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I was going to post about not moving the sliders too.  I've never used this particular Plugin before, but found that the 'sliders' were never at their default positions, so assumed the sliders were being manipulated by the Plugin itself.  Many thanks for clearing this up :)

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Can you duplicate the image and use a Blend Mode ?  Add another layer to use a colour ?

 

The simplest things confuse the heck out of me

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55 minutes ago, welshblue said:

Can you duplicate the image and use a Blend Mode ?  Add another layer to use a colour ?

 

I am going to say 'no'. You're adding enhancements to the image, unlike doughty, who simply flipped her image and placed a one-pixel border around it.

 

Yes, we needed some clarifications but you're making this too hard...think 'SIMPLE'.  :P

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9 minutes ago, lynxster4 said:

but you're making this too hard...think 'SIMPLE'

 

You sound like my wife.  Quote ... for an intelligent man you're as thick as sssshhh sometimes ... Unquote

 

So I can add a border as long as it's on the original layer ?   'Cause technically even a 1px border is an enhancement of sorts ?

 

sorry ?

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44 minutes ago, welshblue said:

 

So I can add a border as long as it's on the original layer ?

 

Yes, but it doesn't have to be on the original layer.  What if you need to make a change to your border?

 

45 minutes ago, welshblue said:

'Cause technically even a 1px border is an enhancement of sorts ?

 

I like to think of a border as 'showcasing' the work.  You're not changing the original image.  ?

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*** For transparency ***  if using non plugin Blurs (Gaussian and Motion) and a Blend Mode on my third image don't meet the criteria please omit it

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5 hours ago, welshblue said:

if using non plugin Blurs (Gaussian and Motion) and a Blend Mode on my third image don't meet the criteria please omit it

 

I'm not going to allow your third image.  We established 'no alterations' of any kind except a small border.

Sorry, welshy.   :)

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No problem. 

Gotta push the boundaries and I thought honesty was the best policy.  I could have not admitted it but that's not my style

 

You've got to be extremely lucky to find the right effect with the right image with this theme and some could be good with a tweak.  I won't delete it as Seerose has repped it

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8 minutes ago, mottoman said:

This weeks SOTW - Mondrian style, has already been done

 

Yes, it has, but it's been over five years since.  I looked at the entries from back then and most did the white, red and blue blocks.

The style can be expanded and I was hoping for some more 'original' pieces.

Reference @Pixey 's entry.  I think it's great and very original, but still conforms to the style.  ?

 

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I'd just like to publicly apologise to @lynxster4 and everyone else for my recent sotw entries.  

 

For some reason my head was telling me 600 x 200 because the forum size is 500 x 150 ?

 

So apologies and I've no problem if they're pulled  - re-polled

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Thanks for that @welshblue   I'm not pulling your entries because I should have caught it. 

I did have 2 weeks to realize your entries were a little too big.  :lol:

I will be more diligent next time.

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SOTW#194 Christian Symbolism ? When did religion enter a competition? I am  Shinto faith and would never think of using my (or anyone's) faith as a topic for a  competition, would Islam or Judaism be accepted as comp themes ? I think not!  I don't really care what the host or the person who thought of the topic thinks, Symbolism of any kind is religion

This comp is now seriously running out of ideas and to use religion as a topic is really low.

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13 minutes ago, Oceana said:

SOTW#194 Christian Symbolism ?  ...  would never think of using my (or anyone's) faith as a topic for a  competition

 

I would agree. Many people consider their religious symbols sacred, and may find the improper use of them very disrespectful.

My two cents.

 

30 minutes ago, Oceana said:

Symbolism of any kind is religion.

 

What dictionary are you using? Or how'd you arrive at that conclusion?

It seems to me that there are many symbols with no religious association.

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17 minutes ago, toe_head2001 said:

 

What dictionary are you using? Or how'd you arrive at that conclusion?

It seems to me that there are many symbols with no religious association.

Is the clue not in the wording ? Christian IS a religion. 

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I've got to disagree. I think symbolism is an appropriate topic (though I personally wouldn't have confined the topic by adding "Christian").

 

If a religious symbol is treated with respect, and especially if it has meaning to the author, then what is wrong with using this as a competition theme? I for one would like to see some of the symbols used by religions unknown to me. I'd be interested in Shinto symbols for example.

 

2 hours ago, Oceana said:

Symbolism of any kind is religion

 

Uh. No it isn't. ) < that's a symbol - no one worships that.

 

 

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The theme of this week's comp has been changed to 'Religious Symbolism'.

This way everyone can participate if they choose.

 

I saw the topic as a celebration of one's beliefs, not a desecration.     

I'm sorry if anyone was offended.

 

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Good call @lynxster4 

As an Aetheist I must admit to not having a problem with the original theme as a choice but understand others  views on the subject plus now as EER says ... broader horizons to explore (or sort of says that)

 

What's the saying - 2400 different religions and I picked the true one

 

**not meant to be mocking in any way as part of me envies those with a belief.  Mine just happens to be Humanism

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? pmsfl - the bed is shaking I' m laughing so hard at that

 

Thought.  Will people vote for the one/ones most visually appealing or Religion of choice ?

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You two crack me up.  I find it hard to believe that you're an Atheist, welshy.

 

I'd believe it more if you could spell it correctly.  :lol:  :P

 

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