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Quite honestly, I was wondering if some people would not immediately notice. I had seen another dragonfly pic elsewhere and with it's very large eyes, it almost immediately reminded me of the helmet - hence the idea for the piece.

Thank you all for the comments. To be honest, I wasn't so sure it would appear as seamless as you folks think it does. So I'm more pleased with it's outcome now than when I posted it. Thanks again!

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I love how the car looks like. There's one suggestion, though. If you're using lines to draw the car, select inside the lines (probably around 69% tolerance level), and color on the layer below the lines. That way, you won't have the jaggies. Unless, you used very thin lines to draw the car, you might still have the jaggies.

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That is really cool

I like how you've gone for a pixel art look and resisted chucking gradients onto it

Very nice. Wise words from Helen. The 'jaggies' don't spoil the image in any way for me tho' because of the quality going on

Edited by welshblue

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Well done Jim, very impressive. Strange but I'm with Welsh on this one the jaggies actually seem to fit the image ( I usually hate them ) Still working on my entry its easier and harder than I thought if that makes sense.

Edited by minners71

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Those lines were originally smooth and they were added after the fact. They appeared too dark though and so I attempted to select the lines and adjust the brightness/contrast and ended up with the jagged lines because I couldn't quite get the right tolerance.

I'm indifferent though about how I feel about them being jagged. They don't seem to bother me, but then again if they came out like I had originally intended, I think I would feel the same way (I mean they looked fine initially except that they were too dark).

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Jim, the jaggies didn't bother me, it was more of an indirect way of asking if that's how you wanted it to be. It's really nice. There's a guy on my street who owns a similar car (oh, gosh, I don't know my cars very well, but I'm pretty sure it's very similar to the one you did), but it's like a very light sea green color.

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Jim, the jaggies didn't bother me...

No, I didn't mean to imply that you were bothered by it (I'm sorry if that's how I came across), I was just making a generalized comment based on Welsh's and Minner's comments:

...The 'jaggies' don't spoil the image in any way for me ...

...the jaggies actually seem to fit the image ( I usually hate them )...

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Popped in to say nice job on your latest animated sig.

Clever the way you've got the text going in between the 2 plasticine people

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Popped in to say nice job on your latest animated sig.

Clever the way you've got the text going in between the 2 plasticine people

I so agree! Well done!

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I'll have to be the third person to say you have a lovely sig. And it's awesome how you had the text go in between the two people.

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Just love the animated signature - very clever and cute. Also the dragonfly too :smile:

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I like the vector style of your comp car it makes me think of pop art or fit nicely in a 50's ad poster.The new sig as everyone says awesome.

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Thank you to everyone for your kind comments.

Unfortunately however, it wasn't until after I posted the sig animation that I realized that I messed it up and there was so much involved to make the animation, that I decided to try to ignore it - but it still seems to haunt me. The problem is w/the reflection in the name. It too should've passed between the two people, but it doesn't. Instead it passes over the reflection of the first person's reflection. The layering was done wrong which caused this, and I would've had to redo the whole thing to fix it.

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I agree with barbieq25, - hard to spot any 'mistake', even when you've pointed it out.

Correcting it would be a bore - much better to take what you've learnt and enjoy doing a brand new one.

Not that the current one isn't excellent though! ;)

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Back in July my parents returned home here in NH to visit for about a month from Virginia where they currently reside. While they were here, I put together a few pieces to show them the program and it's capabilities.

Here's some that I did at that time:

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p495/JClout100361/SeaplaneLanding1_zps3a6db1e2.png

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p495/JClout100361/LostForever_zps73373329.png

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p495/JClout100361/Confrontation_zps1caea8c4.png

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p495/JClout100361/HighwayRun_zps4810f3f9.png

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p495/JClout100361/ManRunningOnWater4_zps9a652deb.png

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p495/JClout100361/SettingItAllUp2_zpsc50b428e.png

EDIT:

BEFORE

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p495/JClout100361/EnglishVillage4A_zps306c58bc.jpg

AFTER:

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p495/JClout100361/RidingThruEnglishVillage_zps6f89f4c5.png

The above took a lot more effort than it appears at a glance. Evidently when the original picture was taken, it was trash pick-up day and so I had to fix the picture to remove all of that and I removed the Antennas from the rooftops, then I added the other 2 elements to it.

EDIT B:

Another Set

BEFORE:

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p495/JClout100361/deidesheimB_zps45ac6c0a.jpg

AFTER:

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p495/JClout100361/ForeverLost_zps2bed6059.png

Edited by jim100361

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These are all very interesting photo manipulations. Your ideas are endless and I like that! The horses on the highway was a neat idea. I can only imagine the stares from the other drivers. :) Oh, and I also wanted to note that you did an exceptional job on all the photo manipulations even if some have slight imperfections. With this amount of additions, it's all forgivable and even give it a unique touch. Awesome!

Edited by HELEN

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Good work Jim.

Looks like you took plenty of photos in England - possibly the Cotswolds, or maybe Bath area ?

If 'Highway run' is based on an English photo (the 'pylon' [electric cable support] looks familiar), then they're on the the wrong side of road! - probably the least of their concerns :D

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