The Community Winners of the Take 10: Weightless Challenge
“Take 10” is a quarterly contest in which we challenge you to create an artwork that represents a theme using 10 images from Adobe Stock (and no additional images). In the most recent contest, which ran from May 27 through June 8, 2016, the theme was “weightless”.
When Take 10 contest judge Joshua Davis described the image that won top honors in the “weightless” challenge, he said it felt like paint being torn apart. He didn’t know that Victor Murillo, the winning artist, had a similar take on what Joshua created using those same 10 Adobe Stock images. “When I saw that Joshua had transformed the pictures into tissues, fluids, and paint,” Murillo says, “all in motion to the music, I suffered a brain shock of instant pleasure.” Murillo was inspired to give his piece a comparable vibe.
As the best-in-class winner, Murillo will receive an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil and (like the other nine winners) a year’s subscription to the Creative Cloud and Adobe Stock.
Jo Hucek’s approach was unique among the winning entries, a quality that Davis appreciated. “His piece feels like glass orbs,” Davis says. “Some of them have weight, others are more delicate. Isolating each piece of stock imagery so it’s by itself, suspended in space, is an inventive way to interpret the challenge. It’s 180 degrees from what I did.” Hucek lives in Austria and has worked as a cameraman on several short films.
Guillaume Moi’s delightful entry has the look of cut paper, which he achieved in Photoshop. “It was pretty simple to realize,” Moi says. “I drew each form with the Pen tool and incorporated assets from the contest using clipping masks. Then I added several curves layers to create shadows and adjusted colors to give the impression of depth to each element. I finished the piece with adjustment layers, including one asset in overlay mode and low opacity to give this paper look.” The graphic designer and retoucher is based in France.