Contest: Use our free resources to Create a killer photo and win $250 To spend in our store

Oct 15, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

Contest: Use our free resources to Create a killer photo and win $250 To spend in our store

Oct 15, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Our texture store has already been up for one week with over 2,000 downloads and we are grateful for the comments, and suggestions that we are getting. WE are releasing a new batch of resources today and asking you to take advantage on our free (CC-BYed) resources to create a photo of your own. We have three awesome Judges and each will pick a favorite to be awarded $250 to the store.

Here is how it’s gonna work

Submission Process

  • We are giving you an almost unlimited access to almost all our packages under a CC-BY license. That means that it does not cost you money to download the files.
  • You can then use the packages you downloaded or combine them with your photo to create the best image you can. You can use your photo as base, you can use one of ours, you can use any of the CC-BY resources on the store or you can buy something you like. Anything goes! This should be fun!
  • Make your photo 1000px on the long side and upload both the before and after in a single comment on this post.
  • Two weeks from today, on October 29th, we will close submissions and our three judges will select three winners to receive $250 coupons for the texture store each. That’s a total of $750.

The Judges

Having good judges is crucial to having a good contest and I am still pinching myself to make sure I did not dream that the A team of retouching agreed to play.

Roderique Arisiaman  – Roderique Arisiaman is an image creator and storyteller by heart, no matter what the discipline is. His work varies from photography, photo manipulation and illustration, but also have a hand in ceramics, sculpture and painting.

Pratik Naik – Pratik Naik is a high end retoucher specializing in commercial and editorial work, represented by One Mega Management. His proficiency with retouching and Photoshop stems from 10 years of experience in the field. His work can be seen in magazines ranging from Marie Claire, Elle, Zink, GQ, and many more. He has had the opportunity to work on such celebrities as Halle Berry, Paris Hilton, Cameron Diaz, Rebecca Hardy, and Ellen Page to name a few

Renee Robyn – Canadian born and raised, Renee is a former model turned photographer who has developed an ethereal style, combining fact and fiction. Merging together expertly shot photographs with hours of meticulous retouching in Photoshop, her images are easily recognizable and distinctly her own.

Get CC-BY packages

Whether you are starting with your photo, or with one of ours, there are plenty or resources available for you on the texture store, many of them only require a linkback and do not cost any money. Click the image below to gain access to the CC-BY packages:

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10 New packages

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Bet there is more, to make life more interesting (and to give you more retouching options), we also released 10 more wonderful packages: Rose Petals, rust, Sand, SCI-FI Lensflares, SciFi-Fighter Stock, Silent Nurse, SlimeSmoke & Steam, SnowSteampunk 01

The fine print

  • The contest is open to anyone worldwide, if your law allows it. No, you can’t participate if you work for DIYP.
  • Judges decision is final. They are like gods to us.
  • Bribes limited to Belgian chocolate The contest can’t be rigged

So what are you waiting for? Go create something beautiful!

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Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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24 responses to “Contest: Use our free resources to Create a killer photo and win $250 To spend in our store”

  1. Patrick Shipstad Avatar
    Patrick Shipstad

    “Eye Candy” by Patrick Shipstad. I used one of the great backgrounds from the Decay Archive 2 series :-)

  2. Kathrine Avatar
    Kathrine

    The first leaves of fall <3 I used the model collection and a few other special things. Doesn't she look radiant?!

    http://www.kdrphotograph.com
    http://www.facebook.com/kdrphotography2013

    1. Patrick Shipstad Avatar
      Patrick Shipstad

      Wow this is beautiful!!! Great job :-)

      1. Kathrine Avatar
        Kathrine

        Thank you so much!! Yours is absolutely incredible!! I hesitated uploaded mine because yours was so fantastic. Huzzah for Photoshop!! :)

  3. Patrick Shipstad Avatar
    Patrick Shipstad

    Here is another Halloween themed shot. A creepy doll lit from below by a table lamp. I used the fire, sparks, and smoke textures. I promised the next one I submitted would be pretty. He’s kinda pretty.. right?

    1. Kathrine Avatar
      Kathrine

      Fantastic!!! Your lighting is superb <3

  4. Kathrine Avatar
    Kathrine

    “Lady in the Barn”

    I am having way too much fun with this contest! :) I used the model collection package and placed this beautiful woman in a barn.

    http://www.kdrphotograph.com
    http://www.facebook.com/kdrphotography2013

    1. Maciej Matuszak Avatar
      Maciej Matuszak

      very nice :)

  5. Kathrine Avatar
    Kathrine

    “Falling Star”

    For this picture, I used the glass overlays along with the model collection package.

    http://www.kdrphotograph.com
    http://www.facebook.com/kdrphotography2013

  6. julianna Avatar
    julianna

    hi, here is my submission for the contest, i used a collage of 4 elements from pixabay & pixelsquid, some overlays & quite a few of your free resources. cheers!

    1. julianna Avatar
      julianna

      you have to click to see both images, the one with the original elements is on top!

    2. julianna Avatar
      julianna

      here is the final version – decided to just post it underneath the other one. :))

  7. Maciej Matuszak Avatar
    Maciej Matuszak

    “Deadlands”

    1. Kathrine Avatar
      Kathrine

      Oh man, that is awesome!

      1. Patrick Shipstad Avatar
        Patrick Shipstad

        beautiful!!!!

  8. julianna Avatar
    julianna

    hi again, this one is called symmetry & i started with the 2 elements from sets i purchased from you and then added in a bunch more, including quite a few of your effects – water, smoke, wings, lighting… the remainder were things in my collection. cheers :))

  9. Stefano Venneri Avatar
    Stefano Venneri

    “Death!”

    Loved flame package! :)

    1. udi tirosh Avatar
      udi tirosh

      hi Stefano, we would need a side by side with the original to participate + the packages used.

      1. Stefano Venneri Avatar
        Stefano Venneri

        Hi, here’s one of the step of the photomanipulation! :)

        I used “Fire and Sparks” package for the eyes of the skull.

        And here the speed-art while i realized the manipulation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk1hrMfgIA4

  10. Steve Schuenke Avatar
    Steve Schuenke

    I used some of your smoke textures on this sugar skull image. They worked great. Nice resources….

  11. Caroline Julia Moore Avatar
    Caroline Julia Moore

    ‘Dislocated’ by Caroline Julia Moore. All resources are from RawExchange. I used a model photo from the collection by Jamari Lior and a background from the Community Backgrounds Collection. I also used elements from: Sci Fi Lens Flares, Lights, Waves and Glass.

  12. Caroline Julia Moore Avatar
    Caroline Julia Moore

    ‘It Rips Me Apart To Apologise’
    Apart from the stock image (shown in before image) every thing else is from RAWexchange.

  13. Maciej Matuszak Avatar
    Maciej Matuszak

    when the results of the competition? :D

    1. udi tirosh Avatar
      udi tirosh

      jury is out :) they should come back shortly.