Digital artist Mike Winkelmann has created one surreal image each day for the past 10+ years to help improve his skills, and the ensuing images are amazing to say the least. "I am currently on my 11th round of everydays...This year I'll be doing a render everyday using Cinema 4D and mostly Octane, instead of trying to learn new software, will be focusing on some of the fundamentals like color, composition, value, etc.," said Winkelmann. Continue reading for more pictures and a bonus video.
Fans of Zootopia know that Nick Wilde is a charming, small-time, con artist fox with a big mouth and a lot of opinions, while Judy Hopps is the first bunny ever to join Zootopia's police department who just so happens to team up with the former. Ever wonder what they would look like in a live-action movie? Well, digital artist "Sakimichan" gives us some idea. Continue reading for more cartoon characters reimagined as humans by digital artists.
James Fridman, the Photoshop troll, strikes again, and this time he's completed a new set of Twitter / email requests, including the example above. The brother could easily have looked not so tired by having his face angled a bit lower and mouth closed, but instead, he was given a karaoke microphone. Continue reading for more Photoshop troll disasters.
John Wilhelm is a married photographer from Switzerland with four wonderful children. Since photography has always been a big part of his life, he decided to combine his love of the art with family to create a series of surreal photo manipulations. "The importance of photography changed into joy when I was holding my first digital cam in my hands. The fire was sparked off and a long journey begun, a journey through lots of camera systems, techniques, experiences and finally software products. Feburary 2011, I decided to take a step across the border of plain photography. I entered the world of Photoshop and 3D-tools," said Wilhelm. Continue reading for more pictures.
Self-taught digital artist Tatiana specializes in taking famous cartoon characters, such as Violet Parr from "The Incredibles", and transforming them into realistic human versions, but with an edgy twist. "Tatiana is a 19-year-old self-taught digital artist that is better known on the internet as TatiMoons. The artist has created digital paintings since June 2016, but she was interested in drawing from a very young age," reports BoredPanda's Hidreley. Continue reading for more pictures.
Let's face it, getting the perfect shot for a magazine or product isn't the easiest of tasks, even for professional photographers. This is where the graphic designers come in to touch things up, but sometimes, things don't go as planned. For example, the reflection in this toy's mirror should not be smiling directly back at the camera, but that's exactly what made it to print. Continue reading for more bizarre Photoshop disasters. Click here for a few bonus images.
Sure, you could spend hours trying to get the perfect shot, but sometimes your imagination likes to run wild. Photographer Monica Carvalho specializes in creating surreal photo manipulations by combining several photos into one, like the duck swimming in a lake of trees above. "In my inspiration process, I try to find similarities between photos in terms of color, texture and shape. For example, two mountain peaks I shot in Greece reminded me of an upper lip; a path in Oxford had the same color as my skin; a pouch zip evoked eyelashes. Other times I also like playing with sizes - my miniature friends 'buried' in my hand; the Empire State Building turned into a giant candle," said Carvalho. Continue reading for more, including a bonus video.
Pam Dave Zaring paid a professional photographer $250 to capture and retouch family photos, but what she got back? These terrible images, which were posted to Facebook, and then promptly went viral. "Ok. This is NOT a joke. She said the shadows were really bad on the beautiful, clear, sunny day and that her professor never taught her to retouch photos. I literally have not laughed this hard in YEARS," said Zaring. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
If Adobe made a computer keyboard specifically for its software suite, like Adobe After Effects (used in the video above), this is what it might look like. Simply put, it's designed to make switching between programs quick and easy, complete with LEDs, a small display that shows what tool is currently being used, a jog wheel of sorts, and more. Continue reading for additional pictures.
Photographer Conor Nickerson from Montreal, Canada reveals his new series, one in which he digitally inserts himself into childhood photos taken from 1997-2005, thus traveling back in time. "While looking through some old family photos, I wondered what it would it look like if tried to photoshop myself today into them. I gathered all the old hats and t-shirts that I could find and did my best to put myself into childhood moments which, aside from these photos, remain only a distant memory. It involved a lot of blurring, sharpening, and noise to try to get it to look like an older photo," said Nickerson. Continue reading for more.