Abstract Masterpieces
24 entries - contest ended 1/29/2015

Abstract art uses a visual language of simplified forms, colors and lines. Simplification in abstract art often knows no limits. One of the most famous abstract paintings is "Black Square" by Kazimir Malevich, which he unofficially called "black square on white background". Another one of Malevich's masterpieces takes simplification one step further - it is called "White on White" and shows a white square on a white background. Sotheby's values each of Malevich's "squares" at over $30 mln.
Take any famous painting and turn it into abstract art by simplifying its forms, elements and colors. Many thanks to opcrom for the themepost.

Freak Show
18 entries - contest ended 1/28/2015

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 Salis2006 for the themepost.

News in Pictures, January 19 - 25
14 entries - contest ended 1/26/2015

Create images of something that happened in the news during January 19 - 25, 2015. 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: Associated Press )

Manet 2015
26 entries - contest ended 1/25/2015

This Friday, January 23, is the 183rd birthday of Edouard Manet. He originally wanted to join the French navy but failed the exams twice, and turned to art. So, in all honesty, we have to thank the French navy for giving the world the artist who became one of the founding fathers of impressionism and realism art movements. Manet trained in the studio of Thomas Couture - a hugely popular French history painter at the time. Before Manet developed his famous impressionist style, he spent two years in the Louvre where he trained and copied the old masters.
Photoshop any painting by Edouard Manet to include some modern elements in it. Think of product placements, celebrities, modern architecture, and even sci-fi features, etc. and show how Manet paintings would be different if he painted them in the modern days. Note: If you use any of Manet's paintings with "bare subjects" (e.g. "The Luncheon on the Grass" or "Olympia"), please cover them up with bikini before submitting. Many thanks to PixJockey for the themepost.

Penguin Awareness Day
16 entries - contest ended 1/23/2015

Penguin Awareness Day 2015 is today, Jan. 20, offering an opportunity to celebrate penguins around the world. The penguin comes in a number of different species and some are being threatened by climate change, making the Awareness Day even more important. It's easy to take part in the celebration of this day and share it with those you love. Here are some tips on how to celebrate: wear black and white, send a Penguin Day e-card or replace your desktop with penguin wallpaper.
Here's one more way to celebrate Penguin Awareness Day: photoshop penguins any way you wish. Many thanks to skitterchick for the themepost.

Martin Luther King
19 entries - contest ended 1/22/2015

This Monday is Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January, honoring the achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. - civil rights and racial equality. Let's imagine that Martin Luther King Jr. lived nowadays, show his possible modern activities and hobbies.

Freak Show
23 entries - contest ended 1/21/2015

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 PSMandrake for the themepost.

Short Legs, Long Arms
7 entries - contest started 1/29/2015 8:00:00 AM

Hollywood is obsessed with long legs, which are considered a standard of beautiful figure. That's the reason we often see celebrities wearing high-waisted pants and skirts, which create an illusion that their legs start higher. For the same reason short shirts, jackets and coats are favorite in Hollywood.
Let's not allow Hollywood fool us any more with their visual tricks - photoshop celebrities and politicians with really short legs AND long arms. Many thanks to nonno for the themepost.

High Jumping
23 entries - contest started 1/27/2015 8:00:00 AM

This Wednesday we continue our freaking experiment with provided stock images. Today's focus will be on Croatian high jumper Blanka Vlasic performing a mid-jump. Judging by her facial expression, they don't call this sport "high" jumping for nothing, you know.
Photoshop this high jumping photo any way you wish. This is a speed contest with only 24 hours for submissions.

News in Pictures, January 26 - February 1
6 entries - contest started 1/26/2015 8:00:00 AM

Create images of something that happened in the news during January 26 - February 1, 2015. 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: Associated Press )

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