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Posted 22 April 2014 - 02:20 PM

Anything other than the 3D bs

 

Another Stock Image one would be nice too.. truly test the talents that way.


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 02:39 PM

I'm up for another stock image.

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 02:53 PM

I'd enter if its with a stock image, depending on the image, like


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 02:59 PM

Where are we on designated topic starters?

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 03:02 PM

No clue, perhaps the winners of the SOTW's should be the topic starter but since we're low on activity, the most active in these sections should be designated.

 

Kilen, you're more than welcome to attack them if you wish. I always intend to do SOTW but while I was staff I was busy running other sections and dealing with work and all that. I've stepped down from staff, so I should be a bit more active around here now, in terms of participating in contests and what not.


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 03:56 AM

I was thinking an 80s theme? Cause, y'know, #80 and all. 

 

If not, I got a few good stock images handy. 


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:41 AM

We need to edit the rules for the next SOTW, as results of the current votibg stage. What changes do you all think we should make?

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 06:30 PM

I say there needs to be a rule that an entry can only be submitted when more than 2 mins have gone into making it. I usually spend anywhere from 5-15 mins on a project, maybe even longer depending on what it is. 


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 06:48 PM

- No memes, it's not art.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:02 PM

- No meme's

- Custom Sigs Only (Not a screenshot with a border)

 

I think it's clear everyone wants to see some pretty cool stuff or something with some flare. Not a comic strip, not a meme and not just a still image with nothing done to it. Perhaps we should mix up the competitions a little bit. Rather than just a set theme, perhaps add some more depth to it, like the one dude mentioned, a set number of colors, a preset size (400x125, etc), a gradient theme on top of the main theme.. you know, anything.

 

Because I have to agree that the SOTW's are getting fairly boring with just the same ol 'Okay, make a sig with the Theme 'STAR WARS'' .. I rather see some more flare added or something totally unique rather than just screenshots with a bit of brushing on it. Everyone has their skill sets or level of skill in whatever program they use but if we use a theme with some more set rules such as a color limit, or specific brush sets or something, then everyone can participate on the same level and the victor will win based on creativity and not because he has a higher level of expertise. Just my 2c.


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 02:05 AM

- No riling up people to vote for you (as seen in SOTW #85, when Greasepalms got his lunch buddies to vote for his unfunny sig).

If any participant is seen doing this, they'll be banned from SOTW permanently. It ruins a complete competition, as was the case with SOTW 85.

Also going with what gunwrath said about having more in-depth themes. I find that competitions with a more complex theme translates to better entries. It allows participants to be more flexible, and having more flexibility is what allows participants to create better signatures. If we could have themes that would be more interesting I think that'd be great. Boring themes generally stir up generic entries. We don't want that.

If every single next SOTW stuck with that concept, there is no doubt I would enjoy it even more.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:46 AM Edited by The Odyssey, 25 June 2014 - 08:47 AM.

Perhaps theme that represents emotion, or how we interpret something? Instead of visual things like Summer, School, Movies, etc.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 01:59 PM

I'm kind of in the mood for another stock image SOTW. The last stock image we did was with the grizzly bear I believe, there were some awesome entires then.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:11 PM

If you can find a good image, i'm all aboard as well :p


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 05:01 PM Edited by GunWrath, 29 June 2014 - 05:01 PM.

On that new SOTW - Theme: Dark

 

Would horror and sh*t like that fall under that? or do you mean dark by contrasts and colors?

 

 

By the way, good game on the last one. I for sure thought VideoPoker would have taken that one.


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Posted 26 July 2014 - 12:33 AM Edited by Robton, 26 July 2014 - 02:43 AM.

For some reason i can't make a new topic, but i found a Stock Image to use if someone else want to make it :p

 

I don't know if you could use it or not, but Here it is if you want to  :D


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Posted 27 July 2014 - 03:33 AM

I was just on a binge for watching Miami Vice. How about a 70's/80's or 90's theme? Could get some nice looking entries, if it hasn't been done already.

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 03:48 AM

+1 For that :p

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 11:09 PM Edited by Toshio_maxoS, 28 July 2014 - 10:31 AM.

I guess I got a cool stock image for next sotw which would fall into 60/70/80s
;) do if no one got a problem with that, I'm going to make SOTW 90

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 11:17 PM

Thought's on an 80's styled theme? Maybe even stock image?


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 11:22 PM

I'll see if i can cough up anything 80's related :D

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:21 AM

Alright, cool. Hope you find something nice :)


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Posted 09 August 2014 - 04:37 AM

and please make it something other than cars.


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Posted 09 August 2014 - 04:49 AM

Yeah, if we're doing a stock image, mix it up a little. Choose something unique. 


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 10:20 AM

Here some references

 

Thriller (movie)

Hair Bands (Poison, etc)

Back to the Future

Celebs from the 80's

 

or just find some retro image

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 02:29 AM

Not a big fan of the image in SOTW #91 but hey, it's whatever. In the future I suggest we use stock images that have less composition and can allow us to have more freedom to work with as opposed to a Delorean.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:20 AM

Yeah, not digging it either.. just another car image. Yuck.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:53 AM

On second thought I don't dig the image so much myself. Gonna try to find a new one, and relaunch...
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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:33 AM Edited by Toshio_maxoS, 11 August 2014 - 09:40 AM.

So as an example I picked some Stock Images / Wallpapers, maybe Robton want to use one of them, otherwise someone else can use it or will do later :)

 

 

GunWrath, no clean "Car" Stock Images, ;)

 

Movie (No Country for Old men - Lone Survior - The Purge)

 

Future Wallpaper

 

Landscape Wallpaper / Nature

 

Persons

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 10:08 AM

Im loving that first image. We're using that :p




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