Three examples of the ways a person's unique creativity can express itself, even when all three people start with the same asset.

Challenge: Pick a Portrait Style

The #PickaPortraitStyle contest ended on April 9, 2019. We’re pleased to announce the three winners: 

  • Peter Daltrey, United Kingdom
  • Nina Leth, Denmark
  • Lynne Mitchell, United States

From left, the entries of Peter Daltrey, Nina Leth, and Lynne Mitchell, selected by Kendall Plant, Lidia Lukianova, and Erica Larson, respectively.


The three judges are all artists who work in Adobe’s San Francisco office. While they sit within a few feet of each other, their styles are quite diverse. That’s easy to see when you compare how they modified the Adobe Stock photo.

Erica Larson’s digital illustrations are often informed by the analog world. Watch the time-lapse video below to see how she brings her own hand-drawn patterns into the digital realm with Adobe Capture CC and intentionally evokes the look of a misregistered print job with Adobe Photoshop CC.

The code-based image-processing technique known as pixel sorting inspired Kendall Plant’s artistic explorations. She also uses Capture and Photoshop for her process, as the time-lapse video below demonstrates.

Lidia Lukianova searched Adobe Stock to find flower reference photos, and then used Capture, Adobe Photoshop Sketch, and Adobe Illustrator Draw in creating her rich illustration. She then turned to Adobe After Effects and the HP Reveal app to create an augmented-reality version of the illustration. Watch the time-lapse of her process below.