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OOTF#28 - Candle Stick - WINNERS.

OOTF#28 -Candlestick.  

13 members have voted

  1. 1. You may vote for 3 entries.

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    • Red_Candle_Stick_Final.png
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The Poll for the Candlestick is now open until Saturday 22nd September, 2 PM EST or 7 PM UK

 

 

To see how that equates to other countries World Clock. 

 

Here’s a link to the Time Remaining.

 

 Good Luck Everyone - Fabulous Entries!

 

 

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And the Winners are:

 

1st Place is @MJW with 6 votes :trophy:

 

2nd Place are @lynxster4 @welshblue and @Pixey with 5 votes each :trophy-silver:

 

3rd Place is @Pixey with 3 votes :trophy-bronze:

 

Congratulations everyone.  Beautiful entries one and all :PaintDotNet48:

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Great jobs by @lynxster4, @welshblue and @Pixey! I had a very difficult time deciding which entries to vote for. I think welshblue may have ended up competing against himself, with two similar entries.

 

Thanks to Pixey for hosting!

 

BTW, my candle (which I think turned out pretty well -- especially if the image is placed against a dark background) is based on a method stolen adapted from an excellent Photoshop tutorial.  I had to make a few modifications to handle some PS features that PDN doesn't have. The color-gradient was produced using pyrochild's very useful Gradient Mapping plugin.  Instead of the Outer Glow, I used my Edge Expander plugin, followed by a slight blur, then Kris Vandermotten's Sepia 2. To substitute for the PS masking layers, I first drew the diffuse and specular shading, without regard to the candle-image boundaries, then used BoltBait's Paste Alpha to trim them to the image boundaries. PS opacity values must go from 0 to 100, so that needs to be taken into account when setting alpha.  If I were to do it over again, I'd try using the Texture Shader to shade a cylinder, with the candle-color gradient in the clipboard. It would no doubt require some experimentation to get it right. (Also, I should have made the flame oranger; it would have worked better against the white background. That's one of those details I realize too late, after the contest deadline.)

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On 9/23/2018 at 3:46 AM, MJW said:

I think welshblue may have ended up competing against himself, with two similar entries.

 

Story of my life shooting myself in the foot.  Who wants to win competitions ... you've got to choose themes.

It's all a practice, in this case getting to grips with your Object Rounder ... the uses of which are proving infinite the more I experiment.

 

Well done on the win MJW and great entries from Pixey and Lynxster'

 

Thanks for the hosting Pixey

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