The truth is out there. And by “out there” I mean anywhere but the internet. We see hundreds of images flash in front of our eyes every month. But these are the ones you might have seen recently that deserve a second look. Because they’re all fake.
Last week, we tasked you with celebrating the release of The Force Awakens by trying to match the movie’s completely bizarre and overwhelming array of tie-in products. The results are in, and from what I can tell, io9 readers love bad puns and going a little lewd (which is why we love you). Check ‘em out!
British Prime Minister David Cameron is struggling to catch a break at the moment. Though he (probably) wasn’t actually at fault, his representatives certainly were: they uploaded a very-obviously-doctored picture of the PM to the official 10 Downing Street Facebook page, and caused more than a bit of a stir.
People spend years mastering the tools of Photoshop. They labor arduously to create seamless images with no trace of manipulation. Lucas Blalock labors arduously as well. But in his art, the artifacts of cutting, duplicating, and transforming become the very backbone of the finished product.
Poor Adobe. Along with everyone pre-eulogizing Flash, the only other property of theirs you can name—Photoshop—is in danger. Intellectual property danger.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or more commonly, it’s shaped and defined by cultural standards that are different around the world. To try and understand how the perfect body is viewed across the world, designers from 18 countries were asked to Photoshop the same model.
Life was basically impossible without Photoshop. The process and tools it took to get images and type set just the way you wanted took an eternity. There were no shortcuts! You needed a rapidograph pens, T-squares, rubber cement, exacto knifes and so much more just to do things Photoshop now does in one or two clicks.
This is super cool, for both the slick visual effects we see and the clever behind the scenes work that allowed it to happen. Photographer Aaron Grimes made this video of Tokyo, IN MOTION, and blurred certain movements of the city and its people by stacking frames of multiple shots he took and then taking those…
The retoucher Elizabeth Moss has decided to give us a behind-the-scenes look at the world’s high-end photograph retouching. In a series of time-lapse videos, she boils down hours of laborious retouching into mere seconds, and the results are pretty crazy.
Imagine a world without bikes. No really, imagine it. It’s pretty funny.
Not gonna lie, I rejoice in demonizing Photoshop for its role in spreading visual lies and viral fakeage. But pinning the blame solely on Photoshop is misplaced: Manipulating photos didn’t start with the digital era; the first faked photo dates back to the mid-1800s.
The internet is an incredible place, often filled with beauty, wonder, and truth. It can also be a cesspool of lies. Today we have another installment in our ongoing series of photo debunkings. You may have seen these nine images swirling around the internet recently. But none of them are quite what they seem.
Photoshop recently celebrated a pretty big birthday—a whole quarter century of cropping, manipulating, and perfecting pictures from crappy creations to creative masterpieces. But take a collection of current Creative Cloud experts and inflict Photoshop 1.0 on them, and the results are disastrously entertaining.
I don't remember what the first thing I ever made in Photoshop was, much less why. What brought me to the software in 1996, at age thirteen, is a faded memory. But I'd like to think that I saw a power in learning its magic—even then, I knew it could conjure incredible things.
Happy birthday Photoshop! You might be turning 25 this week, but you don't look a day over 20. (We suspect you've had some photoshopping done.)
An all-girls high school student claims that her yearbook photo has been heavily altered to change her face in the name of "beautification." Apparently, removal of blemishes like zits is normal practice nowadays, but this goes way beyond that, with face thinning, eyebrow reshaping, and skin recoloring.
Despite there still being a place for old-school paper notebooks in anyone's life, Moleskine is ensuring its products stay relevant as we become more and more dependent on digital devices. Today it's introducing an Adobe Creative Cloud-branded Moleskine notebook and app that makes it easier to get your sketches,…
Need to edit photos and videos in the field? How about the forest or up the side of a mountain in Iceland? All while filing stories as you go? We do, and we've been dragging the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 around to get that job done. Here's how it performs.
Today at the Adobe MAX event in Los Angeles, the software maker demoed a bunch of nifty new things they have brewing for future releases. One of the coolest was a web version of Photoshop that allows some pretty impressive image editing capability without the need to install any software.