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Old 10-04-2013, 01:47 PM
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Oct 2013 Contest

Halloween Themed Contest
What’s Halloween without a creepy haunted house? Download the provided image and place it in a setting of your choosing (please use only public domain images).

Photo courtesy of the The J. Paul Getty Trust

Download Image: Gothic House

The above link take you to the J. Paul Getty Museum 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.

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


1. Contest will run from 4 Oct to 25 Oct 2013. Deadline for entries is 6 pm (U.S. Central Time). NOTE CONTEST ENDS THIS MONTH!

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

3. Tasks:
  • Remove house and place it into a haunted setting of your choosing (copyright free images only)

  • Add elements to create a haunted house scene

  • Final image must be exactly 600 pixels wide by 800 pixels high (portrait 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 26 Oct to 1 Nov 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 don’t 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.
Old 10-05-2013, 04:54 PM
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Re: Oct 2013 Contest

So I maybe didn't read ALL of the rules before I started and sank hours into my entry. Thus, it was the wrong size. I liked it as it was, but I'm not keen on the crop. I might give it another go before the deadline. Here's both for you to look at anyway - the 'wrong' one and the 600x800 entry. Go easy on me please, I'm a learner!

I also kinda borked the upload so the quality's not amazing.

I did -say- I'm a learner, right?

With thanks to the following deviants at, for their generous sharing:

raduluchian (

FrostBo (

Alz-Stock (

Tracys-Stock (

zememz (

lardacil-stock (

AttempteStock (

And to The J. Paul Getty Trust for the Gothic House pic: (
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:23 PM
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Re: Oct 2013 Contest

Here's mine: Just for fun!
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:30 AM
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Re: Oct 2013 Contest

Here is mine.
Good work everyone
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:11 PM
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Re: Oct 2013 Contest

I must admit I had expected a larger turnout for the Halloween contest. Great job to our three brave souls!

And the winner is Gemmonster!

Gemmonster - 8
Cupcake & Veralisa - 5
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