"Challenge Period 1" Picks Of The Week< And Members Choices
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|We Are And Have Always Been And Will Continue To Be A PHOTO-MANIPULATION group.|
What is meant by Photo-Manipulation?
As far as this group is concerned, "photo-manipulations are images that have been composed of two or more photographic elements to create something new."
I ask you to use more than three stocks (the basics for each entry is required stock, background, more than one additional stock) to create interesting images.
For this group, you can use in your photo-manipulations, brushes, textures, some filters, and some special effects as long as the end results looks like a photo-manipulation as defined above.
What is meant by a Mix-Media?
According to ex-Digital Art GM,`cosmosue, mix media is, "the process of creating a work using more than one form of creation. Take for example a photomanip, you are using photos and maybe some textures and/or brushes. Well take that photomanip and throw in some digital hand painting and now you have mixed more than one medium to create your work".
In addition, mixing 3D Renders with photos is Mixed Media.
We Do NOT Do Mixed Media At This Group! We will no longer do challenges that mix 3D renders with photo stock. If there is rendered images in your entry, more then likely I will ask you to remove it. Sorry, but I have to be strict on this.
However, it doesn't mean we won't do a challenge that is all 3D Rendered, just make sure that there are no photos used.
Doing some "hand work" and using "adjustments, effects" and similar, is expected.
That means, "some" Digital Painting/Airbrushing (or the use of other tools to get a painterly effects) On Top Of Photos Is Allowed to complete your Photo-Manipulation. How much? A little: such as, to finish hair, make the tail of a dress look wind blown, create grass, clear up blemishes on the skin, and such.
Yes, I will no longer accept any deviation that are really Mix-Media or straight forward digital painting; i.e., painting over the original stock for most or the entire deviation.
If you want to participate in one of our challenges, and you're basically a digital painter, why not challenge yourself to do a strict traditional photo-manipulation? After all, that's what this group is about, challenging yourself and learning something new.
About Cutout (png.) Files:
Due to the problems that have arise about the use of cut outs, I'm really cracking down on challenge entries that are, not only mixing 3D Renders with photo files, but are also using stock from suspicious sources.
I wrote about it TWICE here at the group (although I cannot find the link to the first post about it), and now I've expanded the information at my art account journal. Please read because it's very important and affects all of us.
Don't forget to check this sta.sh account to see if the suspicious stock provider is on the list already.
In addition, our member,Anne-Wipf, has gather some trustworthy stocks with png file.
Please report any strange looking stock accounts. I just found a new account right before I edited this, and between two of us, we were easily able to find seven photos on the web.
If you have any questions please write to me at the group.