The Photoshop User Awards

Photoshop User Awards

Just announced are the fourth annual Photoshop User Awards by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. It’s a really big contest here which everyone around the world is eligible to enter. The grand prize winner will get a trip to Barcelona, Spain with an "assistant" (of their choice) and the opportunity to shoot the cover for an issue of the Photoshop User Magazine. From November 1 and on you’ll be able to enter your art, maximum of three pieces per person (along with some other rules). The entry fee is $35 (or $25 if you are a NAPP member). There are a bunch of different categories to enter in—with great prizes in all categories—which you can see below:

  • General Photography (digital or traditional scanned images manipulated or collaged in Photoshop)
  • Illustration (original creations drawn or created in Photoshop)
  • Artistic (artistic creations)
  • Photo Restoration (Restoring or repairing damaged images – die: rips, scratches, tears, faded photos, etc.)
  • Wedding and Portrait Photography (Wedding or Portrait images enhanced using Photoshop.)
  • Landscape & Travel Photography (Outdoor photography enhanced or corrected, or processed in Photoshop)
  • Photo Retouching (Retouching people, landscapes, architectural images, commercial retouching, etc.)
  • Advertising Design (Images used in brochures, annual report collages, advertising, logos, etc.)
  • Composites and Collaging (Collage of images).
  • Student Work (Images created or manipulated by students. NOTE: A valid student ID is required to enter work in this category).
  • General Photoshop Design (Images that don’t fit into one of the categories listed above, die: cartoons, Photoshop graffiti art, tattoo art, medical imagery, astronomy, etc.).
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Erik is the owner of online media company Bernskiold Media that runs tutorial website Bernskiold learning and he is a Web Designer, Photographer and Software-Trainer.

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