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Photo Restoration

Photo credit: Jane Long

Romanian photographer Costica Acsinte went around the country for decades after World War I to take portraits of random people. This resulted in a collection of over 5,000 glass plate negatives and several hundred prints. Photographer and digital artist Jane Long decided to take some of these photos and give them a Photoshop makeover, adding her own collection of stock photos into the process. In the end, we end up with portraits that don't seem too out of place, even today. Continue reading for more.

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Photo credit: Reddit

What does a geeky couple do when they're asked to babysit a 6-month old? Send their friends hourly updates showing the baby in strange situations, such as being chased by a T-Rex or trying to charm a king cobra. Fortunately, not animals, babies or adults were harmed in the making of these images, as all it took was some Photoshop magic. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a baby meeting a sprinkler for the first time.

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Photo credit: Paul Apal'kin

Reflections photography is a creative technique that uses reflective surfaces, such as bodies of water, windows, and mirrors, to create artistic images. More often than not, mirrors are the less chosen surface because they can be very difficult to work with. For those interested in this technique, one tip is to not use filters because they distort the image and cause it to look dull (at least with mirrors). Continue reading for more.

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The mind-bending pictures above may look Photoshopped, but rest assured they are as real as can be. We've rounded up images of Dubai "Cloud City", a floating faucet illusion at Aqualand, Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain, the "Black House" in Germany, the world's largest goldfish captured in France, and then Billy Owen holding his prosthetic eye. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how not to test drive a Ferrari in Maranello, Italy.

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Photo credit: Miss Aniela

Nikon's D810 is right around the corner, and advertising firm K&L was commissioned to create a series of demo images for its release on July 17. Miss Aniela and her crew mixed fashion and fantasy to create surreal scenes that have not been edited in Photoshop. According to My Modern Met, the first photo, "called White Witch Awakening, was shot at a 17th-century country house, called Aynhoe Park, in the UK. While most of the animals in the photos are stuffed, the zebra in the main scene above, is in fact, completely real." More information on the D810. Continue reading to see more pictures.

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Photo credit: Esther Honig

Esther Honig, a 24-year-old freelance journalist from Kansas City, used freelance websites to send a non-retouched photo of herself to over 40 Photoshop masters in 25 different countries. Her one request was: "make me beautiful". You'll notice that common alterations include softened skin, touched up hairs, additional jewelry / clothing, altered bone structure / skin tone, and even eye color. Continue reading to see more.

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Photo credit: Martin De Pasquale / Bored Panda

Buenos Aires-based art director and digital artist Martin De Pasquale combines fantasy with reality in Photoshop to produce surreal scenes that have to be seen to be believed. Bored Panda says that "some of his images are simply silly, while others offer morbid commentary on the impermanence and weakness of his own body." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a motorcycle jumping over a moving plane.

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Sure, most of us won't be in the right place and time to capture a bubble bursting, but rest assured that no software trickery was used in the making of this amazing image. Just having your camera-equipped smartphone ready to go is enough to photograph your own amazing scene. Continue reading

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At first glance, this appears to be yet another digitally manipulated photo with the Spider-Man logo edited onto a water droplet, but upon further investigation, you'll realize that it's just the clever work of German photographer Markus Reugels. To create these mind-blowing photographs, Markus takes high-speed photographs of water droplets falling in front of a background. Continue reading to see the setup, more pictures and for additional information.

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Photo credit: John Wilhelm

Let's face it, many of us aren't proud of our baby / childhood pictures, and would be embarrassed if our parents were to show friends and family. Digital artist and IT director John Wilhelm wanted his daughters - Lou (5.5 years), Mila (2.8 years) and Yuna (6 months) - to be proud of them. So, he used his photography and Photoshop skills to create these awesome manipulations. Continue reading for more.

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