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Next Designer Contest 2012
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Round 1: Starts September 1, 6:00 am Ends September 5, 23:59 pm
Round 2: Starts September 8, 6:00 am Ends September 12, 23:59 pm
Round 3: Starts September 15, 6:00 am Ends September 19, 23:59 pm
Round 4: Starts September 22, 6:00 am Ends September 27, 23:59 pm

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Old 09-15-2012, 11:58 AM
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I would assume ArtRage is okay, it's not a plug-in. But Filter Forge & similar "plug-in" types are out, even though they do offer the stand-alone feature, it's considered a Photoshop plug-in program.

I'm not exactly sure, but ArtRage would fall under the "vector" programs, correct? Anyone more familiar with ArtRage? It's a drawing program, right? Like Illustrator? Or Corel Draw?
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:59 AM
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ArtRage is a bitmap program. It's similar to Painter -- somewhere between Painter Essentials and full blown Painter.

Thanks for the quick response and, hopefully, for forgiving me for missing the part where one can use more than one graphics program.


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I would assume ArtRage is okay, it's not a plug-in. But Filter Forge & similar "plug-in" types are out, even though they do offer the stand-alone feature, it's considered a Photoshop plug-in program.

I'm not exactly sure, but ArtRage would fall under the "vector" programs, correct? Anyone more familiar with ArtRage? It's a drawing program, right? Like Illustrator? Or Corel Draw?
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:10 PM
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I'm sure glad I'm on Pacific time so I could have most of my questions answered ... I was a little afraid I would have too many. However, reading this post did bring up another question. I have MULTIPLE graphics programs, including Art Rage and Filter Forge (which I use in standalone mode). I can understand not being able to use Filter Forge, but I don't understand why one couldn't use Art Rage. What if that were the only graphics program someone had (I actually know folks that only have Art Rage)? Are we only allowed to uses certain graphics applications???

Also, may we use more than one graphics program??? I have Adobe CS5 Web Pro which includes Illustrator and Photoshop Extended (along with Flash and Fireworks which I don't use) and I often use both to create things since I haven't really gotten the hang of using vectors in Photoshop. I also have Painter Essentials, Art Rage, and some iPad applications that I use depending upon the effect I'm trying to get.
Yes, ArtRage would be nice to use, too...Hmmmmmmm *lol*
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:10 PM
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No problems, ladies! Uh, Jill #1 - jilbert ( have to differentiate you somehow lol ) it's completely understandable to miss things posted in that first post! It's a whole lot of info to absorb, I'll be honest, I had to go back and re-read it myself!

As you can clearly see, I don't have all the answers! LOL! Jill #2, I'm totally with you on the Stickman thing!

I am not going to say yay or nay as far as ArtRage, we'll have to wait for Toiny on that one... and seeing as today is her birthday, she's probably pretty scarce right now, so it may have to wait until tomorrow, sorry about that!

Fonts would have to be standard fonts that come with your computer/software, sorry! No outside CU fonts of any kind. I know there are places you can find a list of standard Windows/Mac fonts, let me see if I can pull up a link for you guys
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:23 PM
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Oh, hey, that didn't take me as long as I thought! Here are some good sites to find standard Fonts:

Windows 7: http://www.microsoft.com/typography/...t.aspx?pid=161

Windows/Mac Comparison: http://www.ampsoft.net/webdesign-l/WindowsMacFonts.html

Windows98/2000/XP/Vista: http://www.ampsoft.net/webdesign-l/w...y-version.html

Mac fonts: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._with_Mac_OS_X

Photoshop fonts: http://techinch.com/2010/05/21/what-...nd-elements-8/
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:37 PM
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Oh, hey, that didn't take me as long as I thought! Here are some good sites to find standard Fonts:

Windows 7: http://www.microsoft.com/typography/...t.aspx?pid=161

Windows/Mac Comparison: http://www.ampsoft.net/webdesign-l/WindowsMacFonts.html

Windows98/2000/XP/Vista: http://www.ampsoft.net/webdesign-l/w...y-version.html

Mac fonts: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._with_Mac_OS_X

Photoshop fonts: http://techinch.com/2010/05/21/what-...nd-elements-8/
Thank you for the fonts list - even didn't THINK of fonts yet

I hope Toiny enjoys her birthday, she'll have a lot to read through after her party
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:54 PM
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Oh, hey, that didn't take me as long as I thought! Here are some good sites to find standard Fonts:
Kisses to you, Kimberly! I didnŽt know such lists are existing. Thanks for looking for that!
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Finished the first batch of elements *Woohoo* Now I am taking a break this is really a hard one
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Finished the first batch of elements *Woohoo* Now I am taking a break this is really a hard one
WTG Sus! I just took a nap and am now looking at the palette again!
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mmmmm, a nap........... that sounds heavenly!!
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Ok...last question, I think....do we have to name the brushes we use to create our papers (if we use brushes?) ...how detailed do our notes have to be?
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WTG Sus! I just took a nap and am now looking at the palette again!
I think I am gonna go and take a hot bath, before I go to bed. Then IŽll look at the elements again tomorrow and get some papers done also.

Enjoy the palette, I had a wonderful time using it
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WOW!!!! Reading all these posts convinces me even more why I never want to be a digi designer!! My brain hurts just reading this stuff----and half of it I didn't even understand! I give you design gals so much credit!!!! You are awesome!!! Makes me appreciate every kit I buy even more!!
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I got my first elements done Love the colors, they go so well with my theme I chose. 2-3 more then I need some sleep *lol*
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:11 PM
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Ok...last question, I think....do we have to name the brushes we use to create our papers (if we use brushes?) ...how detailed do our notes have to be?
I think just making a note that you used the standard brushes that came with your program for creating papers is all that is needed.... You don't have to say you used Natural Brush Size 28px from Adobe Photoshop CS4 in the left corner and middle 2/3 of paper #6, that would be a lot for you guys in the few short days you have to complete the challenge!
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:25 PM
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I got my first elements done Love the colors, they go so well with my theme I chose. 2-3 more then I need some sleep *lol*
Seriously???? off to pout in my padded cell....still staring at the palette.....now I have too many ideas
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Crikey.... You guys have been busy while I've been sleeping - I'm with Minoush, thankyou for asking all my questions everyone! Thankyou so much Kim, Bree & Christine for answering them! Much appreciated!

Ok... Off to re-read.. finish first (large) mug of strong coffee... make another & get into it hopefully before the 4yo wakes up! lol!
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:24 PM
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EGADS, I have another question ... can we use scans/photographs that we've done of fabrics, wallpapers, tapestries???? I just spent 8 hours trying to draw a paisley and though I came out pretty cool, it just doesn't fit my vision of what I want to make. If the answer is no, I promise to sulk for and equivalent 8 hours and try to think of something else to ask.
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good luck girls..what a challenge...sounds like fun!!
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:37 PM
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EGADS, I have another question ... can we use scans/photographs that we've done of fabrics, wallpapers, tapestries???? I just spent 8 hours trying to draw a paisley and though I came out pretty cool, it just doesn't fit my vision of what I want to make. If the answer is no, I promise to sulk for and equivalent 8 hours and try to think of something else to ask.
LOL.....don't feel bad....I spent ALL day trying to figure out what to do....researched different "moon" ideas and themes....all since 7 am. This one truly had me stumped. Now I have the palette and 2 themes.....question is which one to do.
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