Literally - Photoshop Contest [8 entries]

Needle in a haystack Picture

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By sigi
Contest goal:

We may say that it's raining cats and dogs, but it's for sure that no actual pets are falling from the sky. Unless it all happens within a photoshopped image! The goal of this contest is to take a known idiom or phrase and to show us via a creation of yours how it would like if it was taken too literally. The more clever the better!


Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: JimLemon

Zizounai: Do you want only English idioms? ( 181 days ago )
Contest Moderator: This is an English language site so the idiom or phrase has to be known and expressed in English. Foreign language expressions may not be known or recognized by those who don't speak or read that particular language. ( 180 days ago )
Kartikrox: Why contest moderator removes my entry!!!! ( 172 days ago )

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Needle in a haystack - created by sigi

Needle in a haystack
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/8Score: 61% (35)3324 views

(167 days ago)

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Jumping the Gun - created by thefinalcut

Jumping the Gun
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/8Score: 59.6% (30)3736 views

Trying to get ahead and not waiting for something to happen.

I did not do SBS for this image. I believe all of the sources are self-explanatory. All sources from pixabay. (174 days ago)

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An elephant in the room - created by Zizounai

An elephant in the room
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/8Score: 59.2% (25)3543 views

Elephant in the room is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss, or a condition of groupthink no one wants to challenge.
It is based on the idea/thought that something as conspicuous as an elephant can appear to be overlooked in codified social interactions and that the sociology/psychology of repression also operates on the macro scale.
(Wikipedia) (180 days ago)

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Horse laugh - created by Zizounai

Horse laugh
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/8Score: 57.6% (20)2993 views

horse laugh
n. a mocking and sarcastic laugh. He came out with a horse laugh that caused some eyebrows to raise. (171 days ago)

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Sounds like a "Cock and Bull Story" - created by lchappell

Sounds like a "Cock and Bull Story"
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/8Score: 57.1% (15)3362 views

Sources for the "visible" book pages were transformed into perspective. The transform tool and puppet warp were used in this process.

Blending accomplished by layer masking, clone stamp tool, and the blur tool/filter.

Shadows added with brush tool. (177 days ago)

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