Reshaping Reality with Photoshop

We see it every day: Magazine models with plastic skin and impossible bodies; real kids with unreal eyes, drooling over factory-produced treats. But tools are just that–tools. They can be used for unworthy or mundane-but-useful tasks. Or they can be used to make marvels that never could have existed without them. Photoshop’s magical box of tools has allowed human imaginations to soar. The best compositions exaggerate, juxtapose, and blend real life to comment upon it, glimpse what might be beneath it, or to simply tease ourselves (see Swiss photographer John Wilhelm’s loving, whimsical family pics below). Here are some of my favorite reality-reshapes.

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Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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24 Responses to Reshaping Reality with Photoshop

  1. Love the creativity in these pictures. Amazing art.

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  2. Love the closet of heads….which head shall I wear today?

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  3. Hetty Eliot says:

    That kid on the plane is the great-grandchild of the gremlin on the Twilight Zone episode

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  4. Human creativity is unlimited 👏👏

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  5. vegtutor says:

    Like a Salvador Dahli exhibit 🙂

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  6. I’d love to get good at Photoshop–but it’s too much like work.

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  7. Enjoyed the Photoshop art. John Wilhelm’s family photos are amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Grant at Tame Your Book! says:

    Competitors, like Affinity Photo, now provide similar “wow” at a fraction of Photoshop’s cost, fueling the temptation to tune up mundane images. Thanks for the excellent tour, Mitch!

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  9. ejstoo says:

    interesting. I suspect an art form of its own.

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  10. Some great images here, Mitch! You might enjoy the work of Maggie Taylor; she was a pioneer in creating surrealistic images in Photoshop – maggietaylor.com

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  12. alison41 says:

    After my initial shock/horror/EEEEK response, I realize these would make fantastic flash fiction prompts, or short story prompts. Hmmmm …..

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  14. Chioma says:

    These are so beautiful…I love them!

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