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Erik Johansson

Photo credit: Erik Johansson

Swedish photographer and Photoshop guru Erik Johannsson creates optical illusions by manipulating real photos into surreal works of art, like the mirror like you see above. This new piece took months of planning and work, along with over 17-square-meters of real glass. Most of his works contain actual photographs of different elements, which are then blended and then layered atop each other in Photoshop. Continue reading for more pictures and another video.

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Eiffel Tower Construction

Photo credit: Dynamichrome via PetaPixel

The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower, constructed in 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World's Fairon, on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It's named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to become the tallest man-made structure in the world, a title it held for 41 years until the Chrysler Building in New York City was built in 1930. The image you see above is from 1888 during its construction. Continue reading for more amazing colorized vintage photos.

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Amazing Toy Photography

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Photographer Felix Hernandez Rodriguez has always had an affinity for toys, but as he grew older, his imagination took things to the next level. Using real toys, he creates magical scenes using everyday things, like flour as snow, in real settings. A macro lens and the "focus stacking" technique - multiple photos merged to create a wider focus - are employed, in addition to post processing in Photoshop. Continue reading for more.

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Abraham Lincoln Without Beard

Photo credit: Marina Amaral via Bored Panda

What if we could see the past in full vibrant color, like it should be viewed. Well, thanks to artists like Marina Amaral, we're able to see many historical photographs like never before. She combines her interest in history, with Photoshop, to create these incredible recreations. "When we look at the photo in color, we can easily have the feeling that we are living that moment again," said Amaral. Continue reading to see more.

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Funny Movie Poster Cat

H/T: Reddit via BoredPanda

Reddit user "Your_Post_As_A_Movie" specializes in taking random photos that people post online, and transforming them into professional-looking movie posters. Starting off, we have "Catastrophe", which started as a normal picture of a gray cat looking quite angry to say the least. Now the result is a movie that appears to have this one cat taking on the world. Continue reading to see twelve more.

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Fall Asleep Work

H/T: Reddit via Bored Panda

Falling asleep at work while on the clock is bad enough, but having co-workers around when it happens, is far worse. The entire office decided to snap a group picture together while this person was in dream land. Shortly after, the image was posted into a Reddit "Photoshop Battle" thread, and a plethora of digitally altered images ensued, ranging from a simple face swap to full-on cartoon placements. Continue reading to see them all.

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Nikon Photo Award

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Nikon Singapore congratulated photographer named Chay Yu Wei for capturing a perfect shot of an airplane framed by a ladder in Chinatown on their Facebook page, but many internet users pointed out that the image was clearly Photoshopped. It was reportedly captured with a Nikon D90 at f/2.8 and 1/1600s, but as you'll see after the break, a white box can be seen around the airplane after you adjust the levels. Continue reading to see what the internet users did to this image.

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Star Wars Oil Rig

Photo credit: Craig Mann via PetaPixel

Craig Mann is a photographer and Star Wars fan who just so happens to also spend 6-months of each year working on an offshore drilling rig. So, he decided to combine all three of those things into his latest photo series. "I don't take it to work and I spend too much time thinking about what I would like to take photos of when I'm home. After nearly 5 years of working on board, I finally decided to take my camera to work and make use of time I would have previously considered lost. I decided to take images from several work spaces and mix them with Star Wars," Mann told PetaPixel. Continue reading for more images and information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Celebrity Face Combined

Photo credit: Geischtermix via My Modern Met

Photoshop guru and artist Gesichtermix specializes in combining the famous Hollywood faces you know, into one that looks oddly familiar, yet entirely different at the same time. First up, we have a mashup of Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. "The results from these Photoshop fusions are subtle and certain to make you do a double-take. At first glance, it's easy to see the defining features of one person, while later noticing the characteristics of another," said My Modern Met. Continue reading for more.

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Animal Hybrids

H/T: Bored Panda / Reddit

While it's quite possible that some of these animal hybrids may exist in the future, all that you are about to see are the work of Photoshop masters. Starting off, we have the Penguitten, which is a hybrid of penguin and kitten. Now one possibility of these types of bizarre creatures becoming a reality is if we master gene splicing, where we combine the DNA of different species, into one. Continue reading for more strange animal hybrids.

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