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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 09-25-2011, 09:07 PM
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eek i just noticed should i put 39 elements and 1 alpha???
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:39 PM
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eek i just noticed should i put 39 elements and 1 alpha???
Toiny said Alpha counts as 1 element and no more than 40 elements total so I think, Yes, you need to be sure you have 39 plus alpha. Also, I noticed your preview doesn't have a lot of shadowing, you might want to change that.
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:53 PM
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It's really good. Mine was on a roll yesterday but then I saved as a flattened image by mistake and everything is uneditable now, lol... DO OVER... Yesterday was just ummm, practice?
I think we've all done this - hopefully it was just the preview and everything else was left in tact!

I am just dying to see everybody else's creations!! I assume the gallery will fill quickly tomorrow! Can't wait!!
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:28 PM
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Thank you a heap, Rose, for that great tut on changing the color space. It seems to have worked on my problem papers and elements. I did have to fiddle quite a bit with one paper to get it to be in gamut and also fit my notion of what it should look like. . I, too, am a slow designer, and probably too perfectionistic, but we are what we are, right? Thanks again, you're a peach! Almost done...
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:43 PM
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Thank you a heap, Rose, for that great tut on changing the color space. It seems to have worked on my problem papers and elements. I did have to fiddle quite a bit with one paper to get it to be in gamut and also fit my notion of what it should look like. . I, too, am a slow designer, and probably too perfectionistic, but we are what we are, right? Thanks again, you're a peach! Almost done...
You're welcome, I'm always happy to help whenever I am able. So glad it helped!

As for almost done... OK, I'm jealous. I've been glued to my computer all day every day since Thursday (except for a few hours while attending a birthday party of a family member). My papers are finished (finally) but I've only 10 out of the 40 elements. And oh, I keep forgetting about the alpha, yikes!

Well, it's after midnight for me... my pumpkin stage coach never EVEN arrived, hmpf, I guess I should try to get a little sleep before digging in for the whole day again tomorrow. I'm sure I'll be wiping sweat from my brow by the end of the day!

Night all.
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:23 AM
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geez your lucky rose to be able to have all that time...I'm glad I didn't make this round as I would've bombed as I work full time and just wouldn't have had time to complete something this large in such a short space of time...good luck everyone can't wait too see what you all come up with and also who the winners are.
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:24 AM
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Toiny said Alpha counts as 1 element and no more than 40 elements total so I think, Yes, you need to be sure you have 39 plus alpha. Also, I noticed your preview doesn't have a lot of shadowing, you might want to change that.
i know toiny said the alpha counts as an element but should i list the alpha on my preview and then 39 elements..is what i am saying. and Rose that tutorial really helped alot..i know i didn't put any shadows on my preview just on the packaging cause i was hurrying to show you..can't wait to see everyone's kits...xoxo
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:59 AM
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Yes Carmen, list it as XX papers, 39 Elements plus an Alpha (or similar). Smooch!
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:21 AM
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Whew, finally done! Despite the trouble I had with the gamut business for this kit, I am loving how it turned out. Hope you all agree!
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:33 AM
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yeah Dona! so pretty!!! i was deciding between a midnight garden theme or the witchy one, but since i was in the halloweeny mood i went with the witchy one! okay i redid my preview with some shadowing lol Rose..heehee here is the linkie to the gallery
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:31 AM
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Wow, so far everyone's kit is fabulous! And so very different from one another, I'm always fascinated with how just one word can prompt such a variety of creative things.

And tailz61, yes, I think I am lucky to have the time too. I know for SURE that I'd not be doing this at all if I had anything close to a full-time job! LOL, as it is, there are a lot of things that don't get done because of my time doing this... I might just have to take a vacation from my computer to do some work (scratching head)... crazy, huh?
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:42 AM
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let's go Rose! I want to see your kit!! heehee!! and everyone else too!!!
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mine's up Midnight Air

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Old 09-26-2011, 12:59 PM
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let's go Rose! I want to see your kit!! heehee!! and everyone else too!!!
LOL, you'll have to wait awhile longer, Hun... most likely until the midnight deadline (oh, how appropriate of a deadline given the 'theme'). But wouldn't you know??!!! I'm having problems with Photoshop now!!! I totally lost my Alpha .psd file - won't open at all, tells me 'Could not complete request because of a program error.' And now, after working on recoloring an item I scanned, wouldn't you know, I can't do anything now - getting the same error!! I had to use the task manager to close PS because it wouldn't close either.

This is an absolute first for me, I've never had software issues of a technical nature before with PSCS5 - but gee isn't it interesting that it's happening now!?

I'm off to reboot my computer and hope that helps.
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LOL, you'll have to wait awhile longer, Hun... most likely until the midnight deadline (oh, how appropriate of a deadline given the 'theme'). But wouldn't you know??!!! I'm having problems with Photoshop now!!! I totally lost my Alpha .psd file - won't open at all, tells me 'Could not complete request because of a program error.' And now, after working on recoloring an item I scanned, wouldn't you know, I can't do anything now - getting the same error!! I had to use the task manager to close PS because it wouldn't close either.

This is an absolute first for me, I've never had software issues of a technical nature before with PSCS5 - but gee isn't it interesting that it's happening now!?

I'm off to reboot my computer and hope that helps.
When I get this error, Rose, it's because I accidentally saved with a mismatch between the file type and the extension, such as putting alpha.png, and saving as a Photoshop file. That kicks back the message and PS won't open it. My fix is to open the file in Graphic Converter (available as a shareware download) and resave it there in the appropriate (layered or not) file format. Hope this may work for you, too.
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Oh what a difficult time I had with this kit. I finally uploaded it moments ago. Now I can relax a minute.
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Anita - it's BEAUTIFUL!!!
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Diane that is lovely hun
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Please us sRGB for your designing, it is industry standard here at the studio. AdobeRGB won't print properly so sRGB is our requirement here at the studio
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:38 PM
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Please us sRGB for your designing, it is industry standard here at the studio. AdobeRGB won't print properly so sRGB is our requirement here at the studio
I'm confused . . .

In my color management settings (I have Elements 9) it gives me the option to optimize for computers screens which would be the sRGB settting OR to optimize for printing which is the AdobeRGB setting.

I previously had it set to the sRGB and wasn't getting the colors I expected when printing here at home. Since I switched to the AdobeRGB setting, printing looks and turns out much better.

Would these settings be different if I were to have an outside service printing pages? Just curious.
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