Before Photoshop: 14 Historic Photos That Have Been Manipulated

1. Abraham Lincoln’s Head on John Calhoun’s Body, circa 1860

One of the most famous pictures of President Abraham Lincoln is as fact-based as the upcoming movie Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Lincoln’s head was placed atop South Carolina politician John Calhoun’s body in this 1860 photo. Continue reading

Handmade Kraft Paper Animations

liang-1From time to time we love to stop and marvel at the mathematical wizardry of artists and designers who make GIFs with code, but Sydney-based illustrator Nancy Liang takes an old-school approach with her imaginative scenes made almost entirely by hand. There isn’t a single element in her animations that doesn’t begin as a physical drawing or object. Liang works mostly with kraft paper cutouts and pencil drawings, all of which is carefully planned in copious sketches before each element is scanned and animated in photoshop. Continue reading

Castle House Island Dublin, Ireland

Castle House Island Dublin, Ireland

You may have seen this photo on the internet along with the claim that “Castle House Island” is a real place in Dublin, Ireland. It’s actually “James Bond Island” in Khao Phing Kan, Thailand. The castle was placed on the photo using Photoshop. The castle shown is only a portion of Lichtenstein Castle (Germany)
It just goes to show how creative people can be. Photoshop is a great product! So much enjoyment can be had! Let your creativeness bloom with Photoshop!