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LavaBug
03-05-2007, 02:22 PM
Hi people,
this is the BUG, welcome to :
http://www.animeforum.com/image/thum_1090345ec752acbbf2.jpg (http://www.animeforum.com/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=6271)
As some people might know, i'm a humble wallpaper artist doing his part for the community, but today, i must shameful admit, my own
desktop looks like this.
http://www.animeforum.com/image/thum_1090345ec742b83b3f.jpg (http://www.animeforum.com/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=6270)
The wallpaper in question is a year 2001 piece of junk, made of various low quality scans, poor cleaning and some effects, no normal person would touch with a stick.

Your challenge now, is to give this wall the major pimping it deserves in order to make it represenable.

This being the rules:
THEY ARE UPDATED, NEW STUFF IS WRITTEN IN CAPS
- You can move, remove and/or add elements as you like.
- You must however keep at least ONE of the elements the original has
(you CAN replace them with highter quality scans, BUT
THEY MUST SHOW THE SAME OR A SIMILAR MOTIF)
- the minimum size is 1024x768 widescreen is allowed
- the wall must have animegalleries.net written in the tag
(and don't forget your nickname also)
- of course the wall you make is you own work
(so except that i will use it as my new background,
i wont make an claim on it:P)
- the wallpaper is due in FOUR weeks (2.4.2007)
- judgeing will be done by yours truly (me ^^)

ADDITION !!!
(since this task is hard, and participation has been quite low so far,
i will ONLY THIS ONCE give away one of my PSD's, i managed to dig up)
i made this a link for everytime i tried uploading it,
i had a timeout.
http://www.drsch.de/Stuff/hikaruwallpaper3.psd

Also, The Wizzard contributed a scan, that might be useful, for i dont have them unfortunately.
(thanks wizzy :P)

Now, please PLEASE animeforum guys: go on an PIMP MY WALL ^^

LavaBug
03-11-2007, 08:28 PM
hmm seeing this thread is now up for one week and still no submissions, or comments/questions of any kind, i wonder if either the task is too hard, or if there is no interest in general for such a contest...in that case, we could either try to make something else or change the rules a bit...what do you say people?

elfenstein
03-12-2007, 12:32 PM
I doubt I'll participate in this one, because I probably wont find the time for it.
And to be fair, it sounds like a quite time consuming contest, albeit a very interesting one. For starters, you have to find the same pictures you have used in the original wp somewhere on the web, than maybe extract them too. Extracting them from your wp is virtually impossible due to the effects you used around the charas. (Well the lower right one could be extracted easily). The same goes for the bg.
It would be much, much easier, if you could post the original wp in a layered format (e.g. in .psd, .xcf) or the source images you used to make it. But since it is 6 years old, I doubt you have those.

Anyway, cool contest ideas and it's been only a week, so there are still 2 weeks for those entries to show up. :p

Have fun,
Elfenstein.

LavaBug
03-12-2007, 01:18 PM
I hope there'll still be some participation, but i admit it IS a good deal of a task.
I think i'll be changing the rules a bit, since i looked the other day, and i was not able to find those scans i used myself.
also, you guessed right, i neither have the psd or the scan from back there...
and even if i had, they are the same quality they are in the wallpaper...
except they dont have the fx...
i wouldn't have given the psd anyway, since it is more challenging that way...
but maybe by too much ^^°

Acnologia
03-12-2007, 02:03 PM
http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/1232/wallpaper3hr4.jpg

Lol

Gandizzl
03-12-2007, 02:07 PM
Elfenstein makes some good points.
I think it's a rather hard task.
Thinking about that the wp you have to pimp is not really of good quality.
And I think people prefer to make their own stuff from scratch.
And also, since it's been a while since the last contest, I don't think this was what people expected.

Acnologia
03-12-2007, 02:09 PM
Dont tell me Ill be the only one who entered xD

LavaBug
03-12-2007, 02:25 PM
Thinking about that the wp you have to pimp is not really of good quality.

That's the point of the contest...if i provided a GOOD quality wall
it wouldn't need to be pimped


And I think people prefer to make their own stuff from scratch.

In that case, they should just think of this wall as a scan, and make something from that scan from scratch...it's just this easy ^^.

Anyway, i will mostly likely modify the rules, so people can also use scans that are similar, to the ones in the original (and dont have to bother searching for the exact same ones).

@SaucyNinja : Quite nice what you did ^^
but think of it, in case you're the only one, you'll be sure to win ^^

Acnologia
03-12-2007, 02:26 PM
Lol
Theres people far better than me

LavaBug
03-12-2007, 02:30 PM
we'll see, the contest is running for two more weeks...i'm sure there'll be some more participants...or at least i hope so ^^

wizz-o-matic
03-12-2007, 02:36 PM
Anyway, i will mostly likely modify the rules, so people can also use scans that are similar, to the ones in the original (and dont have to bother searching for the exact same ones).
Or link them to the same ones ^_^;;

The $$60 Billion Man
03-12-2007, 11:07 PM
If I had the skills to do this, I would...sadly..no. I need help myself with wallpapers.

Beyond The Grave
03-13-2007, 05:56 AM
I might try something for this, though it won't be the easiest thing in the world to do. *cracks knuckles* But I love a decent challenge. Though my wall just won't be as bright as Saucy's @_@

MistressPookyChan
03-13-2007, 11:26 PM
come on people! this contest rocks. I'll give a kiss if you participate, ok?

Acnologia
03-14-2007, 12:35 AM
I might try something for this, though it won't be the easiest thing in the world to do. *cracks knuckles* But I love a decent challenge. Though my wall just won't be as bright as Saucy's @_@

I knew there was somthing wrong with it D=

Jagan Eye
03-14-2007, 10:58 PM
Here's my desperate attempt to join this wallpaper contest. x_x;;

ZeroHero
03-15-2007, 08:09 AM
ID attempt it but i suck at WP lol
and not bad jagan :-D

LavaBug
03-19-2007, 05:20 PM
first *BUMP*
Second:
Rules changed slightly (see original post) also,
PSD is now available...
to the guys contributing so far,
i will mind the fact you had it harder when judging
(if you dont have time to update your contributions)

Kaikou
03-22-2007, 08:04 PM
I'll join. But I have to wait a bit to get my Photoshop back on my computer. *Had computer erased and is now trying to get all the programs back on it*

MistressPookyChan
03-23-2007, 12:20 AM
yay!! more wallpapers!!

*Kayako*
03-23-2007, 12:45 AM
thats rather hard to do... so oh well... my Sign should be all it needs LOL<333

Draconocturn
03-24-2007, 02:47 PM
In her best X-zibit voice "There, now you have officially been pimped!" Hope you like it BUG!

Draconocturn

Thornwillow
03-25-2007, 08:47 PM
Now don't close this contest until the 26th at night or on the 27th because I'm working on an entry and I want to enter this contest. lol It'll be done definitely tomorrow. :)

Kaikou
03-25-2007, 11:24 PM
Guess I can't enter. I still haven't got my photoshop back yet. *Is angry at his Computer guy*

Thornwillow
03-26-2007, 02:05 AM
I have my entry done finally!! =D I hope we can talk about it because I'm really proud of it. >=P Even if I don't win, I pushed myself with this one. =D

Ok so, I decided since the scan that Wizzy provided had one of the elements in it that was required for the rules, I decided that I was going to use it. I hate using more than one stock image for anything, so sorry Lava for not doing more than 1 Hikaru. >_>

But anyways, the scan is sorta not in that good of quality, so I recolored the whole thing! =X It's my first time doing it, so you pros out there will see my amateaurish mistakes, but I'm happy with it and thats all that matters! lol The recoloring part took the longest, and then I added some effects to the bottom of Hikaru's shoes to give her sorta a 'booster' looking effect, along with working with some background effects or what not and this is what came out! I'm pretty happy about it. :)

Good luck to the other participants!

LavaBug
03-26-2007, 07:43 AM
I just got the ok from pooky, so this contest will be running one more week,
so everyone who couldn't make it in time still has a chance now.

Ωmega
03-26-2007, 08:08 AM
yay! I was really looking forward to this one, but moving got in the way (that and lack of internet), but now I can still enter!!!

Beyond The Grave
03-26-2007, 05:02 PM
Alright I know I'm not gonna win but, I just wanted to try this for fun!^^ Ok Lava, here is my contest entry for Pimp my Wall, I hope ya like it*does peace sign*

KuroTan
03-27-2007, 07:57 PM
wait for me wait for me!i know im late but il reali try my best to make it to next week.^^'

LavaBug
04-01-2007, 06:54 AM
time's running out, come on guys ^^

KuroTan
04-02-2007, 06:53 PM
oh man..i didnt manage to make it.^^' good luck to all the ones who did tho.im sure lavabug will have a really awesome looking desktop from what im seeing.^^

LavaBug
04-03-2007, 01:35 PM
i hope so too, for this thread is closed and
judging will commence soon :P
(not within the next 2 days though, for i'm going back to my university
and will be on the road all day tomorrow)