In this special contest, your goal is to create a photo manipulation that visualizes these four keywords:

Bottle | Lamp | Hammer | Cat

The end result should be seamless and include all of the items in the keyword list. All items should be clearly recognizable. Integrate them in an original way. The 4 items can interact in some way, but this is not a requirement. Let your imagination run wild and make a scene with these 4 totally unrelated items.

If you are looking for some inspiration, have a look at this contest we had on Pxleyes 2 years ago (with 4 different keywords). It was won by Zizounai with this entry:

Extra sources are allowed but those 4 should be your main focal points

Good luck!

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!

PS #2: the user profile pages have been updated, check them out by clicking on a person's name!

Staaan avatarLevel 19
Staaan

If you have any questions/suggestions/comments about this contest, reply to this comment!

Good luck! ๐Ÿ‘‡

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Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel

Staaan, your inspiration link to "this contest" does not go to pxleyes. It goes straight back to this page.
Thank you for the update to the profile pages. Its looking great. Will we eventually also get a portfolio page like we had at pxleyes?

Staaan avatarLevel 19
Staaan replied to Skyangel :

Thanks for pointing that out, I updated the link.

A portfolio sounds like a good idea

tonym avatarLevel 4
tonym

hi Staaan. Is there a way to know before when Photoshop contests will open?

Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel replied to tonym :

Hi Tonym, Approx every ten days there is a new contest. If you would prefer to have more, please let Staaan know. There was a thread asking everyone how often they would like contests somewhere but I can't find it.

tonym avatarLevel 4
tonym replied to Skyangel :

Thank you. Appreciate it!

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Hanabi replied to tonym :

Hey, welcome tonym, good to see some familiar ... avatars... ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜…

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A judge you can depend on created by FinaSumo

My entry Here is a GIF with with the source pictures I used https://postimg.cc/YhcWn1x1

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Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel

Congratulations FinaSumo. I look forward to seeing a lot more of your work.

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FinaSumo replied to Skyangel :

Thank you SkyAngel, I will be trying to get the time to do this.

Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix

Congrats Fina quality entry :-)

FinaSumo avatarLevel 7
FinaSumo replied to Cosmix :

Thank you Cosmix

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai

Congrats Fina Sumo ๐Ÿ˜Š

FinaSumo avatarLevel 7
FinaSumo replied to Zizounai :

Thank you Zizounai

Hanabi avatarLevel 8
Hanabi

Congratulations!!! Very nice entry!

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FinaSumo replied to Hanabi :

thank you Hanabi

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

Congratulations on your win....well deserved.

FinaSumo avatarLevel 7
FinaSumo replied to Olga.L :

thank you Olga, I also liked some of the others and I was surprised.

Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel

This made me smile. The work is excellent and the story is great. ( อกโ›โ€ฏอœส– อกโ›)

FinaSumo avatarLevel 7
FinaSumo replied to Skyangel :

Thank you SkyAngel

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

Yes, I smiled as well, love the wig on the cat....they do look ridiculous on people don't they. Jack Daniel's is backwards....love it.

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Free Goldie created by Skyangel

Is it a mission to free the goldfish or does the cat have something else in mind? Source photos >https://imgur.com/a/02KJqZh The rest is done with brushes from brusheezy.

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Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix

Congrats Sky Beautifully blended elements :-)

Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel replied to Cosmix :

Thanks Cosmix. Your Cat Island was very well done too, especially with that hidden hammer.

Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix replied to Skyangel :

:-)

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai

Congrats Skyangel ๐Ÿ˜Š

Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel replied to Zizounai :

Thank you Zizounai.

FinaSumo avatarLevel 7
FinaSumo

I loved this also.

Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel replied to FinaSumo :

Thank you FinaSumo

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

Congrats SKy!

Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel replied to Olga.L :

Thank you Olga

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

Ha ...lovely post. Nice story too, well done.

Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel replied to Olga.L :

Thank you Olga.

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I am guilty created by Velya

https://ibb.co/JprmtRC

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Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix

Congrats well done.

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Velya replied to Cosmix :

Thanks Cosmix

Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel

Congratulations on 3rd place Velya.

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Velya replied to Skyangel :

Thanks Skyangel

Merlin avatarLevel 16
Merlin

Nicely done!

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Velya replied to Merlin :

Thanks Merlin

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

Congrats on this win.

Velya avatarLevel 8
Velya replied to Olga.L :

Thanks Olga

Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel

The lamp made out of the bottle is a fantastic find. You did a great job of combining the source images to tell a story.

Velya avatarLevel 8
Velya replied to Skyangel :

Thanks Skyangel

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

Love the 3 D effect (shadowing) around the subjects. Really lovely entry.

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Velya replied to Olga.L :

Thanks Olga.L

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Leo created by lolu69

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Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix

Congrats Lolu :-)

lolu69 avatarLevel 9
lolu69 replied to Cosmix :

merci Cosmix !

Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel

Excellent work Lolu. One of my favorites.

lolu69 avatarLevel 9
lolu69 replied to Skyangel :

merci Skyangel !

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

Nicely done and Leo has stolen my heart....my kinda guy!

lolu69 avatarLevel 9
lolu69 replied to Olga.L :

Merci Olga !

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Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix

Grats on a atop 5 Ziz.

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Zizounai replied to Cosmix :

Thank you Cosmix. Many very good entries in this contest ๐Ÿ˜Š

Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel

This image tells a fun little story. You did a great job of it. The only thing that looks odd to me is the grass around the bottle because it is so much smaller than the grass the cat is leaning over. It looks to me like the bottle is in a hole in the ground so there should be dirt around the bottle, not more grass. However, in spite of that, I love the story.

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Zizounai replied to Skyangel :

Thanks for your comment Skyangel. Where I live, in the nature, in the wild, in the fields, you often can see different kinds of plants next to each other. Some are high, some are low, some have flowers and some don't, they can be yellow, brown, green, you name it. The bottle is still clean because she arrived where it is a short while ago. When and how? nobody knows. Not even myself. And this is good, because if it had been there for a long time the mouse would be dead. She still has a chance to escape the cat when he breaks the bottle ๐Ÿ˜

Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel replied to Zizounai :

I just wonder how the mouse got into the bottle in the first place since the cork is still in the bottle too. It's definitely a great mystery story. ;-)

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai replied to Skyangel :

I agree Skyangel, I agree. Somebody must have played a trick on this poor mouse.

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Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel

Well done.

George55 avatarLevel 10
George55 replied to Skyangel :

Thanks....

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

I like the glow of this post.

George55 avatarLevel 10
George55 replied to Olga.L :

Thank you

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

I love pot too...but hey, I'm Canadian! Wonderful imaginative post. Love it...and Jesse is not all that ugly....sexy sort of! (maybe I'm smoking too much...ha)

George55 avatarLevel 10
George55 replied to Olga.L :

Thank you.... he is ugly for all the bad things he does..... but yes... he is kind of elegant.... or sexy.... as you say.....

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

Dig those hairy legs...I'm still smiling. Like that antique feel and the frames are extra icing on this well baked cake!

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Cat Island created by Cosmix

Rendered sources in Photoshop CC. Layering each source to filter colours. Sources used: https://imgur.com/U2LlyTs

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

Where is the hammer? I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt...it's probably my eyes! Like the royal feel to this exotic and surreal post.

Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel replied to Olga.L :

The hammer is hidden in the light on top of the cat bottle. Look at the shape of the glowing thing inside the light.

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

GOT IT.........really artistic and sneaky!

Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix replied to Olga.L :

Thanks Olga sneaky ๐Ÿ˜†

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Marvel DC CATOVER created by Pr12

When multiverse combined, it gave birth to the greatest heroes the CAT OF THUNDER aka "THOR CAT" and "CAT LANTERN". The two heroes must find a way to defeat the monstrous villain "BOTTLE HEAD" who threatens everyone.

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Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel

The idea is good but you need to make sure you are using creative commons sources for your work, not copyrighted images. The green lantern cartoon is obviously someone elses work. It is safer to never use cartoons created by someone else. If you want a cartoon effect, create your own cartoon effect from creative commons sources.

Pr12 avatarLevel 5
Pr12 replied to Skyangel :

I am extremely sorry for my mistake. I didn't know about that as this was my first entry.
Next time I would keep this in mind and be sure not to use copyrighted images.

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai replied to Skyangel :

Skyangel, I think you are totally right. Author, I like your reply. There were very harsh rules in Pxleyes where Skyangel and I met each other. The bad side of these rules is that they discouraged many members. But rules seem to be essential for the contests to be fair. In Grepless, Staaan (hey Staaan, do you read me???) has not established proper rules yet. For the Pxleyes members it seems obvious not to use copyrighted images, or renders created by someone else. For newbies it might be different. Last contest's winner used many many cartoon images or illustrations he didn't draw himself...

Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel replied to Zizounai :

Zizounai, I agree we need a definite set of rules for our photoshop contests so everyone knows what is allowed and what is not. I think those of us who were members in Pxleyes, take it for granted that the rules are still the same. People who were not members there obviously are unaware what those rules were.

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Nameless picture created by Wellington

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