Photoshop yourself a ToA! [Winnah selected!]

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Photoshop yourself a ToA! [Winnah selected!]

Unread postby jupider » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:48 pm

So you may or may not have noticed my Crocodile Seaman avatar that I'm currently using. Either way, if you do happen to take a gander at it, you'll notice that it's rather fugly with its horrid whitish border around it. Problem is that the pic that Gobb gave me for it had a solid white background and it looked like poo against Paradox's black background. So I tried (unsuccessfully) to make the croc's background transparent using the extent of my entire knowledge of photo-editing skills.

Anyway, back to why this is in the Contests & Events board:

I am offering a Token of Appreciation to the first person that can hit me with some good Crocodile Seaman. Take the original jpeg (shown below), change the background transparent, save it in a size/format that is acceptable to Paradox's avatar restrictions, and, lastly, and most importantly, if it looks really good against the background in Paradox I will give the editor a Token of Appreciation.

And I'll throw in a bonus with the ToA if the winner can work a not-at-all-magic marker and/or SCYTHE OF DOOOOOOM seamlessly into the image.

All honest, legitimate attempts that DO NOT meet my high standards and expectations will receive a Certificate of Gratitude.

Easy money, right?

Get to work!

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Re: Photoshop yourself a ToA!

Unread postby sallyfox » Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:13 am

Ponders..................


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Re: Photoshop yourself a ToA!

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Re: Photoshop yourself a ToA!

Unread postby jupider » Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:41 pm

@cowboy: Well, the preview while submitting doesn't look so hot. In fact, it looks exactly like the one I had when I posted this contest. Guess we'll need to see what it looks like after it's approved, but I'm not holding my breath.

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Re: Photoshop yourself a ToA!

Unread postby Gobberwart » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:34 pm

There ya go mate. I don't need a ToA but I could use the donation :)

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Re: Photoshop yourself a ToA!

Unread postby Cowboy » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:03 pm

Give gobb the token (donation). His is much better :)

In my defense, I didn't have Photoshop at the time so I had to use some shitty online editor. That's why you see the white border when viewed on a dark background.
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Re: Photoshop yourself a ToA!

Unread postby Gobberwart » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:21 pm

Cowboy wrote:Give gobb the token (donation). His is much better :)

In my defense, I didn't have Photoshop at the time so I had to use some shitty online editor. That's why you see the white border when viewed on a dark background.


To be fair, I did have the original scythe and magic marker full size transparencies to play with there. Still, no Photoshop for me either. I'm a big fan of Corel Paint Shop Pro X, which you can get (legit) for free. Still my image editor of choice after all these years.

Failing that, it's either GIMP or Paint.NET... both are a bit crap but do the job for the price (free).
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Re: Photoshop yourself a ToA!

Unread postby jupider » Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:17 pm

Gobb, you win! Your donation has been sent.

cowboy, check your pmail for your CoG.

Sally, ... ... you shouldn't have sat back and pondered... ...but you're still okay in my book!

Everybody else... I'll come up with another contest soon............STAY TUNED!!!
Gobberwart wrote:Jupider is EXACTLY right.

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"Maybe that's why we lost."


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