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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

Castle on a lake by Zankruti-Murray
Castle on a lake (Edited) by Zankruti-Murray
Premade Background :: A Night in the Park by Selunia
Midnight Blue by Sapphire-Sparkle
Out of the Dark
XVth Major Arcana - The Devil by MonochromaticART
Gerar by MonochromaticART
Lake of the Forgotten by MonochromaticART
Fairytale Gone Bad by MonochromaticART
Dark Portrait Contest Advanced
Vampire Queen by annewipf
Sacrifice by samueltd
Dark Lady by CatherineCruz
My go at the Dark Potrait Tutorial by EigthDegreeBites
Dark Portrait Contest Beginner
The last prayer by cristell15
Witching Hour by ScatteredAshe
Dark Portrait Challenge 1 by ScatteredAshe
Dark Portrait Contest Non-competitive
Zombie attack by Secr3tDesign
Fun Fun Fun
Wonderland by cristell15
Oriental Dream by cristell15
Autumn by cristell15
Castle in the Clouds by cristell15
Tutorials by our Members
Day to Night Contest Tutorial by kitiekat4U
How to make your own seamless backgrounds Tutorial by kitiekat4U
Elven Ears GIMP Tutorial by kitiekat4U
Elven Ears Photoshop Tutorial by kitiekat4U
Inspirations of our Members
Do androids dream of electric sheep ? by Rui-Abel
The last one by Rui-Abel
Japan by Rui-Abel
Prelude to December by MonochromaticART
Member's Challenge
Showdown by 0Novem0
small step v02 by megakorean
Favorite Toys by Hoverland
Giants In The City by kitiekat4U
Inspired By Literature
Shade Enough for Two by RebeccaLongArt
Forever in my heart by lrasan
Unbearable Pain by kitiekat4U
Widow by MarahScott
Contest 2011
Yowser Gribble by violscraper
Contests 2010
Weirdwood by popicok








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ultimate-hedgehog Featured By Owner Edited Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My contest!
link to my contest simple, you only need to make a journal or poll featuring my art and linking it to the journal.
SilentPlea Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016   Digital Artist
Unfortunately this submission has expired and will not be shown in your gallery.  :sad: 
Princess and the Pea by SilentPlea
GentianaArts Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry. I moved and had no internet for a while. do you want to re-submit?
SilentPlea Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016   Digital Artist
I understand.  Sure I'd like to r esubmit
GentianaArts Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
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!
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