Ps Tournament 1 Round 2 - Photoshop Contest [16 entries]

The Eighth Dragon Gate • 第八龙门 Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
By blur
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Round 2 of our first photoshop tournament! In this contest, the top 16 members of the previous round will be allowed to participate. These contestants will be announced on april 1 and april 2 - 2012. After this announcement, you will be able to submit your entry.

This tournament runs for 4 weeks, week 1 is 'open for all', which means everyone can enter. Week 2 only the top 16 members of week 1 will be able to participate, week 3 the top 8 members of week 2 and in week 4 the top 4 members of week 3. The winner of round 4 will be crowned king or queen of Pxleyes! This final round's winner will be awarded with $100!

This week's theme is: number eight
The number eight is the lucky number in China. This number is your inspiration for this contest. Create any scene, object, person,... that somehow involves the number 8. What you do with it is up to you. You can make ordinary things in a 8 shape, create a surreal landscape entirely built with 8 symbols, or you can think of an abstract interpretation of the number. Whatever you do, the number 8 must be present at least once in your picture (rotated, skewed or sizes in any form you like). If you're choosing for an abstract interpretation, don't forget to explain in your description what it's all about. Good luck!

Good luck!

Members allowed to enter this round are:

Congrats to them and good luck in this round!

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!

Suggested by: lincemiope

oziipop: I think for a tournament like this sbs should be mandatory.... No? ( 5 years and 2519 days ago )
Kid: Hard theme, excited to see what people come up with ( 5 years and 2518 days ago )
Chalty669: Hard theme and the top 16 still don't know who they are. Will be interesting to see what people can come up with in such a short amount of time. ( 5 years and 2517 days ago )
robvdn: You could have started before already since the theme is known by Thursday, if one doesn't make the top 16 he/she can always post it in the MIxed Media contest ( 5 years and 2517 days ago )
hereisanoop: The deadline must extend for atleast one day.... ( 5 years and 2516 days ago )
blur: @oziipop, yeah you're right. Even I have to create 'another' sbs for the mods. Lol. No hard feelings. It's truly a great experience entering this competition. This is far better than PS themed with photography to be manipulate imho. ( 5 years and 2516 days ago )
EmiK: Congratulations to the winners, now makes us proud here at pxleyes =) ( 5 years and 2516 days ago )
tnaylor21286: This is tough! ( 5 years and 2515 days ago )
bjaockx: OMG!! i remember doing these just for fun! glad to see they made their way into the real contests! ( 5 years and 2515 days ago )
bjaockx: super sad i missed week one. damn. ;[ ( 5 years and 2515 days ago )
tnaylor21286: This is tough! ( 5 years and 2515 days ago )
DanielaOwergoor: Thank you for this opportunity! It's a great honor to be participating alongside this powerful team, I know that I will not get to the end (I'm sure of it!), But I want to see how far I go! ( 5 years and 2515 days ago )
Contest Moderator: This contest is open 1 day longer for new entries, meaning it will be closed for entries at SATURDAY APRIL 7, 2012 20.00 GMT ( 5 years and 2515 days ago )
erikuri: Congratulations to all that are in the second round, and good luck! As I couldn't get in, I'll try to put my idea in another contest. ( 5 years and 2515 days ago )
nishagandhi: I missed voting for the round 1 entries ..just had a good entries there!
congrats to those qualified for 2nd round! ( 5 years and 2515 days ago )
Lelaina: Hey, Top 16 people, don't forget to look at the theme for the next round! So you can start making something already. And if you won't make it to the next round, you can always upload it to the Mixed Media contest ( 5 years and 2513 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Any entry submitted after 2000hrs GMT Saturday 7th April will be removed. ( 5 years and 2511 days ago )

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The Eighth Dragon Gate • 第八龙门 - created by blur

The Eighth Dragon Gate • 第八龙门
Favs: 12SBS: 2Hi-resRank: 1/16Score: 74% (44)15958 views

• The Eighth Dragon Gate / 第八龙门 [Dì bā lóngmén] is a fictional Chinese digital painting made with Photoshop by the forsaken artist (don't worry it's not my real name) after finished the first war (Ko PS Tournament Round 1).

• A self terror weapon from long forgotten oriental war continues its search for victims to destroy, even though both sides of the war annihilated themselves aeons ago. Without the correct command to stop it, the deadly dragon emperor will continue to carry out its mission indefinitely.

The English translation of the Chinese literature:

• 龙王再以复活
Lóngwáng zài yǐ fùhuó
The Rise of The Dragon Emperor

• 孙悟空传奇
Sūn Wùkōng Chuánqí
Legend of Sun Wukong (The Monkey King) (5 years and 2511 days ago)

Eight o'clock - created by krigios

Eight oclock
Favs: 6SBS: 7Hi-resRank: 2/16Score: 73.8% (39)15843 views

Everything was drawn in Photoshop. (5 years and 2512 days ago)

Cousteau's Pool - created by pixelkid

Cousteaus Pool
Favs: 3SBS: 16Hi-resRank: 3/16Score: 71.5% (32)12722 views

Jacques Cousteau's longest running television series "The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau" ran from 1968 to 1976. Eight years... (5 years and 2515 days ago)

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bot series xxviii - created by tk

bot series xxviii
Favs: 3SBS: 17Hi-resRank: 4/16Score: 70.4% (26)5445 views

(5 years and 2512 days ago)

hallusinations.... - created by hereisanoop

Favs: 7SBS: 2Hi-resRank: 5/16Score: 69.5% (20)6774 views

(5 years and 2512 days ago)

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