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 'silhouettes' contest. It's called 'The Kiss' and was captured by one of our members: Wayne-Cheah. Make sure to follow him if you aren't already!

You can simply do a colorization of this photo, or you can add more elements to it.

By Wayne-Cheah
— By Wayne-Cheah —

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!

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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_ahshotz_ avatarLevel 6
_ahshotz_

I do have a question do you send us the photo or we have to downloaded from this site?

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai replied to _ahshotz_ :

You have to download the photo yourself from the site.

_ahshotz_ avatarLevel 6
_ahshotz_ replied to Zizounai :

Already did and post already

_ahshotz_ avatarLevel 6
_ahshotz_ replied to Zizounai :

Already did and post already

Staaan avatarLevel 19
Staaan replied to _ahshotz_ :

Yes, like Zizounai says, download from the site, here is the direct link:

https://grepless.com/storage/images/stories/originals/grepless_ls0Ee7.jpg

_ahshotz_ avatarLevel 6
_ahshotz_ replied to Staaan :

Already did

tonym avatarLevel 4
tonym

please excuse my unknowing...how do i upload an entry?

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai replied to tonym :

At the top of the open contests. The latest one is here:
https://grepless.com/c/photoshop/photoshop-contest-through-the-leaves

scratzilla1 avatarLevel 9
scratzilla1

Thanks for this Staaan . I often have had questions and had no idea who to ask or where to start. Did my typical thing, Wing-ed it and hoped for the best.

Can one add other source images or is this a purely , Use this image only ? thank you .

Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel replied to scratzilla1 :

Hi scratzilla, It says "you can add more elements to it." so I think that would include other source images.

Staaan avatarLevel 19
Staaan replied to Skyangel :

Correct :)

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai replied to Staaan :

Hi Staaan. Several entries don't contain a single pixel of the source image... 😢

Staaan avatarLevel 19
Staaan replied to Zizounai :

Can you check Discord?

Koyote11 avatarLevel 7Gold award
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The Grand Kiss created by Koyote11

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Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel

Congratulations Koyote

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai

Congrats Koyote, I like your artistic use of filters 😊

Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix

Congrats on the win Koyote. Pushed the envelope on rendering yet still recognisable. Fave pallet.

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Merlin avatarLevel 16
Merlin

What Olga said! 😚

Velya avatarLevel 8
Velya replied to Merlin :

Thanks Merlin,

Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel

Congratulations on equal first Velya.

Velya avatarLevel 8
Velya replied to Skyangel :

Thanks Skyangel,

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai

Congrats Velya 😊 Good to see you here 😁

Velya avatarLevel 8
Velya replied to Zizounai :

Thanks Zizounai, nice to be in the same environment 😊

Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix

Congrats Velya. I was going to create a museum piece but ya beat me too it. Well played.

Velya avatarLevel 8
Velya replied to Cosmix :

Thanks Cosmix

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

OH MY this is so creative and well thought out and well done too. I'm blown away. Thank you for this post.

Velya avatarLevel 8
Velya replied to Olga.L :

Thanks olga

Zizounai avatarLevel 15Bronze award
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Turn around and catch yours! created by Zizounai

Thanks to Zizounai for her beautiful entry in the Silhouette contest https://grepless.com/storage/images/stories/contests/grepless_mdU8ZX.jpg

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Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel

Congratulations Zizounai

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai replied to Skyangel :

Thanks Angelica 😊

Merlin avatarLevel 16
Merlin

Gratz on the 3d, Ms ZizounaΓ― πŸ˜‰

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai replied to Merlin :

Thanks Mr Merlin 😊

Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix

Congrats on third Ziz great sourcing.

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai replied to Cosmix :

Ahah you're funny Cosmix 😁 hope you feel better and you didn't have to stand up to chop these dozens ants which deserved a much better vote πŸœπŸœπŸœπŸœπŸœπŸœπŸœπŸœπŸœπŸœπŸœπŸœπŸ•·

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

Following the KISS principle, this makes for a very strong entry. I love it.

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai replied to Olga.L :

Thanks Olga.L. KISS for a kiss πŸ˜ƒ

_ahshotz_ avatarLevel 6
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The Farm created by _ahshotz_

The farm! This is an edit of onw time I went to the farm I saw so many things and is such a place so quite and calm! used some depht of field in the image _ahshotz_

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Edlopez avatarLevel 7
Edlopez

I like this one, very well done.

_ahshotz_ avatarLevel 6
_ahshotz_ replied to Edlopez :

Thank you so much!

Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix

I liked this late arrival and scored it high. It's simple and elegant and well blended.

_ahshotz_ avatarLevel 6
_ahshotz_ replied to Cosmix :

Thank you unfortunately yes it was late barely saw this contests. But I will be on more

Edlopez avatarLevel 7
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Giant Ants Once Roam The Earth created by Edlopez

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Dreaming Ants created by Cosmix

Sources: https://imgur.com/a/LR5oHl1

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Skyangel avatarLevel 14Heart award
Skyangel

Hi Cosmix, I thought this would get a much higher mark due to the technical difficulty but obviously not everyone votes according to technical difficulty. It seems copy and paste work beats technical difficulty for some strange reason. It's unjust but there's not much we can do about it.

Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix replied to Skyangel :

That's very kind Skyangel. It was a labour of love but even I felt it didn't reach the aesthetic I'd hoped for. Maybe too busy which can be my nemesis. :-)

Edlopez avatarLevel 7
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Drawing created by Edlopez

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Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel

A creative use of filters and effects. Nicely done.

Stroller avatarLevel 8
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Dating Celebration created by Stroller

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Dating on the backyard created by Stroller

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Stroller avatarLevel 8
Stroller

Updated

George55 avatarLevel 10
Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel

The archway created from the source is a unique idea and the animals are really cute but the cutting out of the flowers could be a bit better. I can still see parts of the original backgrounds around the flowers.

George55 avatarLevel 10
George55 replied to Skyangel :

I can understand your comment about the flowers... it would not be a big deal to fix that little mistake... I realized that when I finished and already posted this work.... I will not change my entry as I do not know how to Edit.... Erase... and Repost it.... had problems before... I will leave the entry as it is... no matter the outcome with the voting at the end... Will correct it for my own files... Thanks for your observation....

Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel replied to George55 :

Rubber Ray kindly made a tutorial on how to edit entries and it is very helpful if you are interested.
https://mega.nz/file/NbJ3UaiA#4_3jnO0JiaW8rZZ-6BdsRFFRxdiOO-A2aYU2YahVePY

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

This is so over the top corny that it is cute and gave me my morning smile. And although the shading around some of the flowers doesn't correspond with the light it is almost negligible. Lovely

George55 avatarLevel 10
George55 replied to Olga.L :

Thanks Olga,,,,, it is true.... it is hard to figure it out... when you want is just finish it....

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L replied to George55 :

It looks to me like you really had a lot of fun creating this!

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
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Following the ant track created by Zizounai

Sources https://imgur.com/a/L2HWZmZ

Edlopez avatarLevel 7
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Same fence differant kissers created by Edlopez

I used the fence on the image, lighten up as best I could, so it would be original.

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Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel

The birds are cute and the fence is good but the depth of field in the background is wrong. The focal point on the ground does not match the focal point of the birds and fence.

Stroller avatarLevel 8
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Just one ORTHO KISS! created by Stroller

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Hooked created by retired

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MrTee2021 avatarLevel 6
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Street Fighter - Antz Edition created by MrTee2021

Hadouken

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Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel

Scaling up the source jpeg has caused a lot of pixelization. To scale up a jpeg, it is best to first turn it into a vector. Then you won't get that pixelization.

MrTee2021 avatarLevel 6
MrTee2021 replied to Skyangel :

Hi.. yes I know how to scale an image (however its old skool and that's the point of street fighter ) it's a joke.. there are no rules to image pixels being blurry the idea is they are moving fast.. maybe it would have been better to blur the ryu and Ken hair to match the quality πŸ€” thanks for the info.. I will keep that in mind for the next entry πŸ‘

Edlopez avatarLevel 7
Skyangel avatarLevel 14
Skyangel

The added ants are missing parts of their legs. It also looks wrong to have food in focus carried by silhouetted ants. The food they are carrying should also be silhouetted.

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Fire Ant created by Marxters

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