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I am so sorry that I haven´t been online in the past ?weeks? ??
I just started University and oh boy, it´s goddamn hard and stressful.

I even had no time to announce the winner of our last FUN FUN FUN Challenge. But I´ll this weekend. I promise.

My lack of time is also the reason that I am searching for a new Contributor (or the help of the contributors that we have now, please note me).
I won´t have that much time in the future, that´s why I need help to run the group.
If you are Interested please note me, I´ll be here again on Friday.

Thank you so much for your patience
I love you all
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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".


Visit our wonderful affiliates

Gallery Folders

Dark Portrait Contest Beginner
deviation in storage by iAmoret
deviation in storage by iAmoret
Dark Portrait Contest Non-competitive
Inspirations of our Members
Contests 2010








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Katlover003 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm hosting a contest for the new Five Night's at Freddy's Sister Location coming out this Fall!…
Ruanly Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
I would love to affiliate if you guys are interested.
There's no affiliate option for me on your homepage, but you should have permission to affiliate on my group's page if you wouldn't mind!
Thank you!
dandandanao Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Check my contest guys :) 
ChristalLovePkmn Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Hello everyone! Do you want to win free request and some :points:?

Please participate!! :la:…
Mom-EsPeace Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Dumb question from a newb. I have an entry for the made up creature contest, but after I finished it, I realized that, technically, it's not a true photo manip. It's really a manip of fractals. Can I still enter it, or should I start over? Sorry, I wasn't thinking clearly at the time.... perhaps, not thinking at all....I was dead at the time.... ;-)
Let me know! Thanks! XXXOOO
GentianaArts Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how many images did you use in it?
I think that you can call it a manip if there are at least 3-4 pictures you used + you didn´t just change colour etc on it. If you want to, just submit it to the group or send me the link to the image in your gallery and I´ll take a look at it. 
Mom-EsPeace Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Here's the link--I just posted it. Thanks for taking a look. Let me know what you think.…
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