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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 09-15-2011, 09:22 AM
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Tuts would be great. I had a hard time creating my paper textures with the brushes only in Photoshop. I have a fantastic camera and a decent scanner but my stuff still comes out a bit blurry. Is it okay to use the basic shapes that came with photoshop?

I don't mind the extracting and enjoy looking for things to use but it's getting the photos clear or the scans right that I have trouble with.

Ironically, I am finishing reading the book "The Help" right now (by Kathryn Sockett) which is set in the 1960's. I have some good ideas if I can put them down.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:11 AM
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wow i'm so inspired by this round! i've already got a plan of elements and the colors picked out! i bet i'll be half done tonight!! wooo wooo!
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:18 AM
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Is it okay to use the basic shapes that came with photoshop?
it is absolutely okay to use those shapes! Anything that came standard with your program may be used, so put those shapes/styles/patterns/textures/filters to use here!

I just posted a ton more links to tuts in the Tutorial thread
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:20 AM
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Question Re: NDC 2011: Round 3 "The Evening News"

QUESTION:

Katlen124 asked this question about the challenge in the 2nd chance thread:

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can it be newsy or heritage or does it have to be both news and heritage?
Since the 'theme' is 'evening news' I'm thinking that's suppose to be the primary topic but done in an 'vintage' style, but, before I start, I am curious how her question will be answered.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:29 AM
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Rose, I interpreted it the same... incorporate the Theme: Evening News w/ a Vintage type feel to it.... I'm pretty sure this is what Toiny is wanting from this round

It's T's B-day today, so unsure if she will be around too much, so I'll try to help out with questions as much as possible!
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:40 AM
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Rose, I interpreted it the same... incorporate the Theme: Evening News w/ a Vintage type feel to it.... I'm pretty sure this is what Toiny is wanting from this round

It's T's B-day today, so unsure if she will be around too much, so I'll try to help out with questions as much as possible!
Thanks for helping out Sweetie and thanks for addressing my question.

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO TOINY! I hope your day is wonderful!
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:57 AM
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If your scans/images are just a tad blurry in a few spots, duplicate the image and run the sharpen filter that is in your program (in PSE it's under Enhance->Auto Sharpen) this adds a crispness that often hides a few minor blurry spots. Adjust the opacity or blend it with the original layer for a final look.

Hope that helps someone! Good luck all!
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:16 AM
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Quick answer, and a huge thank you to Tracy & Kim for handling things so well, it' "Evening News" that is a requirement. Vintage is just my desire, a want, a strong suggestion, and the core palette was created to push you in that direction. Vintage is not a requirement. Making all your own CU is hard enough without forcing the style on you.

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Old 09-15-2011, 11:35 AM
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OMG, I just finished my kit but I realized I did it all wrong, I use the exact color palette, I re made all my styles, my brushes, my overlays, my extractions which I don't like too much to do thinking and being so exciting about the word Vintage which is my favorite, and I create tons of CU vintage stuff, but now..."Evening News"...I don't quite understand what is this about?
TV news?, newspaper?
what exactly is Evening news?
I am sorry, it must be the language barrier, because I understand the phrase but not sure about the meaning, can u help me please?
OMG, so I will get some sleep and restart later all over again, buahhhhhh
(My mini is based in grunge vintage-memories, nothing about news)
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:39 AM
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Quick answer, and a huge thank you to Tracy & Kim for handling things so well, it' "Evening News" that is a requirement. Vintage is just my desire, a want, a strong suggestion, and the core palette was created to push you in that direction. Vintage is not a requirement. Making all your own CU is hard enough without forcing the style on you.

Good luck guys!
Thanks Toiny! Vintage is not my personal style, but what I have in mind is more vintage than I usually get based on what was written. Hopefully what I have in mind will work....
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:47 AM
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(((karen))) It is okay!

The Evening News does refer to the tv sending of the news at night. But it can be any "news". So newspaper would be perfect.

Do add at least one more color to the palette. And play a little with it, your skill is more important than the theme.





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OMG, I just finished my kit but I realized I did it all wrong, I use the exact color palette, I re made all my styles, my brushes, my overlays, my extractions which I don't like too much to do thinking and being so exciting about the word Vintage which is my favorite, and I create tons of CU vintage stuff, but now..."Evening News"...I don't quite understand what is this about?
TV news?, newspaper?
what exactly is Evening news?
I am sorry, it must be the language barrier, because I understand the phrase but not sure about the meaning, can u help me please?
OMG, so I will get some sleep and restart later all over again, buahhhhhh
(My mini is based in grunge vintage-memories, nothing about news)
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:53 AM
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i have a question about using fonts. for one of my elements i need to put text on it. it is okay to use the default fonts that came with photoshop correct, is there a way i can figure out which fonts are ps default fonts cause at the moment i have tons of fonts cause i am a fontaholic!?????!
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Loving this round's theme, as heritage/vintage scrapping was my original focus as well. I hope to do it justice!
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:11 PM
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Okay one question that may be obvious, but I just want to make sure. Is it okay to scan something that I didn't create - like an old newspaper, postcard, or vintage image and use that? Since I didn't technically create it - but it's not copyrighted - is that permissible to use since I am scanning it and using it in a new way?
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:23 PM
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i have a question about using fonts. for one of my elements i need to put text on it. it is okay to use the default fonts that came with photoshop correct, is there a way i can figure out which fonts are ps default fonts cause at the moment i have tons of fonts cause i am a fontaholic!?????!
Yes, me too... I've no idea how to determine which fonts came installed on my computer and with the software programs I have that use fonts, no idea how to find the ones that I installed.

Does anyone have any suggestions for us or maybe has a URL to places that list what comes standard with different versions of windows and software programs like PS and PSP?
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:24 PM
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I know most of what I have purchased or downloaded....I had planned to just use something simple and basic such as arial, tahoma, times roman....
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:28 PM
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rose, i just found this link that lists photoshop fonts

http://root.kevinmillsphoto.com/down...opFontList.pdf

so now i can search through my fonts and find them
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:32 PM
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Standard Windows Fonts

Photoshop programs don't come with fonts, but this list here should be current as to what is included with Windows OS
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oops, my bad... there are fonts that come with Creative Suite, I should learn to read better instead of skimming through... lol
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Scanning is a-ok! But yes, it needs to be something that is not copyrighted. Like a newspaper or vintage image. This is done frequently, just be careful.



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Okay one question that may be obvious, but I just want to make sure. Is it okay to scan something that I didn't create - like an old newspaper, postcard, or vintage image and use that? Since I didn't technically create it - but it's not copyrighted - is that permissible to use since I am scanning it and using it in a new way?
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