Posts Tagged ‘photoshopped’

The Truth in Advertising Act Seeks to Rein in Excessive Photoshop Use in Ads

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Excessive Photoshopping has gotten a lot of press in recent years, and anti-Photoshop advocates might finally get what they’ve been seeking thanks to a new bill that just hit Congress. Read more…

HIPA Grand Prize Winner Looks Like It May be a Big Photoshop Fail

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The photograph above by Chinese photographer China’s Fuyang Zhou just won $120,000 as the Hamdan International Photography Awards (HIPA) overall grand prize winner. The theme was “Creating the Future,” and you can see why the photo won: it’s a wonderful composition that captures the spirit of that theme. And yet, something seems off about it… Read more…

South Park Takes on Photoshop in Season Finale Episode

Editors note: Be advised, the video below contains some strong language that might not be to the liking of all our readers.

There have been a lot of viral attacks on the retouching industry lately — from these striking ads created by a student to this funny tongue-in-cheek version of another viral anti-retouching video — but the cherry on top of the Photoshop-hate sundae came in the form of the South Park Season 17 finale. Read more…

Architectural Photog Transforms a Munich Hotel 88 Mind-Bending Ways in Post

From no Photoshop straight to excessive yet awesome image manipulation, we’re all over the spectrum today. Although general belief (at least among purists) is that it is always better to create something in-camera than in post, there are certain things that just can’t be done in-camera… and architecture photographer Víctor Enrich did ALL OF THEM to this one hotel in Munich. Read more…

Humor: ‘Body Evolution’ Model Turned Into Santa Claus by Cheeky Ad Agency

Last year, a time-lapse called ‘Body Evolution – Model Before and After‘ went viral as people the world over had their eyes opened to just how much a model can be altered with the help of hair, makeup and, most of all, Photoshop. That video has accrued almost 8 million views, and is still shared today in hopes of convincing magazines to begin putting disclaimers on images that are significantly altered in post.

The video above by ad agency Victors & Spoils takes that video and does something hilarious with it. Almost as if to say “You think that’s extreme? We’ll SHOW you extreme!” the agency Photoshopped the model further, from the beautiful Barbie-like cover girl into none other than Santa Claus! Read more…

Beautiful and Disorienting Photographs of Reflections on Sandy Beaches

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Back in June, New York City-based photographer Htet T San visited a number of beaches around The Big Apple, mainly on Coney Island and at Brighton Beach. Her goal was to capture the concept of “the complete nothingness” through reflections of beachgoers seen in the wet sands. The resulting images form a series she calls “The Frail Second.”
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Colorizing Photoshoppers Put a New Spin on Old Historical Photos

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There’s an awesome little subreddit that has been getting a lot of press coverage as of late. It’s called ColorizedHistory, and is a 20,000+ person strong community of “Amateur Historians” who are interested in the idea of creating high quality colorized versions of historical black-and-white photographs.
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Photo Analysis Accuses Some Photogs of Faking Cute Animal Photos in Cruel Ways

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Photographs like the one above by photographer Shikhei Goh go viral on a fairly regular basis. If the stories are to be believed, given enough patience and a little (or a lot) bit of luck, animals can be captured doing all sorts of amazing things.

According to an analysis published on Weibo, however, the stories can’t (or rather shouldn’t) be believed. Photos like these, the article claims, are staged by photographers who force pet store animals into awkward and unnatural poses. Read more…

New Algorithm Can Pick Out Photo Fakes by Looking at Shadows

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As post-production software continues to become more and more powerful, researchers are doing their best to keep up by developing new methods of spotting digital photo fakes. In the past, we’ve seen that noise patterns and even Twitter trends can help spot fakes, but a new method out of UC Berkeley is taking a look at something else entirely: the shadows. Read more…

Photos of Useless Things That You Won’t Find in the Real World

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For his project titled Improbabilità (“improbability”), Italian photographer and photo manipulator Giuseppe Colarusso created a series of surreal photographs showing various household objects and scenes… with a twist.
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