Welcome to our Photoshop Challenge Fun! Here are the rules! One entry per person. You must use at least one image given to you by me in your design… some weeks I will give you one image, and other times I will provide multiple images for you to choose from. Only use images that you…Read More →
Greg Anthony gets the win for the week with this fun image… and it is because of his great treatment of the the moon and all the extra little elements that are well done. The moon has a sense of weight and solidity with great lighting… the NAPP logo on the pin is a great…Read More →
Okay, so this is the last contest of the year and it also the 20th episode… round… thing… whatever. So I thought it would be a great time to give a little more incentive to this one. I am going to give away three (3) one year memberships to the top three finalists for this contest. To make it more exciting, I am giving you more time… this contest will run from today until the 2nd of January. (For those of you who are pretty savvy, you may be able to figure out those dates correspond with when I will be out of the office… which may or may not be a coincidence. :D) When I return from holiday, I will pull together a distinguished panel of judges… (basically anyone I can bribe or blackmail) and choose the top three images.
I decided to bring back an image from the second contest since it had such great potential and I wanted to see how many of you have progressed since then. You will notice that the image is completely new… I dragged the case back out onto the floor and took a new shot of it. I also am giving it to you in its largest size to give you more pixels to play with.To download the starter image, simply click on it and then Right-click and “Save-as” where you want to keep it.Read More →
For this weeks challenge I thought I would give you Bob’s picture to play with. Bob is good friend of mine who is a missionary in Thailand. Years ago I put this picture up for purchase over at Istock and was contacted by Jim Beam about using it in one of their advertising campaigns which I thought would have been hilarious and awesome. The project died when they checked to make sure that Bob was 25 years old at the time due to their policy of the age of their models. So Bob missed his chance at fame… until the book “Mullet Madness” came out and Bob’s picture appears on page 80. So no alcohol icon, but he is immortalized in a book about “Business in the front… party in the back!”Read More →
Ok, so for this week I thought I would give you a scene and see what you can come up with… A couple of thoughts for you… Instead of putting it into just a frame, perhaps put it on the side of a deliver van and make it part of the company logo. Or perhaps make a sketch of it or just one building and create a letterhead or logo, or have something coming out of the water that is surprising and dynamic. Another tip is… there is no rush to turn anything in… once you have finished your image, don’t post immediately, but let it sit a day or two if you have time and then you may see some extra things you can add or take away. Most of the time (Not always, but a lot of times the ones that have been thought about and worked on a bit longer have a little bit more panache.)Read More →
Congratulations to Matthew for this weeks winner! It is a wonderful image that feels like it has history weight infused in it. I agree about it looking like something out of MYST. Great job with this image and the all the entries. I took time to review around ten images and even added some edits/thoughts…Read More →
Ok, so this one should give you plenty of options to play with. This is the background to a drawing I did a while back and I think it has lots of potential. You could get rid of the tree and just use the texture/background or remove the tree and use it on another image… completely up to you.
All the same rules apply… only use images that you have the rights to, including any past images that I have given you in the past contests and places like NASA or other government sites. You can also find great images for purchase at places like Fotolia.com or Istockphoto.com if you want to go in that direction. To download the Lizard image, just click on the thumbnail and then Right-click and “Save Image As” wherever you want to store the image. No rules as far as what you can create, but the emphasis should be on creativity and great technical execution. Feel free to check out my class about Compositing here on the full-length classes part of the site.Read More →
So I gave you folks a little different type of image to play with and the response was great. There were loads of amazing images and lots of creativity. I had to limit the number of images I talked about, but I could have easily chosen twice as many as I did. Well done! After all the dust has settled, I must congrats to 360Kim360 for her great Lizards at the museum. I have created another video review that runs about sixteen minutes, so you may want to just download it and watch it when you get a chance.Read More →
Ok, so this wek I thought I would give you something a little different. Here is an illustration that I made for you and I want to see what kind of interesting images you can cook up. All the same rules apply… only use images that you have the rights to, including any past images…Read More →
Ok, so this week I am going old school and just giving you one image to play with. It is part of my social experiment to see if you guys like the constraints of one single image to start from or the challenge of deciding which images to use. How to play: Simply click on…Read More →
So this week I am giving you some grungy textures to play with… just click on each image and right click to Save As. Come up with the best image you can using at least one of the provided images and make sure you have the rights to use any other images. Other than that,…Read More →
Here is the follow up to the contest this week. Congratulations to Bob Masden for the fun image that takes top spot. Lots of great images. I picked around 13 images to talk about this week and hopefully it will help you folks have another installment of ideas for your visual library and how to…Read More →