Hot Air - Photoshop Contest [13 entries]

Light Balloons Picture

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Contest goal:

The goal, to take any image, and turn it into a Hot Air Balloon shape. Give it some seam ribbing, hang a gondola from it, and place it in the sky! All sources must be listed, and realism is the key here - No obviously filtered or illustration images, please!

Required level: 5+ or higher.
Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: MossyB

scratzilla1: GONDOLA" a traditional flat bottom boat. GONDOLA: lift commonly called a cable car. . " hang a gondola from it" which turn does CONDOLA in this contest refer to? thanks. ( 5 years and 1478 days ago )
scratzilla1: sorry for the typos.
( 5 years and 1478 days ago )
pearlie: Very good question, scratzilla, I can understand your confusion. An explanation from wiki: "A hot air balloon consists of a bag called the envelope that is capable of containing heated air. Suspended beneath is a gondola or wicker basket (in some long-distance or high-altitude balloons, a capsule), which carries passengers and (usually) a source of heat, in most cases an open flame." Link is here: . MossyB, is your idea to use only a SINGLE ITEM and then give it a gondola? Also, are these to be TRADITIONALLY SHAPED balloons? ( 5 years and 1478 days ago )
scratzilla1: Thanks Pearlie, Thought Gondola reference was to the Wicker Basket, however, artistic creations do not always go with traditional constructs. ( 5 years and 1478 days ago )
Contest Moderator: No, the the balloons do not need to be "traditionally shaped", there are many unusual shaped hot air balloons these days, have a look at ( 5 years and 1473 days ago )
pearlie: Yes, but they ALL have a gondola - unlike a couple of entries in this contest. *ahem* As the contest suggests, 'hang a gondola from it'... ( 5 years and 1473 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Any entry submitted after 2000hrs GMT Friday 16th September will be removed. ( 5 years and 1470 days ago )

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Light Balloons - created by Robart523

Light Balloons
Favs: 24SBS: 10Hi-resRank: 1/13Score: 76.4% (55)44060 views

My first thought for this contest was to wake a lightbulb balloon! This just seemed like a very steam punk-ish thing to do so I ran with that :) (5 years and 1472 days ago)

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ship landing - created by andi

ship landing
Favs: 5SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/13Score: 65.3% (37)8776 views

(5 years and 1471 days ago)

7 Sources:

Family Vacation - created by Majkman

Family Vacation
Favs: 2SBS: 7Hi-resRank: 3/13Score: 64.8% (30)7884 views

Always good to take the kids with you ;-) (5 years and 1472 days ago)

5 Sources:

Dreamy Flight - created by jordyponce

Dreamy Flight
Favs: 7SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/13Score: 64.4% (24)7088 views

(5 years and 1473 days ago)

3 Sources:

puff baloon - created by andi

puff baloon
Favs: 4SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/13Score: 63.8% (19)8804 views

(5 years and 1475 days ago)

5 Sources: