Key Element - Photoshop Contest [20 entries]

Noncils Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
Contest goal:

Use any image and remove a key element that basically causes the subject to be useless. An example could be a bicycle with no handlebars or a gumball machine with no coin slot. Make it as realistic as possible, as if it was mistakenly designed that way. Humor is a big factor here.

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
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Noncils - created by RickLaMesa

Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/20Score: 68.8% (39)7044 views

(5 years and 1090 days ago)

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Hitting the Nail on the... Nevermind - created by elemare

Hitting the Nail on the... Nevermind
Favs: 1SBS: 1Hi-resRank: 2/20Score: 67.1% (33)10436 views

Many thanks to photographer mrdisaster - an appropriate name, considering the current condition of the tool from his photo. :)

Only one screen capture is included in SBS, to show the various layers. This illusion was achieved by selecting nearby areas of unshadowed wood and patching the pieces together, skewing, changing perspective, soft erasing edges to blend. The dowel was made by duplicating the hammer neck, shrinking it, then applying a little burn to create shadows. (5 years and 1095 days ago)

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Wheel. - created by filantrop

Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/20Score: 66.6% (27)7648 views

Thank you Jason Pier in DC (5 years and 1091 days ago)

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phone - created by lincemiope

Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/20Score: 66.2% (22)5329 views

(5 years and 1092 days ago)

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Toothless - created by CMYK46

Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/20Score: 65.4% (16)3178 views

(5 years and 1093 days ago)

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