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Photo tutorial competition

posted by admin, May 6, 2006 8:19 PM — 33 comments

Use the SXC blog engine to write useful photo tutorials in May and win a 1GB iPod Shuffle!

You can write just about anything photo related - lighting, composition, retouching, cameras, lenses, memory cards, and so on... If it's about photography and it's helpful to the community we'd love to hear about it!

The best posts will get featured on the site and in the SXC newsletter as well.

If you'd like some inspiration, don't forget to check out brokenarts' fantastic posts!

Start: May 1 - Deadline: May 31. You can only post if you have at least one approved photo on SXC. The best post will be selected by the public.

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1. posted by csp, May 11, 2006 7:26 AM

how do you 'enter' the comp?? I've posted a blog - is it automatically entered?

2. posted by rajeshms, May 10, 2006 1:06 PM

we trust u...

3. posted by _ENi, May 10, 2006 2:40 PM

iPod nano - the mp3 player for blind people

4. posted by mexx22, May 9, 2006 8:39 PM

The Divine Inteligent Form !

5. posted by hilaryaq, May 13, 2006 2:28 PM

How to age photos!

6. posted by raviraja, May 8, 2006 8:00 AM

i will be in :)

7. posted by clix, May 8, 2006 12:20 PM

Nice... let´s go

8. posted by ABrittain, May 12, 2006 12:54 AM

This is a tutorial on how to use Word to re-size big images to use on a web site or for e-mail, for when you don't have image editing software handy.

Web images using Word – resizing a large image

1. Create a folder giving it a relevant name (eg – pictures) to save the file to. Open a new Word Document.

2. Insert the original image into a Word document.

(Menu) – ‘Insert’ – ‘Picture’ – ‘from file’ – navigate to folder with original image, click on image file then ‘insert’ The picture is inserted into the Word Document

3. Resize it relevant to the size wanted on the web page

Left Click on the image – resize by dragging one of the corner ‘handles’ toward the opposite corner to reduce (or away from it to enlarge) the image.

Left Click on the image then – (Menu) ‘Edit’ – ‘cut’ – then ‘Edit’ ‘Paste Special’ and select ‘Picture’ from the list.
Left Click on the image again then – (Menu) ‘Edit’ – ‘cut’ – then ‘Edit’ ‘Paste Special’ and select ‘Picture (JPEG)’ from the list.

Left click away from the image to de-select it.

4. Save the Word document as a web page

Save the document as a web page - (Menu) ‘File’ - ‘Save as’ ‘Web Page’ (from the drop down menu in the box next to ‘Word Document’), and save into the folder giving it a relevant name (eg – pictures). The warning regarding the positioning of the image can be ignored – click ‘cancel’. The page will then open as a Word web page named ‘pictures.htm’.

This web page can now be closed. (It can be deleted from the folder if not required)

5. Using the resized images

Open the folder ‘pictures’ - the web page created (‘pictures.htm’) will be in the folder. There will also be a folder called – ‘pictures_files’. Open this folder – the resized image will be there, renamed as ‘image001.jpg. This smaller image should be suitable for web page use.

9. posted by clix, May 12, 2006 6:20 AM

My tutorial

10. posted by Slantsixx, May 14, 2006 1:07 AM

Fun, Fun!

11. posted by csp, May 14, 2006 1:53 AM

Multiple Exposure Blending:

12. posted by clix, May 14, 2006 9:52 PM

Make a real ray of lights in your photos...

Digital Camera Essential Tools for Adobe PhotoShop and compatible

13. posted by admin, May 15, 2006 7:48 PM

Great stuff!!!
Keep 'em coming! :)

14. posted by marcello99, May 18, 2006 2:22 PM

You can try my trick

15. posted by hilaryaq, May 21, 2006 4:07 PM

This one was how to get detail out from a faded/foggy photo, a member had posted it in the critiques forum, so I brought it back to life!! :)

16. posted by hilaryaq, May 21, 2006 4:09 PM

Bare your soul!
This basically is some great superb shots from sxc, and why I think they are so good!

17. posted by hilaryaq, May 21, 2006 4:11 PM

Admin, I'd really like to know how the best post is decided? For instance, if I got 10 votes, an overall 9, and someone else gets 1 vote, an overall ten, I would presume that the number of votes you get is taken into consideration somehow??
Im not v.good at maths, so I cant even guess as to how you will work that out, is there a way?

18. posted by doctrine, May 22, 2006 1:52 AM

My first:


19. posted by rayvolvez, May 22, 2006 11:16 AM

here's my trick.. posting here, not really going for the competition since i do not have any photographs here or sxc blog..

when u work with cmyk mode and the colours look dull in photoshop, especially photos, just two clicks gets u a better photo, drag the photo layer to "create new layer", that will duplicate the layer, set the duplicate to overlay blending mode and play with the opacity setting to give a brighten yet not over bright picture.

20. posted by dene, May 24, 2006 5:18 PM

In my opinion Davide Guglielmo(brokenarts) is winner...

The tutorials him is very good...

21. posted by KangsArt, May 27, 2006 8:01 PM

Umm im a graphics desginer and if i add some tips and tricks on how to add some effects then i can right??

22. posted by ugaldew, May 28, 2006 10:28 PM

I want to keep it simple !

If I mail all users and friends Ive meet in SXC and ask them to vote for my tutorials , Im sure i can make a good amount of people vote for them , but that would be totally unfair isnt it ?

Im still wondering how are the tutorial are being selected , Im not writing all this for an ipod , I write them cause I hope them to help ...

however my point is that , that kind of system would be unfair for the users who wrote tutorials and I guess it is not suitable for a competition !

Can somebody enlight me about the system ?

23. posted by admin, May 29, 2006 2:02 PM

I haven't decided yet, but probably a team of respected SXC'ers should be the judge!

24. posted by tdenham, May 29, 2006 9:57 PM

Made my first. It's pretty simple, but can be very useful. Not much, but at least I was able to contribute before the close:)

25. posted by marcello99, May 31, 2006 1:50 PM

I post one more time because i messed sth with the link. Hope this time will be good.

You can try my trick

I saw that other guy posted the same technique - but i was first :)

26. posted by ugaldew, Jun 6, 2006 4:57 AM

Guys , Please do not stop sending your tutorials , I know the run for Ipos is over but Im sure that all of us have trick to post and these tricks that will help us all , to improve in the quality of our pics and will let us have more downloads !!!

Just KEEP the COMMING !!! Ive learned a whole lot in this competition ! lets make this a habit

27. posted by steinl321, Jul 5, 2006 5:24 AM

thank you everybody for your tutorials. they are very informative. (especially ugladew's) i need a tuturial on how to post tutorials and how to make a blog on sxc! ty

28. posted by mindfreak, Jun 28, 2006 9:34 PM

Nice contest - great idea..

And in the spirit of this..

29. posted by sans_flaws, Jun 28, 2006 4:06 AM

Nice idea! Muchuseful for amateurs like me

30. posted by goodmoon, Jul 17, 2006 3:10 AM

it's here:

31. posted by goodmoon, Jul 17, 2006 3:34 AM

32. posted by falucho, Nov 7, 2006 5:34 PM

i dont spikin inglish,,
ai am chilean boy ...
so what!!!

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