It's time for our annual Design Challenge again! So far the prize pool is at $14,000 value and we are adding more prizes every day.
This is our 12th annual challenge here at the CAFE (Can you believe it's been 12 years already!). These contests are run to stimulate the design juices and bring a little healthy competition among us. Our contests are different because the gauntlet thrown down is a real-world challenge, kind of similar to a client request (But without the rounds of annoying changes).
The winners will walk away with prizes and respect from the design community. Remember - everyone wins, because you get to show off the best of your talents and fill your portfolio at the same time (And thousands of people will see your work).
Photoshop on Blu-ray. Design a ficticious Blu-ray cover!
This can include an original illustration, photograph, photomanip, collage, whatever you like, as long as Photoshop is used somewhere in the creation of the piece (and you have the rights to the artwork used).
It's on Blu-ray! It can be a thriller, comedy, action, adventure, sci-fi, mini-series, you name it. The twist? You must use something (anything) from Photoshop in the name (A tool, a filter, menu item etc).
Props for wit and cunning! Use any original artwork you desire. You may use any tools or platform you choose, but you must use Photoshop for at least 50% of the Image editing/design. Photos are acceptable, credit the photographer if you're not the photographer.
The Judges: Avi Muchnick (Aviary & Worth 1000), Oliver Ottner (iService & Effectlab); Colin Smith (PhotoshopCAFE & Pixeloverload).
Entry fee - Entry fee? Who charges an entry fee? We are against that kind of thing, so as always, it's free, so spread the word!
Total prize pool...$14,000.00 and counting (MORE PRIZES COMING!!)
1st place Adobe: Creative Suite 5 Design Premium VALUE $1,799 Wacom: Intous 4 Medium Graphics Tablet VALUE $369 Autodesk: SketchBook Designer 2011 VALUE $495 Nik Software: Complete Collection Ultimate Edition VALUE $499.95 onOne Software: Perfect Photo Suite 6 VALUE $299.99 PhotoshopCAFE: Training DVDs VALUE $299 and The winner will be featured on the PhotoshopCAFE homepage.
2nd Place Adobe: PhotoshopCS 5 Extended VALUE $999 Wacom: Intous 4 Small Graphics Tablet VALUE $229 Autodesk: SketchBook Designer 2011 VALUE $495 onOne Software: Perfect Photo Suite 6 VALUE $299.99 NIK Software: Color Efex Pro 4 VALUE $199.95 PhotoshopCAFE: Training DVDs VALUE $100
3rd Place Adobe: Lightroom 3 VALUE $299 Autodesk: SketchBook Designer 2011 VALUE $495 onOne Software: Perfect Photo Suite 6 VALUE $299.99 NIK Software: Viveza 2 VALUE $99.95 PhotoshopCAFE: Training DVDs VALUE $49.99
Honarable Mention (up to 2) SketchBook Designer 2012 VALUE $495 onOne Software: Perfect Photo Suite 6 VALUE $299.99
Up to 30 Finalists Autodesk: Sketchbook Pro 2011 VALUE $79.99 onOne Software: Perfect Effects 3 VALUE $99.99
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