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Hello :wave:

Hope ya´ll fine.

Here it comes, the new FUN FUN FUN CHALLENGE.
I´ll make this journal as short as I can, because it´s freaking hot here and I need to get back in the pool BEFORE I´ll look like a sundried tomato.

So there you go:

This months Challenge will have a theme instead of a refference or some lyrics. Because it´s hot and I am lazy.

BUUUUUT I assure you that there will be a contest with prizes in the next two weeks. Working on it.

Our theme will be "ACTIVATE MY HEART"

May you be inspired by this theme.
Rules as always, I´ll list them right now.

- only Photomanipulations
-please link back DIRECTLY to the stock image, not only to the stock provider
-please put your signature in the image - makes it easier for me and safer for you (art thieves are everywhere)
-write a short inspirational text. THIS ONE IS A MUST THIS MONTH!!! (I know you don´t do this always, and usually I am not to serious about this rule, but this month I want to see why you did what you did ;) hope this made sense)
-Mention either this group or me in the comments down below, so that everyone knows this is a challenge. (Advertisement;))
-Image must be new. No old images.

EDIT: Forgot the deadline stuff. Brain is already dried.

DEADLINE WILL BE JULY 31st. Submit your entries to the FUN FUN FUN Folder in our gallery. Voting will start afterwards, I´ll do a new journal on that. ~byeeee

Please comment down below if you plan or consider to participate. Just so that I know how many will take part.

And Remember: this is for the fun of creating and progressing, there is no real ranking or competition.

Have FUN!

P.S.: If you have a challenge in mind, any refference or anything else you would like to see in this group, leave a comment down below or note this group. Open for Inspiration :)

Love you all!
Have a beautiful day!
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Welcome to Manip-Contest

Welcome to Manip-Contest.

This is a monthly contest group for manipulators. Every month you will be given a challenge to be manipulated, then judged and critiqued by your peers.
The main goal of this group is to improve your manipulation skills.

There is only one prize: recognition. :boogie: on the contests. We will have also occasionally contests with prizes :heart:

Advanced: One who has practiced manipulation for a while and has won one or more contests or awards.

Beginner One who has just started or may have been manipulating for awhile but needs more practice.

Non-competitive One who does not want to be judged but would like critiques.


Contest Rules

To each participant.

Each contest will be different and require different things to do. Please follow them carefully.
On each piece submitted the following must be included:

You must credit each stock photo used.
You must put a link to this contest.

If you participate in the contest you must:

Critique each and every participants work. Please check out the "How to critique" tips below.

Vote for the two you feel is the best.
One for advanced and one for beginner by sending me a note with a link to the chosen piece.

Thank you very much. :hug:

How I Do That (Tutorials)

I have had many of our wonderful members ask me "How do I do that".

I have put together several tutorial sites for you to use.

How to manip:… ,… ,…

How to use brushes:… ,… ,… ,…

How to make brushes:… ,…

How to use Layers Pallet:… ,…

How to use Adjustment Layers:… ,… ,… ,…

How to mask:… ,… ,… ,…

How to make hair:… , ,… ,… here is a wonderful tutorial by :iconcindysart: Tutorial Paint new hair by CindysArt

How to make a dragon:… ,…

Here are some great video tutorials by :iconheliakin:……

Lighting effects:………

How to make shadows:…

Here is a wonderful tutorial suggested by :iconstellathestardesign:…

How to make wings:……

How to make tears:…

How to make a robot:……

How to make "Sweet Faerie" by :iconmadamethenadier:…

How to make amazing eyes…………

How to use light correctly part 1 kuschelirmel-stock.deviantart.… part 2 kuschelirmel-stock.deviantart.…

More to come :heart:


Tutorials by our Members

If you are an Advanced Manipulator and would like to do a tutorial for our group please place them in the folder "Tutorials by our Members".


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Gallery Folders

Dark Portrait Contest Non-competitive
Contests 2010








Newest Members


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topistops Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
having a huge contest!…
Ntieyko Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where are the rules for the dark portrait contest? I want to participate!!
missalmostperfect Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thatīs cool but sadly this contest is over. Maybe I will start a new one??
Ntieyko Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Buuuuuuu :(
jeje it's fine! I'll participate in the next!
missalmostperfect Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok ^^
Strooitje Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello ,
One day i had a dream of a woman wearing a castle as a crown on het head. The following day i started sketching and after a few weeks the first work in my series 'Petrefied' was finished.
At the moment I entered one of these drawings (Regina Bruggia [link]) in this facebook contest and it will be printed (if 'liked' enough) on a card (freely available in cinema, stores such as fnac, scholes).
I challenge you guys to help me win this contest.
So please manipulate every voter you can find to make me come out on top. ;)
1) click the picture (behind the link) [link]
2) 'like' it
Thanks a lot !
missalmostperfect Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish you good luck for the contest, but please do not post any advertisement here. We are a group focused on contest and improving.
Thanks a lot
Strooitje Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OK, sorry
missalmostperfect Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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