Posted Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:37AM
I try to make this kind of illustration with buddha photo
I had this reason of rejection
This image appears to be over-filtered/over-processed which has affected the image quality. This may include Photoshop filters & effects (over-sharpening, excessive adjustments to levels, curves, contrast, hues, gaussian blurs, saturation, added textures, noise reduction...) or other manipulations. We feel the image would have more value to designers with minimal or no post processing effects so that the designers could add their own post-processing effects. Some images can benefit from minor touch-ups to grab the viewer?s attention and there is no definitive line to what editing makes or breaks a great image but the end result should be a single image that can still be molded into a design. Inspectors judge images based on quality, composition and usability. If you require further explanation regarding this rejection, please submit a ticket to Scout (http://www.istockphoto.com/contact_ticket.php)
Of course I used photoshop effect, so wich one is too much ?
Posted Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:42AM
image quality deteriorated in couple of spots:
- green background in upper right corner started to fall apart creating banding (not gradual tonal change).
- green overlay on the lower part of Buddha is too much.
Keep Buddha clean of overlays. Avoid grass overlay altogether. Make Buddha isolation clean without hallo, It must blend seamlessly.
Posted Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:11PM
We pretty much never accept this type of compositing, and blending of photos with vector elements. The few that we do accept are executed with an extremely high, expert level of Photoshop proficiency and design flair. The best way to submit your Buddha image would be without superimposing it on a different background or otherwise trying to make it into a completed design like this.