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SOTW#267 - The Magnificent Elephant 🐘


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The theme this week is “The Magnificent Elephant"


Chosen by @barbieq25  SOTW #266 winner.


This week you are challenged to design & create a signature that celebrates ‘The Magnificent Elephant’.


Examples can be viewed here.  The design can be a photomanip or text per Barbieq25.


The deadline for entries is 2:00 PM EST (7:00 PM UK Time) on Saturday, January 28th, 2023.


Please see the World Clock for exact times.


This thread is for posting competition entries only.


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.


Competition Rules:


Max dimensions are 500 x 200. Please NOTE: the forum limits signatures to 500 x 150. If it is too large, do not use it as your regular signature.


Please keep your signature family-friendly. Please keep to the theme that has been chosen.


You may modify or replace your image until the deadline.


Don't violate copyright laws with found images; links to source images would be courteous.


Your entry must be made using Paint.Net; please don't use an outside image editor.


Three (3) entries per entrant are allowed. Please make a separate post for each entry.


Signatures may be either horizontal or vertical.


Don't add links to larger versions of your signature. Your entry should be voted on based on the size laid out in rule #1.


Please keep larger versions of your work for your gallery.


The winner gets to choose the subject for the next competition. Good luck to all and thank you for entering.


A big thanks to: chrisco97, Sozo, TheHowler, Nitenurse79, Chimay, DrewDale & Pixey for keeping this comp going in the past!


Previous comps have included the following topics listed here. List compiled by MJW.


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Source image from Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/photos/elephant-eye-close-up-africa-1863079/


Text is Creative Text Pro using Enliven text with Dark Brass, then used Inner Shadow.

I used transparent radial gradient for the elephant eye.


I tried many different techniques & plugins but in the end, I decided to keep it simple. 



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