Battle complete, waiting for judgement (iStockPhoto Battle Royale Finals)

The battle royale final is complete. I can’t believe it’s over and I can’t believe it took all Summer 🙂 Here are all the links I have, including time lapse videos of me working in Photoshop.

Click here for the official battle link. My images will be on the bottom row under the username jc_design.

Here is my first round image.
Here is a lightbox link of the files I used for Rd 1.
YouTube video of round 1

Here is my second round image.
Here is a lightbox link of the files I used for Rd 2.
YouTube video of round 2, part 1
YouTube video of round 2, part 2

Here is my third and final image.
Here is a lightbox link of the files I used for Rd 3.
YouTube video of round 3, part 1
YouTube video of round 3, part 2

I hope you have enjoyed following the battle and viewing the links. I have enjoyed creating the work. The winner will be announced August 19th.

7 Responses

  1. Amanda

    I’ve been keeping track of the battle final on iStock … I just love your work, especially #3. I watched the video of your first round image, and to say that I am impressed is an understatement. I’m going to watch your other videos soon (thanks for posting those). I’ve worked for a graphic design firm for over 5 years now, and I’m never able to work on anything like that. By seeing the amazing things you can do with Photoshop, it certainly inspires me to try to pick up a few tricks of my own in my spare time. Maybe one day one of my clients will want something cool, and it’ll give me an excuse to play around with PS 😉

    Here’s hoping you turn out the winner! Awesome work!

  2. Jamie

    Hi Amanda,
    Thanks for keeping up with the battle and checking out the videos. If you have any questions, let me know. About 8 years ago, I didn’t know the best way to isolate a circle logo and give it a transparent back. I would highly recommend jumping into the steel-cage on iStock. It is a great community and an outstanding place to build skills. Once you get a few images under your belt, you can show your clients what you got and they will be requesting images in that style before you know it.

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  4. Amanda

    Thanks a lot, Jamie, and congrats on your win! I find myself going back to the thread just about everyday now looking at all three rounds … I just can’t believe all that was done in Photoshop. I’ve told my boss that it’s my new goal in life to do awesome Photoshop work like that 🙂 So would you say the Steel Cage is where you picked up a lot of your tricks? I just can’t get over how real all of the pieces of stock images look together. And I just can’t stop looking at that squirrel from your last blow lol. Just all the shading and highlights in all of it … WOW. I’m definitely going to have to make some spare time now to play more 🙂

  5. Jamie

    That is great to hear Amanda. I had worked with Photoshop before I entered the cage, but not at that level. The cage forces you to learn faster and you learn tricks from your opponents .psd layers and effects. If you are serious about jumping into the cage I will root for you and send you some tips that might help you get started. We just need to find you an opponent 🙂

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