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Posted: 24 November 2012 01:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 91 ]
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chohole - 24 November 2012 01:30 PM
I am not certain if I should comment on Scott's image

ROFLOL Go on you know you want to.....
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Posted: 25 November 2012 05:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 92 ]
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I've made a few subtle changes and they seem to have helped. I fiddled with the lighting so the bright patches are brighter but the dark patches are about the same, moved the shadows so that her face isn't in a dark patch and raised her head a bit so her face is easier to see. I don't want to move her head much more, as she is supposed to be reading her book.
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Posted: 25 November 2012 06:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 93 ]
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gbilliau are you happy with the adjustments?

I took the liberty and adjusted the light "Levels", increasing the light parts and leaving the shadows as there were. I also increased the colour "saturation" a little in Photoshop Elements

What do you think better or worse?
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Posted: 25 November 2012 06:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 94 ]
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chohole - 24 November 2012 01:30 PM
I am not certain if I should comment on Scott's image

Well, whatever you have to say, I guess I've got it coming! LOL

Here's a revised version. Hand pose is much improved but maybe still needs work, especially in the thumb? Does the face still need more light?
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Posted: 25 November 2012 06:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 95 ]
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Szark - 25 November 2012 06:03 AM
gbilliau are you happy with the adjustments?

I took the liberty and adjusted the light "Levels", increasing the light parts and leaving the shadows as there were. I also increased the colour "saturation" a little in Photoshop Elements

What do you think better or worse?


Definatly better, though a little bit brighter than I would like. There are still a couple of little tweaks I want to make to the scene, then I'll try and recreate your changes.
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Posted: 25 November 2012 06:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 96 ]
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chohole - 24 November 2012 01:30 PM
I am not certain if I should comment on Scott's image

Well, whatever you have to say, I guess I've got it coming! LOL

Here's a revised version. Hand pose is much improved but maybe still needs work, especially in the thumb? Does the face still need more light?


Well there have been some unkind people that say the less light the better whne it comes to chohole's face. cool smirk
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Posted: 26 November 2012 07:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 97 ]
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I've made what should be the final changes to the scene itself (if you care, then I offer several minutes entertainment playing spot the difference), then spent a good hour playing with the levels and saturation as suggested by Szark.

Overall I'm happy with the result, so this will probably be my entry.
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Posted: 26 November 2012 07:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 98 ]
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Hair fitting better, right hand pose adjusted and clothing is fitting is better, sleeve near the book, clothing behind her legs has changed a little and over her sholder the green strips look better. Did I get them all if so do I win something?
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Posted: 26 November 2012 11:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 99 ]
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Hello! Just poking my head in to say hi. I know it's later than late, but I'm going to try my hand at this contest, because I'm incredibly thankful I've finally gotten this program to behave.
Why, you ask? I know, everybody and their grandma can get DAZ to jump through hoops and make them sandwiches. But I've had a monstrously hard time with the program, dang it. I got it back when I upgraded to Bryce 5.5 and have been swearing at it ever since, up until... well, yesterday, really. Don't know why, I'm pretty good at all sorts of other 3d programs, including Bryce, and I've done video editing and effects so it's not a dumbness problem (I hope!), but with DAZ studio everything I did turned to crap. Following tutorials step by step resulted in wildly crazed results. My content... ah, my content. I think little gremlins would get in the computer and move stuff around when I wasn't looking. Lighting? Ugh. Horrible. And even the program itself... I had to install version 4 three times before it even came close to working! And even then the content management service wouldn't run.
But two days ago I installed 4.5, spent a day categorizing my content and doing the happy dance because I could find it all, and yesterday I produced my first properly lighted render that doesn't look like a four-year-old could do better with a box of Crayolas. Woohoo! So I'm super thankful, even though at 12:30 this morning one of my experiments utterly exploded. I mean, horribly. I'll even attach a screenshot that you all may have some entertainment, and be thankful this doesn't happen to you! That pile of exploded polygons used to be a guy.
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Posted: 26 November 2012 11:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 100 ]
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a good way to show people thinking and what they are thinking about is with a low camera pointing upward (worm view) at the face.

Focusing on the face will also be consistent with what LycanthropeX wrote in post #29 about the tendency of incorrectly doing very wide shots for images.


Reworked the angle so this is how it looks now. Again, the girl in the back is going to be worked on in post work. I'll probably be doing one render of the woman, then zoom in on the girl for a second render, then put them together in post work.


Ok dokey since LycanthropeX is awol I thought I would take a stab at trying to help.

Here is my effort in trying get a better composition (see next month for more on that subject)

Think about what is the main subject, in this case the woman on the bench so she is the focus....then second to that is your thoughts visually shown as a thought bubble just to illustrate the idea. What and how you show this is your choice. Everything else is just window dressing.

Here one I did a few years ago which is sort of on the same lines.
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Posted: 26 November 2012 06:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 101 ]
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Szark - 26 November 2012 11:18 AM
Think about what is the main subject, in this case the woman on the bench so she is the focus....then second to that is your thoughts visually shown as a thought bubble just to illustrate the idea. What and how you show this is your choice. Everything else is just window dressing.

Here one I did a few years ago which is sort of on the same lines.


Thanks Szark. I like how you set your picture up with the dinosaurs. Originally I was going to use the thought bubble in mine too, but that would have just made the little girl too small. And I really wanted to show her drawing a turkey by tracing her hand. I'm hoping that, by making her lighter and up in the sky, she'll appear as a thought. Still not too sure if it looks related to the woman on the park bench or whether this just looks like some collage of a picture, but here's how it's looking now.
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Posted: 26 November 2012 06:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 102 ]
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Okay, here's my first attempt. Any and all comments are welcome. It's harder than I thought it would be to combine fall, functioning computer programs, and thankfulness all into one. So I went with my default setting of converting what I know into a scifi setting. Unfortunately, my monitors ain't that big...
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Posted: 27 November 2012 12:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 103 ]
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Szark - 26 November 2012 11:18 AM
Everything else is just window dressing.


Now I get it. The tree was too prominent. Readjusted the picture some more with less tree, although I would like to keep as much of the leaves there as possible for the autumn theme.

Worked some more on the woman's expression and lighting.

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Posted: 27 November 2012 03:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 104 ]
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Szark - 26 November 2012 07:33 AM
Hair fitting better, right hand pose adjusted and clothing is fitting is better, sleeve near the book, clothing behind her legs has changed a little and over her sholder the green strips look better. Did I get them all if so do I win something?


There are two more changes, one of them is so small it's practically unnoticable at this size. If you find them all I'm prepared to offer a free copy of blender.
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Posted: 27 November 2012 04:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 105 ]
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sithkitten - 26 November 2012 06:29 PM
Okay, here's my first attempt. Any and all comments are welcome. It's harder than I thought it would be to combine fall, functioning computer programs, and thankfulness all into one. So I went with my default setting of converting what I know into a scifi setting. Unfortunately, my monitors ain't that big...
Hiya and welcome to Daz2d and the new users contest. Looks like you are having fun now.

Great start.

I have been playing to show a few other ways you could frame this image to have a better impact on the viewer. Aslo I feel the background should be darker so the foreground stands out a little more. But a good start nevertheless.
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