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  1. Gee folks, I wish I found out about all this drawing stuff when I was a teenager, instead when I'm about to turn 74! 🤔 Dave
  2. Sure. I bring a RAW photo into post-processing (I use On1 Photo RAW 2021) and do some development. I might also add some effects. I then export the RAW file as a full-sized Jpeg and bring that into a paint program (most often Corel Painter Essentials 7) and do some photo painting (most often using the auto paint functionality where you can choose what kind of painting you would like to emulate, such as oil painting, drawing, illustration, etc. ). I might also do some blending and other processes. I then export the result as another Jpeg file to be uploaded. Depending on the result, I mig
  3. Sorry if I got a little snippy! Your advice is solid. Regarding my contributor name, is there a reason for a pseudonym? Retaliation? Dave
  4. Basically he said to submit the file as an illustration with a reference photo, which I already do, and try to indicate in the description that it is a Jpeg illustration. I think the automated review process thinks it looks like an auto-traced vector file when it is a Jpeg illustration. I have been including key words like "illustration" "digital painting" and "digital art". He may had hinted that there is a way to submit a reference photo other than including it as a property release, but I cannot figure out how to do so (anyone here know?). Dave
  5. I assume that some modicum of talent is required in order to be able to learn to draw. I have trouble with stick people. If you are referring to learning how to use some kind of illustration software to create something from scratch, I again think that would require some artistic talent, and even if not, I do not see a lot of difference from doing that and with starting with a unique photo. Dave
  6. Thanks everyone for all the responses, many of which I do not agree with. I am a hobbyist and do not do this for a living. I was simply trying to determine what was happening to a Jpeg photo when it is photo-painted that made it get rejected. I found it out from another source here at Shutterstock, so I am good. Regarding some of the above responses, they seem to me to be a little short-sighted. My attached image is clearly a door knob, and a very old one at that. To me it does tell a story, and with many millions of folks looking for images on Shutterstock I'm sure there are many who wo
  7. Yes! I have corresponded with Shutterstock (expert contributor) who told me that, and he said my Jpeg was probably rejected because it looked like an auto traced vector. He gave me some hints as to what to include in my description to help the review process understand that I am submitting a Jpeg illustration. I would have thought that the Jpeg extension on the uploaded file would have taken care of that. Dave
  8. Uh... Thanks for the good but nearly impossible to implement advice.
  9. Yes, I have read that, but I am still confused. I brought the above Jpeg back into my photo post-processing software (On1 Photo RAW) and hand no problem editing it. I was able to adjust exposure, contrast, and everything else in the development category. I was even able to apply a B&W filter and export the file as a new Jpeg image (attached). So I am confused as to just which kind of editing is difficult with this kind of file? Dave
  10. Thanks for the response. Besides being enamored with art and not being able to draw, and to be honest, I have had some problems with my photos in the areas of focus and noise. Shutterstock rejects these as photos. If I run them through a paint program, I can be really creative and bypass the problems with the photo.
  11. Hello all! Because I have absolutely zero artistic talent, I like to take my photos into something like Corel Painter Essentials and create illustrations or paintings from them. I save them as Jpeg files and submit them to Shutterstock. Recently these are being rejected due to the new auto tracing rules. I have read all the information about them not being easy to edit, but my question would be is there a way around this? Is there a way to use these paint programs on photos and not run into the auto tracing problem? Using different tools in the paint programs? Saving them as ano
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