Photoshop in real life

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 3 January 2013

Budapest-based photographer Flora Borsi wondered what Photoshop would look like in real life, so she made a bunch of manipulated photos — what else? — parodying photoediting tweaks such as the patch tool and hue/saturation presets. These are way fun.

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Photoshop generated creatures by Dave Rapoza

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By Ben Winfield in New Illustration on Friday 23 November 2012

Nothing I say can do this man justice. One literally has to see his work to experience its true awesomeness. Created entirely in Photoshop, Rapoza’s digital illustrations portray creatures of all shapes and sizes, lit so amazingly that you are almost convinced that they are going to climb out the screen, punch you in the stomach, and rip your guts out. His work is truly inspirational.

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Birds with Arms

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By Keith Greiman in Cool Websites on Friday 1 June 2012

Sometimes the dumbest idea is the best idea. Case in point Birdswitharms. This is photoshop at its most inspiring. It is simply tons of photos of birds doctored up to have human arms. I will forever hate myself for not thinking of this first. Thankfully though, somebody else did.

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Photos of fireflies by Tsuneaki Hiramatsu

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Saturday 12 May 2012

Japanese hobby photographer Tsuneaki Hiramatsu used time-lapse photography techniques to take numerous continuous long-exposure shots of fireflies at night in southern Okayama, and merged these shots afterwards in Photoshop. Now, if these pictures were taken over three years between 2008-2011, and the average lifespan of fireflies is a few weeks, we must be looking at several generations of fireflies in these images.

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Face Book illustrations by Ewa Mos

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Saturday 5 May 2012

Photoshop-manipulating pictures before posting them on Facebook? Nothing unusual about that. But UK-based illustrator and graphic designer Ewa Mos takes this idea in a different direction, illustrating over pictures of faces in a delicate and divisive manner.

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Terribly photoshopped Russian wedding pictures

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By Margarita Peker in Cool Websites on Thursday 3 May 2012

There are few benefits to being born a Soviet. After 25 years as a Moldovan, however, I have identified three: pickled delicacies, rose gold, and the god given right to laugh at other Russians. I think there is just something undeniably hilarious about stereotypical Russians, and for the next five minutes, I extend my birthright to you, reader, so that you can be unrestrained in your enjoyment of these awfully photoshopped Russian wedding pictures.

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Shichigoro

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By Troy Stith in New Art on Thursday 30 June 2011

Check out the fantastical Photoshop creations from Shichigoro. Although most of his pieces don’t have a story behind them, your mind can easily fill in the blanks.

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Awesome digital art by Greta Poulsen

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By Julie Jackson in New Art on Wednesday 16 March 2011

Digital media artist Greta Poulsen’s latest exhibition, Shift, features a compilation of moving images compressed into one still image. The moving images are from the television series, Dragnet 1967. Photoshop compares each frame and combines the result so that anything that is moving in the frame is manipulated, while everything that stays still remains relatively unchanged.

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Zena Santos, teen prodigy illustrator

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By Michelle Wilding in New Illustration on Wednesday 27 January 2010

Teen prodigy Zena Santos’ love for Photoshop developed at a young age. Now the 19-year-old has further developed her uniquely dazzling illustrative style. She’s halfway through completing a Multimedia Design degree at Sydney’s Billie Blue College of Design. If she’s this good now, imagine the calibre of work she’ll be producing in another few years.

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Photoshop Disasters

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Tuesday 20 October 2009

Photoshop Disasters posts some of the most atrocious acts of Photoshop ever committed. It’s amazing how many horrible shop jobs make it to print.

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France regulates photoshopped images

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Monday 28 September 2009

The big media news of the past few days has been the proposal by fifty French lawmakers that would require all altered images be labeled with a disclaimer that they have been digitally enhanced.

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Aeron Elfrey

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Tuesday 8 September 2009

Illustrator Aeron Elfrey uses Photoshop to its fullest to create completely unique and disturbing images. Elfrey obscures and mutates his source images to the point where his final pieces are greater than the sum of their parts, and look rather painterly, richly textured, cohesive, and genuinely horrific. The t-shirt he designed for Syracuse-based metalcore band Unholy is the very definition of bad-ass, but I much prefer the Finnish doom metal band of the same name.

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