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Next Designer Contest 2011
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Round 1: Starts September 1, 6:00 am Ends September 5, 24:00 pm
Round 2: Starts September 8, 6:00 am Ends September 12, 24:00 pm
Round 3: Starts September 15, 6:00 am Ends September 19, 24:00 pm
Round 4: Starts September 22, 6:00 am Ends September 26, 24:00 pm

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Old 09-08-2011, 05:11 AM
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From the Piggy NDC 2011: Round 2 "Summer Afternoon"

Congratulations again! That was a very tough challenge and you deserve an extra round of applause for moving on. The first round gave you a very difficult palette to work with, a very difficult kit to preview. This round that part is easier. You are being given a preview template, and you must use this preview template to preview your kit.





You are also being given a name “Summer Afternoon”, which you must use as your kit name & title. Summer afternoon is also your kit theme. However, the palette is completely up to you! Let us see how a good palette makes the kit.

The preview template does not include a template for the kit title, part of your challenge is to make a fantabulous, eye-catching kit title. I have to say, with every kit I make this is always one of my biggest challenge.

Round 2 Rules

We are stepping it up a notch, despite being given a preview template, you are doing more this round:

  • Your kit must be named: “Summer Afternoon”
  • Your title must stand out
  • You must use the provided preview template
  • Create exactly 6 papers, either jpg or png
  • Create 20 elements
    • Include at least 1 cluster
    • The cluster does not have to be unique
  • Include a terms of use (TOU) within your zip file(s).
  • The preview must be 600X600px, 72dpi, and a jpg file. Please post only one preview.
  • The preview must include all papers, elements, kit name/title and your logo.
  • Previews must be posted in the Annual Next Designer Contest Gallery: NDC 2011: Round 2 due September 12, 2011 by 23:59 EST.Include your download links with your preview in the gallery.
    Links must be available until September 13, 2011. It is appreciated if they are available until October 1, 2011.


You may use commercial use/designer resource products in the creation of your mini-kit. You may use more than one photo-editing/vector program to create your kit. You may use plug-ins.

Please do not break any copyright laws in this competition--you will be disqualified if you do. Do give credit, as required, to any Commercial Use products you use.

All previews must be posted in the Annual Next Designer Contest Gallery: NDC 2011: Round 2. Please post your download links there as well. You may use any outside host including 4shared/rapidshare/boxnet etc. You must use ZIP files only. Do not use RAR. You may blog all you like about the contest.

Voting will be done by theStudio Design & Admin teams only.
Round 2 kit will be due September 12, 2011 by 23:59 EST.
Round 2 results will be posted September 15, 2011 by 6:00 am EST.

I have worked hard to make these rules as clear and easy to understand as possible. However, if you have any questions please post here or PM me. I will take all questions and create a separate round 2 FAQ for everyone to benefit (I will leave your name off).

Good luck!

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Old 09-08-2011, 05:20 AM
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Default Re: NDC 2011: Round 2 "Summer Afternoon"

I think it's very clear. thanks a lot for this new challenge
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:23 AM
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love the preview ! now for the palette..hmmn!!
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:37 AM
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thanks looking round to the second round......second chance
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:55 AM
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Default Re: NDC 2011: Round 2 "Summer Afternoon"

wonderful challenge, TYSM Toiny, but I have a question, only one little confusion:

You are also being given a name “Summer Afternoon”, which you must use as your kit name & title. Summer afternoon is also your kit theme. However, the palette is completely up to you! Let us see how a good palette makes the kit.

The preview template does not include a template for the kit title, part of your challenge is to make a fantabulous, eye-catching kit title. I have to say, with every kit I make this is always one of my biggest challenge.


The tittle of the kit must be “Summer Afternoon”, so when you say here:
part of your challenge is to make a fantabulous, eye-catching kit title
, you are talking about a second tittle ?
OMG, I think you are talking about the font, the way the tittle should be expose?
did I understand it right?
TYSM, hugs, Karen...and sorry for asking
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:18 AM
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Hmmm let me try to answer this Karen.

The kit name is : Summer Afternoon. On a preview, when you add the kit name, this is the title. I want to see how good you make the "Summer Afternoon" words look on the preview.

Is that better?
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:22 AM
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Great template and information is very clear.
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:42 AM
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should we include our color swatch on the preview so you know we kept with the colors?

and also - alpha counts as 1 element, right?

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Old 09-08-2011, 06:52 AM
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oh boy this has me worried since in my head i've already moved on to fall for designing lol i hope i can figure out something and find time to complete it! good luck girls!
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:52 AM
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From the Piggy Re: NDC 2011: Round 2 "Summer Afternoon"

There is no need to include your swatch on the preview. That is a matter of personal preference, not a requirement.

And, yes, an Alpha is 1 element.




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should we include our color swatch on the preview so you know we kept with the colors?

and also - alpha counts as 1 element, right?
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:29 AM
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thanks
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:31 AM
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Thanks for the challenge....now to think.....
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:34 AM
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Awesome challenge. Thank you Toiny!

Off to hunt up summer afternoon colors.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:04 AM
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It's 100 where I live today. Although I WISH I were thinking of Fall, Summer is still quite prominent in my mind - so a perfect challenge!
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:08 AM
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I love this challenge !! THANK YOU!
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found my color palette! gonna be hard to think summer.. it's pretty chilly here lately..but i love working with warm, bold colors..so off i go! ^_^
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:02 AM
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Hmmm...palette for a summer afternoon. Going to think on this for a little while.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:07 AM
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got my palette sorted....now I just need some inspiration! Lol.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:42 AM
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Toiny: I have a question ...

Create exactly 6 papers, either jpg or png Create 20 elements
  • Include at least 1 cluster
  • The cluster does not have to be unique
can we create more than 20 elements ?
if not, is the cluster #21 or one of the 20
assuming the 20 are to be unique like in challenge 1, true?
sorry to be kinda dense this morning

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Old 09-08-2011, 10:51 AM
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Another great challenge, and a new palette, also a good time for learning how to make colors work together. I'm excited!
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