Kotaku 'Shop Contest: The Guardians Of Gaming

Yesterday I posted news that Disney was putting The Guardians of the Galaxy into every video game they possibly can, but that was only six lousy games. Surely our Photoshop-savvy readers can do better than that.

Thanks to a suggestion from good old uscg_pa, this week's 'shop contest is all about putting Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Groot and Rocket Raccoon into places they don't belong. Perhaps I should specify those places be video games, because I shudder to imagine the entries we'd receive otherwise.

Need some transparent PNG files to help get you started? Well then, you're in luck — I just happen to have a bunch of them, courtesy of the fine folks at Disney PR. To snag them, click the gear icon in the gallery below and choose "Download full resolution."

Now normally I post the results of these contests on Saturday evening, but since I'll be out of town next weekend, you've got until the morning of August 4 to present your work. That'll give you enough time to actually see the movie and adjust for relevance.

How To Upload Images — Instructions

1. Create your 'Shop and save it to your desktop. Images must be at least 636 pixels wide. If they aren't, you will be shot.

2. Go to the bottom of this post

3. This brings up a comment window. Click

4. This brings up Click "Choose file" if you're uploading your 'shop from your desktop

5. Alternatively, you can upload the 'Shop to a free image hosting service. I suggest imgur. Then paste the image's URL into the field that says "Image URL." Note: this must be the URL of the image itself, not the page where it is displayed. That means the URL ends in .jpg, .gif, .png, whatever.

6. Add editorial commentary and hit submit and your image will load. If it doesn't, upload the image to imgur and paste the image URL as a comment. I promise I will look at it.

7. Large-size images may not upload properly, though we have seen some big-ass animated .gifs upwards of 5 MB. If you're still having trouble uploading the image, try to keep its longest dimension (horizontal or vertical) under 1000 pixels, or the whole thing under 2 MB.

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