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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 09-19-2011, 05:27 PM
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rofl Rose, the dust just comes back anyway
Heeheeheee, so true, so true... but if I keep thinking about that, then I'll never clean again and well, then how in the world will I ever get my teen age son to start 'cleaning up his act'??? Teenage boys are such slobs!

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do some file cleaning and cu checking, get yourselves ready in case you make it to the next round!!!
File cleaning and organizing, now there's something I can never get on to of, LOL, I'm always changing things around in a way that makes more sense but then I can never find what I need anyway. It's crazy! I am curious though Tracy, what exactly do you mean by 'cu checking'???
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:30 PM
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I just wouldn't use anything that is in print now.
so many things like names and images in a newspaper are unusable simply because the person or thing in the writing or image is copyrighted. for example advertising, you couldn't use a page with advertising on it in case that logo or name in the ad is copyrighted. You just have to be careful is all I am saying. I choose to play it safe and not use anything new when it comes to stuff like newspapers and books. If it's an old paper you're pretty safe but today's paper I wouldn't use.
ahhh, now that makes sense! of course, I would probably go for just the small print type to make an overlay, but I understand now what you mean about logos and names and all of that!! Thanks for explaining Tracy! My brain really does not like to understand copyright policy!! LOL! I feel like I ask the same questions over and over and it still doesn't sink in! Must be why I tend to just go without!
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:35 PM
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I am curious though Tracy, what exactly do you mean by 'cu checking'???
Probably checking the quality of any CU pieces you may want to use for your kits... it really does help to make sure you are starting with good quality pieces to build upon instead of realizing after you put all that hard work into it, that it's blurry at 100% and you can't use it... a major thing to check, especially with CU freebies, is to check the resolution, there are tons of CU freebies out there made at 72dpi and are either difficult to use or unusable altogether...
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:45 PM
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I thought CU wasn't allowed this round??? I'm just following this designer challenge, as I love to see how people are stretched to create. [and I've DL some cool stuff this round especially]. thank you.
I've had plenty of experience QC'ing CU "stuff" and some was not what I expected.
It also it amazes me how some CU stuff gets a bit of a tweak and all of a sudden it appears as a new 'originaly' thingy...
best of luck to all participating.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:40 PM
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Boy, all of the kits are so unique and wonderful! I love all of the different interpretations on the main theme.

Here's my preview, download links are in the gallery...

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Old 09-19-2011, 10:15 PM
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Heeheeheee, so true, so true... but if I keep thinking about that, then I'll never clean again and well, then how in the world will I ever get my teen age son to start 'cleaning up his act'??? Teenage boys are such slobs!

File cleaning and organizing, now there's something I can never get on to of, LOL, I'm always changing things around in a way that makes more sense but then I can never find what I need anyway. It's crazy! I am curious though Tracy, what exactly do you mean by 'cu checking'???
That's right Kim, I mean check your cu stash before the next round, check it for strays, missing pixels, jaggies, resolution issues, blurriness.

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I thought CU wasn't allowed this round??? I'm just following this designer challenge, as I love to see how people are stretched to create. [and I've DL some cool stuff this round especially]. thank you.
I've had plenty of experience QC'ing CU "stuff" and some was not what I expected.
It also it amazes me how some CU stuff gets a bit of a tweak and all of a sudden it appears as a new 'originaly' thingy...
best of luck to all participating.
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sorry for the confusion, we were being forward thinking and preparing for the next round CU is not allowed this round of course.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:38 PM
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yes, quality check...does any of you use the quality check action?
I do sometimes with my overlays and extractions but I am never sure if they are OK, so I end up flattening the overlays into papers and putting aside my extracted elements to use for layering, brushes, etc. I am always so scared about jagged, and stray pixels mostly, those are my own demons. And I never, ever use CU freebies, only buy resources from CU designers I really trust, even though there were times I had to convert the item to 300dpi because it was not only at 72 but 96 or whatever and sometimes the real shadows they ad to the elements are not good and that's another issue, shadows must be perfect if you ad them , I think is better not to put shadows just in case, but that's just my point of view...and about teen agers, I have a grown man of 24 that was much tidier when he was 15 than now, he drives me crazy..but, his room, his place, his own income, I don't cross that line.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:43 PM
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there are a few good quality checking actions in our cu store for those interested

Please don't stress too much, breathe and just submit your entry. It's nearly Deadline time
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:04 PM
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I barely made it.

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Old 09-19-2011, 11:06 PM
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Here is my kit for this weeks challenge. I spent HOURS working on this one so I really hope you like it
It's called "Top Story"

As you can tell by the elements in my kit..
A monkey has been going banana's and throwing his peels all over the city causing everyone to slip.
I know the zoo officials would love to catch this silly monkey so if you have any information on his where about or if you have sited him in your city, please call
1-800-your-nuts..

kit contains:
4 papers & 10 elements

1 monkey
1 news anchor
1 ribbon
1 frame
1 leaf
1 banana peel
1 caution sign
1 microphone
1 journal
1 word art

you can download my kit here:
http://www.4shared.com/file/XFK_qXBi...esign_ndc.html
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:09 PM
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I am glad I'm not a judge..........
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:13 PM
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Yay Everyone got their kits up and I have downloaded them all!!! wow 4 shared is doing my head in LOL
Now I can spend the next few days checking them out more closely, I can't wait, they all look amazing.
Good luck ladies
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:14 PM
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OH by the way ROUND 3 is CLOSED. Just to be official
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:16 PM
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This is just about as good as it gets... I absolutely love it.

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Here is my kit for this weeks challenge. I spent HOURS working on this one so I really hope you like it
It's called "Top Story"

As you can tell by the elements in my kit..
A monkey has been going banana's and throwing his peels all over the city causing everyone to slip.
I know the zoo officials would love to catch this silly monkey so if you have any information on his where about or if you have sited him in your city, please call
1-800-your-nuts..

kit contains:
4 papers & 10 elements

1 monkey
1 news anchor
1 ribbon
1 frame
1 leaf
1 banana peel
1 caution sign
1 microphone
1 journal
1 word art

you can download my kit here:
http://www.4shared.com/file/XFK_qXBi...esign_ndc.html
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:43 PM
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Thanks Tracy for officially closing it! I hit snooze an extra time on my alarm this morning *blush*. Good luck everyone!
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:56 PM
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wowwwwwwwww, amazing kits, is so good not to be a judge or to be in a poll, hahaha, good luck everybody!!!
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:57 PM
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I agree!! And if it were a poll - I'd be refreshing for days!!!
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:40 AM
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aaah So Tracy are you giving us a clue that CU will be allowed next round

Back to the newspaper bit, I know I know it's been done a too much but the newspaper section I used was some old classifieds for house sales/rentals and it was from a newspaper in the early 60's so chances are most of the houses have probably been bulldozed and I know for sure that the paper isn't even in existance lol

The hard part re copyright is also the fact that different countries have different rules regarding it. Australian copyright is slightly different than other countries.

Loving those last few kits that have appeared since last night...good luck to everyone and now the hard part again....I hate the waiting
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:46 AM
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I agree with what Rachel said at the beginning - when you get the kit done early - the waiting is just longer!!! It's like - you know the waiting doesn't really begin until Monday - so it's like 2 waiting games......
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:32 AM
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any chance we can have the results early? like now would be good! LOL
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