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There are many amazing Photoshop contest sites and some have great prizes to give away. Below is a list of the top 5 Photoshop contest sites, along with links to where you can submit your own material to a contest, where you can find informative tutorials that may help your skills before you enter a Photoshop contest, and where you can find details on the contest prizes. Have fun, and if you do decide to participate, be bold and be confident — because everyone's looking for the WOW factor!
Photoshop Blog - Photoshop Contest Site - Photoshop Contest Site As it says on the site, " is a daily image manipulation contest site and it’s also a gallery of all the entries ever produced for these contests. Whether or not you want to play or just browse, a very good starting point when visiting this site is the Galleries page. As this contains only the best of the site, most of the images here are amazing." is hugely popular and has been featured in USAToday, on CNN, Good Morning America and even made the cover of the New York Post. This is a very big website with lots to explore. You can start by reviewing their FAQ section. - Photoshop Contest SiteYou can find out all the details you'll need to enter the contests, where you can find material for your entries, where to find contests for new users, how to submit an entry to a Photoshop contest, and all about their credit system. You can also find info on the size restrictions of the Photoshop contest entries, and a detailed explanation of how the voting system works.

The site also features a Photoshop Contest Tutorials Page. Some notable tutorials are How To Draw Hair In Photoshop, Making Bubbles With Your Own Custom Brush, and How To Create Rain. Worth1000 has also published a book of tutorials — "I've Got a Human in my Throat: Create MORE Optical Delusions with Adobe Photoshop."

When we interviewed site owner Avi Muchnick, we asked him which contests over the past few months had impressed him the most and this is what he had to say: "As far as my personal recent favorites, this contest makes my mouth water, and I always love feeling nostalgic."
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On you can enter modified images into contests appropriately called Photoshop contests. - Photoshop Contest Site With PrizesOther members then view, vote and comment on your work. The contest entry with the most votes, wins. You can win some very nice prizes, while trading secrets with some of the world's most talented graphic artists.

The site also features a Photoshop Tutorials Section. You can find tutorials on Displacement Of Water, The Liquify Filter, Object Transformation, Making Snow, Color Correction, Depth of Field, Creating Masks, Photoshop Brushes, and more. also has a Forum and a Chat section, but you'll want to dive right in and start at the Photoshop Contest Galleries, where you'll see all the wonderful work being done. When you're ready to join, check the FAQ Page and you'll be set.
Photoshop Blog Challenge on - Photoshop Contests Challenge on has been running for several years. Each month they provide a related set of images from for you to download, with a challenge to create a new image from them. Challenge on provides six prizes of subscriptions to to the winners. Challenge on - Photoshop ContestsVisit the main page and you'll see Albums of previous contests. You can download the medium-resolution versions of the supplied images for each contest individually or as an archive containing high-resolution versions of all five. You must be logged in as a member to upload an image or comment on other images. It's free to join.

At the end of each month, staff pick six winning images, based on their creativity and technical merit. The creators of 3 of the winning images will receive 3 months of access to, providing subscription download access to over 325,000 professional stock images, while 3 more will receive 1 month subscriptions.

Many of the entries are superb, and some have a surreal quality to them. I got lost in the galleries for quite some time, and chose Hello Moon from user beki as a sample of what you'll find.
Photoshop Blog - Photoshop Pictures Contest Site is a daily Photoshop image manipulation contest site and it’s also a huge gallery of all the entries ever produced for the contests. A good starting point when visiting the site is the Galleries Page. Here you'll find only the best of the Photoshop contest entries. - Photoshop Pictures Contest is a large site and sometimes hard to navigate, so the best thing to do is read through their Help Section, which will explain how the site works, how to enter a contest, and how to vote.

Also explore their Tutorials Section, where you can learn about creating effects in Photoshop using some simple but proven methods.
Photoshop Blog - Photoshop Contests offers another huge selection of Photoshop manipulations. To get a complete overview of how the contests work, how to enter, and how to vote, read through their extensive FAQ Page. Of special interest is this section: - Photoshop Contest Site With PrizesTo participate in Fark Photoshop contests you will need only the following five things:
A Fark account
Image Editing software compatible with your OS (Adobe Photoshop/Creative Suite, The GIMP, Corel Draw/Painter, etc.) does not endorse any specific product. These are just examples.
A reliable image host. Chances are you already have one - your own ISP. File hosting is included with your monthly service charges. does not promote any of these hosting providers in particular, but a couple of examples are Flickr and Photobucket.
An understanding of Basic Farking HTML
An image that is within Fark's file size limits. (The exact numbers are at the bottom of this document)

So explore and see if you're into this slightly more risque Photoshop contest site.
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Media Lab Release SiteGrinder Basic and SiteGrinder ProThere often seems to be a strict division of labor within the world of web design and development. Creative professionals tend to stick to the Photoshop domain, while those well-versed in scripting are left to the task of implementing their work. Indeed, the two realms are quite different from each other, to which any of us even vaguely familiar with either can easily attest.

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By generating web pages directly from Photoshop, you'll be able to spend much more time on the creative end of the spectrum, since you'll know right off the bat how well particular designs will translate to the web. No more going back to the Photoshop drawing board after getting a phone call from your development team, telling you that what you had envisioned doesn't have a chance of being displayed on the web. You can immediately visually and interactively test your designs, which permits you to then make changes to either esthetics or functions while it's still relatively early on in the design process.

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