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Win On-Demand Access to Photoshop Week 2016 With the Unfake This! Contest

by Casey Cosley
photo & video

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Edit some much-needed context into these absurd stock photos!

Stock photography is many things, but it is not subtle. We’ve all seen the images of identically powersuited corporate professionals shaking hands over that totally lucrative deal they just signed. The perfect family sharing a laugh over a pile of raked autumn leaves. The young women ecstatically eating salad. My, but they do love salad.

We at CreativeLive say, enough! We’re calling on our talented community of Photoshop wizards to add some context and excitement to the surreal world of stock photography. Tell us a story. Why is that girl so delighted? Or is that fear? What’s going on? And what could possibly be so contemplative about the experience of staring at a hole in the wall? What’s going on in their minds? Where could they be?

Bust out your lasso tool and flex your masking skills, and rescue these poor people from their cliches. Show off your technical skills, but we’ll be most impressed by the original, clever story that your editing creates. Don’t be afraid to embrace your inner absurdist.


(Photos by Casey Cosley)

There will be two winners of this challenge. We’ll choose the first, and you’ll choose the second.

• The CreativeLive Choice winner will win on demand access to Photoshop Week 2016.

• The Community Choice winner will get a shout out from one of our instructors during the live filming of Photoshop Week.

Key Dates

Submission Period Starts:
February 10, 2016 – 12:00 PM PST

Submission Period Ends:
February 18, 2016 – 11:59 PM PST

How Do I Enter?


Show us your skills!


CreativeLive will announce the winner on February 19

Fine Print

  • Eligibility is for legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada who as of the date of entry are eighteen (18) years of age.


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Casey Cosley

As a Seattle-based photographer, I incorporate the culture and style of the city into the sense and attitude of my work. I deliver a stunning and vibrant body of work for my clients, and am available for commercial & editorial travel and/or location photo assignments worldwide. Check out my work on Instagram.