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Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece

In 1988 Adobe created Photoshop which effectively took over after its initial release in 1990, and the rest is history!

Way before computers were invented, we have been perfecting the art of photo manipulation ever since the photograph was invented.

The main purpose of photo manipulation is to persuade and deceive its viewers like using technical and creative retouching, or for self-expression and improved story telling such as in advertising.

In the early days manipulation was achieved by retouching the images with ink, paint, double-exposure, piecing photos or negatives together in the darkroom, scratching Polaroids and using air brushes, whence the term “airbrushing”.

In the 80’s with the rise of digital technology photographers and designers started to use Quantel Computers running programmes like Paintbox and then Silicon Graphics computers running Barco Creator. In 1988 Adobe created Photoshop which effectively took over after its initial release in 1990, and the rest is history!

Here is a fine collection of rather good special effects photos showing how powerful the art of photo manipulation is.

Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash
Little Hungry Doll – Lilifllane
Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash
The Train – Evenliu
Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash
Firerider – Laszlo Prucz
Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash
Lightening Collector – Allan Davey
Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash
Kitty Freak – Mashina
Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash
The Bridge – Zetobyte
Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash
Forest Face – Jose Laino
Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash
K 316 – Radoslav Penchev
Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash
Piece of Shit – Noro8
Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash
Luise – Megan7
Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash
Light Bulb Explosion – Dennis – Pedersen
Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash
Regina Twopointzero – Jam Abelanat
Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash
Eternally Yours – J-u-d-a-s
Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash
Climbing Man – John Lamb
Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash
Seat i – Jens Sage
Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash
Eye of the Rainbow – Mladen Bozickovic
Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash
Lamplight – Notvitruvian
Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash
Dreamwalker – Alltelleringet
Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash
Dream Within a Dream – ElementofOne1
Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash
Celebration of Life – Sandy Ostroff
Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash
The Doll – Jan Abelanat
Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash
Cyberfootball – Mihail Kiryanov
Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash
Publik Defence – Serge – Pilipenko
Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash
Abandoned – TylerReitan

Examples of How Photo Manipulation Can Create a Masterpiece - Design Mash Elegy of Decay – BigBad-Red[/caption

Written by Gabriella

Gabriella Sky - I have previously worked as a designer and part-time model, but now work globally as a product buyer for Selfridges & Co

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