Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login

Scary Movie Poster Challenge!

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 3, 2016, 10:49 AM
Who We Are And Who We Are Not

The Submission Policy

What The Group Accepts For Its Galleries


Hello Again!

As I mentioned in the previous journal, we are beginning two challenges at the same time.

:bulletwhite: A. There is a Non-Halloween theme challenge and a Halloween theme challenge.
:bulletwhite: B. These challenges run exactly at the same time, which is for the next four weeks.
:bulletwhite: C. You can participate only in the Non-Halloween challenge if you prefer.
:bulletwhite: D. You can participate only in the Halloween challenge if you prefer.
:bulletwhite: E. You can participate in BOTH challenges if you've got the time and you love both themes.

Below are all of the information for the Halloween Theme Challenge.  The information for the Non-Halloween challenge can be found here:

Join Me In The Non-Halloween Challenge!GROUP NEWS
Good Day, Members!
Well, the month of October is here, and I don't know about you, but for me that means dark and scary. I usually always go dark during the month of October, but I also understand that some people do not like creating dark manipulations. So, since I simply must have at least one challenge that recognizes the traditions of this time of year, I decided to have two challenges going simultaneously.
I've done similar in the past, and it will go like this:
:bulletwhite: A. There is a Non-Halloween theme challenge and a Halloween  theme challenge.
:bulletwhite: B. These challenges will run exactly at the same time, which is for the next four weeks.
:bulletwhite: C. You can participate only in the Non-Halloween challenge if you prefer.
:bulletwhite: D. You can participate only in the Halloween challenge if you prefer.
:bulletwhite: E. You can participate in BOTH challenges if you've got the time and you love both themes.

Both Challenges Are Due On October 30th. Keep track of the end of these challenges on the Countdown Clock on the Home page.

:bulletred:IS THIS YOUR FIRST CHALLENGE?:bulletred:

As Always Let Me Take This Time To Remind New Members Something VERY Important

There are more and more pre-cut out stock for us to use now than there were eleven years ago when I started at deviantArt; AND there are a many more stock accounts that have 3D Rendered stock.

:bulletred: FIRST, Make Sure That The Cut Outs Are Legitimate Stock, not photos that the deviant is redistributing illegally. You do not want to contribute to someone's rights being infringed upon.

:bulletred: NEXT, we at ManipulateThis are Traditional Photomanipulators who use photo stock: However, it is okay to use 3D Rendered Stock with your Photo Stock. If you DO, PLEASE CATETEGORIZE AS DIGITAL ART > MIXED MEDIA, because that's really what it is.  

You will find many good looking 3D Rendered stock that look like photos, so BE CAREFUL when searching and downloading!


Our Halloween Challenge is called  "Scary Movie Posters" and it features stock by Lisajen-stock, xstockx, Rivendell-PhotoStock, and NHuval-stock.

:bulletblue:DUE DATE: October 30th.
Please watch the Countdown Clock on our HOME page for the exact time of the due date in your area. Late entries will be added to the gallery but will not be accepted for the competition.

:bulletblue: THEME: How many of you remember Blood of Dracula, The Undead, Teenage Zombies, and The Mummy? Probably none of you unless you've caught them late at night on a special television broadcast of classic horror movies from the '50s, or a theater having a  special showings during the Halloween season.

This challenge is to create a movie poster of the horror genre based on the movies that were so popular in the 1950's.  

Your poster must advertise a scary movie or a  horror theme movie; the choice is yours.

:bulletblue: ENTRIES: You Can Enter Twice. See Below On How To Enter When Your Photomanipulation Is Complete.


:bulletwhite: We are creating a scary movie poster similar to one from the 1950's.

The-Mummy-poster by TheFantaSim

:bulletwhite: Everything On Your Poster Must Be Original; i.e. the title of the movie, the production company, actors name, as well as all of the information (look closely at the Examples below) must be made up by you.

The defunct group DarkArts-Challenges did this challenge in 2011.  Below are two of my own posters, and others from that challenge.


From Death Movie Poster by TheFantaSim   The Living Dead Movie Poster by TheFantaSim  

Poster by dark--shepherd   DEAD GIRLS NEED LOVE by Rickbw1

Mature Content

Dread Rising by nitchwarmer

You can surf the web for examples of original horror movie posters from the 50's.

:bulletblue: Notice what's written in the "fine print" below the main text of a some of the
posters (okay, so I got silly on my "Living Dead IV" poster ;p )

:bulletblue: Only ONE REQUIRED STOCK must be from below, or more than one if you choose, and find other models stock from a different provider's accounts.

:bulletred: ONLY mild use of blood, gore, and nudity is allowed in any dark theme image at ManipulateThis.

:bulletred: ABSOLUTELY NO images that depicts endangerment to a child, implied or otherwise.

:bulletred: I can, and have always been able to, decline an entry due to content--it simply hasn't come up since I reopened the
group last October.


Remember: We Are Artist Who Use Photomanipulation As Our Medium.  You CAN And SHOULD:
:bulletblue: Make sure that the direction of your Light is consistent through out your scene.
:bulletblue: Edit a stock as you need to for the final result that you want: Remove or Add Something, Change Color, Up/Lower Saturation, etc.
:bulletblue: Use Brushes, Textures, Special Techniques And A Little Show Of Special Effects To Enhance Your Over All Image.
:bulletblue: Create a dynamic Scene!

We Are FINE ARTIST! Remember:

:bulletblue:  BE CREATIVE! It’s more than simply sticking one stock into a background stock!


Updated: August 4, 2016

:bulletblue: First, in the Artist's Comments box, make sure you post that your deviation is for the "Scary Movie Poster" Challenge at ManipulateThis and include our icon.

:bulletblue: Second, have the level you're entering under (Level 2 for Beginners; Level 3 for Intermediate; Level 4 for Advance).

:bulletwhite: Choose your level carefully and accurately. A wrong level can affect your success in the group, and I want everyone to succeed!

:bulletwhite:If you're not sure about your level, please read a description of each level in the… , or contact me and I'll be happy
to view your gallery and make a decision on your best fit for our group. Please don't go up a level until you and I decide that you are ready.

:bulletred: No Changing Levels From One Challenge To Another!  If you are not happy with a deviation, and still want to participate, please select NON-COMPETITIVE (follow instructions below
for Non-Competitive).

:bulletblue: Once you've uploaded to your art account, submit your deviation to ManipulateThis by selecting the group from the "Submit To Group" link on the right hand side of your original deviation.
Or, if the group name is not there, select "Type A Group Name" and add our name. Submit to the FEATURED folder.

:bulletblue: Your entry must be approved before it's placed into the FEATURED gallery. I always move from the FEATURED folder to the challenge/contest/activity folder, so don't worry about that.

Remember, deviations that are NOT for the challenge will be declined.

:bulletblue: You will receive a confirmation message at your art account if the entry was accepted or not. If it's not accepted within a reasonable amount of time, check your Correspondence
messages to see if you received a comment telling you why.

:bulletblue: Please take care of any problem as soon as possible and reply to the comment so that we can accept your entry.

:bulletred: Sometimes I'll send you a note from your deviation telling you that something needs to be altered before the end of the challenge. Your entry has NOT been removed from the
challenge in such cases.

:bulletred:IMPORTANT! If the above happens and you do not delete the original deviation from your gallery, please send a group note so that I know to remove the original entry.


:bulletwhite: Please follow the requirements for the challenge even if you are not competing.

:bulletwhite: Please include the same information in the Comments box as noted above for Comepetitive Entries.

:bulletwhite: Very Clearly, Write "NON-COMPETITIVE CHALLENGE ENTRY".

That's all, folks!

I am here to help. If you have any questions or need my help, don't hesitate to contact me.

I'll even be happy to look at your deviation before you submit to the group. Simply send a note to my art account. You can upload to your account if you like. Send me either the link or the link of the original deviation in your gallery and I'll be happy to comment and help your privately before you submit.

Now, go create a scary, creepy, movie poster of your own, and have fun! :D


ManipulateThis banner created by TheFantaSim. View original photo manipulation here:…
No comments have been added yet.

Add a Comment:

:iconmanipulatethis: More from ManipulateThis

More from DeviantArt


Submitted on
October 3, 2016


8 (who?)