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05/11/2009 09:03:31 AM · #26
Originally posted by kellyo:

OK, I'm new to Photoshop and I can't get my text very large on my motivational photo. It lets me type font size 99 but that still does not look very big. Is there something obvious I'm missing or a tutorial that you know of online somewhere? I'm sure this is a duh to many of you, but if anyone can post a quick how-to I would be grateful.
KellyO


I don't know what version of PS you are using but in CS4 if you simply over type font size you can get it pretty much as big as you want.
I just tried and is was happily getting past 300 pt
05/11/2009 09:35:25 AM · #27
Originally posted by kellyo:

OK, I'm new to Photoshop and I can't get my text very large on my motivational photo. It lets me type font size 99 but that still does not look very big. Is there something obvious I'm missing or a tutorial that you know of online somewhere? I'm sure this is a duh to many of you, but if anyone can post a quick how-to I would be grateful.
KellyO


You don't have to accept their suggestions - just type in any number you want (like 500) and it should still work.
05/11/2009 09:52:54 AM · #28
I'm surprised that there are only 50 entries so far for the demotivational challenge. I was expecting there to be around 200-250 for this because I think it's such a great opportunity to do something other than straight photography.

Maybe people did a great demotivational poster and it worked so well they couldn't see the point of entering it!

Message edited by author 2009-05-11 09:53:30.
05/11/2009 10:26:38 AM · #29
Even more remarkable: there are exactly 49 motivational and 49 demotivational entries. It's like ying & yang!
05/11/2009 10:36:41 AM · #30
I have several but it's so much about what I'm saying and not the photo. I may have to put one in the de-motivational anyway just for the humor of it.
05/11/2009 10:39:56 AM · #31
I'm in for De-Mov, which is what I'm gonna call it cause not motivated enough to write out such a long word. Bummer that we were stuck with Basic and not Advanced.
05/11/2009 10:47:28 AM · #32
Originally posted by mikeee:

I'm surprised that there are only 50 entries so far for the demotivational challenge.


We're all trying various takes on the demotivational subject of "Procrastination."

We just haven't gotten around to submitting our entries yet.

HAR HAR HA--- okay, that was probably funnier in my head........
05/11/2009 12:32:16 PM · #33
Originally posted by snaffles:

I'm in for De-Mov, which is what I'm gonna call it cause not motivated enough to write out such a long word. Bummer that we were stuck with Basic and not Advanced.


Story of my life. :~(
05/11/2009 12:39:21 PM · #34
And I thought taking the picture for this title tomorrow :)

Originally posted by cdrice:

Originally posted by mikeee:

I'm surprised that there are only 50 entries so far for the demotivational challenge.


We're all trying various takes on the demotivational subject of "Procrastination."

We just haven't gotten around to submitting our entries yet.

HAR HAR HA--- okay, that was probably funnier in my head........
05/11/2009 01:37:06 PM · #35
I'm in DeMot and you will hate me. Off to vacations now. Good luck to all.
05/11/2009 02:14:36 PM · #36
Originally posted by MistyMucky:

Even more remarkable: there are exactly 49 motivational and 49 demotivational entries. It's like ying & yang!


54/54 now. That's... just weird.
05/11/2009 02:55:03 PM · #37
Originally posted by cdrice:

Originally posted by MistyMucky:

Even more remarkable: there are exactly 49 motivational and 49 demotivational entries. It's like ying & yang!


54/54 now. That's... just weird.


55/55
05/11/2009 03:16:23 PM · #38
56/56 now that is motivating ;)
05/11/2009 03:16:27 PM · #39
Originally posted by KarenNfld:

Originally posted by cdrice:

Originally posted by MistyMucky:

Even more remarkable: there are exactly 49 motivational and 49 demotivational entries. It's like ying & yang!


54/54 now. That's... just weird.


55/55


56/56

I had 4 ideas, shot 2 and now torn between them lol.
05/11/2009 04:15:06 PM · #40
I've come to that point in my life where I'm editing everything in weird tones.. Nothing looks normal or sane..

My motivational poster is demotivating me to bits.. hehe
05/11/2009 08:46:09 PM · #41
I am TOTALLY into the Demotivational. It was hard for me to come up with a good idea, but once it came to me (last night), I got right on it today. This has to be one of my best entries in a very long time. Guess that means the voters will score it a 3.0
05/11/2009 09:03:00 PM · #42
I'm working on editing my photo for demo...and my quesiton is...can we add extra space for the text? Is that forboden?
I can easily get the text anywhere in the photo really, but I'd rather add some space...someone help :-)
05/11/2009 09:31:51 PM · #43
Originally posted by Mystafet:

I'm working on editing my photo for demo...and my quesiton is...can we add extra space for the text? Is that forboden?
I can easily get the text anywhere in the photo really, but I'd rather add some space...someone help :-)


Even in basic editing you can add a border. The border does not have to be the same width all the way around either, so you can place your text in widest/thickest part of the border.
05/12/2009 12:23:14 AM · #44
Stumbled across this and had to share :D

' . substr('//pix.motivatedphotos.com/2008/12/8/633643180323025304-Infinity-t2.jpg', strrpos('//pix.motivatedphotos.com/2008/12/8/633643180323025304-Infinity-t2.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
05/12/2009 01:21:26 AM · #45
Originally posted by ShutterPug:

Originally posted by Mystafet:

I'm working on editing my photo for demo...and my quesiton is...can we add extra space for the text? Is that forboden?
I can easily get the text anywhere in the photo really, but I'd rather add some space...someone help :-)


Even in basic editing you can add a border. The border does not have to be the same width all the way around either, so you can place your text in widest/thickest part of the border.

does anyone know if you can fade out the border layer so the photograph shows thru a bit ??
i've written to the sc and havent got a reply yet .. :)
05/12/2009 01:35:36 AM · #46
OK, I'm in. I'm actually surprised that both challenges are roughly equal in submissions. I had thought the de-motivators would be more popular. Just because I like them, I suppose. In a weird way, they are actually motivating.
05/12/2009 03:38:28 AM · #47
Originally posted by roz:

Originally posted by ShutterPug:

Originally posted by Mystafet:

I'm working on editing my photo for demo...and my quesiton is...can we add extra space for the text? Is that forboden?
I can easily get the text anywhere in the photo really, but I'd rather add some space...someone help :-)


Even in basic editing you can add a border. The border does not have to be the same width all the way around either, so you can place your text in widest/thickest part of the border.

does anyone know if you can fade out the border layer so the photograph shows thru a bit ??
i've written to the sc and havent got a reply yet .. :)


How would you achieve that without using an additional pixel-layer? If you have to, then it's no in basic editing, as I understand it.
05/12/2009 03:59:27 AM · #48
Originally posted by MistyMucky:

Originally posted by roz:

Originally posted by ShutterPug:

Originally posted by Mystafet:

I'm working on editing my photo for demo...and my quesiton is...can we add extra space for the text? Is that forboden?
I can easily get the text anywhere in the photo really, but I'd rather add some space...someone help :-)


Even in basic editing you can add a border. The border does not have to be the same width all the way around either, so you can place your text in widest/thickest part of the border.

does anyone know if you can fade out the border layer so the photograph shows thru a bit ??
i've written to the sc and havent got a reply yet .. :)


How would you achieve that without using an additional pixel-layer? If you have to, then it's no in basic editing, as I understand it.


i was under the impression that no matter how you created the border, that as long as it was recognizable as a border, then it was ok in any edit .. ??..

i'm confused also because in both basic and advanced it says ..
"you may .. add a border to the outside edge of your entry. Your border must be distinct and clearly recognizable as a border."
how many times do we see a thin border, like a line, inside the boundaries of the photograph .. in fact i was going to do that instead in case the faded out border wasnt allowed .. ???????..:)


05/12/2009 04:42:29 AM · #49
Originally posted by roz:

i was under the impression that no matter how you created the border, that as long as it was recognizable as a border, then it was ok in any edit .. ??..

i'm confused also because in both basic and advanced it says ..
"you may .. add a border to the outside edge of your entry. Your border must be distinct and clearly recognizable as a border."
how many times do we see a thin border, like a line, inside the boundaries of the photograph .. in fact i was going to do that instead in case the faded out border wasnt allowed .. ???????..:)


My interpretation about the "clearly recognizable as a border rule" is that it is there to avoid people increasing canvas size, like adding a black border around a black background. But there is nothing in the rules which specifically states that you are allowed to use a layer for your purpose, so I would be careful!

Message edited by author 2009-05-12 04:48:15.
05/12/2009 06:22:27 AM · #50
My submission is EXACTLY like the motivational posters on sale. My understanding is that is what we are being asked to do (or at least allowed to do).

I've interpreted it that the basic rules apply to the photo rather than the whole entry. This is a fun challenge and should be treated as such.
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