Digital Contest Entries - including ATPI Fall and WB EOYC

 

ATPI Fall Contest - See the link for the official categories         (Looking for ATPI WINTER Contest planner?)

 

 

ATPI, 3rd Floor - Prepping & Submit the digital files for submission (for screen shots of these instructions, see http://www.atpi.org/submission/  - Student name, school name, school city, teacher name, division, and category must be typed into the metadata caption/description field in the File Info window in Photoshop. All images MUST be in JPEG format, saved at maximum quality, with a maximum dimension (width or height) of 2500 pixels.)

  1. The following steps can be done in either Photoshop or Bridge, depending on what needs to be done.

  2. Cull using Bridge...star your top choice 2 star, then go back and cull it down changing star rating to a 3. Then do it again until you have it down to 5-10 images stared as a 4 or 5.

    Bridge (Ctrl + I) - if you do NOT need to open the image in Photoshop (you already resized it...but forgot to include the metadata, use Bridge. Bridge short cut = Ctrl + I  - See below for the meta data to copy.

  3. Crop and tweak the file as you desire (set contrast, clone any artifacts, trash, etc.). Open the image in Photoshop. Make any changes specific for the contest.

  4. Edit the File Info Description Field (AKA Meta Data. You will get an error if you try to upload with OUT the metadata.)

    • Photoshop - Go to File/File Info (Ctrl + Shift + Alt + I) - if you are already OPENING Photoshop to tweak, resize, etc, then do the description in Photoshop

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      For EACH entry,  insert the following info. Copy from below EXACTLY, then, after pasting it and editing with YOUR info in your first image, copy it from inside Photoshop (or Bridge), so you can paste it into the next file and only have to change the Category, if necessary. I.e. keep it on the paste board, and change what needs to be changed.
       

      For ATPI Fall Advanced, Category, Student Name, West Brook HS, Beaumont, Tx, Drew Loker 

       

  5. Resize image to a maximum dimension (width or height) of 2500 pixels. Open the Image Size under the Image menu to Resize the image (change the larger of the two numbers to 2500, even if the number is smaller than 2500 initially. Ex. You have a 3000x2000 image. Change the 3000 to 2500. If you have a 2048x1024...change the 2048 to 2500. No other numbers need to be changed.

  6. Save AS the image. Go to the File menu and select Save As (or Ctrl + Shift + S). Initially, save the files to YOUR local folder. I recommend making a folder for your entries.

    The file name must not contain any periods or characters such as #, or /. If you created a PSD...make sure you change it to JPEG format, saved at maximum quality.

  7. When prompted to rename your file, navigate to a common place in your Dropbox for all edits.

    File Name for ATPI entries:

    LastName_B/A_Category_####.jpg (lastname_beginning or advanced_category name_image number) - i.e. Loker_A_Sports_####  (leave the #### as your original digital camera number file)  NOTE: Putting the TOPIC first is better for me...but worse for them. So, please do it like they have asked.

    1. Name the file as follows:
    2. lastname_A_division#_imagenumber.jpg (student last name, advanced level, division name and image number)
    3. The image number should be the original number from your file. Always try to preserve this number. Even though your camera will flip at 9999 to 0000, it will help track original images down. If it does not have a number, make up one, like 0001 for your Mag Cover or your Collages.
    4. For example, an entry in the Beginning Sports division taken by Mark Murray should have the following filename: Murray_b_Open_2811.jpg
    5. JPEG Options = set to 12.
  8. Upload to http://contest.atpi.org/

 

 

 

West Brook EOY Contest - Nearly the same as above, but files do NOT need to be resized. Therefore, the easiest way is to simply use Adobe Bridge

  1. Launch Bridge and point to your pictures

  2. Rename the file - LastName_Category#_####.jpg (lastname_category name_image number) - i.e. Loker_Sports_####  (leave the #### as your original digital camera number file) 

  3. Embed metadata to the EXIF. Ctrl + I. For EACH entry,  insert the following info. Copy from below EXACTLY, then, after pasting it and editing with YOUR info in your first image, copy it from inside Bridge), so you can paste it into the next file and only have to change the Category, if necessary.   

     

    Category, Student Name, West Brook HS, Beaumont, Tx, Drew Loker

     

  4. Drag and Drop your file to the correct location. Open the Data folder so you can see the file entries. Drag from Bridge to the folder. Double check to make sure it made it in the folder. If it doesn't go into the folder, it will not be judged.

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