After being ridiculed last year for poorly photoshopped official photos, China is at it again, apparently not having taken a single class on Photoshop or having anyone in the government who can tell the difference between photoshopped and not photoshopped. The above picture is from the official government website of Yunan province, supposedly showing government officials overseeing a road project. Or over-hovering a sidewalk.
As a graphic designer, I use Photoshop a lot. A whole motherfucking lot. And for several years, most of the new versions of Photoshop have added one or two cool features, leaving everything else unchanged. But with CS6, Adobe has redesigned nearly everything, from the interface to how layers work to the crop tool. And it’s really, really damn nice.
In addition to having a new look with a darker background and UI, Adobe’s continuing to create some amazing content aware tools in Photoshop CS6. CS5 brought the content aware fill, but to add more control over moving and removing items from photos, CS6 has a smart content fill tool and a content move feature.
Ever since mobile tablets first started coming out, consumers have clamored for Adobe programs like Photoshop and Illustrator on their tablets, and Adobe has so far been slow in coming in bringing much other than the most basic photo correction tools to mobile operating systems, but they recently unveiled six new specific tools that go much further in bringing PS tools to tablets. It’s still not the full thing, but a full version of Photoshop wouldn’t run on current tablet hardware.
Anthony Herrera took his kids to Sequoia National Park in northern California and when they were there, he told them that the forest is where Ewoks live— and it all does look rather like Endor— and sent his kids looking around trees for Ewoks. They didn’t find any, but when Anthony got home, he photoshopped Ewoks hiding behind trees and bushes and freaked his kids the fuck out.
By now, you’re probably pretty used to seeing ads for make-up that feature impossibly perfect skin, with the implication that using said product will make your skin 110% wrinkle free and glowing, no matter how old you are. It’s just marketing, and hopefully you know it’s not true. But in the UK, L’Oreal was told that two of their ad campaigns featuring Julia Roberts and Christy Turlington were banned for being too full of shit.
For the past 16 years, 76 year old Baojun Yuan has become a late in life Photoshop expert. But unlike you or I, who might use Photoshop primarily to make fake celebrity nudes or retarded cat pictures, Yuan uses his Photoshop skills for a much more noble purpose— he expertly restores old photos that are on the verge of being lost forever.
Birthers have had a tough road to ho. They’re going up against the most powerful man on the planet, a man who keeps feeding them lies. So what choice do they have but to make fake birth certificates and really awful fake photoshops?
Ever since the first tablets came to market, many have been waiting with bated breath the introduction of Photoshop. Sure there’s that silly Photoshop Elements-like tool that lets you crop and color correct photos, but whatever. The problem is that Photoshop is a large and memory-intensive program that isn’t really suited to today’s mobile devices. But Adobe has another solution… it’s opened up the Photoshop SDK to let developers create apps that will allow you to use Photoshop and Photoshop tools on a tablet that’s streaming from your computer.
Tired of not hearing back from celebrities regarding your party invitations? Just do what Everett Hiller did and photoshop them in. The quality varies, but with many of these, you’d have to really squint and start rambling about having seen pixels in your day to not know they’re real.