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Hello Members!"The Real Surreal Mural" is a Group Game Activity. It is NOT a challenge! You're not competing against anyone and there are no judges.
It's really a relay game where you'll be teamed with other group members. Each member will have a turn to add to an image to create a Surreal wallpaper desktop for us to share with the group.
All you need to do is participate and have some fun!
I have set aside some special Exclusives Stock by BVFoto, Drury-Lane, and TheStockWarehouse as participating gifts for everyone.
We'll play from June 5th - June 30th.
You can take as much time as you need on your part of the image when it's your turn to play depending
on how many members are on your team. So, there's no rush, but do be considerate of your teammates.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FIRST
The minimum resolution for your wallpaper is 1600x1200
. Since it's best to make a digital art smaller than it is
larger, you can make it any of these standard screen sizes:
Standard PC / Mac (4:3)
Dual Display / Widescreen
3200x1200If you need more information about creating desktop wallpapers, go to this guide written in 2007 by achann:fav.me/d3ji4m7
Tomorrow morning (I'm in PST), you'll get the list of your teammates. If you haven't signed up yet, and you want to play, there's still time! Simply comment to this journal or send me a note.
You'll be added to the end of a team.
When you're satisfied with what you've have added to the Surreal image, DO NOT FLATTEN IT!
Save as a .psd or .png file. If you don't see these file when you go to SAVE, check your File Preferences and include one or both before you save.
Upload to your sta.sh account.
As always, list the stocks with direct links, and contact the stock artist.
Contact the next member on your team using a dA note with the sta.sh url. Also, please contact me
to let me know that you're done.
WHAT TO DO WHEN IT'S DONE
Continue in this fashion until the last teammate is reached. The last teammate will add the finishing touches;i.e. textures, brushes, special effects, special lighting, and anything necessary to finish the image AND THEN FLATTEN BEFORE THE FINAL SAVE.
If you've mixed photo stock with 3D stock, be sure to categorize it as Digital>Mixed Media
In addition, any member of the team can correct any obvious flaws in the image.
The last team member will send me the link to your final wallpaper. I will include all stock providers, all artists, and send you and your teammates a copy to upload to your gallery. In addition, I will submit to a special folder in our Gallery along with a Feature. You can download everyone's wallpaper from the Gallery or the Feature.
Remember, deviations that are NOT for the Game will be declined.