Old People

Contest Info

  • Started: 5/27/2008 06:00
  • Ended: 5/31/2008 06:00
  • Level: apprentice
  • Entries: 14
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
  • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
  • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
Old People
Contest Directions: Photoshop this old people image (click to download) any way you wish. Examples may giving these old people some new clothes or objects, changing this old couple for some other figures, placing these old people into some environment, movies, paintings. These are just some ideas.
Many thanks to Mee Lin Woon and Stock Exchange for providing the source image.

Contest Info

    • Started: 5/27/2008 06:00
    • Ended: 5/31/2008 06:00
    • Level: apprentice
    • Entries: 14
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
    • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
    • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
14 pictures
  • Old Man Snow Boarding

    Old Man Snow Boarding
        • Looks great. You even snuck Grandma in the crowd!
        • good idea...excellent source and execution

          what is the meaning of the signature in the lower left side of the image? If it is your signature please don't put it to make the image unanimous.
        • Lol done and done, Just habbit, I made a lot of pics using the old PS2.0 and they were turning up on another site with people claiming them as their own.
  • Bad Old People Movie

    Bad Old People Movie
        • LOL! Love the "grandma," "granddad" cast
        • One minor detail, Grandpa needs a shadow coming off the toe of the left foot (his right). Great entry.
        • very good poster....I agree what jest3r said...hope you can fix that
        • Excellent composition. Congratulations on the silver, tothzoli001!
  • Old People Puppets

    Old People Puppets
        • Grandma, granddad, no strings attached...
        • Awesome entry! Love the knee joint on gramps.
        • good thinking and execution

          somehow if we think that the hand is connected to the old people in real show, the hand light effect must be the same to the old people...
        • Quality puppet work.
          Bronze congratulations, Coelhito!
  • Old People Head Swap

    Old People Head Swap
        • there must be something wrong...I think they have a lover's quarrel

  • Old People Scarecrows

    Old People Scarecrows
        • Looks great. The woman's jacket and torso better look especially good.
        • very nice idea...but there some part that need to pay attention...(1) if you notice your shadows is only for the stick - where are the shadows of the scarecrows? (2) be patient in doing cloning effect...there are lots of repeated cloned in the background.

          If you can fix this...your work will rock
        • This is my favorite in the contest. Brilliant idea!
  • When I Grow Too Old to Dream

    When I Grow Too Old to Dream
  • Old Spiderman

    Old Spiderman
  • Old Luke & Leia in Star Wars

    Old Luke & Leia in Star Wars
  • Old Man Getting a Piggy Back

    Old Man Getting a Piggy Back
        • good thinking...but you must consider where you should place the shadows in to the old lady...(1) in the head (2) in the neck (3) in the clothes..."visual this" - if there is no light pass through it is covered and when it is covered there must be shadows contrast to the light.

          Another thing - cloning effect is so hard to do, my suggestion is study the flow of the image specially the dark and light part, use a small diameter brush and about 50 to 70 flow depends on the sensitivity of the image.
        • Excellent
          Cast some shadows from the old man though.
  • Saturday Night Seniors

    Saturday Night Seniors
  • Bloody Budget Airlines

    Bloody Budget Airlines
  • An Elderly Touch of Class

    An Elderly Touch of Class
        • LOL. You need to shift George's head over a bit to hide the old George.
        • the image resolution is not good though I like the idea
  • Old Bikers

    Old Bikers
        • Cool idea.

          A couple notes:

          They look washed out against the background picture. Try increasing the contrast of the faces.

          Grandpa's shadow is the opposite of Grandma's which makes it look a little surreal.
        • Good twist

          I agree what jest3r said...and in addition try to check where is your light came from...in what I see the face and the body of the old man is on different side.
  • Oblivious Old Man

    Oblivious Old Man
        • Please try to use larger sources. They will always give you higher scores
14 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: The most evident changes in the working of the brain during ageing consist of the deterioration of short-term memory and the decrease in response speed. Both of these factors limit the possibilities for normal living in society and are the subject of a large number of studies. Nevertheless, if an elderly person gets more time for solving a particular problem, which does not require too much of contemporary knowledge, the elderly people concede only insignificantly to the younger ones. In the problems, which are related to vocabulary, general knowledge and the activities which the person is used to, the reduction in productiveness with increase in age is practically unnoticeable. The important psychological effect of ageing is classically considered as the fall in the level of contemporary knowledge, related to the reduction in the capability to learn. Experimental studies show that elderly people actually learn significantly slowly than the younger ones, generally as a whole they are capable to assimilate the new material and they can remember the new information in the same manner as the young people. Nevertheless, the differences in learning increase with the complexity of the subject being taught. The economic aspects of Old People: Due to the decrease in the capability to carry out various types of day to day jobs in industrial societies the elder people gradually lose their sources of income. In this way, they rely on their personal savings, help by their children and the society. Because of the lack of confidence in the future these elder people differ in their tendencies of saving and investment of money instead of spending them on consumables. At the level of government, the elder population leaves the work force, while increasing the load on the active work force and opening the way for automation of production. State social programs, helping the senior citizens exist in society, existed at a certain level since the Roman Empire. In medieval Europe the first rule about the responsibility of state for the elder citizens was adopted in England in 1601. In the real sense pensions were first introduced in the year 1880 by Otto von Bismarck in Germany. Today, most countries have one or the other form of programs of social security for senior citizens. However, these state programs ease the burdens of old age, but they don't lift the senior citizens to the level of income at par with that of the younger people. There are many variations between the countries in the determination of old age as well as in relation to old age. For example, the age of superannuation varies among the countries in the range of 55 to 70 years. Above all, this difference is explained by the inequalities in the average life expectancy and the working capability of the elderly. Additionally, as it is already explained above, significant inequalities have been observed between the industrial and traditionally agrarian societies. While in the first ones the influence of the elders is insignificant, in the latter societies old age is considered to be a symbol of wisdom, and the elders have a lot of influence on the community. Legal aspects: Although in most countries, the citizens have certain rights and duties starting from a particular age (like the right to vote, the right to purchase alcoholic drinks or criminal responsibility), often elderly people are deprived of some rights. A typical example of this is the driving license, which is generally restricted in many countries to the maximum age of 70 to 75 years.