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Photoshop User Award Winners Announced

The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) today announced the winners of its 4th annual Photoshop® User Awards - the first and only worldwide competition for Adobe® Photoshop® users. Winners were selected from more than 700 entries in 11 categories. Finalists in each category also competed for Best of Show to win an all expense paid, five-day trip for two to Barcelona, Spain.

Winning images can be viewed here.

Award winners for 2008:
Best of Show: Ciro Marchetti - Florida - Gypsy Dancer
Advertising Design: Jose Luis Santana - Mexico - Tough Chicken
Composites/Collages: Mike Campau - Michigan - Stay Green. Go Red.
General Photography: Michael Whitson - Pennsylvania - Day in the Life
Artistic: Glenn Karlsen â” Norway - Zipperhead
General Photoshop: Steve McGhee - Canada - The Big Swallow
Illustration: Nelsy Adriana Perez Jimenez - Mexico - Dragons
Landscape/Travel: Kajo Merkert - Germany - Coogee Pool
Wedding/Portrait: Paola Jofre - Canada - Strong Boy and Dog Max
Restoration: Janine Smith - Texas - General Worth
Retouching: Steven Cegelski - New York - Believe
Student Work: Romy Yamsuan - Canada - Ultra Badminton

Winners in 11 categories each receive a prize package valued at $2,500 provided by award sponsors - Adobe, NAPP, Layers magazine, Kelby Training, Peachpit, and Mpix. Plus, their winning image will be showcased in a future issue of Photoshop User magazine.

Best of Show winner Ciro Marchetti receives a dream assignment to Barcelona, Spain for him and an assistant of his choice to create a future cover for Photoshop User magazine, the official publication of NAPP. Round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, hotel transfers, and daily expenses for five days are provided by NAPP.

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  1. Bob DeChiara 4 February, 2009 at 17:27 Reply

    Congrats to all the winners. It takes plenty of talent and abundance of patience to create such great pieces. Good job to all!!

    -Bob
    (The guy with little patience)

  2. Rme 22 February, 2009 at 03:49 Reply

    RE: Best of Show

    I had always wondered who was the originator of this lovely art when I saw it as the representative art for the “Tarot Connection” podcast.

    I did not know that it was created in Photoshop and I wondered if it was created in the likeness of the hostess Leisa Refalo.

    Nevertheless, I had always admired the beauty and otherworldly quality of the artwork whenever I would see it. It is really nice work!!

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