest, if you don't get anymore by Saturday, you don't extend it, ignore my entry and perhaps you pick the next round ;)

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I think it was a good choice, just really difficult. Pixey's entry is amazingly good. I wish I could enter the competitions, and I'm sure I will in the future, but I've been distracted recently by non-PDN matters, and just have't been able to find the time.

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On 22/02/2018 at 8:13 PM, Pixey said:

 

So sorry @DrewDale.  It must have been a bad choice.  My bad!  I'd suggest, if you don't get anymore by Saturday, you don't extend it, ignore my entry and perhaps you pick the next round ;)

I will have to hold out until Monday regardless. I'm currently switching Internet provider and can only access the  web on a phone.  

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