Rose Thorns - Photoshop Contest [31 entries]

metamorphosis: green Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
rose thorns source image
Contest goal:

Download the provided image and manipulate it in any way you want. Good luck!

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!

Suggested by: EmiK

iamlukas: Its badly rendered... ( 5 years and 1858 days ago )
wockees13: gudwork .keep it up !!!!! ( 5 years and 1855 days ago )

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metamorphosis: green - created by vertigo

metamorphosis: green
Favs: 5SBS: 6Hi-resRank: 1/31Score: 60.3% (35)11997 views

(5 years and 1852 days ago)

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birdie - created by dekwid

Favs: 7SBS: 6Hi-resRank: 2/31Score: 60.2% (30)11198 views

right after reading the amazing tut by George55 at, I was tempted to put it into practice,...but it was too bad to me that the smudge tool on my comp. didnt work well so I tried to find another way, was that I used the motion blur to get the effect of feather-look,...and I was surprised by the is perfectly messy ugly!!!!LOL....but now here it is, just name it....and I call it Birdie... (5 years and 1852 days ago)

You don't love me?!? - created by siderismaris

You dont love me?!?
Favs: 5SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/31Score: 60.2% (25)11676 views
(5 years and 1856 days ago)

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Pondering Life - created by solkee

Pondering Life
Favs: 4SBS: 11Hi-resRank: 4/31Score: 59.3% (20)11700 views

Inspiration of this image came from this quote:

"Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. You just have to live life to the fullest. Laugh as much as you can, spend all your money, tell someone what they mean to you. Tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain. Hold someones hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late. Be a flirt, smile until your face hurts, don't be afraid to take chances or fall in love, and most of all live in the moment cause when you look back one day knowing you have no regrets, its going to be what makes you smile."

Thanks to F-L-O-W-E-R-S and mjranum-stock for the stock images.

Much clearer in High Resolution. (5 years and 1851 days ago)

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Withered Life - created by iamlukas

Withered Life
Favs: 4SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/31Score: 59% (15)14136 views

This picture has a thought behind it.
Techniques used:
Warping (puppet warp for the rose [cs5 only]), Gradient maps (brown-yellowish), a lot of colour adjustments. The shine from the window is made with a radial- and motion blur. The walls are set to soft light with a lowered opactiy, masked to they blend together, free transfomed to give it depth and make it look realistic.
But as always I cant remember all the things I've done when I'm finished with my work. (5 years and 1856 days ago)

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