January 21, 2013

The Photoshop “Faking It” Contest: Show Off Your Image Manipulation Skills

To celebrate the Met’s exhibit Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop, the Photoshop team has created a contest:

We’d like to invite the Photoshop community to share their photo manipulations with us for a chance to win some special prizes. Every week, from now through February 7th, we will post an image from the Faking It exhibit that will serve as inspiration for that week’s submissions. Photoshop fans can submit their own altered photograph showing their interpretation of the theme, and at the end of each week, a random winner will be chosen to receive a print copy of the 296-page exhibition companion Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop by Mia Fineman.

In addition to the weekly winners, participants who submit a video screencast of their entry, showing how their image was created, will be eligible to win the grand prize; a trip for two to see the Faking It exhibit in person at either the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. or the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas.

Posted by John Nack at 10:36 PM on January 21, 2013


  • Cosmo — 5:15 AM on January 22, 2013

    Given that this is almost over, hearing about it six weeks ago, when it began, might have been nice.

    [Clearly I’m the jerk here. –J.]

  • John Stevenson — 8:08 AM on January 22, 2013

    Dang! I know that Adobe is famous for complicated software. But really, ultra, complex competitions now as well?

    [I fail to see the complexity. Make a phony photo, get prizes. The end. –J.]

    • John Stevenson — 2:41 PM on January 22, 2013

      John, I’d guess that any contest which needs an 8 by 3 matrix stuck there in middle of the rules cannot be considered simple. And the entrant needs “to make a phony photo” in one of six pre-ordained categories – what happened to good old-fashioned freestyle fakery?

  • Rich Morey — 1:09 PM on January 22, 2013

    There’s a Manti T’eo joke in here somewhere..

  • Gustav Malheur — 5:58 AM on January 26, 2013

    Why ho why always on Facebook ?!
    Adobe provide the most powerful tool to build a web page or website. And that competition is on Facebook ?
    What if we don’t want to join FB …
    Too bad I can’t even see the result…

  • Chris Dickman — 8:12 AM on January 26, 2013

    Gustav, you make a very good point. A contest based on Facebook is a transparent ploy to get Likes for their page. Beyond that, FB is a truly crappy content platform. Adobe goes on about empowering the creation of great web experiences and then uses FB – rather contradictory.

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