Contest Info

  • Started: 4/16/2009 22:00
  • Ended: 4/20/2009 00:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 25
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Contest Directions: This Thursday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images. Photoshop this acrobat image (click to download) any way you wish. Some examples are: making this acrobat perform some stunts, designing a poster with this acrobat, putting the acrobat in some new environment, movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.
Many thanks to Dave Tuepah and Stock Exchange for providing the source photo.

Contest Info

    • Started: 4/16/2009 22:00
    • Ended: 4/20/2009 00:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 25
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
25 pictures
  • Kim Jong Il the Astronaut

    Kim Jong Il the Astronaut
        • Dude!! You got be kidding me..This contest is over before it began, I give it a nine.5.

          [Edited by User on 4/17/2009 8:33:19 AM]
        • Raughing Out Roud!
          Me rikes this long time!

          LOL jeremix!

          [Edited by User on 4/17/2009 10:03:31 AM]
        • Great entry from Hidden Author.... Amazing how you came up with this as quick as you did....
        • wow man nice that work went from impressive to inspiring in under 15 seconds !!! apprciate the awsome effort good job keep it up )
        • omg ive been away tooo long!!

        • Hella nice!
          I dare not ask what's flowing from the faucet.
        • Whoever you are, JUST STOP! I'm sure it was great before the spaceship, the bird on the light, the water the Gremlin and the relections on the chrome? This is a freaking masterpiece!
        • Golden Korean gremlins for Rainman! Congrats!
        • Thanks all Eventually thought something up in regards to Jong's missile fiasco.
        • Excellent job Rainman, another perfect entry...
        • congratulations rain,,i totally love every inch of this chop..
        • I would have never guessed it was AZR Congrats on an incredible, and well deserved Gold!
        • This one's a true gem Rain, congrats! The details, color, composition and humor hit the bullseye! But what's an acronaut? I googled it without too much success...(don't answer that. I'm a little slow on the uptake today, lol!)
          Hats off to whoever selected the contest source pic too! Probably Newsy I guess.
          [Edited by User on 4/20/2009 7:35:42 PM]

          [Edited by User on 4/20/2009 8:05:03 PM]
  • Acrobat in a Mug of Beer

    Acrobat in a Mug of Beer
        • Luv the comedy of this entry. You've got a twisted mind, Hidden Author! (In a good way)
        • Something about this image is wierding me out
        • Somewhat creepy, but very clever!
          I love your caricature.
        • This one is freaky and reminds me one of those scary but very interesting fairy tales I used to read when I was a kid.
          Love how you added the scuba glasses and the bubbles!
        • Excellent job... especially admiring your skills at light and color play.
        • Silver brewery for KIR! Congratulations!
        • Reminded me of a Hitspinner entry... congrats on silver!
        • Congrats KIR Gives new meaning to the phrase "strange brew".
        • This one really cracked me up, excellent job KIR....
        • congratssss keeppppitreal)))) wonderful work
        • Thanks all! My alternate title was "Beer Goggles & the Perv" but apparently it was sufficiently creepy already It is my first acrobat in beer chop. After finishing it I thought it needed some pow, and what could be better than a weird & scary doll to make things interesting?

          [Edited by User on 4/20/2009 11:27:38 AM]
        • Lolcomment (it's my first acrobat in beer chop) I should think so! lol! Is he holding his breath or taking a big gulp? Great chop Keeper & congrats.
  • Boy and Messenger in a Bottle

    Boy and Messenger in a Bottle
        • This looks great, I like your sources and the idea. One suggestion, the bottle shadow appears to have a problem, it's not touching the bottle (on the left). The blend tool should take care of that.

          [Edited by User on 4/20/2009 11:29:32 AM]
        • Congrats on the bronze (bottle), triplex!
        • Congrats Triplex Nice job at layering him into the bottle.
        • Congrats triplex! I hope someone uncorks him soon before the air runs out
        • Thanks guys!
          I let him out after the contest.
          Had he lost though...
        • Nice work triplex... but how'd he get in there? lol!! (don't answer that, He's probably a contortionist too.)
          ps. I really like the rippled glass effect, it makes him look like he's really in that bottle. It's much more apparent in full view.

          [Edited by User on 4/20/2009 7:53:38 PM]

          [Edited by User on 4/20/2009 8:23:52 PM]
  • Sky Divers Flatten Man on Road

    Sky Divers Flatten Man on Road
        • Superb smash effects and extra realism with the broken rope
        • Pree gets woody! Great to see you back, congrats!!
        • Congrats Premie I see you're starting to warm up after the long break.
        • takes me a few chops rain i missed everyone !!!ty newsy hamid thanks..
        • LOL!!! This is funnny Pree! congrats on the woody!
  • Acrobat Dream

    Acrobat Dream
        • Nice job with multiple sources. You may want to move the book over his hand to hide his cut off finger.
        • Okay- Thanks I corrected it. I thought I had covered the fingers before... but you are right.
        • I really like the zipper effect with the masonry stones.
          Well done!
        • Fantastic composition. Love how you made the boy work as a zipper
        • It was done faintly in your manner - you know how to do colors so well...... this was just a chop job not art (like yours).... but thanks for commenting!!
  • Obama the Acrobat

    Obama the Acrobat
  • Adobe Acrobat New Box Art

    Adobe Acrobat New Box Art
  • Boy Snorkeling in a Bottle

    Boy Snorkeling in a Bottle
  • Scorpion Boy on Beach

    Scorpion Boy on Beach
        • Great background source to fit with the acrobat.

          You may want to try adding a highlight to the boys head and arm to make it shiny like the tail. This will help with matching the light source / shadows.

        • I agree with jest3r. Great composition but slight light and shadow touch up is needed
  • Toys Balancing on Eggs

    Toys Balancing on Eggs
        • Surreal creative stuff! I like how you colorized the acrobat suit
  • Boy in Car Crash

    Boy in Car Crash
  • Boy Riding Fast Motorbike

    Boy Riding Fast Motorbike
  • Boy with Crab Feet

    Boy with Crab Feet
        • Subtle. Shadows help with the realism on this one.
        • OK, who's the clown girl who gave this acrobat crabs?
  • Boy Balancing Under Water

    Boy Balancing Under Water
        • Very decent water work. The reflection and the transparency make it look real.
  • Acrobat at Finish Line

    Acrobat at Finish Line
        • Clever concept, Clean blending, and I like how you did the motion effect on his legs
  • Acrobat with Mime Performers

    Acrobat with Mime Performers
  • Boy in a Tin

    Boy in a Tin
  • Boy Under Dancers Dress

    Boy Under Dancers Dress
  • Bats with an Acrobat

    Bats with an Acrobat
  • Boy in Bubbles

    Boy in Bubbles
        • I thought this would have done higher - it was going against the 'usual' for this topic.
  • Man Falling off an Elephant

    Man Falling off an Elephant
  • Boy Being Eaten By a Monster

    Boy Being Eaten By a Monster
  • Acrobat Wrestling

    Acrobat Wrestling
        • Huge source. You may want to feather your crop lines around his hands. Shrink the whole thing down a bit then add a little noise (just a tad) over him to match the rest of the image.
        • OOh that is big, thought I had taken it down a bit before posting, will get it sorted, thanks for the tips
  • Acrobat Punishment

    Acrobat Punishment
  • Boy Balancing on a Bull

    Boy Balancing on a Bull
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