In one of our earlier contests, your goal was to make a subject appear from behind a bush. In this contest, we're taking this idea one step further. Your goal is to create the illusion of a third dimension in your photo by making items pop out of a frame. This effect is often referred to as the 'out of bounds' effect. It's easy to learn, but demands creativity to create an original piece that hasn't been done 1000 times before!

The 2D 'frame' can be anything you like. Literally a photo frame, a mobile phone, or even a hole in the wall. The items popping out can be one or many.

We had a similar contest on Pxleyes 6 years ago, called Out of bounds 2. Make sure to check it out to get inspiration.

It was won by WYSIWYG, with the following entry:

If you don't know where to start, have a look at these excellent tutorials that explain how to achieve this effect:

Good luck!

PS: Try 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: Ideas for future contests can be submitted here. The best ideas will be picked and turned into a contest. Make sure to clearly define the rules and objectives of the contest.

Staaan avatarLevel 19
Staaan

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

Good luck! πŸ‘‡

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Skyangel avatarLevel 14Diamond award
Skyangel

For those who were not previous members of Pxleyes, here is a link to the guidelines for photoshop manipulations which most previous members are still in the habit of using. http://www.pxleyes.com/guidelines/photoshop/

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kuvitella replied to Skyangel :

I'm sure I am not the only person who quit Pxleyes because of the hundreds of rules and the three or four policemen who gloried in enforcing them. Rules only make life harder for people who try to follow rules. They don't make cheaters ethical. Besides, anybody who cheats to win a few pixels of glory has not won anything real. And you certainly haven't lost anything.

Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel replied to kuvitella :

Welcome to grepless kuvitella. I agree with you and I also almost left due to the fact that we had to list every single source. That was a real pain, expecially for those who use a lot of sources and those of us who have an old collection of stock photos on our computers and can't always remember where they came from. It seems easier here though because we can just post a link to a copy of the source photos without needing to list the exact websites they came from. I do think basic rules are necessary though to keep things fair, and so any newbie graphic artists understand what they are and are not allowed to use as sources. It's also easier to score works when we can see what kind of work has gone into them. Anyway, I look forward to seeing your work. I hope you enjoy the photoshop challenges on this site.

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Staaan replied to kuvitella :

I do believe the rules on Pxleyes were required at that point. Especially when prizes are involved, it's important to make sure you can't win a contest with cheating.

But I also think the rules should be much more simplified on here to keep the barrier to participate low and don't encourage beginners by having them read 5 pages of rules. We need to put trust in the participants and the voters and set up a solid set of rules that are easy to grasp and hard to misinterpret.

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Zizounai replied to Staaan :

Yes, simplified rules compared to Pxleye's would be nice. A minimum of them, the more important one being not to use other people's art (all personal creations like already photoshopped images, renders, drawings...).
I liked the simple way we had to show our sources in PhotoshopNation, just entering them the same way we entered our compositions.
https://photoshopnation.com/entry/7740/Photoshop-Contest-Mechanical/

kuvitella avatarLevel 6
kuvitella replied to Zizounai :

Yes, I agree completely with Zizounai. And posting sources was voluntary, but we got extra points for doing it.

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Zizounai replied to kuvitella :

Oh you were there too Kuvitella? what was your name? (if it is not a secret πŸ˜‰)

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kuvitella replied to Zizounai :

Not a secret, but I didn't do much. I didn't join until near the end, and their schedule didn't work with mine. Even had to quit voting because they kicked me every time I thought a work was worth more than 60.

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai replied to kuvitella :

This was a problem, you couldn't vote what you wished. This was supposed to avoid friendly votes (or the opposite) but it didn't work well in some cases.

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Swing, swing, swing, swing created by Zizounai

External sources https://imgur.com/a/s16wAYx

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retired avatarLevel 9
retired

Good one except for the oil painting filter that does not really look like an oil painting.

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Olga.L

Felicitations...amiga, congrats.

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Zizounai replied to Olga.L :

Merci Sweetie 😘

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lolu69

Felicitations Zizounai ! Superbe

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Zizounai replied to lolu69 :

Merci Lolu πŸ’—

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Still Life created by kuvitella

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Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai

Congrats Kuvitella 😊

lolu69 avatarLevel 9
lolu69

Congrats for second place ! Great picture

Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel

Very creative to leave a hole in the painting where the kettle was taken out. The reflection of the buns and shadow of the hand on the kettle are great details. I like it a lot. πŸ₯‡πŸ†πŸ‘

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Olga.L replied to Skyangel :

Congrats on this win, very creative.

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Demolition Derby created by Skyangel

Beware of cars driving through your ipad. Source files : https://imgur.com/a/DtFMXP6 Also used dust particle and broken glass brushes from Brusheezy.

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

Good on you...congrats Sky.

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Zizounai

Congrats Skyangel 😊 I guessed this one was yours, I recognised your style πŸ˜‰

lolu69 avatarLevel 9
lolu69

Congrats Skyangel ! one of my favorite

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Hopeless wait created by Velya

Resources: https://ibb.co/j9C8tV1

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kuvitella avatarLevel 6
kuvitella

Very creative. Love it.

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Velya replied to kuvitella :

Thanks

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Time pass created by Velya

Resource : https://ibb.co/5LGwBtW

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Velya avatarLevel 8
Velya

I make corrections in my work according to the comments. But I can't reinstall. I put the URL in all kinds of [...] but I couldn't. I delete and login again. How do I reload my work? Can you help me?

Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel replied to Velya :

The corrections look great. It's much better now.

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Velya replied to Skyangel :

thanks

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kuvitella avatarLevel 6
kuvitella

Thanks! Now we know why she is smiling that way. Perfect choice of sources.

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supernova

really classy. But, the cat tail not working very well. Just does not look convincing.

Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel

Please check your source links. Some are not working.

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Rembrandt "Revitalizing a patient with modern medical equipment" created by Stroller

Please to the image click to open in full size Source: https://bjssjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/bjs.10301 and cut chair, shoes, hospital equipment and etc. from available free pictures

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Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel

That's hilarious. I love it. πŸ‘πŸ†πŸ₯‡

Stroller avatarLevel 8
Stroller replied to Skyangel :

Thank you. Can we use politicians in our opuses?

Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel replied to Stroller :

We can use anything that is licenced as creative commons unless it has been manipulated by some other graphic artist. We are not allowed to use any copyrighted images.

Stroller avatarLevel 8
Stroller replied to Skyangel :

THANK YOU.

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retired replied to Stroller :

I guess in this case the use of art/painting is ok since most framing used is of a framed painting.

retired avatarLevel 9
retired replied to Stroller :

and just to get this off my chest, the use of Mr. bean's likeness should've died when Freaking news died. lol

Stroller avatarLevel 8
Stroller replied to retired :

Mr. Bean is the most recognizable and very friendly image to use. Unfortunately Freaking News gone, but we had a lot of fun in the contests.

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retired replied to Skyangel :

Skyangel,.. we may be not allowed, but people have used photo manipulations and artwork by others.

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Stroller replied to retired :

Prefer have own, it is all point of spent time and create some individual opus. Thank you, Retired.

Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel replied to retired :

Yes I know and I personally score them very low when I recognise them. It is most likely because we don't yet have any definite photoshop rules on this site but I believe Staaan is working on resolving that problem.

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retired avatarLevel 9
retired

What's going on with the wall and floor molding on the left side.

Stroller avatarLevel 8
Stroller replied to retired :

Background was use as is from source. I look closer and it is corner of the wall and next molding on another wall.

Source picture No.4 in https://utrdecorating.com/blogs/news/create-a-gallery-wall-with-kids-art

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Chit-chat in the village created by Zizounai

Sources - https://ibb.co/RjB03mF - Thanks Henry Woods

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Wall Painting created by kuvitella

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retired avatarLevel 9
retired

you should show your sources.

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kuvitella

Good one!

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Zizounai replied to kuvitella :

Thanks Kuvitella

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Eagle Picture created by Mundolopez

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Stinky Feet created by Mundolopez

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Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel

You did a good job of making it look like the girl is popping out of the painting but the dish on the floor needs a bit more work. It still has a white outline on the bottom of it which needs to be darkened.

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Playtime created by Mundolopez

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Putting On Her Face created by kuvitella

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Let Me Out created by Mundolopez

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Perverted TV created by Mundolopez

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Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel

The idea is good but the cutting out of the woman needs a lot of improvement. Her hair still has evidence of the old background. Here is a tutorial to teach you how to fix it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ2ONalr2yE . Some of her foot is also missing.

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