January, 2020 Shift Art Photoshop Challenge is Closed!

Theme: In With the New!

This month the challenge is to explore new things in your life. Whether your choose to explore changes in lifestyle, health, family, the world, or something entirely different, that’s up to you. You could focus on one-time changes, or explore cyclical changes that result in something new. Remember, newness can be exhilarating, but can also signal the end of something. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Shift Art Challenge Sponsor for January, 2020!

All prizes and main images for this edition of the Shift Art challenge are generously provided by Shift Art Shop!

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Images Provided by Shift Art Shop for this Challenge:

The rules:

Below you will find the rules as well as the images to be used in your composition. Entries will be judged by Caroline Julia Moore, Gail Edwards, and Andrei Tallent.

Challenge rules:

  • All entrants must be Shift Art members. Join for free here.
  • Entries must be received by midnight on January 15, 2020 U.S. Pacific Time (UTC-8).
  • You must use a minimum of three Pixabay images provided in the download packet.
  • You must use a minimum of one of the textures provided by the Shift Art Shop.
  • You must use the model image provided by the Shift Art Shop AND it must be the main subject of your work. Note: this is the most frequently overlooked rule – please follow it to enter the challenge.
  • Previous challenge winners are welcome to participate in all challenges.
  • Entries featuring violence, hate, pornography or any other content deemed inappropriate by the judged will be disqualified. The decision to disqualify an entry is entirely at the judges’ discretion and is not negotiable.
  • You may use any of your own assets/images as long as they are under public domain, or if you have full commercial rights to them. This includes textures and overlays. See our article on finding images for ideas of where to find images.
  • Only one entry per member, per challenge.
  • Upload your entry image as a JPG with a width of 1200px on the longest side. Images with smaller dimensions will not be accepted. Maximum file size is 50Mb.
  • SPECIAL RULE: When posting your entries on social media, please tag: @RobertCornelius @CarolineJuliaMoore #ShiftArtChallenge #ShiftArtShop

All images on this page, and in the challenge assets for this challenge, were provided by Shift Art Shop, or found on Pixabay.

This challenge is closed.

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Images provided for this challenge by Shift Art Shop:

Pixabay images included as assets for this challenge:

Check out the images below for this month creative piece!