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May 5, 2012
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Manip Challenges #001

Sat May 5, 2012, 4:09 AM

If you've been on dA for a while, you may remember the manip challenges I used to run. The original manip challenges were chat based 2 hour challenges, but as I don't have that kind of time any more (the event would be all day long, with 3 to 5 challenges in succession), I decided to adapt them to be two weeks long and not in a chatroom instead.

Wow! What a response! We're through the first week (still one to go!) of the challenge and already there are over 20 entries! :wow: Thank you so much for making this site & this group fun :love:

The Rules

  • You are given 8 stock images (see below) of which you have to use at least TWO in a way that we don't have to go hunting for them with a looking glass.
  • You can use additional stock, but I ask you not to use premades - this is a challenge for your skills, not for someone else's.
  • Your entry has to be a photomanipulation or a digital mixed media piece with a good deal of photomanipulation in it.
  • Please specify in your artist's comment that this is an antry for Photomanipulated's Manip Challenge #001!
  • Your entry has to be uploaded to dA and submitted to Photomanipulated's Manip Challenges folder (you need to be a member for that - everyone is welcome to join, just click the "join" button on the left side of the group's front page!) before the deadline specified below.
  • All stock used has to be credited properly and it has to be legitimate stock to begin with.
    No celebrity pictures, no stuff "found on google" - you can't use anything you don't have permission to use. Plus you should be aware that not everyone offering free stock has the right to offer the images in the first place (so called "renders" are a no-go, as are premades using stock from or other stock sites!). Please read this article for more information on copyright.
  • If you are using your own photos I ask that you say so in the artist's comment to avoid any misunderstandings
  • You can enter as often as you like, but keep it reasonable. Personal tip: choose one entry (your best) to officially enter, so you don't have yourself as competition.

The Deadline

Saturday, May 19th, 11:59 pm CET (German time zone)
:pointr: Countdown (so you don't have to wrap your head around the whole time zone thing)

The Stock

Remember: you need to use at least TWO (can use more) of the stocks below.

Log Cabin Farm House Stock 6 by CelticStrm-Stock Fog Branch by Track-Maidens
:thumb273955038: flamingo by SStocker Bits n Bobs stock 194 by hatestock Evil queen by CathleenTarawhiti
Backdrop Vintage Theater Stage Curtain - Black by EveyD Owl 03 by LydiardWildlife

The Prizes

This is not a contest as such, so the prizes will be small. I hope you'll find inspiration in these, not riches. However, a little incentive doesn't hurt, so I'm offering exclusive stock from my stock account kuschelirmel-stock for the winner (maybe for the top three, but that depends on the turnout). And of course there will be a journal featuring all participants and the winner especially.

Exclusive stock graciously donated by PirateLotus-Stock, WDWParksGal & kuschelirmel-stock
Journal features graciously donated by: damilepidus, Aeirmid, LuzTapia, dhik-a, WDWParksGal, phoenixleo, streamline69, HisGeenky, nikkidoodlesx3 & kuschelirmel :heart:

Donations are welcome, but keeping with the challenge idea, I don't want to offer points! If you want to donate, please donate exclusive stock or journal features! No llamas either please.

The Judging

I (kuschelirmel) will narrow the entries down to 10 (should there be more than ten entries to begin with) and then we will have a public vote at Photomanipulated -- there will be no asking others to vote for you! If I find out you're cheating, you'll be disqualified.

The Entries

All entries can be found in this folder (where they should be submitted to by you to officially enter).

:dalove: Good Luck! :dalove:

CSS credit goes to:
Stock: Dragoroth-stock, little-spacey, mimose-stock, Dralliance-Stock, Dracoart-Stock, gaiastock, CAStock
Brushes: MouritsaDA-Stock
Coding & graphics: kuschelirmel-stock
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
I just submitted. Hope the deadline's not done D:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
technically, I think it was (and I'm sure you were able to check the countdown to see for yourself), but I accepted it anyway. Just next time, please try to keep within the countdown.
phoenixleo Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
I checked it then. It was 2 hours and few minutes left that time :la:
But thanks anyway!
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good :aww:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
It was fun to exercise :la:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
It says in the countdown 2 hours still remain :phew:
HisGeenky Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I let people know this here - [link]
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blowkiss: thank you!!!
HisGeenky Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
Renacido Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
This was such a fun challenge! Photo manipulation isn't in my normal line of action, so it was a refreshing break. I love the req stock you have to choose from for this. :)
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