Contest Info

  • Started: 2/13/2008 06:00
  • Ended: 2/17/2008 06:00
  • Level: apprentice
  • Entries: 27
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
  • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
  • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
Contest Directions: Photoshop this rose (click to download) any way you wish. Examples may include merging this rose with some with some objects or animals, placing it into some environment, movies, paintings. These are just some ideas.
You have 3 days to submit your entry. Submitting it early will give you plenty of time to read the critique comments and edit your image accordingly.
Many thanks to Keb for sponsoring this contest and to Stock Exchange for providing the source image.

Contest Info

    • Started: 2/13/2008 06:00
    • Ended: 2/17/2008 06:00
    • Level: apprentice
    • Entries: 27
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
    • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
    • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
27 pictures
  • Multi-coloured Rose

    Multi-coloured Rose
        • Good attention to detail on this plus a nice large image, top work.
        • Excellent, Congratulations on the gold, nonno!
  • Rat Holding a Red Rose

    Rat Holding a Red Rose
  • Crown Coin with a Rose

    Crown Coin with a Rose
        • Wow! Very cool... I'll have to try this myself sometime.
        • Love the metal texture. Congratulations on the bronze!
  • Gypsy Rose

    Gypsy Rose
  • Bee in a Red Rose

    Bee in a Red Rose
  • Rose Postage Stamps

    Rose Postage Stamps
  • Rose Balloon

    Rose Balloon
        • cool!
          How did you do the background, did you make it yourselve or did you use brushes ('caus I'm searching to have an effect like that for a while?)
  • Eliza Dushku with a Rose Tattoo

    Eliza Dushku with a Rose Tattoo
  • Valentine's Rubik's Cubes

    Valentine's Rubik's Cubes
        • Good job! The shadows and perspective don't match on the top cube, though.
  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast
  • Earth Rose

    Earth Rose
        • Nice job, love the idea! Critique: Shouldn't the earth texture be contouring to the rose shape, though?
  • Rose Made of Water

    Rose Made of Water
        • Good job, but for me there's a bit too many light spots and I'd have chosen a different background (but I'm no expert )
        • Impressive, but I agree with CS.
          Welcome to Freaking News!
  • The Valentine's Annunciation

    The Valentine's Annunciation
        • Full View is a beauty!
          I always loved this painting, glad you chose it as a source and did such a nice job with it!
  • Cauliflower Rose

    Cauliflower Rose
  • Vladimir Putin with a Rose in his Mouth

    Vladimir Putin with a Rose in his Mouth
        • Hmmm...Could be better if you soften the edges a bit, and maybe a hat shadow on his forehead... but interesting.
  • Flower Child

    Flower Child
  • Escher's Rose

    Escher's Rose
        • Everyone uses this picture, for everything. But photoshop wise it is pretty good.
  • Little Girl Selling Roses

    Little Girl Selling Roses
        • Nice! The flowers don't really "fit" into the picture, though. Try lowering the saturation.
  • Butterfly Flower

    Butterfly Flower
  • Cherubs Shooting Arrows

    Cherubs Shooting Arrows
  • Disintegrating Rose

    Disintegrating Rose
        • Good job! Interesting and compelling image. The execution might be lacking in the area where the rose is transforming to dust though.
  • Guns N' Roses

    Guns N' Roses
  • Rose on the Moon

    Rose on the Moon
  • I never Promised you a Rose Garden

    I never Promised you a Rose Garden
  • Rose's Blind Date

    Rose's Blind Date
  • Chameleon Rose

    Chameleon Rose
        • nice idea... some really good execution would vault this to a medal, I think.
  • Bed of Roses

    Bed of Roses
27 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: The rose (Latin - Rosa) is a type of plant of the family Rosaceae. Wild plants grow mainly in moderate zones. There are 400 different types of wild rose. Usually the plants have a shrub or liana shape. In the classical depiction, the rose has 32 petals, hence is the name rose of winds. As of today the rose is the most purchasable flower in the world. Cultivation The wild rose is widespread in the Middle East, the Caucasus including Azerbaijan and grows in forest margins, ravines and roadsides. All branches of the plant, even leafstalks and the middle veins are covered with sharp prickles. These prickles defend the plant from being eaten by animals, and also act as a hindrance in the extra evaporation of water. Use: Perfume industry: The rose is used in the perfume industry (rose oil) for creating new varieties of perfumes. Rose oil (the majority of it is synthetic) is a component in 40% of men's and 98% of women's perfumes. French perfumers have high regard for roses grown near Grasse city and from plantations in the Rose valley in Bulgaria. Medical industry The medicinal value of the rose was known for a long time. However, today's western medicine rarely uses the rose, at the same time in the East; the rose did not lose its fame. In the middle ages, many diseases were treated with the rose: disorders in menstruation periods, headache, stomach disorders, and stagnant feelings in the liver, fever (plague), eye infections and skin diseases. Cuisine use: The rose is often used in the kitchen for flavoring. And also well known is jam made out of rose petals. Floral use: Roses are amongst the most popular flowers for bouquet compositions.

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