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Posted: 29 November 2012 12:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 121 ]
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Scott-Livingston - 28 November 2012 06:00 AM
What do you think of these changes?


I know you've been working on the hand holding the club so I'm sure you don't want to move the club.
But if you flip the entire picture horizontally then the hand holding the club will match a certain avatar. LOL
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Posted: 29 November 2012 01:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 122 ]
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sithkitten - 28 November 2012 08:29 PM
Well, I still haven't gotten the focus to sharpen on the monitor images (dangit!), but I boosted the ambient strength nutty high and got about the same brightness I see before I render. I can live with a little bit of fuzz, as long as the images are recognizable as fall-type stuff.

Oh I like this one too sithkitten. I have that prop and never thought of changing the default screens. Nicely done. wink
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Posted: 29 November 2012 03:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 123 ]
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Thanks for all the suggestions throughout the process.

The following is the postwork added.
Blended the memory image into the sky background.
Added a pencil, black lines, and a drawing of a turkey.
Made the leaves redder and added some maple leaves.
Darkened the color of the woman’s eyes.
Modified her hair to make it look more like it’s being blown by an autumn breeze.
Got rid of a poke through in the collar of her hoodie.
And a few minor touch-ups here and there.
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Posted: 29 November 2012 03:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 124 ]
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my apologies for not posting any tutorials as promised, I have really been under the weather this month. maybe I can get some done for next month.

Everyone has been doing a great job on their images, keep up the good work gang!
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Posted: 29 November 2012 06:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 125 ]
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chohole - 28 November 2012 06:21 AM
Hmm, wildest wild life I normally come across are my 2 young cats, but they can get pretty wild as they are only just over a year old.

I like the way this is evolving.

missing shadows on the ground plane, now you have pulled the camera back

Still not sure if I like this wider angle better... I had made the shadows soft because it's cloudy...but I think you're right...they were too soft. They're still pretty subtle in the latest version, but perhaps better!

Two cats, did you say? wink (Actually, I feel like it might be one too many cats for the purpose of this image...trying again with just one cat...)

@DennyL: thanks, I hadn't realized that Cho ('s avatar) was a lefty! I'll see how it looks flipped.

@Mr Leong: I really, really like your latest!

@LycanthropeX: hope you're feeling better now.
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Posted: 29 November 2012 07:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 126 ]
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Thanks for the comments, people! I posted my entry this morning, before I ran out the door to work. Couldn't have done it alone. smile

@Mr Leong: Love the hand turkey! Adds a nice touch.
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Posted: 29 November 2012 09:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 127 ]
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Scott-Livingston - 29 November 2012 06:45 PM
@Mr Leong: I really, really like your latest!


Then I guess I won't be making anymore changes. Thanks.



sithkitten - 29 November 2012 07:32 PM
@Mr Leong: Love the hand turkey! Adds a nice touch.


I added that when I realized the Daz community is worldwide, and some people may not realize what the little girl is doing when she's tracing her hand.


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Posted: 29 November 2012 09:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 128 ]
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Scott-Livingston - 29 November 2012 06:45 PM
Two cats, did you say? wink (Actually, I feel like it might be one too many cats for the purpose of this image...trying again with just one cat...)


Looked at the picture ..... read your words above ..... looked at the picture again.

Imagining the words came from the character in the picture about to make use of the club. LOL.
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Posted: 29 November 2012 09:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 129 ]
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Mr Leong - 29 November 2012 09:21 PM
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Two cats, did you say? wink (Actually, I feel like it might be one too many cats for the purpose of this image...trying again with just one cat...)


Looked at the picture ..... read your words above ..... looked at the picture again.

Imagining the words came from the character in the picture about to make use of the club. LOL.

LOL Didn't mean it that way, but after I typed it up, the same thought crossed my mind!
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Posted: 29 November 2012 09:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 130 ]
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Posted: 30 November 2012 05:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 131 ]
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Posted: 30 November 2012 02:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 132 ]
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Gonna post this here though I'm pretty sure I should just go ahead and post it in the other thread since I'm pretty sure I won't have time to make any changes. Still, I felt this had to be completed despite the blatant flaws and obvious postwork. With the theme being either Autumn or thankfulness, my thoughts turned to the economy. Many are still struggling but some finally get the ability to improve their situation and for that they are thankful.

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Posted: 30 November 2012 04:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 133 ]
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@ZamuelNow: well, I really like the concept and the individual parts. The composition clearly needs some work, but you know that... If you have a few minutes to work on it, blurring or otherwise fixing up the edges between the arms and the background images is priority #1, I'd say.

Here's where I am with mine. I'll attempt some postwork this evening. Actually I'm re-rendering it one last time, because her face looks slightly out-of-focus to me...and to hopefully get some better shadows on the ground plane.

You may notice that Cat #2 has re-appeared...still not sure which way I like it better: one cat or two. The other significant change is the boots: I applied leather and suede shaders (from the Supersuit Fantasy Pack, I think) and I like the result much better than the default materials. smile
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Posted: 30 November 2012 06:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 134 ]
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Scott-Livingston - 30 November 2012 04:38 PM
@ZamuelNow: well, I really like the concept and the individual parts. The composition clearly needs some work, but you know that... If you have a few minutes to work on it, blurring or otherwise fixing up the edges between the arms and the background images is priority #1, I'd say.


Sigh...I know. It's embarrassing and frustrating for the very fact that I thought that splitting it the way I did should have made it easier to do. Don't know why the edges are so sharp on the copy/paste. The whole situation has got me in a bad mood and I'm almost wanting to retract. I mean seriously, these are the images.
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Posted: 30 November 2012 06:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 135 ]
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To Avoid that in the Future Always do a Black Background for your PNG layers. They blend with almost any other layer.

EDIT: The Anti Alising to blend with the Grey causes the effect your getting.
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