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Pigment Valentine’s Contest – Official Rules →

admin — February 12, 2017

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who enter the contest and who are 18 years or older as of the date of entry. Employees of Pixite LLC (“Pixite”), its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Pixite as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.

3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on February 1st, 2017 12:00PM Pacific Time and ending February 15th, 2017 11:00PM Pacific Time. All online entries must be received by February 15th, 2017 11:00PM Pacific Time.

4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by “liking” the Pigment app page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PigmentApp/) and submitting a Facebook post that includes a digitally colored version of the eligible illustrations, specified in the original contest post, with the hashtag “#pigment_app #pigmenvalentines”. Otherwise, the Campaign must be entered by “following” the Pigment Instagram account (https://www.instagram.com/pigment_app/) and submitting an Instagram post that includes a digitally colored version of the eligible illustrations, specified in the original contest post, with the hashtag “@pigment_app #pigmentvalentines”.  The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Pixite. You may enter as many times as you would like. The digitally colored version of the eligible illustration must by completed by You. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Pixite.

5. Prizes: The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive a $25 iTunes or Google Play Store Gift Card. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Pixite. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Pixite’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Pixite to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by Pixite based on quality of the work. Winner will be notified by Facebook or Instagram within five (5) days following selection of Winner. Pixite shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within five (5) days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT PIXITE‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that Pixite, anyone acting on behalf of Pixite, and Pixite’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Pixite. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Pixite from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Pixite may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

9. Terms & Conditions: Pixite reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Pixite’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, Pixite may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Pixite. Pixite reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Pixite has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Pixite reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Pixite and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

11. Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in San Diego, California having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Pixite website. To read the Privacy Policy, click http://pixiteapps.com/privacy-policy/.

13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Pixite LLC, 3919 4th Ave Suite C, San Diego, CA 92103. Requests must be received no later than February 10th, 2017 5:00PM Pacific Time.

15. Facebook: The Campaign hosted by Pixite is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.

Featured User Artwork →

Cayce Garrison — February 8, 2017

Coloring by @scaresherself

Coloring by @dwills0009

Coloring by Carol A. L. Martin

 

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Video Tutorial: Creating a Sunset with the Fade and Bloom Tools. →

Cayce Garrison — January 24, 2017

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Featured Artist Spotlight : Jessica Watts →

Cayce Garrison — January 16, 2017

Our Featured Artists have become an integral part of Pigment. We want our users to get to know the artists behind the designs, so starting today we will be posting interviews from our new Featured Artists before their books are released in Pigment. We hope you enjoy meeting this week’s artist, Jessica Watts. Her book, Doodles, comes out this Wednesday.

Bio

Los Angeles, CA

Jessica Watts is a pint-sized illustrator with a penchant for the weird and whimsical. Always creating, her offbeat sense of humor and imaginative style can be found in everything from book illustrations to emojis. Her most recent exploit includes a clay-doodle mash-up hailed by Buzzfeed as one of the “14 People Transforming Your Feed into Art.” 

How did you get into art/illustration/design?

Art has been a lifelong passion, from doodling on my bedroom walls and framing my little sister for it, to studying art in Florence, Italy. 

If art isn’t your full time job, what do you do for a living?

When not drawing or painting, I work in an ad agency, studying culture and behavior. And bringing delightful commercials into your living room, whether you want them or not! Besides that, I work on freelance art projects and writing pieces.

What themes do you like to pursue?

I truly believe art should never be without personality, that’s the soul of the thing. I like to make pieces that say something to you as a viewer, and oftentimes what it’s saying is a bunch of terrible puns and warm funny things. The pieces in this book were designed to bring a bit of whimsy to your coloring relaxation/creativity time. Besides that, I like themes around art nouveau, dark humor, and big fat lines.

What do you want people to get out of your designs?

A delicious hand cramp. Lower blood pressure. The resolve to start a girl band. Any of those things are good.

Links

Frank N’ Goat, the Book on Amazon (Link: https://www.amazon.com/Frank-Goat-Tale-Freakish-Friendship/dp/0692431462/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480404903&sr=8-1&keywords=frank+n+goat ) 

Say It With Eggplants App (Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1161983676 )

ClayDoodles Instagram (Link: https://www.instagram.com/claydoodles/?hl=en )

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Featured User Artwork →

Cayce Garrison — January 14, 2017

Our users are continually impressing us. Here are a few that have produced some outstanding pieces recently.

Coloring by @shannonbaur1966

Coloring by @tina.randall44

Coloring by @durhamdesigns

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Pigment Holidays Contest Winners! →

Cayce Garrison — January 10, 2017

The time has come to announce the winners of the Pigment Holidays Contest.

The Grand Prize winner of a $100 iTunes Gift Card is Britton Dael! @brittdael 

The two runners up, each receiving a $50 iTunes Gift Card are Instagram users @scaresherself and @durhamdesigns.

@scaresherself

@durhamdesigns

We thank all our users for the support and enthusiasm for the contest. The response was more than we could have imagined.

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Pigment Is Now On YouTube! →

Cayce Garrison — January 5, 2017

Beginning in 2017, the Pigment YouTube channel will be the place go find detailed tutorials and support videos to help you get the most out of Pigment. Make sure to let us know what tips or tricks you want to see in a video.

Check out our first video where I go over how to create the appearance of rust.

 

 

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Pigment Holidays Contest – Official Rules →

Eugene Kaneko — December 6, 2016

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who enter the contest and who are 18 years or older as of the date of entry. The Campaign is only open to legal residents of the United States, and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Pixite LLC (“Pixite”), its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Pixite as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.

3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on December 7, 2016 12:00PM Pacific Time and ending January 5, 2017 11:00PM Pacific Time. All online entries must be received by January 5, 2017 11:00PM Pacific Time.

4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by “liking” the Pigment app page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PigmentApp/) and submitting a Facebook post that includes a digitally colored version of the eligible illustrations, specified in the original contest post, with the hashtag “@pigmentapp #pigmentholidays”. Otherwise, the Campaign must be entered by “following” the Pigment Instagram account (https://www.instagram.com/pigment_app/) and submitting an Instagram post that includes a digitally colored version of the eligible illustrations, specified in the original contest post, with the hashtag “@pigmentapp #pigmentholidays”.  The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Pixite. You may enter as many times as you would like. The digitally colored version of the eligible illustration must by completed by You. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Pixite.

5. Prizes: The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive a $100 iTunes Gift Card. Two second place Winners will receive a $50 iTunes Gift Card each. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Pixite. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Pixite’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Pixite to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by Pixite based on quality of the work. Winner will be notified by Facebook or Instagram within five (5) days following selection of Winner. Pixite shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within five (5) days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT PIXITE‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that Pixite, anyone acting on behalf of Pixite, and Pixite’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Pixite. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Pixite from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Pixite may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

9. Terms & Conditions: Pixite reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Pixite’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, Pixite may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Pixite. Pixite reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Pixite has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Pixite reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Pixite and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

11. Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in San Diego, California having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Pixite website. To read the Privacy Policy, click http://pixiteapps.com/privacy-policy/.

13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Pixite LLC, 3919 4th Ave Suite C, San Diego, CA 92103. Requests must be received no later than November 30, 2016 5:00PM Pacific Time.

15. Facebook: The Campaign hosted by Pixite is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.

Dailies Now In Pigment →

Cayce Garrison — November 29, 2016

If you haven’t already checked out the updated Pigment, free daily designs are now available. For non-subscribers, you now get a free design everyday. Once the design is downloaded you have it available to you until you delete it.

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The day after the design has been released, it then only becomes available to paid subscribers. Make sure to check the Dailies category in case you missed a day.

 

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Show off how you colored a Daily design. Upload to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using @Pigment_app and #pigment_app.

Enjoy!

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Tutorial: Sand and Wood Brushes →

Cayce Garrison — November 3, 2016

A few weeks ago we showed you the new Splatter brush and the updated Metallic Fill. Today we will focus on the last two recently added brushes: the Sand brush and the Wood brush.

Sand Brush

To begin I am going to use the design that I started when I was showing you the Splatter brush.

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Before I start coloring, I rotate the design so that when I make diagonal strokes the lines follow the incoming tide.

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I start off with a light beige tone for the base layer of color. Make sure not to miss the little patches of sand inside the water.

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A quick zoom into the detail of the Sand brush shows the varying texture it lays down.

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Next I’ll select a medium brown and lower the opacity to add in the areas of sand where the tide has come in and made it wet.

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After a little clean up I now have a realistic looking beach to go along with my Splatter brush ocean.

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Wood Brush

The Wood brush has been a great addition to add quick detail to wooden objects and trees.

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For this design from the Trees book, I’ll select a medium brown as a base color and fill in the tree.

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The great feature about the Wood brush is that when you’re adding shading or highlights, the wood pattern won’t change but the color still will. This stops the design from becoming too cluttered. I’ll now go in and add some shading for where the branches are casting shadows.

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Depending on the time of day you want your piece to be set in, you can add highlights to the branches. For my piece I am leaving it highlight free.

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These are just a few ways you can utilize the Sand and Wood brushes. We hope you have been enjoying them and make sure to show us how you use these new brushes in your design. Upload to Instagram and Twitter using @Pigment_app and #pigment_app.

Enjoy!

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