Photo credit: Costică Acsinte via Peta Pixel
Photoshop enthusiast Shawn Pollock came across a damaged photo taken by 20th-century Romanian war photographer Costică Acsintehas and decided to sharpen his colorizing skills on it. Before computers, this was accomplished through the use of watercolors, oils, crayons or pastels, and other paints or dyes applied directly to the image surface using brushes, fingers, cotton swabs or airbrushes. Read more to see the before and after result.
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Dutch artist Ard Gelinck has an ongoing series titled “Then and Now” where he uses Photoshop to create portraits of celebrities posing with their younger selves. They include: Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Tom Hanks, Matt Leblanc, Richard Gere, Harrison Ford, and more. Now the perfect followup to this series would be to ask these celebrities one thing they would have told their younger self. Read more to see some of the most popular images.
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This isn’t the first time someone has digitally inserted themselves into celebrity photos, but “KirbyJenner” is the latest to do so, and is making waves by appearing in Kendall Jenner’s Instagram photos. “Kendall and I had to do science fair projects in 4th grade. Hers was called “How Flowers Bloom” and mine was called ‘Deadly Killer Bumblebees: When Will They Strike Next?” Kendall got an ‘A’ but I got a ‘D-’ because my data was pretty inconclusive and also made up. Anyways, that’s what this photo is supposed to symbolize. I think it’s art,” said Kirby about the photo above. Read more for some of his most popular images.
The Game Boy Camera (GBC) was first released on February 21, 1998 in Japan, and is compatible with all of the Game Boy platforms (including Super Game Boy, minus the Game Boy Micro). It has a 128×128 pixel CMOS sensor, and can store 128×112, black & white digital images using the 4-color palette of the Game Boy system. When connected to the Game Boy Printer, you would be able to print out photos onto thermal paper. There was also a limited edition The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time gold edition released, which contains different stamps from the standard versions and was available only in the US through a special mail order offer via Nintendo Power. Matt Gray recently decided to use red, green, and blue filters to attempt taking color photos with the camera. Read more for a video to see what happened next.
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Photoshop users probably already know that the Magic Wand tool is the easiest way to remove a background from a photo, provided that the image has clearly defined edges. It works optimally when there’s a fair amount of contrast between your background and foreground as well as when one of these elements is a solid flat color. For those looking for an even quicker and free alternative, there’s Remove.bg, a website that uses “sophisticated AI technology to detect foreground layers and separate them from the background.” Read more for additional examples and information.
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Photographer Ashley Evans started the “Babies with Teeth”, or infants with grown-up teeth ‘Photoshopped’ into their mouths, after playing around with an app called YouApp. Photoshop was required to edit some of the babies, while the rest were touched up directly in the app. “I had an app and wanted to see what my son looked like with teeth. It was hilarious so I did it to my daughter. I then posted in a Facebook group and it just blew up from there,” Evans told PetaPixel. Read more for some of the most popular images from the series.
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Photoshop guru James Fridman continues to accept photo retouching requests through social media, and the results are as literal as ever. For example, the two brothers above requested to have both wearing the same shirt, and James ended up wrapping them both in one giant garment instead. Other examples include: relocating people, giving someone wings, making a person shorter, and more. Continue reading to see seven of his latest requests.
Peter Jackson may be known for bringing JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings to the big screen, but he decided to leave fantasy behind for his latest project, titled “They Shall Not Grow Old”. It’s a World War I documentary, complete with color and digitally enhanced sound. The filmmaker sourced archival footage from The Imperial War Museum, used the original audio from BBC and the voices of war veterans. “Many hours of dramatic footage were filmed on the battlefields, capturing the realities of the conflict in remarkable and unprecedented detail. This footage provided the public at home with astonishing access to the frontline: The Battle of the Somme, a documentary film produced with the cooperation of the War Office, was seen by an estimated 20 million Britons in its first six weeks of release,” said The Imperial War Museum. Read more for another trailer and additional information.
Adobe’s Photoshop CC October 2018 update adds several new functions, including a new Content-Aware Fill workspace that lets you change the selected source and adapt content based on rotation, scale, and mirroring. Previously, the software was limited to a simple select and delete functionality. In other words, the Content-Aware fill tool can now replace missing sections of a photo with something that doesn’t exist perfectly in the original itself, thanks to artificial intelligence. Read more for another in-depth video along with additional information.
Photo credit: Hayatini Nevreni
Yes, just about everyone who has been on the internet the past year has seen the “Distracted Boyfriend” meme, but visual designer Hayati from Cyprus decided to put a modern twist on it with characters from famous artworks. To be more specific, the boyfriend has been replaced by none other than Vincent van Gogh, and the girlfriend with Girl with a Pearl Earring. “I’m inspired by people I see in everyday life. The fun begins when I mix them together with the best classics,” said Hayati. Continue reading for more pictures.