In this contest, we are working with a source photo.

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.

The photo for today is one that made first place in our 'anything goes 2' contest. It's called 'That Tree' and was captured by one of our members: Vibeke Make sure to follow her if you aren't already!

You can download a high resolution version of this photo HERE.

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

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: 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.

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Staaan

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

Good luck! 👇

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coffey67 avatarLevel 4
coffey67

What are the rules here? Can I use other images to add to the source image? Do I have to document an added image in regard to source, license, etc? Can I use other software than PS? I use only open source applications like Gimp, Darktable, and Inkscape.

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Skyangel replied to coffey67 :

Welcome to Grepless Coffey. You can use any creative commons images and add them to the source image to make your manipulation. It helps with voting if you at least make a picture of all the sources you have used. Here is an example from the last contest. https://imgur.com/a/DtFMXP6
You may use any graphic software you like. It is not a requirement to only use PS.

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Rubber-Ray replied to coffey67 :

Yea, listen to Skyangel. She is super smart. :D

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Staaan replied to Rubber-Ray :

Agreed 😀

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Last hope. created by PaoloCassinis

The last tree on earth, the last hope.

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Olga.L

CONGRATULATIONS on this creative win. Loved it.

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PaoloCassinis replied to Olga.L :

Thankz

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lolu69

Congrats !

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Skyangel

Congratulations on a well deserved win PaoloCassinis and welcome to Grepless. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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PaoloCassinis replied to Skyangel :

Thank you, thanks to everyone

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PaoloCassinis replied to Skyangel :

Thank you, thanks to everyone

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IEatRawEggs

This is brilliant, congratulations on the first place!

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PaoloCassinis replied to IEatRawEggs :

Thank you so much!

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Zizounai

Congrats Paolo! 😊

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FinaSumo

This is very good work.

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PaoloCassinis replied to FinaSumo :

Thank you!

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retired

Best one.

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PaoloCassinis replied to retired :

Thanksss

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Zizounai

Bravo Lolu 😊

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lolu69 replied to Zizounai :

Merci Zizounai !

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Olga.L

Good on you....congrats on this win....I knew it would do well. yayayayya

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lolu69 replied to Olga.L :

Thanks a lot Olga !

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Skyangel

Congratulations Lolu. It's one of my favorites. :-)

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lolu69 replied to Skyangel :

Thanks a lot !

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IEatRawEggs

Congratulations on the second place!

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lolu69 replied to IEatRawEggs :

Thanks a lot !

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Olga.L

The gate from Miyajima and Mt. Fuji with a pink bonsai is really creative. I also like the border that you placed on this upload and the way the pink of the tree is echoed in the sky. Coming to you from Asia, for me, this is a wall-worthy piece! Yes, I would buy it.

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lolu69 replied to Olga.L :

Thanks a lot Olga !

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Skyangel

Congratulations Velya.

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Velya replied to Skyangel :

Thanks Skyangel

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Zizounai

Well done Velya 😊

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Velya replied to Zizounai :

Thanks Zizounai

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Olga.L

congrats to you on this win....

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Velya replied to Olga.L :

Thanks Olga.L

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lolu69

Congrats for third place !

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Velya replied to lolu69 :

Thanks lolu69

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IEatRawEggs

Congratulations on third place!

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Velya replied to IEatRawEggs :

Thanks IEatRawEggs,

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Another planet created by Superfly

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Zizounai

Very good, but you shouldn't see the stars before the planets 😊

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Superfly replied to Zizounai :

Thanks for the advice, i'm gonna fix that.

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Synth Tree created by Simplybill

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lolu69 avatarLevel 9
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Caterpillar Lake created by lolu69

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Ansels dream created by FinaSumo

My buildup is here https://postimg.cc/bSqZVsy8

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Olga.L

Thank you for the build-up showing us your creative process. I like the end result, including the border that holds this piece and gives it a master's touch feel.

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In the Moon created by lolu69

https://imgur.com/a/1Hz79Qd

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Exodus 3 :: NIV - MIT created by Simplybill

Some just want to watch the world burn. Pre-Painting - https://postimg.cc/F75C7ZC4 Build Gif - https://postimg.cc/8sXjtfGj Man on Cliff - https://unsplash.com/photos/uftqFbfWGFY

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Olga.L

Now, this takes a wild and creative mind and you nailed it! Thanks to people with creative minds like youts, we, the viewers are transported into another realm of looking at the world and it is exciting. You have lifted me out of the doldrums today....THANK YOU.

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FWI Friendly Island created by lolu69

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Better Than The Mountains created by coffey67

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Skaters created by LunaC

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Olga.L

I like the way you have placed those skaters well into the image, they look like they belong. The frozen lake with cracks looks so realistic too. I do not have any constructive criticisms for you except for that white blur on the mid-left center aspect of the print. This, for some reason, reminds me so much of Canada...thank you.

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One Man is an Island Watercolor Simulation created by coffey67

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Rubber-Ray

Looks like Kelly Slater. The greatest surfer of all time. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/9a/8e/75/9a8e75a7656896087770cc0c514820fa.jpg

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