Photoshop Contest: Engines

PhotoshopPosted by Staaan

Just like in the previous photoshop contest, you are given a source photo to work with.

Your goal is to manipulate the photo in any way you want and turn it into a work of art. You can use Photoshop or any other digital image manipulation software.

This source photo is one of a plane engine. It was suggested by 'rturnbow' on Pxleyes almost 5 years ago:

source photo
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You can find a high resolution version of the photo HERE

Be creative, and let's do some old school photo manipulations!

PS: It's very important to vote on every entry, the more votes we get, the more accurate the rankings will be. Also, when you see something on someone's entry that can be improved, let them know. That way, we can learn new skills from each other!

Good luck

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2 out of 15

Robot Jamz created by Rubber-Ray

Robot made from only the source image. External images are here

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Skyangel avatarLevel 15Gold awardDiamond award
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ET Android created by Skyangel

Phone Home? Source files... Mostly warping of original source file. I think you can tell what is what. The rest was done with brushes and various layer styles.

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George55 avatarLevel 10

I really like your entry... very well done, even using the warping tool to work on the metal takes time... You did a good job, putting things together... the light and shadow works for me, and the adding of the galaxy, makes your work better.... thanks for submitting something like that.... good luck....

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Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel replied to George55 :

Thank you very much for your lovely encouraging comments George.

Olga.L avatarLevel 17

This post ignites my imagination....and will send me to you tube tutorials on warp tools. I am an ET fan from long ago so this one melted my heart. Awesome, thank you for your post.

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Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel replied to Olga.L :

Thank you Olga. ET was my inspiration even though the android looks nothing like him. The idea is there. You can have a lot of fun with the various warp tools but it's very time consuming because each piece needs to warped individually. You will love the youtube videos about it.

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L replied to Skyangel :

Thank you for your encouragement .

Chalty669 avatarLevel 9

This is really nicely done! The structure is crisp and well arranged. The outside source was used perfectly. The lighting is nice as well. I see you reduced the brightness of the stars above your creation, but didn’t to the right. I imagine they were distracting from the Android. A thought would be to move those stars further to the top left. Nicely done author!

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Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel replied to Chalty669 :

Thank you very much Chalty. I always appreciate your very helpful constructive input.

Rubber-Ray avatarLevel 11

A fine chop.

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Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel replied to Rubber-Ray :

Thank you Rubber-Ray

George55 avatarLevel 10
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FOR SALE, 50% OFF TODAY ! created by George55

Everything was done with given image. used Liquify... Transform ...Rotation tool to make the plates and the bowl... circular selection over plate... spherize and adjusted to form it... cut it the top and used an oval selection filled with a gradient.... lights and shadows.... Dodge and burn tools.... that is it.... and a little imagination...

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The Priest created by Koyote11

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George55 avatarLevel 10
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POSSIBILITY created by George55

Only source given.... used in this entry... there is a possibility to the impossible... Good luck participants...

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Zizounai avatarLevel 16
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The sentinel created by Zizounai


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Poss avatarLevel 6
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Defeated created by Poss

Source image, warping, grit brush, and paint.

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OUT FOR A RIDE created by George55

The space ship and space station were made with the source provided.... The planet... probably you know already... just a Circular selection filled with a gradient and difference clouds added... spherize.. .and an outer glow... colorized.... Here are the links of my sources.. Sources from

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