Frogoshopping, Tennis, and Smackdowns (oh my)

The always-entertaining Worth1000.com features a great frog-modification contest. I’m humbled by these folks’ skills.
These contests remind me of the Photoshop tennis matches that people started playing a few years ago (tossing a PSD back and forth, adding layers to riff on your partner’s work). The original site is taking a break, but many fun matches are documented in the rather generically named Photoshop: Secrets of the Pros.
Along similar lines, Adobe and Aquent are sponsoring Studio Smackdown 2, which puts designers head to head using Flash and the Creative Suite. Should be good.

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  1. At Greg Vander Houwen’s Photoshop Techniques, multiple kind of games are run: the Volleyshop, that is similar to a Photoshop Tennis, but can have several players.
    Ironshop is a game where players have to create an image with elements from other provided images
    In the Exquisite CorPSe, players have to continue other’s image with just a few pixels as a clue. A spin off of this game is the Quilt, where a grid of pixels is visible for everybody and each player has to create his tile.
    Look for the Coliseum at http://photoshoptechniques.com/forum/index.php?

  2. You are welcome, John! Indeed, several forums/fora (pick your favorite spelling) conduct tennis or “compositing” games; sometimes with prizes, like http://www.photoshopgurus.com did recently.
    Another kind of game was the actions challenge made by http://www.wz2k.co.uk where one had to create the best action to win a prize.
    If I’m not mistaken, there are some games going on on the Photoshop Elements section of Adobe’s own user to user forums, at http://www.adobeforums.com.
    Also, worth mentionning is the International Boards Challenge where different forums from all over the world compete in a friendly match. I think that it is up to the Guru’s Network to organize the next one, but I might be wrong… (nudge nudge, wink wink, folks 😉 )
    http://www.gurusnetwork.com/discussion/
    Pierre-Etienne Courtejoie

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