Company News: Page (1) of 1 - 04/03/06 Email this story to a friend. email article Print this page (Article printing at page facebook Giving Away 17" Intel iMac in Matte Painting Competition

Site Challenges Artists to Give England?s Lake District an Extreme Makeover (April 03, 2006), the ultimate online source for plugins and other tools for digital artists, is giving away a 17 Intel iMac, valued at $1299.00, as first prize in its inaugural Digital Matte Painting Competition. Prizes also include gift certificates totaling $1000.00 toward the purchase of plugins and other cool tools available through the site.  

Additionally, plans to follow the Digital Matte Painting Competition with a series of contests for visitors to its 3D, Editing, Visual Effects, Graphics, Layout, Audio and Website Development sites.  The first one will be 3D modeling and will be launched mid-April.

The Digital Matte Painting Competition is open to all digital artists. Entrants are challenged to create a matte painting based on a photograph of Englands Lake District posted on the website. Artists may use any technique?2D, 2.5D or 3D?to create their matte paintings.

?Were asking artists to improve the view and turn the landscape into something that is truly exciting, said Robert Lott, President of ?Maybe its a day-for-night conversion, a sky replacement or a change of season. Or perhaps they might turn it into a Martian landscape?wherever their creativity takes them.  

Entries will be rated by members of the community using a 1-5 star system. The 20 highest rated entries will be subject to final judging by a panel of professionals who will select 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Entries must be posted to the website by May 12th. Winners will be announced May 26th. Rules and entry form are available at  

About is the ultimate source for plugins and other tools for digital artists and an online resource for information about digital content creation. is a part of the larger network which includes,,, and The sites serve as an online community uniting software users and developers, and is an indispensable resource for digital artists seeking the information, service and feedback they need to evaluate and select digital tools and to build their presence in the marketplace.

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