The National Association of Photoshop Professionals
(http://www.photoshopuser.com) (NAPP) has announced the winners of
its 4th annual Photoshop User Awards
(http://www.photoshopuserawards.com), a worldwide competition for
Adobe Photoshop users. Winners were selected from more than 700
entries from 12 countries. Finalists in each of the 11 categories
also competed for Best of Show to win an all expense paid, five-day
trip for two to Barcelona, Spain.
NAPP president Scott Kelby and Photoshop User magazine art director
Felix Nelson chaired the judging panel for this year’s competition.
Winning images can be viewed at
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 — 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 Young — Canada — Ultra Badminton
Winners in 11 categories each receive a prize package valued at
US$2,500 provided by award sponsors, Adobe, NAPP, Layers Magazine,
Peachpit and Mpix. Plus, their winning image will be showcased in a
future issue of Photoshop User magazine.