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CrazEric
MDC November 2011

Welcome to the Monthly Design Challenge – the challenge for those who are truly passionate about design wink.gif
For information & tutorials regarding the MDC please read the following link
In short – this is a month long challenge where you will create something new and original, making every pixel yourself using Photoshop & GIMP only.


Topic: Make 1 to 10 Christmas gifts for the Mobile9 gift section

Details: Make any kind of gift(s) related to the Christmas holiday. You can also make something more "commercial" that can be used by people who dont celebrate Christmas (eg. toys with a slight Christmas feel).

You will be required to provide a detailed multi-layered Photoshop psd file (or GIMP xcf file) for every entry.
Only Photoshop & GIMP file entries will be accepted so don't even ask about using other software!


Important restrictions:

Dimensions: 48x48px only

Size: less than 6kb

File type: png-8 (also png-24 ... if you can get it below 6kb's)

Closing Date: 27 November

Confirmed participants:

- CrazEric
- Aleena143
- sksahoozzz
- sp0rtskiller03
- anulubi
- ccookkuume
- BENnGWEN
- ek4design
- anuragsins1991
- vinothvardha
- muneebgt
- soumyadeepbshn
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Here's a few shapes that might be useful

http://all-silhouettes.com/christmas-clip-art/

http://camxso.deviantart.com/art/Xmas-Shapes-102029530

http://hurleyrocks.deviantart.com/art/Chri...hapes-187700566
Aleena143
wonderful eric.im in too.
sksahoozzz
Wonderful topic ... wow.gif
Definitely In .... Count me Eric !!!
CrazEric
Super! Added you both clap.gif clap.gif
sp0rtskiller03
oh it's almost christmas, and i can't still feel it. oh well try to count me in too.
CrazEric
QUOTE (sp0rtskiller03 @ Oct 30 2011, 07:06 PM) *
oh it's almost christmas, and i can't still feel it. oh well try to count me in too.

I dont know about "almost" but it's definitely time to start gift shopping yucky.gif dots.gif

added you thumbsup.gif
anulubi
Christmas gifts!!! i'm too exited!! i love to make gift on this topic.. wow.gif wow.gif wow.gif
pls pls pls add me in wow.gif wow.gif
ccookkuume
i`m in plz count me also......smile.gif clap.gif
CrazEric
Great - added you both clap.gif clap.gif
Aleena143
Eric ths might be out of topic,

but wanted to say something...about stc mascot some thing going on as u may know that...

i ve an idea,why dnt we create a banner like we did for DC using cubby.

like that we can make a banner using selected stc mascot.

may i put it as a request in request thread???
CrazEric
QUOTE (Aleena143 @ Oct 31 2011, 11:10 AM) *
Eric ths might be out of topic,

but wanted to say something...about stc mascot some thing going on as u may know that...

i ve an idea,why dnt we create a banner like we did for DC using cubby.

like that we can make a banner using selected stc mascot.

may i put it as a request in request thread???

yes the plan was to make some banners for them in DC33 but
perhaps we'd best leave it so they can do their own "advertising" with or without using the mascot dry.gif
BENnGWEN
GREAT Topic wub.gif wub.gif

I'll try to make something, but not sure, as hav exams thruout ths month wallbash.gif crybaby.gif
CrazEric
QUOTE (BENnGWEN @ Oct 31 2011, 06:11 PM) *
GREAT Topic wub.gif wub.gif

I'll try to make something, but not sure, as hav exams thruout ths month wallbash.gif crybaby.gif

Super! We'd love to get an entry/entries from you again clap.gif
but of course exams must come first yucky.gif laugh.gif
ek4design
Eric there r alot of things going on my mind now like Tarot card Theme, underwater world and ofcourse now ur Xmas Gifts tongue.gif
but as long as the dead line is far away for this one then COUNT ME IN TOO plz smile.gif
Aleena143
QUOTE (CrazEric @ Oct 31 2011, 07:34 PM) *
QUOTE (Aleena143 @ Oct 31 2011, 11:10 AM) *
Eric ths might be out of topic,

but wanted to say something...about stc mascot some thing going on as u may know that...

i ve an idea,why dnt we create a banner like we did for DC using cubby.

like that we can make a banner using selected stc mascot.

may i put it as a request in request thread???

yes the plan was to make some banners for them in DC33 but
perhaps we'd best leave it so they can do their own "advertising" with or without using the mascot dry.gif




Yes,ths is also good.
CrazEric
QUOTE (ek4design @ Nov 1 2011, 12:21 AM) *
Eric there r alot of things going on my mind now like Tarot card Theme, underwater world and ofcourse now ur Xmas Gifts tongue.gif
but as long as the dead line is far away for this one then COUNT ME IN TOO plz smile.gif

Super - added clap.gif

QUOTE (Aleena143 @ Nov 1 2011, 12:49 AM) *
Yes,ths is also good.

We'll see what the response is after the winner is announced & see if they want us to make it in DC. wink.gif
I really dont see how that topic will fit in the STC forum wacko.gif
your_mother
Oh no, already Christmas again!! I think I will pass this one... yawn.gif
CrazEric
QUOTE (your_mother @ Nov 1 2011, 02:12 PM) *
Oh no, already Christmas again!! I think I will pass this one... yawn.gif

Then I'll have to kill you ... and I really dont want to manage the DC alone! torch.gif

Come on you love the "coloring in" technique and most Christmas shapes are made for that!!
your_mother
QUOTE (CrazEric @ Nov 1 2011, 05:35 PM) *
QUOTE (your_mother @ Nov 1 2011, 02:12 PM) *
Oh no, already Christmas again!! I think I will pass this one... yawn.gif

Then I'll have to kill you ... and I really dont want to manage the DC alone! torch.gif

Come on you love the "coloring in" technique and most Christmas shapes are made for that!!



Right. Here you go:



It's a Christmas-Ornament, a Christmas-Tree and a Christmas-Star. What do you think?? tongue.gif Did you open the entry thread yet?? Can I post it there?? laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
CrazEric
QUOTE (your_mother @ Nov 1 2011, 11:09 PM) *
Right. Here you go:



It's a Christmas-Ornament, a Christmas-Tree and a Christmas-Star. What do you think?? tongue.gif Did you open the entry thread yet?? Can I post it there?? laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

Ah brilliant work! I'd give you a gold star but it looks like you already have one tongue.gif
anuragsins1991
@yourmother-- pls join us , i wud also like to join in
BENnGWEN
@ Master & Mother:
Well, I really want to join this challenge, but my innovative power is very limited wallbash.gif
I saw one image in net, and tried to make that in GIMP, but I don't kow if that is allowed or not, so here are they :

Original image found on net:



My created Gift (Full Size):



&

Small Size:



So, if its acceptable by rules, then I'll really be very happy, if not, never mind, its always next time smile.gif

Planning to make another soon, if its accepted rolleyes.gif

Take Care Managers wub.gif winkiss.gif wub.gif

See ya all friends wub.gif wub.gif
CrazEric
That looks freaking brilliant Ben! clap.gif 10.gif clap.gif

yes of course it's allowed thumbsup.gif
but I would like the entries to be "unique" to M9 so I would suggestion changing the colors ...
either make the stripes green and the bow red or use completely different colors
you can even make the white parts of the box a soft yellow (almost white) just to be different wink.gif


BENnGWEN
@ Master:
Thanks a world Master for your appreciation of my work & givin me green signal rolleyes.gif winkiss.gif
Yup, I'll try with other colors, but trust me, in GIMP, specially to me, coloring is too much time consuming task crybaby.gif crybaby.gif
I'll ty to make another soon, once I get some free time blink.gif blink.gif

I'm goin to PM u my GIMP file now smile.gif

Take Care Master wub.gif : wub.gif
BENnGWEN
@ Eric:
Master wub.gif I tried what u said rolleyes.gif
So, here it is:

BIG Version:



&

Small Version:



If its ok now, then I'll try to make my next Gift smile.gif
CrazEric
QUOTE (BENnGWEN @ Nov 4 2011, 06:24 PM) *
If its ok now, then I'll try to make my next Gift smile.gif

Yes - great job! clap.gif Next please tongue.gif
CrazEric
All my attempts so far have failed miserably crybaby.gif
the only halfway decent one is Rudolph the red nosed reindeer rolleyes.gif
I'll try again later in the month ...


vinothvardha
count me in eric ..... there is a lot of time to make the gifts.....
BENnGWEN
@ Eric:
Master wub.gif Your creation is so ORIGINAL & AWESOME 10.gif wow.gif 10.gif
I Love It wub.gif winkiss.gif wub.gif

Well, I'm done wid my next gift, again 3 versions of it are here, the original image, BIG Version & Small Version:

Original Image:



BIG Version:



Small Version:



GIMP File sending thru PM to U smile.gif
muneebgt
wow i am in


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CrazEric
vinothvardha & muneebgt - Great ... happy to add you clap.gif

QUOTE (BENnGWEN @ Nov 6 2011, 01:00 PM) *
@ Eric:
Master wub.gif Your creation is so ORIGINAL & AWESOME 10.gif wow.gif 10.gif
I Love It wub.gif winkiss.gif wub.gif

Well, I'm done wid my next gift, again 3 versions of it are here, the original image, BIG Version & Small Version:


Small Version:



GIMP File sending thru PM to U smile.gif

Thanks Ben.

Fantastic work again!!! wow.gif wow.gif 10.gif
these must take forever to imitate ... I hope your studies are up to date? tongue.gif







I did a few more yesterday & today -
I'm happy with the Teddy bear & I guess the Elf is also okay ...
but I tried many different Angels and they all look bad when sized 48x48
I'l post the "best" 2 here for now and work on it again later in the month:

Small:




Big:










BENnGWEN
@ Eric:
Thanks a million Master winkiss.gif wub.gif winkiss.gif & for your works I got only one word

wow.gif 10.gif wow.gif 10.gif wow.gifWOWwow.gif 10.gif wow.gif 10.gif wow.gif

If I get time, I'll make from my own this time wink.gif
BENnGWEN
Well, I modified my entry a bit rolleyes.gif

Here it is:

BIG Version:



Small Version:



Regarding my own idea entry, I'm not sure if I can make any sleep.gif as my exam tension is at its peak & I'm running out of time crybaby.gif crybaby.gif
24 hrs is too small during exam preparation wallbash.gif

So, if I make anything out in time, I'll make it count smile.gif
CrazEric
QUOTE (BENnGWEN @ Nov 6 2011, 07:02 PM) *
Well, I modified my entry a bit rolleyes.gif

Regarding my own idea entry, I'm not sure if I can make any sleep.gif as my exam tension is at its peak & I'm running out of time crybaby.gif crybaby.gif
24 hrs is too small during exam preparation wallbash.gif

So, if I make anything out in time, I'll make it count smile.gif

Good good clap.gif
well dont neglect your studies the 2 you have so far is plenty awesome wink.gif



Just made a little ornament ... very quick & easy
I hope to see some of these basic Christmas gifts also


Part of this tut Link
BENnGWEN
@ Eric:
Master wub.gif Thanks a world again for your kind words winkiss.gif But, is the bag color is ok, I'm not sure if its pink or purple blink.gif

Study????? wacko.gif Who invented this edu system? mad.gif chair.gif

I got 1 question here Master, its quite evident here that your gifts r looking bigger in size than my gifts, though both r og 48 pixels, howz it possible? blink.gif blink.gif
Any tips?? angel_not.gif tongue.gif

In btw, AWESOME tutorial clapping.gif

Also, one more thing, y we just 2 lonely animals r loitering around here, where r d rest of d beasts? tongue.gif laugh.gif Where's the queen of them? rolleyes.gif (Your_Mother tongue.gif)
Also where's my Lia, the unleashed beauty chair.gif & where's my Mom, the Mother of the Jungle winkiss.gif wub.gif & where's Sweet Heart Tinca wub.gif ???? rolleyes.gif
CrazEric
QUOTE (BENnGWEN @ Nov 7 2011, 06:27 AM) *
@ Eric:
MasterThanks a world again for your kind words winkiss.gif But, is the bag color is ok, I'm not sure if its pink or purple blink.gif
Hmmm yes maybe it's a little more pink than purple ...

Study????? wacko.gif Who invented this edu system? mad.gif chair.gif
How else can teacher get revenge for all the cr@p they have to take during the year? laugh.gif

I got 1 question here Master, its quite evident here that your gifts r looking bigger in size than my gifts, though both r og 48 pixels, howz it possible? blink.gif blink.gif
Any tips?? angel_not.gif
I just use every available pixel right to the very edge
In btw, AWESOME tutorial clapping.gif
There's lots of great tuts regarding Christmas stuff - snow globes - snowman - etc.

Also, one more thing, y we just 2 lonely animals r loitering around here, where r d rest of d beasts? tongue.gif laugh.gif Where's the queen of them? (Your_Mother tongue.gif)
Also where's my Lia, the unleashed beauty chair.gif & where's my Mom, the Mother of the Jungle winkiss.gif wub.gif & where's Sweet Heart Tinca wub.gif ???? rolleyes.gif
Possibly everyone has been abducted by aliens & we are the only 2 left? blink.gif Damn aliens you just cant trust them!! dry.gif

muneebgt
I hope you like it
QUOTE
big:

Small




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muneebgt
I hope you like it
big:

Small:




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BENnGWEN
@ Master:
Hmmm....... So, should I keep this color of bag or should change it? wacko.gif

In btw, aliens seems hav no taste at all these days whistle.gif tongue.gif laugh.gif

U r simply way ahead in creation Master notworthy.gif notworthy.gif

@ muneebqt:

GREAT entries wow.gif 10.gif wow.gif But I think for the 2nd entry u should make it in transparent background, in png format, not green one wink.gif
CrazEric
QUOTE (muneebgt @ Nov 7 2011, 08:53 AM) *
I hope you like it
big:

Small:

Wow you are making them from scratch? They are very good 10.gif
but as Ben said it must be a png image with transparent background.



QUOTE (BENnGWEN @ Nov 7 2011, 04:28 PM) *
@ Master:
Hmmm....... So, should I keep this color of bag or should change it? wacko.gif

In btw, aliens seems hav no taste at all these days whistle.gif tongue.gif laugh.gif

U r simply way ahead in creation Master notworthy.gif notworthy.gif

@ muneebqt:

GREAT entries wow.gif 10.gif wow.gif But I think for the 2nd entry u should make it in transparent background, in png format, not green one wink.gif

Well try a small Hue adjustment and see if you get something that looks a good purple - but it's a small thing you can just leave it if you want wink.gif

Ah well: Aliens - who knows what kind of taste they have laugh.gif

soumyadeepbshn
@ Eric , kindly count me in .

my first four tries :

Christmas bell :



Santa Cube :

( My sincere apologies 4 making our cute cube so ugly punk.gif , my next target is cubby devil2.gif )

Christmas Stick :



Snowman :

sksahoozzz
@ Ben , Eric, Munee, Soumya Fantastic Gifts !!! 10.gif
muneebgt
What about this?
QUOTE
small's


Big's

CrazEric
QUOTE (soumyadeepbshn @ Nov 7 2011, 11:44 PM) *
@ Eric , kindly count me in .

my first four tries :

Christmas bell :



Santa Cube :

( My sincere apologies 4 making our cute cube so ugly punk.gif , my next target is cubby devil2.gif )

Hehehehehe devil2.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

Christmas Stick :



Snowman :


These are great - adding you right away!! clap.gif wow.gif clap.gif

QUOTE (sksahoozzz @ Nov 8 2011, 07:28 AM) *
@ Ben , Eric, Munee, Soumya Fantastic Gifts !!! 10.gif

Thanks - hope to see some of yours soon?

QUOTE (muneebgt @ Nov 8 2011, 04:55 PM) *

These look great as long as they were made by you and are 48x48px and the background is transparent thumbsup.gif
soumyadeepbshn
Thanks Eric & Sk notworthy.gif notworthy.gif

another try : unsure.gif

X-mas tree :



CrazEric
QUOTE (soumyadeepbshn @ Nov 8 2011, 11:05 PM) *
Thanks Eric & Sk notworthy.gif notworthy.gif

another try : unsure.gif

X-mas tree :


oh yes nicely done clap.gif clap.gif

I also made another one ... made it in a big size
and I'm not sure if it's any good so small - all the detail gets lost *sigh*
without seeing the big version - can you even see what it's suppose to be? unsure.gif




soumyadeepbshn
QUOTE (CrazEric @ Nov 9 2011, 03:24 AM) *
I also made another one ... made it in a big size
and I'm not sure if it's any good so small - all the detail gets lost *sigh*
without seeing the big version - can you even see what it's suppose to be? unsure.gif



The gift looks really awesome . clap.gif 10.gif
I can easily see a snowman in a glass globe where snow is falling . cool.gif
muneebgt
QUOTE (CrazEric @ Nov 8 2011, 11:42 AM) *
QUOTE (soumyadeepbshn @ Nov 7 2011, 11:44 PM) *
@ Eric , kindly count me in .

my first four tries :

Christmas bell :



Santa Cube :

( My sincere apologies 4 making our cute cube so ugly punk.gif , my next target is cubby devil2.gif )

Hehehehehe devil2.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

Christmas Stick :



Snowman :


These are great - adding you right away!! clap.gif wow.gif clap.gif

QUOTE (sksahoozzz @ Nov 8 2011, 07:28 AM) *
@ Ben , Eric, Munee, Soumya Fantastic Gifts !!! 10.gif

Thanks - hope to see some of yours soon?

QUOTE (muneebgt @ Nov 8 2011, 04:55 PM) *

These look great as long as they were made by you and are 48x48px and the background is transparent thumbsup.gif

Thanx smile.gifwub.gif
BENnGWEN
Well, had time to pass, so tried something again, though its not my idea again tongue.gif

Here it is:

Original Image:



BIG Version:



Small Version:



In btw, some GREAT entries are here 10.gif clapping.gif 10.gif

But where are other guyz? blink.gif unsure.gif blink.gif
CrazEric
QUOTE (soumyadeepbshn @ Nov 9 2011, 12:49 AM) *
The gift looks really awesome . clap.gif 10.gif
I can easily see a snowman in a glass globe where snow is falling . cool.gif

Thanks - but I dont know - the details of the snowman gets lost in the small version (even though I deleted a lot of layers & tried to simplify it) unsure.gif

QUOTE (BENnGWEN @ Nov 10 2011, 06:26 PM) *

Small Version:



In btw, some GREAT entries are here 10.gif clapping.gif 10.gif

But where are other guyz? blink.gif unsure.gif blink.gif

Wonderfully done 10.gif

I guess they are waiting till the last minute as usual laugh.gif
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