Flag Colors

Contest Info

  • Started: 6/14/2006 06:00
  • Ended: 6/16/2006 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 46
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $40
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $24
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $16
Flag Colors
Contest Directions: Show your flag spirit by recoloring the world to match your flag (or flag of any other country)! You can do a flag paint job, arrange some objects to form a flag, or integrate flag into anything. This is the FN June Powerball contest where all the jackpots are doubled.

Contest Info

    • Started: 6/14/2006 06:00
    • Ended: 6/16/2006 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 46
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $40
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $24
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $16
46 pictures
  • American Flag Rose

    American Flag Rose
        • Nice work.

          Maybe you should lower the opacity (or try a different Blend Mode) of the flag to get more texture of the flower.
        • I AGREE WITH V1nc3nt.But still nice idea.

        • On 6/14/2006 6:57:15 PM, V1nc3nt said:
          Maybe you should lower the opacity (or try a different Blend Mode) of the flag to get more texture of the flower.



          You think like I do! But when I lowered the opacity on the stripes, it seemed too much like an overlayed object. I used the pen tool to draw out the stripes by hand, and then Hue/Sat tool to remove the Red and then upped the Contrast to add white color and still keep "some" part of the rose's surface texture. If you look toward the center you can see a little of the texture, but as you go out, the camera blur on the source image made realism a bit harder to acheive. Thanks for the critiqe, by the way! I want to push myself this summer.

          [Edited by User on 6/16/2006 7:30:23 PM]
        • I usually use Replace color for that. Look at the shoes I used for my entry.



          I changed from red to White in several steps, picking just a small range of the reds at the time.

          I like the Replace Color because it really preserves the textures.

          [Edited by Moderator on 7/3/2011 6:01:28 AM]
  • Israel Flag Sneakers

    Israel Flag Sneakers
        • This is simply brilliant. Inspired and flawless.
  • American Flag in the Water on the Beach

    American Flag in the Water on the Beach
        • I like this very much.

          Nice opacity level


          [Edited by User on 6/14/2006 3:14:20 PM]
        • Coming to a shore near you....

          (you may want to pack...)


          (Be nice to America or we'll bring democracy to your Country)
        • I agree with you Daddysgirl.But still Good Entry!
        • This was the best of the groop, and there were some awesome work submited!! I would hang this on my wall

        • On 6/16/2006 10:20:20 AM, tru said:

          This was the best of the groop, and there were some awesome work submited!! I would hang this on my wall



          Thank you! I appreciate the compliment.
        • If Stars are on the side of the flag, why do they appear to be toward the middle? Otherwise I think it's really nice.
        • On 6/18/2006 3:47:16 PM, sgtkaren said:

          If Stars are on the side of the flag, why do they appear to be toward the middle? Otherwise I think it's really nice.

          Thank you, Sarge!
          Here's the flag mapped and unblended for you to see how I used my source image. CLICK HERE Does this clear the image up for you a bit?
        • i like this alot, something cool about it....
  • Iraq Flag Toilet Paper

    Iraq Flag Toilet Paper
        • Very clean work! (pun intended)

          [Edited by User on 6/15/2006 1:23:36 PM]
        • its not good idea, dont play in other nations like this...
        • This is funny!!!! I like it a lot! Nice job!
        • nice work but you may get and trouble if they saw this. Luckly they don't go on here.
        • I know I'm new here, not sure if I'm breaking any rules here. By commenting this late on an entry. Excellent Piece! ; )
  • British Flag on a Beetle

    British Flag on a Beetle
        • Nice blending

          And....no Stars & Stripes. That's refreshing
        • It's been a hard days night and I've rolling dung like a dawg. Sorry had to add that.
  • Patriot Baby with an American Flag Painted on his Face

    Patriot Baby with an American Flag Painted on his Face
        • Pretty pic.

          But you could do some work on the unsharp parts. The transition from sharp to unsharp on the nose is very rapid. And the red lines don't become unsharp at all.

          You can copy the Flag layer. Blur it to match to most unsharp part of the face. Then add a Layer Mask and use the Gradient Tool (with the colors set to White & Black. Make sure you have white as forground color and that the Gradient goes from white to black) and click (with the Mask selected in the Layers Palette) and drag from the unsharp part of the picture to the sharp part.

          I hope that I make any sense
        • how do I get a higher resolution than 1000x750
  • American Patriot Car

    American Patriot Car
  • Iraq Padlock and USA Key

    Iraq Padlock and USA Key
  • American Hibiscus

    American Hibiscus
  • American and British Shoes

    American and British Shoes
  • Canadian Maple Leaf Tree

    Canadian Maple Leaf Tree
        • They must of put extra starch in thouse leaves.
  • Patriotic L.A. Suburb

    Patriotic L.A. Suburb
  • American Flag on an Apple Pie

    American Flag on an Apple Pie
        • It would be nice when the flag would follow the surface of the pie. Try the Liquefy Tool.
        • mmmm, Making me hungry!

          Nice presentation, the map/placemat really helps.
        • yeah! American pie wait that was a movie. Eww! never mind.
  • Babies Wearning American and Chinese Jumpsuits

    Babies Wearning American and Chinese Jumpsuits
        • You should change the name of this to "Walmart" hehehe.
        • nice idea, but the baby must be in chinese face...
  • American Flag Church

    American Flag Church
  • Man Playing a Chinese Cello

    Man Playing a Chinese Cello
  • American Flag Tornado

    American Flag Tornado
        • cool ambient, this man like a hidde eyes whith hand...
        • HUGE WEATHER BUT STILL CALM PLACE.where's the flying cow?
        • Very cool. Creative and nicely done.
  • French Lips

    French Lips
  • American Flag Over Niagara Falls

    American Flag Over Niagara Falls
  • Statue of Liberty Painted with an American Flag

    Statue of Liberty Painted with an American Flag
  • Cow with a British Flag Tongue

    Cow with a British Flag Tongue
        • Cattle charades:
          "Okay, you're a cow, you're sick, and you're angry...PO'd...furious...mad...mad? Got it! Mad Cow Disease."
  • American Flag Eye

    American Flag Eye
  • Moon Painted with the American Flag

    Moon Painted with the American Flag
        • Red, White and Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone......................
        • would make more sense if it were the Death Star-Star Wars.

          "Hey America, regeime change starts at home"
  • Hummer Painted with the American Flag

    Hummer Painted with the American Flag
  • Albanian Lowenbrau

    Albanian Lowenbrau
        • Albania, Albania, your terrain is mostly mountainous, and your chief
          export is cheese!!!
  • Hungarian Map

    Hungarian Map
        • Great! The title can also be :"In memory of the Trianon treaty"...
          Very nice work, congratulation! Dad/ Ap.
  • Woman with an American Flag Tattoo

    Woman with an American Flag Tattoo
        • "Shhh...what's that noise?"
          "Betsy Ross, rolling in her grave."
  • Patriotic Wedding Couple

    Patriotic Wedding Couple
  • Godzilla Wearing a Japanese T-Shirt

    Godzilla Wearing a Japanese T-Shirt
  • American and Mexican Iceberg

    American and Mexican Iceberg
        • This seems more about the problem with massive illegal immigration; that is a mexican flag under the water line with a skull on bottom.
          We are just seeing the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this issue.
  • Girl Walking Through a Canyon with an American Flag

    Girl Walking Through a Canyon with an American Flag
  • Angelina Jolie Wearing Namibian Flag Face Paint

    Angelina Jolie Wearing Namibian Flag Face Paint
  • Mustang Painted with the American Flag

    Mustang Painted with the American Flag
        • The shadow is not really convincing. This looks like a normal drop shadow. This way the car is floating above the picture of the beach. And I guess that's not what you intended.
        • Much better.

          I think it's still to strong, though. Too black. If you lower the opacity so that you can see some of the sand through it, I think you're getting there
  • Spanish Tennis Net

    Spanish Tennis Net
  • American Flag Race Track

    American Flag Race Track
  • American Stars in the Sky Over the Moon

    American Stars in the Sky Over the Moon
  • Iraq Bomb Money Flag

    Iraq Bomb Money Flag
  • The Spirit of America Goodyear Blimp

    The Spirit of America Goodyear Blimp
  • Manhattan Skyline with the American Flag

    Manhattan Skyline with the American Flag
  • American Flag in the Sky Behind New York

    American Flag in the Sky Behind New York
  • Stars and Stripes Rings Around the Earth

    Stars and Stripes Rings Around the Earth
  • Flag Colors in a Tennis Racket

    Flag Colors in a Tennis Racket
  • American Stork Delivering Babies

    American Stork Delivering Babies
  • American Idol Gags British Simon Cowell

    American Idol Gags British Simon Cowell
  • Japanese Dragon

    Japanese Dragon
  • Fireworks Over the River

    Fireworks Over the River
        • The reflections look quite strange imo. Especially where they go over the boats. And the flag could use a boost.
46 image entries
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