Riding Dinosaurs
21 entries - contest ended 8/21/2014

Humans long domesticated horses and ride them for pleasure, as well as for transportation, cultural events, and other activities. There are several sports events that involve equestrianism (horseback riding) - horse shows, horse racing, rodeo, polo, roping and many more. Humans learned to tame and ride not only horses, bot many other animals too - camels, donkeys, elephants, and even ostriches (did you know there are even ostrich races?). Our question today is, could humans domesticate and ride dinosaurs too, if they were alive nowadays?
Take any pictures of humans riding horses (or other animals), and substitute horses (other animals) for dinosaurs. Riding dino skeletons is also allowed in this contest (as in the themepost). Many thanks to Laff for the themepost.

Freak Show
24 entries - contest ended 8/20/2014

It's the Freak Show time of the week... Get your whips ready and get the freaking circus started! In this contest you can photoshop and exhibit anything you wish (standard site rules still apply). This is basically a weekly exhibition of your creative works with no "contest restrictions". Many thanks to hidreley for the themepost.

U.S. Soldier Launching a Drone
17 entries - contest ended 8/19/2014

This Friday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images. Drones have been extensively used by the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps. The drone plane in today's photo is "RQ-11 Raven", produced by AeroVironment, Inc. in California. It can fly up to 6.2 miles (10.0 km) at altitudes of about 500 feet (150 m). This drone plane is launched by hand and its mission is to provide aerial intelligence and surveillance with built-in video cameras and infra-red night vision cameras. The latest model comes with solar batteries which can extend the flight time by 60%.
Photoshop this photo of a U.S. soldier launching a drone any way you wish. Image credit: Sgt. 1st Class Michael Guillory.

News in Pictures, August 11 - 17
17 entries - contest ended 8/18/2014

Create images of something that happened in the news during August 11 - 17, 2014.
The submission span for this weekly "News in pictures" contest are open for the whole 7 days - Monday through Sunday, followed by a day for voting (next Monday). Now you can chop and submit news as soon as it happens, without waiting for a weekend.
News in Pictures contest now has double jackpots: 1st place: $10, 2nd place: $6, 3rd place: $4, 4th place: $2.
In the Creator's Comments, it is mandatory to link to a news story. You should use this format to make a link: [URL="http://SomeNewsSite.com"] news title[/URL]
Keep the BLACK as is, replace GREEN with the link, and replace the RED with the news story title.
( Themepost image credit: Reuters )

Remembering Lauren Bacall
13 entries - contest ended 8/17/2014

Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall died of stroke on Tuesday at the age of 89. Bacall was a beauty with a husky voice that captured Humphrey Bogart's heart, and became a definite movie icon of the 40s. She was one of the very few surviving stars of the studio system that flourished with the silent movie era and ended with the start of the TV era. Bacall kept acting till her 80s and also had a successful Broadway career, winning several Tony awards. She will be missed for her beauty, talent, and her unforgettable voice. RIP Lauren.
To pay tributes to Lauren Bacall, photoshop her any way you wish.

Remembering Robin Williams
25 entries - contest ended 8/16/2014

Sad news this Tuesday - American actor and stand-up comedian Robin Williams died at the age of 63 from an apparent suicide. Williams' humor was genius, and he made us laugh through the years with his jokes. Personally, however, he has been going through lots of issues including alcohol and cocaine addiction. Lately Robin has been suffering from depression and went through a rehab treatment this summer. His wife Susan Schneider said Williams used humor and jokes to get away from depression, and sometimes he would laugh till he cried. RIP Robin, you will be missed.
To pay tributes to Robin Williams, photoshop him any way you wish.

Celebrities with Shark Mouths
23 entries - contest ended 8/15/2014

This week is the annual "Shark Week" - the tradition that began in 1995 by The Discovery Channel and has endured the test of time as it entered its 19th year. In fact, the event has become such a phenomenon that it has drawn more than 20 million viewers each year since 1995. Did you get a chance to see the Sunday's episode "Shark After Dark" where they talked about the submarine shark? We think it is very real, as depicted by krrish. Lately, sharks are becoming scarce across the world's oceans due in large part to finning and the appetite for shark fin soup.
Photoshop shark mouths onto celebrity faces. Many thanks to rarely for the themepost.

Donut Swap
5 entries - contest started 8/20/2014 3:00:00 AM

Did you ever wonder why cops love donuts and how this tradition originated? Years back, there were no 24 hour open stores, and no drive ins. All the shops and cafes closed before the midnight crew started their shift. Cars were not always available back then so many policemen walked the beat. Naturally tired after constant walking they needed a place to sit down and have a snack. Donut and coffee shops were the first places to open in the morning that would give exhausted cops a place to sit down, and give them much needed caffeine to stay awake and carbs from donuts to provide quick energy. Many officers would join, as there usually was only one donut shop in that area, and a tradition was born. These days there are many 24 hour shops available, but the ties between cops and donuts are as strong as ever. Why? Because donuts are relatively inexpensive so they can be discarded with little guilt in case of a hot call during a snack break. Donuts also give a quick energy boost together with coffee. And last but not least, donuts are tasty, so much that many officers literally become addicted to them.
Take any objects and swap them with donuts, fully or partially. Many thanks to azwoodbox for the themepost.

Aviation Day
5 entries - contest started 8/19/2014 3:00:00 AM

August 19 is National Aviation Day in the United States. The holiday was established in 1939, by a presidential proclamation. The date of August 19 was chosen as it is the birthday of Orville Wright.
In belated celebration of National Aviation Day, photoshop anything related to aviation (planes, pilots and stewardesses). Many thanks to crusader234 for the themepost.

Double Vision
61 entries - contest started 8/18/2014 3:00:00 AM

Drinking and hangover can cause temporary double vision, especially for those who drink more than they should. But double vision can be also achieved with Photoshop, as shown in the themepost. Looking at such pictures for a while can cause eyestrain and even headaches, because your eyes will keep trying to focus to get rid of this double vision, but they can't.
To show the effects of double vision, take any celebrities or politicians and double their eyes and mouth at the same time, similar to how it's done in the themepost. Do not double a nose as it will ruin the effect which comes from our brains refusing to accept that part of the face (eyes & mouth) is doubled, but part (the rest of the face including nose) is not. Of course you will need to extend a chin and upper part of the face a bit to fit the extra mouth and eyes. Don't forget to include celebrity names in your entry titles.
Many thanks to allanpanisa for the themepost.

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