introductionintroduction round one of the OVR06 DESIGN COMPETITION is upon you. this isnt your average competition or your average battle. this is my comp. and it goes by my word. it isnt a make something this big and whoever wins, wins. i put forth guidelines, rules and regulations and you're to follow them and whoever is able to make the best product out of what i provide for them wins. this is a challenge as well as a competition. if you dont like how big your canvas is, dont complain to me. just dont enter. if you dont like the theme. do the same as before- dont enter. your complaints will fall on def ears. this is supposed to take you out of your element and make you possibly create unlike you've created before. rulesrules the rules for this round are fairly straightforward. in the regulations i'll state what you work with, the theme, text and phrases you can use, dimensions and possibly color templates. once this thread is posted [when i click the post button], you'll have exactly 1 week [7 (seven) days] to complete it. if it doesnt match my specifications in terms of size, text, etc. you're entry will be ignored. each entry will be ranked and given points. the rank and points will be allocated as such; rank1 - 10 points rank2 - 9 points rank3 - 8 points rank4 - 7 points rank5 - 6 points and so on... the points you gain each round will be added up and whoever has the most at the end of this competition will win. what you win, i'm not sure yet but i've got time to figure that out. say you're not the best designer in the world but you can make solid pieces each round, you could possibly sneak in for the win at the end of the competition. you dont have to win every round to win the competition. but at the same time, if you're head and shoulders above the rest, you can easily take the cake. regulationsregulations here are the rules you guys and girls will have to live by. follow these to a T, make sure you dot your i's and you should be ok. remember, it's not about winning every round- it's about being consistant 'til the very end. theme the theme for this round is possibly a difficult one. the theme is the concept of obsession. do whatever you need to create something with that theme. think about something you obsess over, extreme cases of obsession, what it represents to you, etc. text the only text you can use for this piece is; so this is obsession? no other text is allowed to be on the piece. you can repeat it as many times as you want, but those are the only words you can put on the page. you may not take any words out, or only use a specific word. you must use the whole phrase, as you see it. you cant change punctuation. what you may do is change capitalization but that's all. dimensions dimensions for this will be awkward for some of you because it's so strong, vertically. dimensions are; 600x950 (width x height) photos photo choice is up to you as the designer. use any you want, but you may not use more than 1 photo. do whatever you want to the picture, manipulate it however you please. by photo i mean any sort of picture, scan, cel, or photograph. say you wanted to use a seagull in your design for this competition, you could either find one online, draw one and scan it, or scan your own picture, but if you chose to use one of those methods, that would be your 1 picture. NOTE you may not use another photo to manip. your 1 main photo. you can use the same photo to manipulate, but it must be the same photo. colors for color, you must use the following color in some way or another; C21903 miscellaneous for this competition, it will be 100% photoshop. no 3D STUDIO MAX or imageready or anything. all photoshop, all the time. miscellaneous2 when you're finished with your piece, feel free to PM your work. do not post it in this thread or any other thread. once i receive your work, it'll be uploaded on to my website. by then, i'll have made a page for this competition and all the entrants piece will be on display with credit given to each designer. also the points standing will be found here as well as my own website throughout the competition. so if you cant find something on here, look on my website. may the best designer win.