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    *Sigh*...

    Home alone on a Friday Night while my husband is playing Poker with his buddies. Was bored, and didn't feel like doing any work tonight so I figured I'd start preemptively picking next year's competition prints.

    Can I get some input on this one? I'm particularly concerned with the amount of Impact (if any). Also, how do we feel about the front mug? And the specular highlights - too bright?

    Thinking about using the title: "Health-code Violation"

    BTW - yes, this is a client image. Apparently I'm in the vermin business now! LOL! (Actually, I love this little guy. He made fast friends with my dog, and is the sweetest little rat you could ever meet.)

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    Haaaa! I am new at print comp so I am not one to give comp print critiques but this one made me laugh, especially after reading the post!
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    I am definitely not the one for comp critique but the first thing I thought, was it needed to be flipped. I also felt it would be stronger cropping off some of the empty space on either end. So I took the image and did that to see how it felt. I hope you don't mind. Here was my quick result of my thoughts. I really like the concept and the look on this little guy's face. Good job!


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    Okay so I flipped it again and he came out of the glass. "Hang On!!"


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    OMG! Ron, you are too funny! Thanks for the laugh!

    Ok, back on topic: Steff, I love the concept, love the image, I don't feel qualified really to comment of print comp stuff, having not made that particular jump quite yet, and I am viewing this thread at home, on an ancient monitor that shows everything a bit muddy. But I'm thinking maybe the little guy needs to popped out a bit more? And maybe some clarity applied to the entire image?

    But definately, a fun image, I would think very appropriate for print comp, and I also like your title.

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    HAHAHAHA! Ron too funny.

    Yeah, I'm a little concerned about the tail. Already decided to take the tail out completely. I'm not sure about the muddiness - is anyone else seeing that? It will end up getting a Topaz Clarity adjustment just as soon as Photoshop won't crash with that function.

    Thanks for the input so far!
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    I'm not seeing it as too muddy. You might consider using the sponge to bring up the saturation a bit in his colors, e.g. ears, mouth.

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    The more I look at it, the more concern I have about the clarity of the glass... Does the front mug look weird at all? (I had to remove a giant emblem from it.) Man, I need to buy some more JetDry...
    STEFF (not StePH)

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    Ok, I looked at it on a different monitor...not muddy.

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    This photograph made me smile!
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    And one day I will combined them on a splash page making it really simple. :-)

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