ochopika wrote:I'll give my analysis based on my derby observations:
Your designs may have been rejected because, as some have guessed, the gradients are too small to print. The small details of the photo-realistic flames can be too small to print even if they're only two colors.
If you're sure it is printable, send your print file to Woot so they can look at it more closely.
Another reason they may have been rejected is that they look like photos treated with a filter or editing technique of some kind. I'm not here to argue the artistic merit of doing this. I think you can make awesome images this way. Woot just doesn't want any legal issues.
I hope that's helpful and good luck!
Thank you, this was very helpful. I sent them my organized AI files, etc. along with a more detailed explanation of how I created these images (which aren't photos, but rather products of Illustrator shapes/illustrations run through multiple filters, Photoshop adjustments and then additional filters, followed by a mathematical process for converting these to solid-color objects and single-group-single-color transparency layers for each of the colors.)
Hopefully, we'll be able to work things out, or (at the very least), understand what woot's concerns are with the design and/or technique.
Thank you again, very much, as this was helpful in organizing my response to them...