Red Balls - Photoshop Contest [12 entries]

May the force be with you Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
By Mike
red balls source image
Contest goal:

Download the provided image and manipulate it in any way you want. Good luck!

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!

Suggested by: riady

gopankarichal: There are some old entries submitted here. Most of the old PST members know the author, so it's not at all anonymous. ( 5 years and 2995 days ago )
nikebot: original ( 5 years and 2993 days ago )

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May the force be with you - created by Mike

May the force be with you
Favs: 14SBS: 28Hi-resRank: 1/12Score: 67.4% (38)19272 views

One of my "old kids"... hope you still like it :-)


Thanks again to Mr. Don Showalter for letting me use his model as a reference... check out the SBS for any further detail... (5 years and 2998 days ago)

Nutzoid Spider - created by IRONCOW

Nutzoid Spider
Favs: 8SBS: 13Hi-resRank: 2/12Score: 65.7% (31)11871 views

All source image (5 years and 2998 days ago)

Cherry Poppers Ad - created by BlueLou

Cherry Poppers Ad
Favs: 4SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/12Score: 60.5% (25)12500 views

A very simple ad for the fictional drink, Cherry Poppers.

Very brief explanation of execution:
Extracted each red ball separately using a round brush and set to a mask. Adjusted levels / hue / saturation.
Created Foil tops with a gray overlay layer and a gradient layer.
Extracted cherry image as well as straw image.
Adjusted composition.
Removed specular highlights on the balls and created new highlights on balls and straw to match those of the cherries. Used Clone Stamp and Spot Healing Brush for removal.
Duplicated the stem from cherry and used Warp tool to mod it onto the straw.
Created a title Smart Object that was mapped onto the balls using the Warp tool.
Duplicate / Scale / Mask layers of balls and cherries to create light reflections off each other.
Added water drops and main shadows.
Final touches to highlights, shadows, hue.
Added text, adjusted positioning.
ANY and ALL feedback greatly appreciated!!!!

Thank you to thea0211 & nazreth for the photos! (5 years and 2990 days ago)

2 Sources:

Field of hearts - created by lordymail

Field of hearts
Favs: 2SBS: 12Hi-resRank: 4/12Score: 60.2% (20)11496 views

A field of heart where hearts are born... (5 years and 2999 days ago)

1 Source:

Angel Love - created by loopyluv

Angel Love
Favs: 2SBS: 4Hi-resRank: 5/12Score: 58.8% (15)15856 views

Only source...
(5 years and 2999 days ago)

1 Source: