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Hey! :wave:

Hope ya´ll had a good start in September, and to make it even better here comes our new Challenge.

This time we have something completely different than the last Challenges.

There will be no image, Song, poem etc. that you have to referr to.

We will challenge your ability to create something non existing this time :)

This months theme is:

"Extraordinary Creature"

It can be anything you imagine , like a completely new type of animal (mix it up ;) ) or a fantastic creature, whatever you want to do.

This theme was a little bit inspired by  Harry Potter, because it´s September 1st and you know what that means ;)
Hogwarts we´re coming XD

So blow my mind with your awesome creations.
The rules are as always, but I´ll list them down below so make sure you follow them.
Also it would be very nice if you leave a comment when you intend on joining the challenge or if you have an idea for a challenge or a contest.

- only original artwork, must be submitted after this Journal, NO OLD WORKS ALLOWED
-you have to link back DIRECTLY to the stock image you used
-Sources such as google etc are NOT ALLOWED
-Please put your SIGNATURE in your image
-the GROUP ICON :iconmanip- contest: (without spaces) has to be in your ARTISTS COMMENTS
-please write a short INSPIRATION TEXT

-HAVE FUN !!!!!!

If you have any questions or need help, feel free to note either me or send a note to the group

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 Non-competitive
Contests 2010








Newest Members


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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
missalmostperfect 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.…
missalmostperfect Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :)
I think it´s ok. It´s not the usual type of manipulation we accept, but it´s manipulated. And after all, usual is boring right? ;) 
So, go ahead and submit it, I wish you the best luck!
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 ^^
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