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Vogue Photoshopped Away Limbs on Models for Paralympic Photos

Vogue Brazil is being criticized for a recent photo shoot promoting the Paralympics. Instead of shooting portraits of actual athletes competing in the games, the magazine decided to made portraits of able-bodied models and give them faked limb amputations using Photoshop.

‘Arrival’ Movie Poster Mocked for Embarrassing Photoshop Fail

Oops. The upcoming Hollywood blockbuster "Arrival" starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner is getting some unwanted attention this week. Nobody is talking about the plot or the CGI or the actors--instead, they're talking about the big fat Photoshop fail they made in one of their movie posters.

Generic Instagram Shots… Done Badly

For his bachelor thesis project, titled "notwinstagram," German artist Daniel Reuber decided to flip Instagram fads on their head. Instead of creating picture-perfect Instagram shots that show (or fake) a wonderful life, Reuber decided to show what those same shots would look like for someone with a very sad life.

Catalan TV Photoshops Away Cristiano Ronaldo’s Abs… Badly

In the world of soccer, the rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid burns bright, and it's seen as a conflict between Catalan and Spanish nationalism, respectively. Catalan national TV snubbed Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in a bizarre way this week: they tried to Photoshop away Ronaldo's famously chiseled abs. What resulted was a glaring Photoshop fail.

You Will Fail from Time to Time, Always Try to ‘Fail Forward’

In Silicon Valley we have a saying: “Fail forward.” I think it is a beautiful saying—because it isn’t telling us that failure is okay for failure’s sake, but that we should learn from our failings, and learn how to move forward.

Snickers Just Turned the Photoshop Fail Into an Ad

There are often stories of huge (and often hilarious) Photoshop fails in the advertising industry, in which models are seen with extra limbs or ridiculous body proportions.

Snickers just released a clever advertisement that pokes fun at these Photoshop fails.

Nope, Jeb Bush’s Head Wasn’t Photoshopped Onto a Black Man’s Body

Here's a humorous example of why you should pay attention to lighting when combining photos into a composite image. A few days ago, Jeb Bush's super PAC Right to Rise USA tweeted a picture that showed Bush with a stock photo of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in the background. People immediately noticed that something was strange with Bush's left hand.

How NOT to Do Slow Motion for an Advertisement

A couple of days ago, the bourbon whisky brand Jim Beam posted a video to its Facebook page to promote its popular spirit. It was a repeatedly looped clip of its bourbon being poured into a glass with the pouring slowed down for effect. "Everything looks better in slow motion," the caption read.

Eh? DJI Advertises the Phantom 3 As a Way to Capture Wedding Ceremonies

DJI announced the Phantom 3 yesterday, updating the world's most popular line of drones with much fanfare. However, one of the "filmed on Phantom 3" videos is drawing some ridicule and laughter.

In a short film titled "Lasting Love" (shown above), DJI touts the Phantom 3 as a great way to photograph and film indoor wedding ceremonies.

Triggertrap Has ‘Failed’ After Raising Nearly $500K for the Ada Modular Camera Trigger

High-flying Kickstarter campaigns get a lot of glory, but they come with their fair share of risks: just ask Triggertrap. Back in 2013, the UK-based camera trigger maker launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new modular camera trigger it had developed, called the Ada (initially it was the "Redsnap"). With an initial goal of only £50K, the company successfully raised £290,386 (~$446K) from nearly 1,971 backers.

For the next year, things seemed to be going well, and the company posted regular status updates on progress. Yesterday, that all came to an abrupt end as the company announced that the project has been shuttered.

Dixie Dixon Tells the Nightmarish (Now Funny) Story Behind One of Her First Huge Production Shoots

It's easy to assume the successful photographers in the industry have always had it figured out. Commercial shoots fell in their laps and they took to the experience like they were born with a Hasselblad in their hands. But that, of course, is not always the case.

In the episode of Behind the Glass above, Nikon Ambassador Dixie Dixon tells the tale of one of her first major campaign shoots... and how it almost went terribly wrong.

Watch This Camera Drone’s ‘Return to Home’ Feature Slam it Right Into a Cliff

One of the most useful features built into the DJI drones is something called 'Return to Home.' If the drone gets out of range of your controller, instead of dropping out of the sky, it automatically uses GPS data to zoom back to the launch point.

Cool right? Only one problem... what if there's a massive cliff face in the way? Well, in that case, the video above happens.

Atlantic City Pro-Casino Group Takes Heat After Full-Page Ad Photoshop Fail

The Atlantic City Alliance, a non-profit group supported by casinos that attempts to get you to spend more at casinos, is in some hot water after they purchased and published a full-page ad that appeared in the Star-Ledger, WSJ and Philadelphia Inquirer.

Normally, it wouldn’t be a problem. But after some readers took a closer look, the issue was brought to life when it was noticed that the image in the ad was a rather blatant Photoshopping attempt.

Photoshop Fail: News Outlet Tried to Make the Crowd Look More Pro-Madrid at ‘The Big House’

Marca edited the stadium photo to add more white shirts: pic.twitter.com/Bd1ZViU8qj [@kantinu]

— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) August 2, 2014

 

This weekend, two of soccer's biggest teams brought their talents to 'The Big House,' in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to host what was the largest attendance record for a soccer game on US soil. It was Manchester United vs. Real Madrid and despite the efforts from both clubs, Manchester United came out on top, with a 3–1 victory.

But, despite a victory, an embarrassing photoshop fail from Spanish media outlet, Marca, has left Manchester United fans a bit upset. In an overhead photograph of the game, shared by Manchester United on Twitter, Marca decided it would attempt to diminish the crowd presence of Manchester United fans by desaturating the shirts of those in the stands of the Big House.

Random Request From Stranger Turns Into Hilarious Photoshop Free-for-All

Be careful what you wish for, the saying goes, because you might get way more than you bargained for. Julia Kuzmenko, talented photographer and founder of Retouching Academy, is quite used to coming across Facebook messages from random people, but it's not often she receives requests from complete strangers to retouch a photograph.

Australian Photographer in Hot Water After Threat-Filled Facebook Tirade

Update: Mr. Hamilton has gotten in touch with us to tell his side of the story, filling in some of the missing pieces that help explain his actions. Read the full update at the bottom.

Think before you post. This should be the message greeting all of us when we open up our social network of choice. Before we get a chance to do anything else, a big bold ALL CAPS message reminding us that our social media comments have consequences should appear front and center.

Maybe if they had, Australian photographer Mark Hamilton wouldn't be embarrassed, apologizing for a Facebook tirade in which he threatened to release racy photos of a model because she had 'liked' a post that insulted him.

Chinese Government Embarrassed After ‘Miniature Woman’ Photoshop Fail

If you're looking to make an argument for the inherent superiority of Western-style capitalism, consider how difficult it apparently is to find a competent Photoshop jockey in the Communist world.

The latest example comes from the Eastern provinces of China, where what was supposed to be a heartwarming record of regional officials honoring the elderly turned into an internationally recognized example of how not to doctor a photograph.