Mixed Manipulations 1 - Photoshop Contest [23 entries]

Haiku Spring Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
By arca
Contest goal:

In this special contest, you can upload any image manipulation that you created or want to create and that doesn't fit in any of the other active photoshop contest. What you create is based only on personal imagination, creativity and photo-manipulation techniques. Obviously, this contest won't be 100% anonymous, just don't mention your name, or add any special signs on your image that reveal your name.

It can be anything you like and are proud of (even old PST entries), as long as it respects the Pxleyes rules & guidelines and you haven't submitted it before on pxleyes. Voting will be more difficult here, but like in any other contest, the winner will be determined by voting... Wow-factor will play a bigger role here, but it's important to check out the SBS guide and sources before placing your vote... That way you can be determine if the Wow-effect is achieved by a good source, or by good technique.

To prove the authenticity of your work, your entry must have a step by step guide with at least 1 intermediate step + all sources must be mentioned. Maximum 2 entries.

Good luck!

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!

langstrum: Fast dicision, thanks Mr.Monty, we will have a great contest ^^ ( 5 years and 2622 days ago )
iquraishi: means the entries we did on PST are allowed on pxleyes.. nice... ( 5 years and 2622 days ago )
EmiK: Can this be art work created entirely in photoshop? ( 5 years and 2622 days ago )
Ressiv: what's the contest in this? just uploading old stuff that isn't even made specific for the contest. Weird idea -.- ( 5 years and 2622 days ago )
hereisanoop: I am waiting to see some great art here.. ( 5 years and 2622 days ago )
erikuri: I hope this contest becomes a weekly corner - many times we have ideas that are different from the given images or themes...- ( 5 years and 2621 days ago )
erikuri: @Ressiv: here you are supposed to show your skillls, of course, following all the rules of a themed contest. What is different? There's no theme or supplied image, only that! ( 5 years and 2621 days ago )
Gransbergis: and i think, this contest is need to become weekly ( 5 years and 2617 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Please do not forget to add a Step By Step guide, as the contest goal mentions it's compulsory. ( 5 years and 2616 days ago )
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Haiku Spring - created by arca

Haiku Spring
Favs: 49SBS: 8Hi-resRank: 1/23Score: 69.9% (40)17878 views

Spring winds call
Soon the dragonflies

Thank you to Lucretia-stock and Alegion-stock!

Sky overlay image is my own - see SBS Step 2. Permission for stock use SBS Step 8.

Tried sugge (5 years and 2622 days ago)

2 Sources:

Crazy Dreams - created by CorneliaMladenova

Crazy Dreams
Favs: 12SBS: 20Hi-resRank: 2/23Score: 63.9% (30)10994 views

Only PxlEyes Sources are used.
Thank you Clinge, Paulus62, RGB, CMYK46, lvstealth, kumar, EmiK, mqtrf and vmyers for the lovely and useful pictures :)


(5 years and 2615 days ago)

10 Sources:

Blenders big date - created by freejay

Blenders big date
Favs: 5SBS: 7Hi-resRank: 3/23Score: 61.5% (25)9969 views

He was made completely from the door panels. (5 years and 2620 days ago)

Steampunk aircraft - created by ForestManFX

Steampunk aircraft
Favs: 1SBS: 8Hi-resRank: 4/23Score: 59.8% (20)11721 views

(5 years and 2617 days ago)

6 Sources:

Pretty In Your Pain - created by jadedink

Pretty In Your Pain
Favs: 7SBS: 7Hi-resRank: 5/23Score: 59.1% (15)12390 views

"The Last Song I'm Wasting On You" by Evanescence

"Sparkling grey,
They're my own veins.
Any more than a whisper,
Any sudden movement of my heart.
And I know, I know I'll have to watch them pass away

Just get through this day

Give up your way, you could be anything,
Give up my way, and lose myself, not today
That's too much guilt to pay

Sickened in the sun
You dare tell me you love me
But you held me down and screamed you wanted me to die
Honey you know, you know I'd never hurt you that way

You're just so pretty in your pain

Give up my way, and I could be anything
I'll make my own way
Without your senseless hate... hate... hate... hate.

So run, run, run
And hate me, if it feels good.
I can't hear your screams anymore

You lied to me
But I'm older now
And I'm not buying baby

Demanding my response
Don't bother breaking the door down
I found my way out

And you'll never hurt me again. "

This piece isn't meant to be offensive. A while back, pxl held an anorexia contest, which i found to be incredibly underappreciated. There were so many avenues and possibilities around that contest. I decided to take that "theme" and add my personal touch to it. This is meant for all the SURVIVORS of anorexia. and the words of the song i chose seem to describe the feeling i was trying to portray with my image.

Comments are appreciated, however, i would appreciate constructive thoughts, not destructive opinions on the actual disease, as it is not consequential to the outcome of this piece.

**edit-fixed "blurred" flowers and brought girl forward a bit..hope its better** (5 years and 2619 days ago)

3 Sources: