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NEW! Pro Club Challenge #1: Retouching of a Whisky Bottle

NEW! Pro Club Challenge #1: Retouching of a Whisky Bottle

The idea behind the “Pro Club Photo Challenge” is to get photographers push the boundaries of their skills and talents by working on a particular project.

For this challenge you will need to take the provided Hi-Res file of a plain shot of a bottle on white background and make the image you see on “after” slide below.

Please download Hi-Res JPEG file and use it as a starting point for your challenge. Please do your best and create the image as close as possible (or even better!) to instructor’s “after” image below.

Note: Once finished, please save your edited PSD file (with all layers preserved!) in the place like DropBox or WeTransfer, and add a link to it with your submission on the forum. The instructor will use it during the review and provide you with suggestions on how to improve your retouching work.

Full (1 hour video) post-production tutorial for this challenge will be available for Pro Club members after the submission period is over.

Let’s make it a real challenge!

Pro Club Photo Challenge #1: Post-Production Skills

 Deadline for submissions: 09/30/2015

Pro Club Challenge

and submit your shot for the challenge

This event from Photigy Pro Club program

An Example of Before and After Image by Ilya Plotnikov

Chivas Regal - StartChivas Regal - Final

The main rules of this challenge are:

  • For Intermediate/Advanced: Use this file to create your own image by doing retouching in Photoshop.
  • Watch the teaser video for your reference.
  • To submit your shot and get it reviewed by Photigy Experts, you have to be member of Pro Club community.

Participate in this Challenge!

(Pro Club membership is required)

Download Photoshop File for this Challenge

Hi-Res Source (to work on)

PSD (Retouched, for reference and help)

Note: please log in to your Pro Club account to download the files


Most Common Questions and Answers

Who can participate in the event?

The event is for Pro-Club and Studio Basics members.

However… If you don’t have a premium membership, you still will be able to watch the Critique & Review video of the images submitted by the participants and get useful information out of it.

How much time do I have to complete the challenge?

You have 1.5 weeks to submit your work.

What the link to join the live broadcast?

The button will be placed on the bottom of this page. Broadcast is open to everyone!

How fast my internet connection should be? Can I watch the event from a mobile device?

To watch the video in HD quality, you need to have at least 3Mb/s download speed internet connection. However, even on much less speeds you’ll be able to watch the broadcast, the video quality will adjust automatically to fit in your channel.

How often will the challenges be held?

Challenges will be held twice a month but frequency of the event may change.

I am a “Studio basics member”, where do I submit my challenge photo?

Please go to this forum, and create a topic naming it with your name – or nickname, and post a final image for the challenge with images from the lighting setup and a description of how you created the photo

If I am a “Pro Club”, can I participate in this challenge?

Yes, absolutely. Submit your work on the same forum for this challenge, and it will be reviewed under a special “Pro” category.

10 responses on "NEW! Pro Club Challenge #1: Retouching of a Whisky Bottle"

  1. Hi, I am not able to download files. Please help

  2. I think it would have been better to save the full PSD until after the challenge. I like having it, eventually, but at this stage, looking at it is basically like watching the pending tutorial. Maybe just provide a before and after image until the challenge ends next time.

    Just a thought,


    • Ronald – yes, we were thinking about this. However, it might be too challenging for some of our members to do everything from a scratch. So, lets do this time it like this: if you feel that looking at PSD would be too easy, just forgot about it and use only hi-res JPEG.
      PSD is only when you really-really stuck and need some ideas what/how to do next.
      Thanks for the feedback!

  3. Wow ….!!! Terrific challenge. I like it. Ilya is amazing at Photoshop, it is certainly a challenge just trying to approach what he is able to do.

  4. Yes, wrong files attatched, please correct. Time is running, one week is not much time.

    I like the idea of that challenge!

  5. I downloaded files but they are from sb glass retouching challange

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