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Re: Create Seasonal Spring Trinkets for the game! (Deadline February 21st 2010) Reply to this Post
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Hello and sorry but my question might be a bit irrelevant. It's the first time I would like to participate in such a competition and I was wondering if anyone can suggest a free tool that I might be able to use in order to make the trinket. Thank ye very much.
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Question: (That I don't recall seeing before, but I could be wrong)
Are we allowed to make trinkets that have two colors that change? Can they both be from the same palette? (Or should it be one olympic, one enamel, for example?)
Aye, that's fine.
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Hello and sorry but my question might be a bit irrelevant. It's the first time I would like to participate in such a competition and I was wondering if anyone can suggest a free tool that I might be able to use in order to make the trinket. Thank ye very much.


Well, I used MS Paint.. :)

It doesn't matter that my Cloverfly doesn't exist, does it? (Looking at the Homunculus)
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I think the Cloverfly is quite cute, personally. Tough call about the wings. I think I prefer the fully separated wings, but you can always leave both up, unless you're working on another design.

Or, even compromise between the two, and bring the line within one or two pixels of the body.
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Yeah, I think 2 pixels would be the best. Thank you for your reply.
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Question: (That I don't recall seeing before, but I could be wrong)
Are we allowed to make trinkets that have two colors that change? Can they both be from the same palette? (Or should it be one olympic, one enamel, for example?)
Aye, that's fine.


What about 3 colours that change (like how medals have 3 colours)? =D
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I've got a problem. When I upload my trinket on the hosting site (photobucket), the colors change. What could I do about it?

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(Left shows the one I made and right shows the one I get after uploading)

Even the colors of the picure which shows the colorchange change.. :S
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What format are you saving it in before you upload it? Photobucket changes some file types (eg. .bmp if you are using MS Paint) to .jpg which might be what is changing the colours. Try saving the file as a .png file type and then uploading it to see if it makes a difference =D

By the way, I love that trinket! =D
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Weehee, it works!<Hugs Adrielle> Thanks :)
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What about 3 colours that change (like how medals have 3 colours)? =D
I think you're ok to do that, but it could be that you need one of them not to be a cloth color (so two cloth choices, one metal choice is ok)
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The arrrtists can touch things up if they have to, but providing an image ready to go into the game will increase your odds of getting selected.
Is my Cloverfly 'ready to go into the game' (except the fact that the background isn't transparent)?
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Just in case anyone finds this helpful, I thought I would share! =D

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To get a transparent background, I used Photo editor (which you can download for free using the instructions below, or it is part of older versions of Windows).

1. Make your trinket's background a colour that isn't used anywhere in your design, and open it with Photo editor. Eg: I made my background white, as white isn't used in my lovely face design

2. Select the "Set transparent color tool" (At the top, next to the little icon that looks like a sun).



3. Click your background colour (Use the mouse wheel to zoom in if you need to). In the box that comes up, make sure it is set to "Color similarity: Exact" and "Transparency 100%", then click "Ok".



It should make the background transparent (shown as grey and white squares), but leave the rest of the image normal =D



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1. Download the self-extracting zip file
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3. Click "Run", and unpack it somewhere on your computer where you will be able to find it again! (All the files have to be in the same place for the program to run, so if you move it later, make sure you move all of it, lol)
4. Click the colourful PHOTOED icon to start the program =D
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Well, thank you :)
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And that's the deadline - thanks, everyone!
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When do we know if our trinket will be used? When Puzzle Pirates releases them or earlier? Great entries btw guys!!
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Because I like to look at entries all together and thought others might like to also...Here they all are.
I did not check to see if they met the guidelines, and I suspect there are some that do not, but I will leave that up to the judges.
When a choice of colors was posted, I only took the first one, (the cardinal and bluejay were separate entries so I included both.)

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When do we know if our trinket will be used? When Puzzle Pirates releases them or earlier? Great entries btw guys!!

Results will be posted in this thread.
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Because I like to look at entries all together and thought others might like to also...Here they all are.
I did not check to see if they met the guidelines, and I suspect there are some that do not, but I will leave that up to the judges.
When a choice of colors was posted, I only took the first one, (the cardinal and bluejay were separate entries so I included both.)


They all look so pretty arranged like that! =D
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Lol Pletoo you are awesome ^_^
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The winners!

Dexla's Ladybug (linky)
Gillz's Butterfly (linky)
Whitenose's Snowdrop (linky)
Merethif's Chick (linky)
Greylady's Spring Bouquet with card (linky)
Pishkirlin's Foliate Head (linky)
Agomicc's Sprouting Bean (linky)
Phillite's Feather Duster (linky)
Wannita's Shamrock (linky)
Raystingray's Pipes O'Pan (linky)
Damayi's Equinox (linky)

Congratulations, all! I'll deliver the pirate flags now, and the trinkets as they become available in the game.

Note that the arrrtists may make tweaks to your designs before they go in - particularly in terms of color choice (e.g. one color choice instead of two, or recoloring a part that you didn't mark to be recolored). They will also make the final decision on trinket names.
I don't know yet whether these will be available for a whole "season" or only for particular dates. We'll wait and see!

The judges also commented that there were several really good designs that got cut out at the last stage of judging, so you're encouraged to re-enter designs next year if you want to!

Great work. :D
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Congrats guys!

I'm trying to ignore my disappointment and started to create a summer trinket already. It's going to be a peacock feather with eyepatch. :D

And I can always enter my Cloverfly with Valentine's day when I paint it red and remove the C. ;)
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thank you <3

Congratulation to all the other Winners.

I will now have to save lots of money *lol*
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Congratulations everyone!
Many thanks to the judges for a speedy result - I'm extrememly honored to be selected :D There were SO many terrific trinkets and I'm going to be SO broke when they're released!
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Thanks and congratulations to the winners and to the other participants too. My first thought goes in fact to those who didn't win, because I can imagine how much effort they put into their designs: they all look great.
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The judges also commented that there were several really good designs that got cut out at the last stage of judging, so you're encouraged to re-enter designs next year if you want to!

Don't give up, guys! We are all looking forward to seeing the beautiful entries with which you can come up for the summer edition!
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Yay! First time I win an art contest! Thank you for the result and congratulate to all the winners
All the entries are so great!
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Well, congrats to the winners, there were some very nice pieces of work there. Well done all! :)
 
The judges also commented that there were several really good designs that got cut out at the last stage of judging, so you're encouraged to re-enter designs next year if you want to!
Is there any chance of seeking out a little feedback? What can I do to improve?
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So happy to have my shamrock selected from all those lovely designs, now I'm off to design some eggs.

Congrats everyone!
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yarr! I'm shocked and honored to win! There were sooo many amazing entries! Me first Arrrrrrt contest win! Thank ye Apollo and all the judges :)
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Congratulations everyone and thanks for the event. I had a great time watching all the entries and I'm looking forward summer edition :-D
As always I'm a bit sad not seeing some of my favorites, but I'm also glad to see my other favorites ;-) Anyway if all winning entries will be introduced in game (and I understand this is the case) there's going to be lot of new trinkets to enjoy sometime soon.
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Great! I'm so happy that almost all my favorites won. Congrats to the winners!

xD my first trinket!!!
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