The Guru Awards

The Guru Awards are a special Photoshop contest just for attendees of the Photoshop World design and photography conference, and were created to honor and recognize the design, photography, retouching, and creativity of our attendees.

If you want to fill out an entry form click here.

Best In Show | Winner: Chuck Uebele

Chuck Uebele

Artistic | Winner: Theresa Jackson

Theresa Jackson

Commercial | Winner: Kobi Gulianni

Kobi Gulianni

Illustration | Winner: Joel Jensen

Joel Jensen

Photo Retouching | Winner: Rebecca Johnston

Rebecca Johnston

Photo Montage | Winner: John Flynn

John Flynn

Photo Restoration | Winner: Chuck Uebele

Chuck Uebele

Photography | Winner: Khawla Aljodar

Khawla Aljodar

Vincent Versace Award for Photographic Excellence
Mary Miller

Mary Miller

DIY Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

This was probably one the easiest projects I’ve ever made that actually served a functional purpose. The mason jar soap dispenser takes about 15 minutes to make and costs about $3 (depending on the soap you choose to put in it). I got the mason jar for $1 at Pat Catan’s (you can get them at any craft or thrift store) and I got the soap for $2 at Walmart.

 

 

Things You Will Need:
Soap
Knife
Mason jar
Hot melt glue

 

 

Step 1:

Use your knife to poke a small hole in the lid. Slowly work the knife back and forth to make the hole big enough to fit the top of your dispenser.

 

 

Step 2:

Glue the area under the top of the dispenser and hold it down for a few seconds.

 

 

Step 3:

Remove the lid and pour in your soap. Put the lid back on and make sure your tube is cut short enough. If it is too close to the bottom it won’t pull the soap through.

 

 

You are done! You have a handmade soap dispenser that will look awesome in your bathroom. Or Kitchen… wherever you choose to put it.

 

Happy crafting! 🙂

 

 

 

 

Who Doesn’t Love Crayons?

You all remember my Crayon Art post, right? Well, it seems that many crafters have created several other renditions of this. They look great and a lot of them have tutorials attached! Check them out.

*Click the images for links!

DIY Trinket Earrings

Hello all!

I’ve got a quick and easy DIY for you this week. These are pretty darn cute and take about 5 mins to put together, literally.

You can find trinkets at any craft store. I’m sure Walmart has something your could work with as well. These could make a fun gift too!

 

 

Things You Will Need:

2 Clasps
2 Trinkets
2 Earring hooks

I am sure there is a correct name for all of these things but I have no idea what they are so, we are just going to go with the above.

 

 


Step 1:

Attach a clasp to your trinket.

 

Step 2:

Attach the earring hook to your clasp. Repeat for the second earring.

 

 

 

Easy enough right? I like them and probably would’ve bought them if I saw them in a store.:-)

Happy crafting!

Odd, but Appealing, Business Cards

Via naldz graphics

Business Card for: Murmure

A set of business cards made of concrete.

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Bird on a Wire

Bird on a wire

A set of business cards designed for a botique.

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Business Card for: Ana Canedo

Business Card for: Ana Canedo

A business card inspired by a rubik cube.

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Business Card for: Francesca Pasini

Business Card for: Francesca Pasini

A business card imprinted on old fabric.

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Business Card for: DJ Kreme

Business Card for: DJ Kreme

A business card which looks like an old ticket.

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Business Card for: Atelier Pall

Business Card for: Atelier Pall

An elegant business card which features a cut-out of the Pall horse that mirrors the logo effect on both sides.

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Business Card for: Francesco Ferrigno

Business Card for: Francesco Ferrigno

A business card inspired by pop-up greeting cards.

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Business Card for: Tatil

Business Card for: Tatil

A set of business cards created from milk cartons and other packages, such as cereals, juice cartons etc.

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Business Card for: Levin Tahmaz

Business Card for: Levin Tahmaz

A set of business cards designed for a personal trainer.

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Business Card for: Ebolaindustries

Business Card for: Ebolaindustries

A business card printed on a lab slide.

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Business Card for: Evriel

Business Card for: Evriel

A business card inspired by a cootie catcher.

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Business Card for: Love, The Bus

Business Card for: Love, The Bus

A head turner business card design created by The New Scene.

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Retro ’n Die-Cut Business Card Design

Retro ’n Die-Cut Business Card Design

Business cards created by Stock Design.

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Silk Die-Cut Business Card

Silk Die-Cut Business Card

A set of business cards designed by We The Printers.

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ACME Estudio Business Cards

ACME Estudio Business Cards

A set of business cards designed for ACME Studio.

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Annalisa Vargiu Business Card

Annalisa Vargiu Business Card

A set of band aid inspired business cards designed for Annalisa Vargiu.

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Fat Cow Branding & Identity

Fat Cow Branding & Identity

A set of wooden business cards designed for an upscale premium restaurant specializing in beef served in a Japanese style.

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Matchbox Style Business Card

Matchbox Style Business Card

A set of matcbox style business cards designed for a webzine about food, and eating experience design.

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Bolt Barbers Design

Bolt Barbers Design

Business cards inspired by a shave and designed for a barber shop.

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Exit Business Card

Exit Business Card

A laser cut business card designed for Exit.com.

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Magical Laser Cut Card

Magical Laser Cut Card

A set of laser cut business cards for a business/life coach.

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Beer Table In Brooklyn

Beer Table In Brooklyn

A set of business cards designed for a high end Pub in Brooklyn, NY.

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Black Brush Stainless Steel Card

Black Brush Stainless Steel Card

A business card imprinted on a vg

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16pt Silk Business Card Custom Cup Cake Die-Cut

16pt Silk Business Card Custom Cup Cake Die-Cut

A set of cupcake inspired business cards

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Transparent Identity Cards

Transparent Identity Cards

A set of transparent business cards.

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Business Card for: Adekua

Business Card for: Adekua

A flexible business card imprinted on a silicone.

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Business Card for: Chumpae Bus

Business Card for: Chumpae Bus

A set of business cards designed for the 2nd class air-con tour bus service company Chumpae Bus.

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Chinese Wooden Business Card

Chinese Wooden Business Card

A set of wooden business cards designed for an incense company in Taiwan.

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Michael + Anna Costa

Michael + Anna Costa

A set of business cards designed for a photography business.

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Paul Castellaneta

Paul Castellaneta

A business card designed for Paul Castellaneta.

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Photo Manipulation

I’m feeling some photo manipulation today… This is an art in itself.  These are Photoshop experts expressing themselves.