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Old 10-01-2005, 08:14 AM
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Oct 05 Contest


This month’s challenge is quite the ghoulish task. Time to become a special effects makeup artist and just in time for Halloween!

Turn this person or persons into a Halloween Fright. Zombies, Vampires, Ghouls, oh my! What can you create? The goal is realism, so try to make your creation as realistic looking as possible.

Files: There are two. You can pick the one you want to work on, or use them both, or even use parts from both photos.
Download Man.tif
Photo with permission by henri from Stock.Xchng

Download Woman2.tif
Photo with permission by jenzel from Stock.Xchng
IMPORTANT: The best way to download the images is by right clicking (or Cmd/Ctrl clicking) on the link and using "Save Target As".

THE PRIZE for this month’s contest is donated by Sams Publishing, a copy of How to Use Photoshop CS2 by Daniel Giordan (updated by our very own Doug Nelson).


1. Contest will run from 1 Oct to 22 Oct 2005. Deadline for entries is 6pm EDT 22 Oct 2005.

2. When you submit your entry put your username in the filename (ie: tpaul.jpg). This is so users can save the images to a local directory and remember who did what--important when it comes time to vote.

3. Your final image size should be as close to 800 px on the long side and 600 px on the short side as possible. Also remember that the file cannot be larger than 100KB.

4. Post your entries to this thread. Please restrict your comments, questions or discussion to the Oct 05 Contest Discussion thread. Inappropriately placed posts will be deleted.

5. Only one entry per person.

6. Voting will run from 23 Oct to 29 Oct 2005. Only those with entries may vote. You will vote for the 5 best entries in order. Post your votes in the following thread (Oct 05 Contest Votes). Note you cannot vote for your own image.

Please don’t forget to post your entry/comment/vote to the correct thread--there will be three!! Posts made to the incorrect thread will be deleted.
Entries: Oct 05 Contest Entries

Discussion: Oct 05 Contest Discussion

Votes: Oct 05 Contest Votes
Note: RetouchPro Moderators are allowed to enter
Old 10-01-2005, 11:34 PM
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Well, just so I don't forget to enter this time, here is a quick one from me! I may well change or replace it completely as the month progresses... but I just went with a spontaneous idea...
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Last edited by Caitlin; 10-08-2005 at 03:30 AM. Reason: Added some texture and some minor tweaking.
Old 10-04-2005, 07:16 AM
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Not sure about realism, maybe surrealism!!
Like Caitlin, changes maybe afoot.
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Last edited by Shalford; 10-14-2005 at 01:35 PM. Reason: This one made my grandson cry, so I changed.
Old 10-04-2005, 07:54 AM
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Still needs work, but thought I would post what I have
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Old 10-05-2005, 05:12 AM
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Well I am still a little confused as to, at which point we lose reality, but anyway here goes
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Last edited by Cassidy; 10-05-2005 at 08:56 AM.
Old 10-05-2005, 06:34 AM
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The Man

Here is my "adjustment."
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:15 AM
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Had a quick try.
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Old 10-06-2005, 06:53 AM
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Sexy Vampire

Here is my entry.....without a frame! lol
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Old 10-06-2005, 02:29 PM
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A little scarier

I dumped the iguana and went for a demon instead.
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Last edited by grafx; 10-11-2005 at 10:36 AM. Reason: Iguana Girl not scary enough
Old 10-06-2005, 03:28 PM
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The devil made me do it
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Last edited by Lorraine; 10-07-2005 at 05:57 AM. Reason: Minor background changes
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