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Hiya - We are back in our condo and only minimal damage (floors higher up - not so lucky) we were allowed back on the key yesterday and we have power.  I will be able to continue my hosting duties on Saturday :D.  Thank you @nitenurse79 for your offer of help.

 

Soooooo much catching up on tutorials, comps, etc., on PDN =O

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1 hour ago, Pixey said:

Hiya - We are back in our condo and only minimal damage (floors higher up - not so lucky) we were allowed back on the key yesterday and we have power

 

Glad to hear you make it through Irma safely!   :)

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14 hours ago, Pixey said:

Hiya - We are back in our condo and only minimal damage (floors higher up - not so lucky) we were allowed back on the key yesterday and we have power.  I will be able to continue my hosting duties on Saturday :D.  Thank you @nitenurse79 for your offer of help.

 

Soooooo much catching up on tutorials, comps, etc., on PDN =O

 

Thank goodness! *HUG!

 

 

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@Pixey so glad to hear you came through Irma unscathed.  Must have been scarey at times

 

After picking this theme I feel bad not submitting an entry.  Family visiting all week and taking my daughter to uni tomorrow (broken dad heart smiley) means no pdn time ... But excellent entries from those in

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I sorely regret I didn't submit an entry to the Night-time SOTW contest. Once again, done in by my poor time-management skills. I really liked the theme. It's pretty much exactly what I think a SOTW theme should be: clearly defined, but allowing a wide range of interpretations.

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One question concerning the current contest. Does the signature have to be a 100% TGMagnitude thing, or could it be part TGMagnitude alongside other techniques?

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It can't be 100% as TGMagnitude doesn't work with white canvas. So the question should be where is the limit?

 

If I start with a texture generator, then TGM then a lot of distortions effect, in the end the TGM will be unsignificant.

This brinks another related question: if I work with a canvas 5000x2000, the final result at 500x200 will also not really match with the effect used at this final size...

 

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12 hours ago, Maximilian said:

One question concerning the current contest. Does the signature have to be a 100% TGMagnitude thing, or could it be part TGMagnitude alongside other techniques?

 

I would say that only TGM be used on an initial texture/image.  But, things like blend modes, curves,etc., would be alright.

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About this week's TGM competition folks ~ Please will those of you who have posted more than three entries, please resist posting anymore.  I will accept all that have been entered for this week, but I think more than three - in the future - will be disallowed.  As you can imagine if everyone posted 4, 5, or 6 it would be massive job to upload them all for the Poll. 

 

Thanks for your understanding

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19 hours ago, MadJik said:

If I start with a texture generator, then TGM then a lot of distortions effect, in the end the TGM will be unsignificant.

This brinks another related question: if I work with a canvas 5000x2000, the final result at 500x200 will also not really match with the effect used at this final size...

 

I think it should be better to make a smaller original image. Like you say, a huge image can result in disappointment after downscaling.

 

12 hours ago, Pixey said:

I would say that only TGM be used on an initial texture/image.  But, things like blend modes, curves,etc., would be alright.

 

Thanks, Pixey! :)

 

5 hours ago, Pixey said:

About this week's TGM competition folks ~ Please will those of you who have posted more than three entries, please resist posting anymore.  I will accept all that have been entered for this week, but I think more than three - in the future - will be disallowed.  As you can imagine if everyone posted 4, 5, or 6 it would be massive job to upload them all for the Poll.

 

Makes sense. Looks like people have been experimenting due to the simplicity of the current contest's requirements :P

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20 hours ago, Pixey said:

About this week's TGM competition folks ~ Please will those of you who have posted more than three entries, please resist posting anymore.  I will accept all that have been entered for this week, but I think more than three - in the future - will be disallowed.  As you can imagine if everyone posted 4, 5, or 6 it would be massive job to upload them all for the Poll. 

 

Thanks for your understanding

 

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My 2 cents, if folk want to create a large amount of potential entries, then just pick your fave 3 you have created and post the rest in your galleries where there is a good chance more people will see them and also comment on them. Again, just my 2 cents. ;)  

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Only 4 hours until the SOTW#174 is to close.  If you have not yet voted, please take the time to cast a vote as there are quite a few in the 'tie' position.  Many thanks :D

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@AndrewDavid Please can you resize your entry in the Line Tracer Comp ................ I think it's a 'tad' too big :lol:.

 

 

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Apologies everyone for the sizing of the images in this weeks' SOTW#176 Poll :(

 

It seems that the software doesn't like horizontal entries and 'squishes' them savagely!  Also ............. I think that Post-image is also cropping them - so a double whammy >:O

 

Let me explain how the poll works.  We, as Comp Hosts, have to upload your submitted images to another site and then link back into the Poll software.  I've tried using people's links from their posted first entry, but the software will not accept the format ; https.

 

There are (as far as I can see) only two solutions to this:

 

1.  I can save them from now on to Imgur.

 

or,

 

2.  After you have submitted your entry - and don't change it - you could PM me your IMG code or URL code, so that I can link right back to where you have your image.

 

Suggestions will be most welcome :D

 

EDIT:  Sorry again .......... I just realized that you giving me a URL or an IMG tag, if you also used Post Image, will not help this problem.  I will try Imgur next time and see if it's a bit better.  

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56 minutes ago, Pixey said:

It seems that the software doesn't like horizontal entries and 'squishes' them savagely!

The forum software is not squashing them. You used thumbnail size provided by PostImage for the first 9 images in the poll. ;)

If you open one of the images, you'll see it's still small (even when not displayed in the poll)

Example: https://s20.postimg.org/htjrmdjmx/6._WB.png

 

You can still edit the poll, and change the images to full size. :D

 

56 minutes ago, Pixey said:

We, as Comp Hosts, have to upload your submitted images to another site and then link back into the Poll software.  I've tried using people's links from their posted first entry, but the software will not accept the format ; https.

What? I always use the original image url from the entry.

Except... if the entry was added as a forum attachment, as the forum won't let me use someone else's attachment in my post/poll.

 

56 minutes ago, Pixey said:

you could PM me your IMG code or URL code, so that I can link right back to where you have your image.

No need for that. You can just right click on their image, and select 'Copy Image Location'. It may be called something slightly different depending on the web browser.

Then just place that copied url in between tags.

 

Hope that helps. :)

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@toe_head2001 Ahhh - I did not notice that they were Thumbnails - I assumed they were Hot Links ;).

 

But, I don't see how you get a URL, or an IMG code, from the posted entries.  When I right click I just get the choice to; copy image address and always get an https code, which the software doesn't like. 

 

I will change the Poll now from the Thumbs.

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Hopefully I can explain clearly . Forgive me but I am a bit shattered - all week in fact - due to a sudden death in my family and I'm rather shaken up and am not thinking too clearly.

 

Last week I tried to use the code generated, by right clicking on the initial image posted and got a code like this: https://postimg.org/etc.  I don't know if anyone noticed at the time, but after I tried that and posted the Poll, all you could see was a string of code and no image. 

 

At the best of times I am not very computer literate/savvy, so perhaps you are adding the letters to that code?  I would be very happy if this were the case and could stop uploading them unnecessarily.

 

 

 

 

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My condolences.

 

 

 

Example:

 

This is the URL I've copied:

https://s20.postimg.org/xf136bvl9/6._WB.png

For the poll, I need to place it into [IMG ] [/IMG] tags:

[IMG ]https://s20.postimg.org/xf136bvl9/6._WB.png[/IMG]

I had to add a space in between [IMG  &  ] , so it would be formatted as text you could read.  Don't add the space in practice.

 

That's all there is to it.

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Ahhhhh - that's music to my ears @toe_head2001 it's going to save me a lot of time - many thanks.  I really should have known that and given it a try :imhappehtoo:

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