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20 Extraordinary Photo Manipulations

20 Extraordinary Photo Manipulations

Written 5 years ago by Lee Milthorpe

The art of photo manipulation is the process of making changes to your photographs, usually in a way that takes them away from reality. Photo manipulations are used everywhere, but can mainly be seen in advertising, where companies try to capture the public’s attention with manipulated scenes featuring their latest products.

In this showcase, we take a look at the work of two photo manipulation artists with very different styles, but both as awesome as each other!

Surreal Manipulations by Erik Johansson

Swedish photo retouching expert, Erik Johansson turns his own photographs into surreal works of art with a little photo manipulation.

Photo Manipulation by Erik Johansson

Photo Manipulation by Erik Johansson

Photo Manipulation by Erik Johansson

Photo Manipulation by Erik Johansson

Photo Manipulation by Erik Johansson

Photo Manipulation by Erik Johansson

Photo Manipulation by Erik Johansson

Photo Manipulation by Erik Johansson

Photo Manipulation by Erik Johansson

Photo Manipulation by Erik Johansson

Strange Creatures by Tebe Interesno

This talented Russian artist takes photographs away from the norm by adding strange little characters and objects to the scenes.

Photo Manipulation by Tebe Interesno

Photo Manipulation by Tebe Interesno

Photo Manipulation by Tebe Interesno

Photo Manipulation by Tebe Interesno

Photo Manipulation by Tebe Interesno

Photo Manipulation by Tebe Interesno

Photo Manipulation by Tebe Interesno

Photo Manipulation by Tebe Interesno

Photo Manipulation by Tebe Interesno

Photo Manipulation by Tebe Interesno

Final Question

As a photographer, is photo manipulation a skill that you are interested in learning, or is it something you are already doing? It’s definitely something that I would like to work at but I’ll be the first to admit that at the moment, I’m pretty useless at it!

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Comments
Neal  5 years ago

nice. I like the correlation of reality and the fantastic figure in the last set. It looks seemless.

*the only one that needs work is the b/w photo of the man punching himself in the “face”.

cholo  5 years ago

definitely a skill worth knowing.

Niloy  5 years ago

I do want to learn how to do this. Quite badly.

I recently realized how many of my ideas about photography are really more of photo-manipulation ideas.

Lady Maksima  5 years ago

This is amazing. And what about lessons how to do something like these.

Salvacion  5 years ago

These are amazing. Do you have tutorials on how these were done?

Lee Milthorpe  5 years ago

I’m no photo manipulation expert so I couldn’t write a great tutorial on the genre, but there are a few tutorials out there that could be useful to you.

The best one I’ve come across is this one from Psdtuts:

http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/photo-effects-tutorials/creating-a-touching-story-scene-in-photoshop/

Jason Collin Photography  5 years ago

In particular I like the road turning into a cape on the boy and the broken ceramic hands manipulations.

Lee, thanks for the link to the tutorial, I’ll give that a try this afternoon.

P.B. Weldy  5 years ago

Great… I’d shared it on my Facebook

mr frog  4 years ago

photoshop???

BlueRose  4 years ago

Im fairly sure I saw a tut on the road dragging on but after searching the net for a while I couldnt find it :(

Irina  2 years ago

Amazing pictures, I wonder how is it done?

Savannah  2 years ago

I would love to learn how to do photo manipulation! sometimes it just adds so much more to the photo and it can also make the photo more entertaining and thought provoking to look at. I’m pretty bad too, but in the future, I would really love to sit down and spend some time learning it.

kainov  1 year ago

Very impressive. I can look at these pictures for a long time.

Jedna Chwila  1 year ago

I like photo manipulation. Thank your for these examples :)

Sophie  11 months ago

I especially like the knife one… I tend to like the creepy photomanipulations like these ones

http://flobelebelebobele.deviantart.com/art/Need-a-Dentist-364502571

http://learnphotoediting.net/photomanipulation_alien.html

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