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  • Jan-Feb 2014 Contest

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  • #2
    Re: Jan-Feb 2014 Contest

    Palette Knife

    Happy New Year! I thought we start off the year with something bright and cheery. Transform the provided photo into a digital painting using the palette knife technique.

    Source Image: Yellow_a by Alin. Courtesy of

    Click here to download Yellow Still Life

    New to the contests? Please review the FAQs

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

    Palette Knife Info:



    1. Contest will run from 5 Jan to 22 Feb 2014. Deadline for entries is 6pm (U.S. Central Time).

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

    3. Tasks:
    • Transform the provided image into a digital painting using the palette knife technique.
    • Final image must be exactly 600 pixels high by 800 pixels wide (landscape format); cropping or adding canvas to get the required dimensions is permitted.

    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 to 28 Feb 2014. Only those with entries may vote.

    8. Voting:
    • 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. 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.


    • #3
      Re: Jan-Feb 2014 Contest

      OK here's mine.

      Attached Files
      Last edited by Joeven; 01-17-2014, 08:54 PM.


      • #4
        Re: Jan-Feb 2014 Contest

        Subject to change, but, here's my effort so far:
        Attached Files
        Last edited by Veralisa; 01-21-2014, 05:42 PM. Reason: changed picture


        • #5
          Re: Jan-Feb 2014 Contest

          might try actually painting one later in PS ...
          Attached Files


          • #6
            Re: Jan-Feb 2014 Contest

            Here is my try.
            Attached Files
            Last edited by Cupcake; 02-19-2014, 05:12 PM.


            • #7
              Re: Jan-Feb 2014 Contest

              What beautiful entries, but there can only be one winner...and it was close.

              And the winner is Joeven!!

              Joeven - 14
              Cupcake - 13
              Veralisa - 12
              OlBaldy - 9

              I hope everyone enjoyed creating their masterpieces.


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