St Patrick s Day

Contest Info

  • Started: 3/15/2007 06:00
  • Ended: 3/17/2007 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 15
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
St Patrick s Day
Contest Directions: This Saturday is St. Patrick's Day It's a traditional Irish holiday where everyone acts goofy and pretends to be green. Americans call it Al Gore Day.
In this contest you are asked to photoshop anything related to St. Patrick's Day. Examples may include adding the green holiday theme to celebrities and politicians as well as characters and objects from the paintings and movies.

Contest Info

    • Started: 3/15/2007 06:00
    • Ended: 3/17/2007 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 15
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
15 pictures
  • Little Girl with a Leprechaun

    Little Girl with a Leprechaun
        • This just makes me wanna hug somebody it's so sweet. Great entry and quality chopping.
        • Very Nice, the rainbow was a nice touch.
        • This is a quality chop. I would try decreasing the contrast on the leprechaun and earring a bit.

          [Edited by User on 3/16/2007 8:45:36 AM]
        • Hey! That lerechaun looks a lot like Bush. LOL!!

          Very beautiful job.
        • This is beautiful. Nice additions. Love the earrings and the pot o' gold. Good job on changing the color of her clothes and adding the leprechaun.
  • Green Irish Geisha

    Green Irish Geisha
        • This is a very pleasant piece to look at. Nice work.
        • Nice clean work with artistic presentation. Excellent choice on sourcpic & a good idea.. It's got it all Well done.
        • Quality colorization job and integration of St Patricks Day elements.
        • wow, i love the green contrast with the rice powder skin!
  • Dog with Shamrock Spots

    Dog with Shamrock Spots
        • Very photorealistic. If you could breed this dog you would make a fortune!!!
        • Wow, you lucky dog!!!

          (sorry, had to be said)
        • The shamrocks look not painted but having their own volume. Perhaps try decreasing contrast on them.
        • Hehe...midian, when I first uploaded this picture I titled it "Lucky Dog"...then changed it. Too funny.

          Contrast corrected NM...thank you.

          [Edited by User on 3/16/2007 11:23:18 AM]
        • I'm looking over a 3 leaf clover dog, that I've overlooked before.
        • If you're Irish, come into the parlour, if not, click here !
  • ugly Irish Leprechaun with Red Hair

    ugly Irish Leprechaun with Red Hair
        • I didn't recognize him with his pants on
        • Frosted Lucky Midian.....He's magically delicious.
        • Nice comment Keb

          This one is great.
        • great job on color.looks smooth and real.
  • Leprechaun with his Pot of Gold

    Leprechaun with his Pot of Gold
        • Very artistic presentation. Beautiful job.

          [Edited by User on 3/16/2007 10:21:48 PM]
        • Looks impressive, fairy-tail like. Would love to see the sources.
        • Thank you for your critique midian. I had done that to the branches once, but somewhere along the line I lost that step in my design. Thanks for noticing so I could correct that.

          Newsmaster...I added a link to my bg source for you.
        • very nice, i like it. something seems funny with it though. There is alot of contrast in the picture and i think if you gave the pot some yellow tint or a yellow glow, it would blend in a little better with the pic. Good luck
  • Mona Lisa on St Patrick's Day

    Mona Lisa on St Patrick's Day
        • She looks impatient. "Hurry up & paint so i can get back to the party"

          Nice chop
        • Excellently done. The shamrock in Mona's hand looks like it belongs to the painting in all regards - texture, color and style. Maybe try the same intergation with flower above shamrockand leprechaun and pot in the background which may need contrast decrease.

          [Edited by User on 3/17/2007 6:36:07 AM]
        • when doing a painting the reflection is most important to give attention.specialy the hat it looks it had a hard source of light.(on my own opinion).
  • George Bush the Leprechaun

    George Bush the Leprechaun
        • Decent work, but shadows would help I think.
        • Nice compilation. Using the burnt tool to add some shadowing and a soft brush to soften your masks around your layers would really polish this. Good work.
        • this is looks good entry just follow thier suggestion and this will standout more.
        • LOL!!! Very funny!!!

          To get rid of that white outline around Bush & the kettle, you can go to: LAYER ] MATTING ] DEFRINGE. I usually leave it at 1 & hit okay.
  • Green Irish Ducklings

    Green Irish Ducklings
        • I love little baby ducks, old pick-up trucks, slow-moving trains, and rain. Tom T. Hall
        • a Ducky feelin' Lucky...



          (say that ten times fast!)
  • Leprechaun with Pot

    Leprechaun with Pot
        • Newsy has an eye on his gold, I'm told.
        • mmm Acapulco Gold! *sigh* memories....


          Hey Newsy, don't Bogart that shamrock!
        • I think I recognise the face. Clicked and saved
          Thanks!
        • Hahaha!!! Newsy's really a leprechaun!Great job & I love the rainbow.
        • after the FBI got our Admis and Jurors, now our own Newsy is leprechaun...good facial xpression too.
  • Prince Charles and Camilla on St Patricks Day

    Prince Charles and Camilla on St Patricks Day
        • I like how you made different shades of green on Camilla's and Charles' costumes. Wonder what's the background figure (looks a bit too dark), and Charles legs look a bit drawn.
        • Camilla must be hoping that the luck of the Irish will rub off & she'll get lucky tonight. LOL!!!
        • If that's her prize, I wounldn't be countin' it as lucky.... :o

          Good job on the chop tho.
  • Asian Girl

    Asian Girl
        • Pretty nice paint job. I would maybe suggest adding more green and some St. Patrick's Day elements to get this to really mesh with the theme.
        • This is very beautiful. Amazing work. But, where is the green for St. Patty's Day?
        • this is a good entry but as theme said this is looks OT.
  • Girl Dressed for St Patrick's Day

    Girl Dressed for St Patrick's Day
        • She looks quite a model-like here. Post sources?
        • Awwwwww

          Maybe mom will let you dye your hair red, that looks pretty good. hehehe
        • OOOO!!! G33k's busted!!! She snuck out to go to a St. Patty's Day party. I hope her dad doesn't find out. LOL!!

          Good job! It looks so much like her!!!

          And, Mid, you're right, she does look good in red hair. Maybe in a few more years....
        • her face looks a lit' blur compare to her sorrounding. but still good work.
  • Jessica Biel on St Patrick's Day Working in a Bar

    Jessica Biel on St Patrick's Day Working in a Bar
        • Solid green color job. The hat may need either a shift or addition at the (our) right side.
  • iPod in the Shape of an Irish Shamrock

    iPod in the Shape of an Irish Shamrock
        • Outside bevel looks good. In order to really set those ipod elements, you could create an inside bevel around the wheel & screen. After that, adding a touch of noise will give the green a more real feel.

          ...oh danny boy, the pipes, the pipes, are callin'.....
        • Ah...me fav'rite Irish tune. I'll take two, if it please ya, sure!


          (From glen to glen an' down th' mountainside....)
  • George Bush the Green Leprechaun

    George Bush the Green Leprechaun
        • Condi looks so sad. Maybe she needs one of those pipes to cheer her up.
        • Fine work overall. Bush ear looks grener than the rest of the face and body, and buckle on Condi's hat may need darkening and contrast/sharpness decrease to blend in better.
        • Condi's expression is priceless!!!! Nice job on turning Bush into a Leprechaun, but like Newsy said, the ear color is a little off. Still a good job & VERY funny!
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This contest is fueled by the following news: The famous Irishman who is associated with St. Patrick's Day started his life far from being a saint. Born with the name of Maewyn in Wales, he thought of himself as a pagan, and was sold into slavery by vandals who robbed his native village. Maewyn was only 16 at that time; while he was in captivity he started his path of becoming closer to God. Six years after being in captivity, he managed to run away and his destiny brought him to the Gaul monastery, where he began his Christianity studies under the supervision of bishop of Auxerre. Twelve years passed and Maewyn, a solid scholar by that time, felt that his destiny lied in going back to Ireland and converting native pagans to Christianity. His wish was only fulfilled after another two years when St. Palladius who was doing this job, was transferred from Ireland to Scotland. Maewyn adopted a Christian name Patrick and was given the post as second bishop to Ireland. St. Patrick was preaching Christianity with passion and faith and converted many pagans throughout the country. Celtic Druids of native pagans were not happy with St. Patrick's converting "their" people and arrested him many times, but every time Patrick managed to escape and continue his job with establishing new Christian monasteries along with new schools. His goal was to make the whole of Ireland a Christian country. His mission went on for thirty years and showed great progress never achieved by his predecessors. Patrick died in retirement on March 17, AD 461, and this day has since then been known as St. Patrick's Day. He became a true legend and Irish folklore has many sagas about him, some of them more fiction than truth. One legend has it that Patrick drove away snakes from Ireland, and another one says he raised people from the dead much like Jesus. The snake legend is probably based on a metaphorical notion of the conversion of pagans to Christians, as well as the second legend, as baptism is considered being born again into Christianity. Started as a strict Catholic holiday St. Patrick's Day became a wildly celebrated national holiday in Ireland. One of the symbols associated with this holiday is a shamrock. Rumor has it Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity to pagans and show how the Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit exist as three elements of the same entity. Thus, the custom of having a shamrock on St Patrick's Day was born. In the United States this holiday started being officially celebrated in 1737 in Boston. It is associated with parades, beer, leprechauns, pots of gold and everything green. In fact, because St Patricks Day comes just several days before the first day of spring, the green color seems more than appropriate.