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Old 08-30-2013, 02:12 PM
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Default LO Contest 2013 - FAQs

Please ask contest specific questions here. One of the contest hosts will respond ASAP! Please keep questions regarding weekly challenges within the weekly posts! All questions are 'quoted' with the reply/answer.

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Question: May I use templates for my layouts?
Answer: No, you may not use templates. We are looking for you to create layouts that are truly your own. If you are granted a spot on theStudio CT, you will be given the opportunity to work with template sets released, but for the purposes of the contest - templates are not allowed.

Question: What time is the contest run on?
Answer: The contest is run on "Studio Time" which is Eastern Time. There is a clock available in the forum here for you to use. Entries must be posted by deadlines based on this clock to count.

Question: May I use stock photos, photos I find online etc. ?
Answer: No. You must use your own photos. Photos a friend has given you permission to use are fine too. Many photos online have TOU that go along with them, and use in CT layouts often violates these terms, as CT LOs are used 'commercially' for advertising. To eliminate any issues, we ask that you do not use any images found online, regardless of their terms, for this contest.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:23 AM
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May I use brushes found for free on line?
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:08 AM
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Adding to the question above, are we allowed to use our PSE tools such as brushes, cookie cutter, blends, filters etc etc etc?
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:58 AM
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May I use brushes found for free on line?
Not for the contest, I'm sorry. Just like with template, we're looking to see how you can work with what is given. You can use them on your photos though!
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:00 AM
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Adding to the question above, are we allowed to use our PSE tools such as brushes, cookie cutter, blends, filters etc etc etc?
You may use anything that came with your software, as well as any fonts you want to use.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:06 AM
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Can I use WA from an external source, rather than the one included in the kit. I would love to use a WA by Urbanfairy (in a different kit)for my second page.
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:33 PM
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No ... you can create your own but, other than that, you can only use what's provided in the kit.

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Can I use WA from an external source, rather than the one included in the kit. I would love to use a WA by Urbanfairy (in a different kit)for my second page.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:21 PM
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I read somewhere about the keywords and now I cant find it anywhere..I dont want to mess up...Help!
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:18 AM
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I read somewhere about the keywords and now I cant find it anywhere..I dont want to mess up...Help!
Not sure what keywords you mean? Elaborate!
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:33 AM
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When we submit our layouts...we are supposed to add the keywords, I read it smewhere...at least I think I did..it told us what to make sure we did when we are ready to upload our layouts like crediting the designers etc and I thought it said something about the keywords ...or maybe it didnt...I cant find it now
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:12 AM
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When we submit our layouts...we are supposed to add the keywords, I read it smewhere...at least I think I did..it told us what to make sure we did when we are ready to upload our layouts like crediting the designers etc and I thought it said something about the keywords ...or maybe it didnt...I cant find it now
Keywords are not a requirement, but they help when people are searching in the galleries! For week 1, some examples would be Morning Memories, Nibbles Skribbles, The Urban Fairy, Jilberts Bits of Bytes, any word that describes your layout (coffee, kids, grandkids) etc.
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I read somewhere about the keywords and now I cant find it anywhere..I dont want to mess up...Help!
Another 'Key Word' is the product model that is found listed in the Details just below the description of the kit/bundle. see example below:

Details:
  • 1000 Units in Stock
  • Product model: mornmemories_pk_jilbert_NS_tuf
  • Manufactured by: Collab Teams
  • This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 01 September, 2013.
Another forum I post to ask us to use this in the keyword section.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:27 PM
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Can we post our layouts to our other galleries before the week 1 contest ends?
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:16 AM
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Hi this is probably a silly question but as this is the first time I have participated in a contest like this.... about the voting, where do you go to cast the vote? Is it in the gallery or will there be a thread started? Also did I read it is only Saturday & Sunday for voting? Thanks, ssorry to bother you. Cheers
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:06 AM
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Good question - I was wondering the very same thing! It's my first time in the contest too
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:46 AM
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Can we post our layouts to our other galleries before the week 1 contest ends?
YES! Of course! We would LOVE for you to post your layouts around digi-land! The layouts are yours to post and share! Just make sure to properly credit the kit (and guide people to our store, when/where it is acceptable to do so!
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Hi this is probably a silly question but as this is the first time I have participated in a contest like this.... about the voting, where do you go to cast the vote? Is it in the gallery or will there be a thread started? Also did I read it is only Saturday & Sunday for voting? Thanks, ssorry to bother you. Cheers
Firstly, DO NOT be sorry! Ask away! That's what we're here for! Secondly, there will be a post made in the gallery with a poll to vote! Things are always rocky the first week, so keep your eyes open. If I'm remembering correctly, the poll will open Sunday-Monday (you have until Saturday at 11:59 to get your LOs posted).

Just watch the LO Contest area here in the forum and all the details will be posted for you!
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:23 PM
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Thanks so much, will be watching. Cheers Lisa
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:03 AM
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I've noticed the layouts I posted in the LOA Wk 1 forum do not link back to the gallery. Should I try something different and repost them? Thanks!
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:22 AM
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Not a problem ... you should be able to "edit" your post and add the links. Manda has a tutorial on how to do the links here -- http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...ad.php?t=11808

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I've noticed the layouts I posted in the LOA Wk 1 forum do not link back to the gallery. Should I try something different and repost them? Thanks!
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