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    The Graphic Race: Week 4 (Crits Posted)

    This week's theme is Poker Face, the one era that made GaGa the biggest artist worldwide.

    Challenge 1: Done!

    Photoshop Block: Done!

    Final Challenge: Done!

    The final challenge will end on Sunday, May 16th at 12PM GMT. Judging will occur after the final challenge.

    Scoring:

    Here is the basic breakdown of the scoring:

    # of points out of 10 + number of hours it took them to turn their piece in

    So lets say a member got a 7/10 and it took them 5 hours to turn their piece in. If the round time is 48 hours and it took them 5 hours, that makes it 43 hours until the end of the challenge. So you take 7 + 43 = 50. 50 is their score for the round.

    So the contestant that ends up with the lowest score will be eliminated.

    Contestants participating:

    1. resonance - Challenge 1 - Photoshop Block - Final Challenge

    2. iMattCollinzz - Challenge 1 - Photoshop Block - Final Challenge

    3. Gaga.For.Gaga - Challenge 1 (Pass Used) - Photoshop Block - Final Challenge

    4. wunderful - Challenge 1 (Pass Used) - Photoshop Block - Final Challenge

    5. Melissa - Challenge 1 - Photoshop Block - Final Challenge

    6. GaGaϟHypnotic - Challenge 1 - Photoshop Block - Final Challenge

    UPDATE:

    Due to me posting the challenges late this week, I am NOT counting the times that you post them. Just get them in on time!




    Crits:

    1 – resonance[/B]

    1. 14.5/30
    2. 26.5/30
    3. 23/30

    Haus: I honestly really disliked your first entry. It looked really cheap. The text was bad looking and the colors reminded me of vomit. However, it was still an ok piece. Your second entry just blew me away. It looks so simple, yet so modern and clean. It just looks AMAZING. This is what I like to see from you. Your final entry was great. I loved the picture you used. The font was great too, but I don’t really like how you used the Paparazzi font. Overall though, I felt it was great. Excellent week besides your first entry.

    Haus of Dance: I’m not gonna lie to you; I hated your first entry. It looked very amateurish, and the texture and colors looked cheap. The text is awful, doesn’t match at all. But you got the masking done very nicely, and that helped you. I LOVED your second entry. it looks simple, but its amazing. Your third entry was amazing. The text fit perfectly, the colors were very pretty and matching, and I loved the shadow. Once again, simple but very pretty.

    Fer: I didn’t enjoy your first piece though it was not bad. The background is something that I dislike, although I like the picture. I loved your second entry. It’s simple. The pictures are awesome. It looks good but it’s not creative at all. The third one, I didn’t like the font and it looks like you did nothing to the picture. It looks like a simple screen cap. Though I like it. There’s not a lot to say about your work. It’s simple, not awesome perfect, but it’s not something that I hate.

    FINAL SCORE – 64/90


    2 – iMattCollinzz

    1. 22/30
    2. 19/30
    3. 24/30

    Haus: Your first entry was very nice. I loved the background and the images of GaGa that you used. However, I feel that you could’ve blended the images a bit better with this entry. They seem a bit out of place. Your second entry was great. I loved the simplicity of it and the text. However, for some reason, my eye caught the text as cheap looking when I wasn’t looking directly at it. I don’t know, the text color just seemed a bit cheap. Your final entry was great. I loved how GaGa was in the sky and the extra lightning that you added. However, I felt that the font looked really cheap. It was still good, but the text made it look cheap.

    Haus of Dance: Your first entry was great. I loved the background, the pictures blend in perfectly, I think it was flawless. I love everything about it. Good job! Your second entry wasn’t as good. it doesn’t look very professional, I just don’t like the opacity. The text looks okay.. I don’t think the color pink matches well. But overall it was good. Your final entry was just... great job.. Im in love.  I just love it! The colors, the text, the blending, lightning, everything looks so professional! Def. the best one of the whole week.

    Fer: I didn’t like your 1st piece, but i didn’t dislike it either. It was not bad. I felt it was empty the I loved the cards. The 2nd one was... a no for me. The color was not good. It looked, I don’t want to say dirty but it looked like... green water. I didn’t enjoy it at all. But the third one was so much better! I liked the pictures. They were good too simple but it was not bad.

    FINAL SCORE – 65/90

    3 – Gaga.For.Gaga

    1. 30/30 PASS
    2. 21/30
    3. 28/30

    Haus: You absolutely blew me away this week. You used a pass for the first challenge. Your second entry was just… I can’t even describe it. It is so beautiful and flawless. I am in LOVE. The coloring, the text, it is all just so perfect. Your final entry blew me away almost as much. The editing is so flawless. The ONLY problem I had with it was the text was a bit pixelated on the edges. Otherwise, just flawless. AMAIZNG week!

    Haus of Dance: I’m not gonna lie, I didn’t like much your entry for Photoshop Block. The effect you put on the pic looks cheap, the text doesn’t look good. The colors match though. I really liked your final entry. it was amazing, you used the right pictures, the pictures at the back blend perfectly. The gards (cards haha) look great.

    Fer: I actually dint like your first entry. It’s not bad, but I just don’t get it, the colors were ... meh. But OMGaGa kill me because I loved your last one, it was awesome I enjoyed all of it, every little detail, GaGa cards, the pictures.


    FINAL SCORE – 79/90

    4 – wunderful

    1. 30/30 PASS
    2. 21/30
    3. 18/30

    Haus: You used a pass for the first challenge. Your second entry was very good. However, the flag really bugged me. I’m also getting really sick of that same font/text effect that you use a lot. It was a good piece, but I think the flag stood out too much. Your final entry wasn’t much better, in fact, it wasn’t better at all. The giant picture you used of GaGa looked very weird. I just hate that picture. The text was ok. But “Starring” and “Lady GaGa” collided. You used the same text color, which made it hard to read the text. Overall, you did ok this week, just not up to par compared to your past work. I think the pass that you used really saved your ass.

    Haus of Dance: I don’t like your first entry. The text doesn’t look good, that effect you put on the text makes me hate it even more. Sorry. The poster wasn’t so good. The picture blended it great, and I like it. But the text, once again it doesn’t impress me. You’ve left me speechless, but not in a good way.

    Fer: Liked the american flag, it was creative, the more than the picture you see the text i wanted more... GaGa. Your last one was not bad but don’t be happy because it wasn’t good. I hated the colors you chose for POKER FACE... big no and that LADY GAGA font was killing me...


    FINAL SCORE – 59/90

    5 – Melissa

    1. 18/30
    2. 12/30
    3. 18.5/30

    Haus: Your first entry was very good. I loved the texture. The pictures were good too, but I wish you would’ve blended them better. They look out of place. Otherwise it was a great piece. Your second entry wasn’t good at all. It looked like nothing but the official cover for Poker Face with a vignette around it. Your final entry was good, but the text wasn’t good at all. The pictures also look a bit stretched. If you had good looking text, I would’ve given you a much higher score. Overall, you did well, but your second entry was a big falter.

    Haus of Dance: I really like your first entry. The pics look good, the peace chain thing looks great. The masking was a little bit sloppy in some pics though, gotta watch that. I could’ve loved your second entry, but it looks like you made the pic smaller so that gaga fit in the avatar. Never do that, just make the whole pic smaller. But it looks good. Your final entry was okay, I liked the pics and the colors, but the text of Lady Gaga doesn’t look so good. You can see the borders of the pictures behind, you should’ve made it fade. I think you used Hard Light or Overlay, cuz it looks way too colorish. I love the effect, but sometimes you just gotta lower it. The picture of the middle looks zoomed in, it makes it look bad. Sorry hun, didnt like it that much.

    Fer: Big no. To all of them to be honest. Creative is not a word i would use here. if that creative in fact i think you have a definition that is sooo different form mine. Your first one was actually bad with a big B, that BACKGROUND!! God you're killing me!! The second was not any better not creative... at all. and the third one was a bit better i liked the pics you picked but... it was TOO simple.

    FINAL SCORE – 48.5/90

    6 – GaGaϟHypnotic

    1. 0/30 NE
    2. 0/30 NE
    3. 27/30

    Haus: You turned in nothing for the first and second challenges. I think that not liking the challenges was a pathetic excuse to not turn anything in. You’re an amazing graphic designer and that’s just stupid. Anyway, to the crits. You’re final entry was just amazing. I know that you intended it to be horizontal even though I clearly stated in the rules that it HAD to be vertical. Otherwise, it was amazing. I loved the text and the editing. It was all so good. It’s a shame that you’re going to be eliminated this week.

    Haus of Dance: Wow, it’s so bad to see a great artist go to waste. All the entries you do are wonderful, but you just miss the ones you don’t like cuz you don’t like the challenge. Anyways, I LOVED your final entry, I know you meant it to go 90ยบ different lol, but it still looks amazing like that. The text is beautiful, so is the .. blurr that comes from behind. Great job, I really like it.

    Fer: I want to kill you right now!! Your work is always amazing but you worked too little maybe you didn’t have time or something else but still. When it comes to your work i want to give you a 10 badly but i really thought you were kidding when you turn the Graphic that way... it’s perfect but you turned it.

    FINAL SCORE – 27/90


    Here are the placements of each contestant:

    1st: Gaga.For.Gaga
    2nd: resonance
    3rd: iMattCollinz
    4th: wunderful
    5th: Melissa
    6th: GaGaϟHypnotic

    Congratulations Gaga.For.Gaga! You've won this week!

    We are also sad to say that GaGaϟHypnotic has been eliminated. You know you're an AMAZING graphic artist! It REALLY pissed me off that you didn't turn entries in because you didn't like the challenges! But if you don't want to be in this competition, that's your choice.
    Last edited by Haus; May 17, 2010 at 06:02 PM.

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    Omg, this is genious theme!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haus of Dance View Post
    Omg, this is genious theme!
    Really? I literally thought it up in 2 minutes lol.

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    Well poker face is one of my fave gaga songs so... =P

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    Photoshop Block: To be posted Thursday, May 11th at 12PM GMT

    Final Challenge: To be posted Thursday, May 12th at 12PM GMT


    today is the 11th, and you put Thursday twice lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by resonance View Post
    Photoshop Block: To be posted Thursday, May 11th at 12PM GMT

    Final Challenge: To be posted Thursday, May 12th at 12PM GMT


    today is the 11th, and you put Thursday twice lol
    Lmao... sorry. I was being really fast while making the thread. I'll fix it now.

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    Excellent guys. Getting these in early will definitely help out your final score

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haus View Post
    Excellent guys. Getting these in early will definitely help out your final score
    How is HUMANLY possible for Me to Get a GOOD SCORE when this is POSTED AT MIDNIGHT !!!!!!!!!! :\ Unless this problem can be resolved i will be dropping out as I CAN NOT WIN ! Round One I Use My Second Pass ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaga.For.Gaga View Post
    How is HUMANLY possible for Me to Get a GOOD SCORE when this is POSTED AT MIDNIGHT !!!!!!!!!! :\ Unless this problem can be resolved i will be dropping out as I CAN NOT WIN ! Round One I Use My Second Pass ....
    I'm almost in the same situation as you, and look! I finished second!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melissa View Post
    I'm almost in the same situation as you, and look! I finished second!
    well i'm sorry but i just cant do it at that time im a sleep then in the morning i go school my exams start next week and i cant say up that late just
    for this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaga.For.Gaga View Post
    well i'm sorry but i just cant do it at that time im a sleep then in the morning i go school my exams start next week and i cant say up that late just
    for this
    We are in the same situation ...
    ohh god...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaga.For.Gaga View Post
    How is HUMANLY possible for Me to Get a GOOD SCORE when this is POSTED AT MIDNIGHT !!!!!!!!!! :\ Unless this problem can be resolved i will be dropping out as I CAN NOT WIN ! Round One I Use My Second Pass ....
    Look, I forgot all about posting this weeks challenges. I'm sorry about that. Next week it will be 10PM GMT again. Just try to survive this.

    And to be fair, midnight GMT is quite a good time imo. Sure, it may not be the best for you, but this competition is for everyone. Not just you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haus View Post
    Look, I forgot all about posting this weeks challenges. I'm sorry about that. Next week it will be 10PM GMT again. Just try to survive this.

    And to be fair, midnight GMT is quite a good time imo. Sure, it may not be the best for you, but this competition is for everyone. Not just you.
    Ok thanks , so can i use my pass for round one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaga.For.Gaga View Post
    Ok thanks , so can i use my pass for round one
    Sure you can. But know that the times will be midnight for this whole week. I can't cut the first challenge short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haus View Post
    Sure you can. But know that the times will be midnight for this whole week. I can't cut the first challenge short.
    i know

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    Stupid post times, i know it has to be for everyone but it doesnt cater for GMT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wunderful View Post
    PASS.
    Stupid post times, i know it has to be for everyone but it doesnt cater for GMT.
    Ok, so you have 1 pass left for the whole competition.

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    so we have one more day for round 1 yes? it says it's duration is 2 days.
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