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T Paul 08-02-2013 02:03 PM

Aug/Sep 2013 Contest
In the works...hope to have something posted in the next couple of days!

T Paul 08-10-2013 11:39 AM

Re: Aug/Sep 2013 Contest
Delayed...was hoping a few things might come in that didn't. Will see what I can come up with.

T Paul 08-12-2013 02:04 PM

Re: Aug/Sep 2013 Contest
Should have something up later today.

T Paul 08-13-2013 06:24 PM

Finally..... :blush:

Colorization and manipulation
The provided lovely image needs some color to bring it to life. In addition, you must also ADD a sculpted topiary to the image AND a water fountain in the middle! It should not be obvious that they were added.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Download Image: Gardens - Havana, Cuba

The above link take you to the Library of Congress' website where you can download the photo. If you are experiencing trouble downloading the image from their website, try right-clicking on the image URL and selecting save link as.

New to the contests? Please review the FAQs

Prize: "Winner's Choice" of any two RetouchPRO LIVE Video Rentals!


1. Contest will run from 13 Aug to 22 Sep 2013. Deadline for entries is 6 pm (U.S. Central Time).

2. I will not answer questions concerning the rules. Interpretation of the rules is as important as execution.

3. Tasks:
  • Colorize the image.
  • Add a sculpted topiary to the gardens.
  • Add a water fountain to the center of the gardens.
  • Final image must be exactly 800 pixels wide by 600 pixels high (landscape format).

4. 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.

5. Post your entries to this thread. Links will not be accepted. Please restrict your comments, questions or discussion to the Contest Discussion thread. Inappropriately placed posts will be deleted.

6. Only one entry per person. You can change your entry up to the deadline.

7. Voting will run from 23 Sep to 30 Sep 2013. There is a separate thread for voting. Only those with entries may vote. Although everyone (contestants and non-contestants) are encourage to leave comments on the entries in the contest discussion thread.
  • Submit the 5 best entries (by artist name) in order, starting with your favorite.
  • You cannot vote for your own image.
  • Once you have voted, do not change your votes. Often the votes are tallied as they come in so any changes in the votes may not be reflected in the final results.

Finally, please remember that this is a friendly contest and suppose to be a learning experience. Tips and suggestions to help others are highly encouraged. Also please donít limit your comments to just the top 5 when you vote. Most members are eager for feedback about their images, so remember to help each other out.

Veralisa 09-02-2013 05:09 PM

Re: Aug/Sep 2013 Contest
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Well, something constructive to do on a Labor Day besides laundry. Fun image, thanks!

dkcoats 09-11-2013 01:53 PM

Re: Aug/Sep 2013 Contest
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Here's my stab at it.

Redraw 09-14-2013 11:09 AM

Re: Aug/Sep 2013 Contest
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This was fun and a bit challenging. Good luck to all.

Cupcake 09-18-2013 07:52 AM

Re: Aug/Sep 2013 Contest
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Here is my try!:)

T Paul 09-20-2013 05:02 PM

Re: Aug/Sep 2013 Contest
Just a couple of days left!!!

michaelasamples 09-20-2013 09:53 PM

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Hello folks, this is my first contest submission - so I'm hoping this makes it through. If all goes well I will add details as a comment reply. For now I want to see if I can this posted correctly.

T Paul 10-14-2013 10:06 AM

Contest Winner
Nice landscaping work everyone! It was a very close contest, and the winner is....


Top 4:

Redraw - 13
dkcoats - 12
Veralisa - 12
michaelsamples - 6

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