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About

Worth1000 is a Photoshop contest website and discussion forum where users can submit digitally manipulated images and discuss various editing techniques and practices relating to digital art. During its run from 2002 to 2013, Worth1000 grew into an influential humor community and is cited as the birthplace of several internet memes.

History

On June 18th, 2001, the domain Worth1000.com[1] was registered by founder Avi Muchnick. According to the Worth1000 FAQ,[6] the site was officially opened to the public on January 1st, 2002. When the site was initially launched, it included a searchable gallery which registered users could upload photos to (shown below left). By April that year, sections for contests, tutorials and forums had been added to the site.


E-MAIL PASSWORD: New User? Register 1000 Login Register Galleries Upload Photo Search for Photo The Mighty-by AntiNorm (Farker) onta Help As an eyewitness to the terror attacks on New York City I am still numb with disbelief, when I think of the course of the last few days. Ive decided to post some photos that are "worth 1000" they are shots taken from inside the World Trade Center as people scrambled to escape. These images are powerful and help the viewer to understand the magnitude of what the survivors and victims - saw in their final moments in the building. Effects Photography Writing Illustration Multimedia More ▼ All Photo Effects Home Create Account Login Home Contests Galleries Tutorials Forums Chat Hall of Fame FAQ/Rules Entries Search Contests Open for Entry View all Contests Open for Voting View al FX BEST OF 2011 FX Best of 2011 Willy Bird palooza 03:04:15:57 Day Hour Min Sec Free For All 01:04:15:57 Day Hour Min Sec Anything and 00:04:15:57 Day Hour Min Sec 01:04:15:57 Day Hour Min Sec 00:04:15:57 Day Hour Min Sec 00:04:15:57 Day Hour Min Sec Recent news Show All ContentAbout Worth1000 ontact Us Worth1000 is the top creative contest site in the world. Every day we run lots of creative competitions of all types, including Effects contests (otherwise known as photochop or photoshop contests), photography contests illustration contests, writing contests and more forms of multimedia. Companies can even use our contests for logo design! Browse through thousands of our stunning original entries or consider entering a contest and ask yourself what many have asked before you: Are you worthy? Adv. Effects Picture of the Day: September 23, 2013 View more Posted 19 hours ago Corporate Design Worth1000 is no longer accepting corporate requests. For more information, read here. See all corporate contests

Photoshop Books

On October 7th, 2004, the book When Pancakes Go Bad: Optical Delusions with Adobe Photoshop[4] by Muchnick was released (shown below, left), which features photoshop tutorials paired with notable digitally manipulated images. On January 19th, 2006, a second collection of photoshop tutorials was released titled I've Got a Human in my Throat: Create MORE Optical Delusions with Adobe Photoshop[5] (shown below, right).


Copyrighted Material Optical Delusions with Adobe" Photoshop Avi Muchnick and the Worthl000.com ortists opyrighted Material THOM Ive Got a Humarn in my Throat Create MORE Optical Delusions with Adobe Photoshop

AMA Thread

On December 29th, 2010, Muchnick participated in an "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) post on the /r/IAmA[2] subreddit, which received over 1,100 up votes and 340 comments prior to being archived. In the comments section, Muchnick revealed that his favorite image posted to the site was an photograph of several jazz musicians with their instruments replaced with large slabs of meat (shown below) and that he had been threatened by various copyright holders for the content on his site.


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Closure

On August 12th, 2013, Muchnick published a forum post[3] announcing that he no longer had the resources to properly maintain the website and would be turning Worth1000 into an archive that requires no maintenance. The post went on to reveal that the final day for submissions would be September 29th but past works could still be accessed on the site. Following the closure announcement, the news was reported on by several tech sites, including BoingBoing,[14] TechCrunch[15] and Fark.[16]

Features

Worth1000 regularly held image manipulation competitions wherein contestants are asked to submit photoshopped images that fit within the specific theme provided. The contests also played a vital role in spreading internet memes that originated from elsewhere, such as Bonsai Kittens, Little Fatty, Engrish, Manbabies and Untoons. Other winning examples listed on the site’s Hall of Fame[7] include a “Bugle Hut”[8] by user bpkelsey (shown below, left), 100% Froganic Cotton[9] by user meowza (shown below, middle) and “Bajazet’s ‘Writing’”[10] by user Shorra (shown below, right). The site also features tutorials[11] on using image manipulation software and a variety of digital art-related discussion forums.[12]


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Colorized History

Colorized History are historical black and white images that have been colorized using image manipulation software. The earliest known tutorial demonstrating how to perform colorization on a PC was posted to Worth1000 in July of 2002.


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One Letter Off Movie Posters

One Letter Off Movie Posters are a series of parody advertisements created by replacing, adding or removing one letter from the original title of the film. The earliest known photoshop contest for these images was launched on Worth1000 in September of 2006.


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Anagrammed Movie Posters

Anagrammed Movie Posters are photoshopped film advertisements in which the letters in the title have been changed to form new words. While the practice initially started on the Internet humor site Something Awful in April of 2003, the meme was popularized on Worth1000 in November of 2008.


LEISURERULES MATTHEW BRODERICK FERRARI FELL BOY FUSSED "What'd I do? What'd I do?" “You killed the car." AJOHN HUGHES FILM PARAMOUNT PICTURES PRESENTS FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF MIA SARA ALAN RUCKIRA NEWBORNPAUL HIRSCHMICHAEL CHINICH joHN HUGHES-TOM JACOBSON-in-jOHN HUGHES A PARAMOUNT PICTURE PEE-WEE HERMAN IN IEW DEGENERATE PUBES www.somethingawtul.com J ULIA R O B E R T S EAT FAP TUMBLR OLUMBIA PICTURES PIASENTERT EN PLAN B ENTERTAINMENT PROUTON TAT PRAY LDVE JAMES FRANCO RICHARD JEKINS VIOLA DAVIS BILY CRUDUP JAVIER BARDEM PJ BLOOM JARII MARIANELLI 밂 RAFI DENNISON BRADLEY BUECER GROOM SONY www.eatpraylove-derfilm.de randumbstuffs.tumblr.com

Traffic

According to Alexa[13] traffic reports, Worth1000 has been on a steady decline in rank since late 2012 (shown below) and has a United States traffic rank of 24,881 as of September 2013.



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