Photoshop Contest '07 – Round 2 Winner Announcement

Posted Friday, 7 December 2007 in Design, Inspiration, Photoshop
In the second round of the competition we made things a little harder, but the standard of the 400 entries was if anything higher than in the first round. After a closely fought contest, find out which entry came out on top here!

1st Place, and winner of the MacBook:

That's not a moon, it's a space-station!
That's not a moon, it's a space-station! by Jyrus   [click to view larger image]


The source photos used in Round 2:

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The Top 15:



The Following Day
2. The Following Day by sideshowsito   [click to view larger image]


Raphaelesque Head Bursting, 60's version!
3. [SHARED] Raphaelesque Head Bursting, 60's version! by Amirali   [click to view larger image]


City in the sky
3. [SHARED] City in the sky by LauriA   [click to view larger image]


Mechanical dragonfly
4. Mechanical dragonfly by DumDumi


Tribute to F. Hundertwasser
5. Tribute to F. Hundertwasser by Nestr


Flower Bot
6. Flower Bot by nackulous


Think Machine
7. [SHARED] Think Machine by rober18


it's birthday in town!
7. [SHARED] it's birthday in town! by danjul


The Firing Range
8. The Firing Range by enriquepr


Armageddon
9. Armageddon by onskinn


Thinking about Picasso
10. Thinking about Picasso by pejot


The Invasion
11. The Invasion by pandi


Surrender Dorothy
12. Surrender Dorothy by dschlosser


insideout
13. [SHARED] insideout by buglover


Working City Power
13. [SHARED] Working City Power by petergng


Smile Please!
14. Smile Please! by dogtrombone


City
15. City by aquartius




Check out the winners of Round 1, Round 3 and Round 4 here.

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Comments:

Congrats
By LauriA on Friday, 7 December 2007 3:25 PM
Congrats to the winner! I'm glad the judges mixed things up a bit and didn't base the selection too much on the votes.
Jyrus!
By HappyFace on Friday, 7 December 2007 3:33 PM
Congratulations! Well deserved.
By ydemidov on Friday, 7 December 2007 3:58 PM
Wow, all of the top 15 entries are just amazing. Good work guys!
Congrats!
By Sysica on Friday, 7 December 2007 4:05 PM
The fact that many of the top 15 had relatively low popular votes restores some of my lost faith in the contest. Thank you to the professional judges for doing their job properly.

Grats to the winner and the top 15. Excellent work. Can't wait for next Friday when the winner of round 3 is decided!
Well deserved!
By rayvolvez on Friday, 7 December 2007 4:29 PM
Well deserved! I really love the works chosen. My favourite piece which was the teddy bear didnt make it, I thought that was good, but that was a overlooked piece in terms of votes. But those above who made it, are great value.

Also this goes to show another thing : Crestock can and they will actually overpower the riggers and the frauders.

Good choice Crestock.
Good one, Sir!
By dogtrombone on Friday, 7 December 2007 4:51 PM
Congratulations Jyrus, the other top 15, and those other outstanding artists who didn't make it. Some excellent work, and it's an honour to be a part of it.
By j909 on Friday, 7 December 2007 4:58 PM
congrats to the winner , all amazing works ,,

really love #5 ,
j
Love the creativity but...
By slick182 on Friday, 7 December 2007 4:59 PM
I love the top 15. All are by far better than I came up with but I do have one nit. The contest was promoted as a Photoshop contest. I was assuming it was to see the skill and precision the artists have with the filters, brushes, styles, lighting etc. within Photoshop. Most of the entries which received the highest votes are clearly works of Maya or 3D Studio Max. Don't get me wrong, I love the entries however they were created (unless ripped off from someone else.). But not exactly a "Photoshop" contest anymore right?
By Ryuneo on Friday, 7 December 2007 5:25 PM
Some wicked entries in the top 15! Congratulations Jyrus on your well deserved win! Absolutely love all the details in your piece, amazing!
Congrats
By nackulous on Friday, 7 December 2007 5:43 PM
Congrats to everyone who made the cut.
deserves it
By opafaf on Friday, 7 December 2007 5:45 PM
the winner deserves it, this image is pretty cool
By Jyrus on Friday, 7 December 2007 5:46 PM
Thanks for the kind comments everyone, and thanks to the judges! I'm absolutely ecstatic right now... I don't know how I'm gonna finish getting work done now.

It was completely worth drawing about a BILLION clipping paths.
Great work!
By gudmund on Friday, 7 December 2007 6:26 PM
Nestr and Pejot's entries are the two that I would personally frame and put on my wall. But they all deserve their position on this list!
GREAT!!
By celiksert on Friday, 7 December 2007 6:49 PM
congratulations all winners! amazing stuff out there !!!
#2 should have won
By AJ on Friday, 7 December 2007 8:12 PM
I loved #2. Such creativity! I only wish I could do that with photoshop
thanks for the compliments
By nestr on Friday, 7 December 2007 9:17 PM
thanks gudmund and j909
I'm glad it's not strictly photoshop
By lindy on Saturday, 8 December 2007 4:10 AM
I've noticed reading through the comments that some people are a little peeved about some entries not having the "photoshop touch." In defense of Crestock, I think it is good they are lenient about this requirement. Reading between the lines I think Crestock's competition is about artisitic skill and artists communicating a message as much as it is about being skilled at using Photoshop. It's also a worldwide competition and the reality is not everyone in the world can afford Photoshop. Some don't even have the computer-power to run it. Some participating artists have only 500mb to manipulate photos with - and even less! There are also participating artists who only have the use of very basic tools - like scissors, scanners, Paint and dated versions of Ulead Photo Express! These artists might not submit an entry that wins any of the rounds - but at least Crestock has given them the opportunity to try.
But it could be a bit stricter
By blocklevel on Saturday, 8 December 2007 4:39 AM
@ slick182 I completely agree

@Lindy 3D tools, which some of the work here looks the product of, are not in the same league as Paint or Photo Express.

3D is a quite different discipline which admittedly produces some spectacular results, however it seems a bit odd for a stock PHOTOGRAPHY website running a Photoshop competition to be lauding their merits.
By hienkts on Saturday, 8 December 2007 10:05 AM
Congrats to the winner!
Absolutely awesome
By rpabst on Saturday, 8 December 2007 11:13 AM
It's unbelievable what some people can do with a computer. I just keep wondering. If so many talented people create all these masterpieces for a (with all due respect) silly computer, my guess is that most talent scouts have their head in the ground. I hope you people get noticed and find a way to do this for a living. You definitely deserve it. As far as I'm concerned it's a top 15 of number 1's.
3D Modelers don't use stock photos
By dukerev on Monday, 10 December 2007 9:11 AM
3D Modelers make everything from scratch. This should be called the Maya Contest.
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Very well done!
By BristolSEO on Monday, 10 December 2007 10:34 PM
An impressive collection of top pictures. Well done Jyrus! Your piece is incredibly detailed!
Very good work!
By best wallpapers on Monday, 10 December 2007 11:08 PM
thanks, the images are amazing!
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By purrl.net |** URLs that purr **| on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 1:05 AM
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http://www.crestock.com/blog/design/photoshop-contest-07-ndash-round-2-winner-announcement-110.aspx
By roScripts - Webmaster resources and websites on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 1:15 AM
In the second round of the competition we made things a little harder but the standard of the 400 entries was if anything higher than in the first round After a closely fought contest find out which entry came out on top here
unfair competition
By Guest on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 5:16 AM
i saw this comment on digg by Zoshchenko but i thought it really made sense:

Someone who is an incredible artist who happens to use Photoshop is very different from someone who uses Photoshop to actually modify photos. Creating original artwork is a skill very different from the manipulation of photographs.

i think crestock should set more restrictions on the contest so that submissions will at least fall under the same league
This is very impressive work by all
By ronnieglass on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 6:11 AM
This is very impressive work by all
Great...
By Alex Brola on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 7:50 AM
These are some really amazing pictures. Can't believe some of that...
Photoshop Contest '07
By meneame.net on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 10:20 PM
Aquí tenemos los diseños ganadores de la segunda ronda, recordemos que los participantes debían incluir en su diseño almenos una de las imágenes dadas en las bases. En la misma página podéis votar por los diseños que obtan a premio en las siguientes rondas.
awesome.
By phiZZ on Wednesday, 12 December 2007 1:01 AM
that's all i can say...awesome.
Mind Blowing
By Syahid Ali on Thursday, 13 December 2007 12:12 PM
can't believe photoshop can do this.
ALLAHU AKBAR
By SYED AHAMED on Friday, 14 December 2007 9:32 AM
WOW VERY NICE I AM VERY IMPREASSSING ........................MASHA ALLAH I PRAY FOR YOU
WOW Not Impressive
By Jim on Friday, 14 December 2007 3:01 PM
How lame and unoriginal. I have never been so uninspired. Ever!
By Tanja Short on Sunday, 16 December 2007 11:21 PM
Great art.
This kind of work requires two or three days of full time stitching and polishing of the image.
I do admire the people behind this work very much.
By Fotografia on Monday, 17 December 2007 1:51 PM
inspiring and nice work
pictures
By mithunjohnson on Monday, 28 January 2008 2:02 PM
simply awesome!!!!!

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