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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.

UPDATE:
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 sxc.hu 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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:iconjenadellagrottaglia:
JenaDellaGrottaglia Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yay I did something sorta quick not my best work but it is something lol
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp: so great to see you in this!
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:iconaphariel:
Aphariel Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
god, I wish I had more free time to give it a try ;((( super sad. Manip challanges were awesome! (and still are I guess)
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you don't have to spend an eternity on it, just let yourself relax with those stocks for an hour or two, maybe it'll inspire you :aww:
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RomanceProductions Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am in as well and I got a killer idea.
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:#1: yay!
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:iconstreamline69:
streamline69 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! I'm totally going to participate!
I can also offer journal feature for the winners.
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :glomp: can't wait to see your entry!
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ClefairyKid Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
This sounds like a great idea, although I hope that there will be a decent amount of entries that qualify (avoiding those awful, found on google phrases haha) and that they won't all be gothic, I mean people are entitled to make darker artworks, nothing wrong with that, but I feel like they are the only themes I see in manipulation any more : o
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's dominating the popular page some days, yes, but it's by far the only thing out there. But I agree, I too hope to see diversity in this :heart:
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:iconjosiane-rey:
Josiane-Rey Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you to do this. I am lacking some inspiration lately and this is so great!!! I am in :clap:
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:dance:
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
YUSH! :iconsuperw00tplz:
I am so going to do this :eager: This will make up for all the lost opportunities before :stare: And I can donate a journal feature! :iconmeowlaplz:
We have to join a group for this? >__> ..okay...
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the feature :)

yes, you have to join because I'm not going to open the gallery to everyone who's passing by ;P
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
I have some stock exclusives that can be used as a small prize. I can give a llama to all the entries and have a special widget with the winners. I haven't had a lot of time the past couple years to participate in challenges, but I may be able to do this one :woohoo: :aww:
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll gladly take the offer of the stock and the feature, the llama I don't think fits with the no points approach ;) Thank you!

I'd love to see your entry :heart:
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Okay. No llamas. I am forever giving llamas, so that is why I mentioned it. I can create new exclusives or offer some I have already made. :aww:
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blowkiss:
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:iconjenadellagrottaglia:
JenaDellaGrottaglia Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh yay how fun!
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:iconjenadellagrottaglia:
JenaDellaGrottaglia Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think I just might when is deadline?
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hope you'll have a go! :love:
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:icondhik-a:
dhik-a Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh and I want to donate a journal feature for all the winners. :w00t:
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :huggle:
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:icondhik-a:
dhik-a Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student General Artist
MUST.TRY. :eager:
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la: :la: :la:
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:iconbombattack:
BOMBATTACK Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is a great idea! excellent way to counter artist block, too! I'm in! :D
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay! :dance:
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:icontallouh:
tallouh Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
oh fantastical. i miss stuff like this. ty!!!!!!
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp:
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:iconfrisbii:
frisbii Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I can never seem to come up with good ideas and inspiration on my own. These things are good prompts.
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's what they're meant to be :#1: can't wait to see what you come up with :love:
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:iconartsail:
ArtSail Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i missed your competitions :iconadorableplz: i'm in :iconloveloveplz:
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:boogie:
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:iconxilaphoenixart:
XilaPhoenixArt Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic idea!! I'm very happy you do it this way and not through short time chat ones!
I love this, great stock to choose from! I will join for sure <3
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the chat ones were cool in their own way, cos you definitely can't do anything overly perfect in 2 hours, but the idea is what counts -- I hope these challenges will retain that aspect. But I'm also glad I don't need to sit in chat all day for this, I'm getting old I guess ^^; :hug:
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XilaPhoenixArt Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I see what you mean, still I love it more this new way!
And you are NOT getting old lol... prolly some more bits mature? *joke* :p
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle: :hug:
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:iconluztapia:
LuzTapia Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I can offer a feature of the winners too! :D
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you muchly! :blowkiss:
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:iconluztapia:
LuzTapia Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
jeje welcome! I would love to help more in the future with this chalenges! :hug:
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that would be great! :love: Some promotion in your journal would also be welcome!
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:iconluztapia:
LuzTapia Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yes! :D IŽll put this on my group too :)
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:icontehangelscry:
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
This sounds like fun! I want to improve my manipulation skill... but I'm not sure where to start with those stocks..
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how about a flamingo with a hat or an owl carrying a burning card? :D But I'm sure you'll find plenty of other things to do with these once you set your mind to it. Just remember, it's a challenge and mostly there for yourself to experiment and give you room to do a manip without the need for it to be perfect :aww:
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner May 5, 2012   Digital Artist
AWESOME! I would be happy to offer journal features and help you promote this if you want!! Sounds like a lot of fun!!!
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any promotion is welcome of course! And features would be great, too. Aaaand maybe you can find some time for a personal artwork again, too :love:
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner May 5, 2012   Digital Artist
I would love to do some personal artwork. I just seem to have forgotten how! LOL!!
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
then use this opportunity! go go go! ;P
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
:plotting:
Sofern ich die Zeit finde, versuch ich mich evtl mal :la:
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