Keyboards

Contest Info

  • Started: 5/31/2008 22:00
  • Ended: 6/3/2008 22:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 20
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Keyboards
Contest Directions: One of the latest geek pranks is to rearrange keys on a keyboard to make readable words and even sentences. Such keyboard key rearrangements are subtle at first look, until a person starts typing. Here's one such work in progress.
Photoshop keyboards any way you wish. Create new crucial keys, change the keyboard design, rearrange the keys so that they make up words and phrases, design keywords for politicians and celebrities, etc. Here is example 1, example 2, example 3.

Contest Info

    • Started: 5/31/2008 22:00
    • Ended: 6/3/2008 22:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 20
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
20 pictures
  • Dice Computer KeyBoard Keys

    Dice Computer KeyBoard Keys
        • excellent job on the engraving of the keys.
        • impressive color change and execution
  • American Computer Keyboard

    American Computer Keyboard
        • Excellent. Great thinking outside the box.
        • Nice work, but what's with the grim reaper on the US? I'd have thought with its drug production it would have been on Brazil.
        • By everything what produces, it is eaten greasy, arms, wars, interference, etc, etc.
        • Canada should be bigger!!! We're the second largest country on the planet

          Congratulations on the silver! Great entry!
        • I see, anyway congrats on the silver
        • Congratulations on your first silver trophy in advanced contests, lesmack!
        • Congratulations by the image were deserved to be in first, this one much delimits
  • Ladies and Men Artists Keyboard

    Ladies and Men Artists Keyboard
        • Why leave the computer when you could have it all right here?
        • Hhahaha Indeed an idea who's time has come
        • good one...is there a built-in microphone?
        • Silver keyboards for Rain, congratulations!
  • Typewriter Computer Keyboard

    Typewriter Computer Keyboard
  • Accordion Computer Keyboard

    Accordion Computer Keyboard
        • the source of light should blend with the two images to make it look as one object.
        • Clean work. Can I play this keyboard?
  • God's HOT Keys on Computer Keyboard

    God's HOT Keys on Computer Keyboard
        • I'm voting! I'm voting! I'm Voting! Stay away from the red key please.
        • Ha! You're safe. You're an honest artist rep that has actually been insane enough to put up with me and protect me from the wolves.
          If I hit the red button, they would come and eat my soul if you weren't around. LOL
          You're safe!
          What do you think of the composition? Trippy huh? It's got a really strange push-pull, verging on vertigo when you stare at it. I wish it was entirely planned... but it did work out better than the sketch. Thanks for stopping by.
        • recycled i think is what our mother earth need now.nice idea.
        • And on the seventh day God pressed pause key.
  • Social Media Essential Computer Keyboard Keys

    Social Media Essential Computer Keyboard Keys
  • Happy Housewife Keyboard

    Happy Housewife Keyboard
        • Love the random ... keys. Funny submission.
        • great! lots of ... on those keys no one uses
        • wish It passes the Quality Control department

          [Edited by User on 6/4/2008 11:29:49 PM]
        • I had a lot of fun viewing it full!
          Do you sell these keyboards?
        • HAHA if I sold them i would be the first to buy! I can use all the help i can get! thanks for all views this one was fun!
        • Sorry for the "QC" abbreviation... I edit it now
  • Scrabble Computer Keyboard

    Scrabble Computer Keyboard
        • Please viewfull! color compression kill.
        • ha ha, now this made me laugh. Actually if something like this isn't available (minus the cheat/hint keys of course) it would probably sell.
  • Windows Keyboard Key on Man's Head

    Windows Keyboard Key on Man's Head
  • Blue Screen of Death Computer Keyboard Key

    Blue Screen of Death Computer Keyboard Key
        • You put a BSOD key on an Apple keyboard. As a Mac user I find that offensive!
        • The bsod key is on an Apple keyboard because that is the only way Mac users can see it, by an emulation
  • Babylon Stone Keyboard

    Babylon Stone Keyboard
  • Willie Wonka's Chocolate Computer Keyboard

    Willie Wonka's Chocolate Computer Keyboard
        • This is an excellent idea. Nice entry.

          You may want to experiment further at some point with the bevel and emboss filter to make the letters look like part of the chocolate.
  • No Key Keyboard

    No Key Keyboard
  • Perfect Computer Keyboard

    Perfect Computer Keyboard
        • Good sense of humor shows on this key-board.
        • Nice. Looks like a tanning mat for a key to enjoy too
  • Alphabetical Keyboard

    Alphabetical Keyboard
  • Pointless Numpad Keyboard

    Pointless Numpad Keyboard
  • Stonehenge Querty Keyboard

    Stonehenge Querty Keyboard
        • Maybe put all the letters in concave bevel like the E, but with light source from upper right.
          Put perspective on Q, U
  • Computer Keyboard Nuke Key

    Computer Keyboard Nuke Key
  • Piano Key Computer Keyboard

    Piano Key Computer Keyboard
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This contest is fueled by the following news: A keyboard is a device having a set of buttons (keys), meant for controlling any device or for input of data. As a rule, keys are pressed by the fingers. There are two main types of keyboards musical and alphanumeric. Musical keyboards are meant for playing on musical instruments (button accordion, piano, upright piano, organ and synthesizer). Each key corresponds to a particular sound. The usage of the word "keyboard" in music usually means the use of a synthesizer - an electronic keyboard instrument, capable of playing the sounds by means of an electrical generator of sound waves. Alphanumeric keyboards are used for controlling technical and mechanical devices (typewriter, computer, calculator, cash register and phone). Each key corresponds to one or more particular symbols. It is possible to increase the number of operations which can be carried out by the keyboard using a combination of keys. In keyboards of such types, keys are labeled with symbols or functions, which can be carried out by pressing the keys. The input of data in the electronic device from the keyboard is called keying-in, and in case of a mechanical or electric typewriter it is called typing. There is a certain technique for typing, which helps in avoiding the occupational disease. There are also the methods by which one can type the text without looking at the keyboard, and it is called touch typing. Digital keyboards A digital keyboard is a set of closely located keys with digits, meant for feeding the digits (for example, numbers). There are two different variants for the arrangement of digits on such keyboards. In phones, those keyboards are used that have numerical values of the keys in increasing order from left to right and from top to bottom. Similar types of keyboard are used on door speakerphones and other gadgets of audio communication (for example, in the Skype software), and also in remote controls (for example, on TV remote controls). In the keyboards of calculators, the numerical values of the keys increase from left to right and from bottom to top. Many computer keyboards have a block of keys on the right side that is a keyboard similar to that of a calculator. Many modern computer keyboards, besides a standard set of one hundred and four keys, are equipped with additional keys (as a rule, of different sizes and forms) which are used for the simplified control of the basic functions of the computer, like: Volume control: to raise and lower or to turn-on or turn-off the sound; Handling the tray of a CD drive: to eject the disc or to insert the disc; Controlling the audio-player: to play, pause, stop the playback, for forwarding or rewinding the audio recording, play the next or previous audio recording; Managing the network resources of the computer: open the mail program, open the browser, show the homepage, go forward or back in the history of visited pages, open the search engine software; For managing popular programs: open the calculator, open the file manager; Controlling the status of windows of operating system: highlighting the window, close the window, move to the next or previous window; Controlling the status of the computer: turn to hibernation mode, switch-over to sleep mode, turn-on the computer, turn-off the computer. As many of these functions (volume control and playback of sound recordings, control of compact discs, etc.) are a part of multimedia, therefore such keyboards are often called "multimedia keyboards". Due to commercial reasons, the manufacturers and (or) suppliers of such keyboards prefer to intentionally equip them with such drivers, which considerably limit the functions of keys. For example, command keys for the playback of sound recordings are capable to operate only one type of audio playing software, and the network keys can operate only one browser from among the several that are available in the world. Also, the users are quite often deprived of any possibility to reprogram the functions of the majority of these additional keys (except maybe, a special group of "user keys"), and also they cannot define additional combinations of different keys (including the multimedia ones) and assign new special functions to them. This shortcoming, however, can now easily be overcome by means of special universal drivers developed by independent programmers. One example of such a driver is Extra Keys Assigner 2.

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