As the world becomes more tech-savvy and the internet becomes a more explored area, people should be getting better at Adobe Photoshop, right? Wrong. If you’ve ever explored the internet, there is no doubt in my mind that you have stumbled upon a website that hosts a plethora of photoshopped images gone wrong. If not, check these out:


Example 1:

Our first example is of this newspaper featuring a newly-released game titled “Gears of War 3.” Besides the fact you may not be able to read this newspaper because it’s in Spanish, what’s wrong with this image? Well, nothing besides the fact that Gears of War 3 is only available on the Xbox 360 and not on the Playstation 3 as shown here. 

Example 2:

Our second example brings us to a water-maked image of a woman “lounging” on a chair in a beach scenary; if you can’t tell what’s wrong here then all I can do to help you is to pray for you because this is a very poor attempt at Photoshop. The woman’s face not only doesn’t sit smoothly on her face, but her face isn’t even facing the same way as her head is turned. Good grief, somebody do something about this nightmare.


“Why are these images too much” you may ask. Well, if it wasn’t for the fact that both of these images deal with a product being sold then I would turn the other cheek but this is too much for me to not blog about (plus, I am a huge Gears of War fan). The images are not only poorly photoshopped, but they deal with a product being sold and manipulating an image for sales is just down right criminal. The Gears of War photo would mislead people to think it’s being released on the PS3 and would cause a whole bunch of ruckus on the internet, while the image of the lady is being sold and altering her looks for sales isn’t right. Well then, where should the line be drawn? The line should be drawn immediately when altering the image of the product being sold is manipulated. For example, if a model is photoshopped but she’s just advertising some perfume, then I wouldn’t care. But if you’re selling a photo of strictly her and she’s the “product”, then that’s when the line should be drawn. It’s hard to determine where the line should be crossed because some people just don’t care while others are all about being morally righteous (yeah, right) but if you’re manipulating a product to make it seem more appealing, then your soul is full of doo-doo and you need to be fired because that’s just unprofessional. 


Seeing as how Photoshop has become such a huge part of design and the creation of art, there’s no way we can go back to the “olden days.” Photoshop makes it easier for people to manipulate images to make cool posters or advertisements and now that it’s so widely used, it would be impossible to find an alternative unless Adobe finds a substitute for Photoshop. Using Photoshop is being taught in schools and unless it’s religion, it won’t be leaving our educational system or work-world anytime soon.