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It Came from Outer Space! Bizarre Photo Manipulations

Tuesday 07.02.2013 , Posted by

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A massive nuclear submarine lurks nearby, floating silently as it stealthily watches the massive oceans below. Wait… did we say below? A talented Russian Photoshop-er going by the name Tebe Interesno (“are you interested?”) has been whipping up some highly interesting photo manipulations, often involving the space programs of the US and former USSR. We see the Space Shuttle riding a broom into orbit (read that how you like), a long necked dinosaur showing up behind an astronaut on the moon (hoaxers rejoice!), and a ghost-like creature giving some much needed water to a dry part of the planet. [Read more...]

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How Would Planets Look if They Replaced the Moon?

Friday 06.28.2013 , Posted by

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It’s easy to forget that the moon is a real place. We look up at the familiar orb in our sky and see it as a flat, lighted disk with dark grey patches (and a face if we use our imagination). Perhaps it’s the fact that the moon is so small in our sky that we have to wait for a “super moon” to even get excited about it orbiting our planet. Now let’s use our imagination a little: what if the planets of our solar system were in place of the moon? It would be hard to forget Jupiter floating that close – it’s around 11 times the size of Earth! [Read more...]

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Dogs Dressing Up Like Their Owners

Friday 06.28.2013 , Posted by

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It’s happened to all of us: walking down the street with their shaggy dog is an equally shaggy owner… maybe the fuzzy duo even had the same hair color. Surprisingly often, dog owners closely resemble their canine companions, and Bern Switzerland-based photographer Sebastian Magnani is showing us just how close. His wacky collection of photoshopped portraits captures dog owners and then splices their dog’s face into their clothes, complete with human hairdos. Some show a hilarious likeness! [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #454 > Otherworldly Photography

Friday 06.14.2013 , Posted by

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Magic Movie Moment Paintings by Alice X Zhang

Thursday 06.06.2013 , Posted by

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For every great movie, there are several memorable scenes that remain etched in our minds forever. Designer/illustrator Alice X. Zhang has a knack for choosing these magic moments and bringing them to life with her unique style of digital painting. A self-proclaimed “artistic fangirl” she recreates captivating scenes with an astonishing use of color for this series called Moments. Though she makes it look easy, these pieces can take over 4 hours, so don’t be fooled into thinking that she has a “magic brush set” on Photoshop. As you can see in the time lapse video of Alice digitally painting a Sherlock Holmes piece at the bottom of this post, she navigates Photoshop like a boss. [Read more...]

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Space Traveling Dog Photography

Monday 06.03.2013 , Posted by

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How fast is that doggy in the window? You might wonder while looking at these incredibly imaginative photoshop masterpieces by blogger Benjamin Grelle, aka The Frogman. Just as dogs love riding in the car with their heads out the window on the highway, they are shown enjoying space travel at warped speeds. With their gums and tongues flapped back, the dogs appear to be smiling as they zoom through the universe. [Read more...]

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Father Photoshops his Daughter into Impossible Scenes

Monday 06.03.2013 , Posted by

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Kids can be both a blessing and a burden… and when it comes to these impossible images, those facts are taken to the extreme. Up and coming photographer Emil Nystrom has only been working in the field for about a year… but you wouldn’t know it from these brilliant Photoshopped compositions featuring his lovely baby daughter. On the helpful side, we see her climbing under the hood to fix the car and lending a hand painting the walls of the house. Probably less helpful, she also seems to love doing cannon balls into the bathtub and hitching rides behind airplanes. Trouble! [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #437 > A Sea Of Dreams: Surrealism

Monday 05.13.2013 , Posted by

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What if Picasso’s Subjects Were Truly Abstract?

Monday 05.06.2013 , Posted by

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It’s commonly known that Picasso painted portraits of his many lovers, often with loads of style but less than realistic features… but what if he painted only what he saw? Flóra Borsi has creatively re-imagined four classic portraits with distorted subjects from famous 20th century painters. In each example she humorously (and a bit shockingly) brings to life the character in the painting – warped features and all – and places them posing next to their portrait. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #420 > Capture The Surreal Beauty Of Life

Monday 04.15.2013 , Posted by

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