Photo-editing wizard Corey Barker of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals wanted a photo of his house decorated with Christmas lights but was too lazy to physically put up the decorations… so he did it in Photoshop. All the colorful lights and decorations you see above were ‘shopped in.
Even if you can tell that it’s a ‘shop job, could you tell that it started out as an ordinary photograph shot during the day? Here’s the original photograph Barker started with:
Here’s a time-lapse video Barker created that shows the entire process from start to finish in three minutes:
If you want to learn how to do this virtual decoration yourself, check out this video tutorial put out by Baker back in 2009. It teaches a very similar process to the one that was used in the ‘shop above.
(via John Nack)