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Hi Friends, I am so so so so sorry for my long absence!!
I am in the last months of my trainee right now and my final exams are next month *scared* so I may be a bit absent from time to time again (due to stupid learning), but after the 4th of July I will defenitely have soooo much time I don´t even know what to do with it right now. Anyways, There WILL be new contests the next months plus I wanted to start regular features. If any of you has ideas feel free to note the group or leave a comment!
Love you!!!

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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








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Ntieyko Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where are the rules for the dark portrait contest? I want to participate!!
missalmostperfect Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thatīs cool but sadly this contest is over. Maybe I will start a new one??
Ntieyko Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Buuuuuuu :(
jeje it's fine! I'll participate in the next!
missalmostperfect Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok ^^
Strooitje 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 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 May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OK, sorry
missalmostperfect May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Celstie Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Umm doesn't April only have 30 days? o_O
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