What’s your favourite Photoshop fail?
We’ve had lots of laughs over the past two weeks thanks to the brilliant submissions for our #PhotoshopHolyFails competition. We asked people to tweet us their favourite photo editing disasters, and they responded in droves!
Their submissions were judged by James Fridman (@fjamie013) of Photoshop and Twitter fame, and the winner received a copy of the brand new Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 software. However, before we tell you who tweeted the best photo, have a look through some of the more outrageous entries we received:
@RoxanneT_x highlighted this Photoshop fail that seems to be a pretty excessive way of proving this dancer doesn’t have two left feet. We like Ally from Fifth Harmony’s subtle pose here, but can’t help but feel someone really put their foot in it with the editing.
In future, Ally’s people should use the new, easy-to-use Quick Edit mode in Elements to rotate the image and make quick fixes easily.
@OnlyOlympIAN entered this sneaky snap that showed Kim Kardashian-West’s latest method for shedding pounds. Lobbing off a limb might trick the scales but it won’t run with the rest of us…
Kim K could have avoided this awkward snap with the refined selection brush and software analysis tool that makes sure no small feature gets left out.
@BunjiTech submitted this slightly alarming pic of Barack and Michelle Obama. While many hands make light work, it’s unlikely the president’s First Lady grew another one, so soon after the election.
@Rei_Plays submitted this hilariously bad attempt to erase someone from a photo. Looks like the missing person may still have a hold over the woman, no matter how hard she tries to shake them off…
Mirrored sunglasses have their uses, and luckily highlighting Photoshop fails is one of them. The lesson for our captain here? Always check what you’re reflecting.
And if you still really want to use the photo, then Element 14’s enhanced guidance will make sure you don’t look too silly in your make-believe pic.
And while all of these fails were good, they couldn’t quite top our winning entry…
Winner @SuzMcC72 submitted the #WhereIsSeveGatsNow series, in which Sevelyn Gats is badly photoshopped into other people’s holiday snaps. While we applaud Sevelyn’s commitment to travel, we feel it’s only a matter of time before these families clock on to her antics.
Want to learn more about Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 and all its handy features? Find out more here and discover why the photo editing software is perfect for everyone, from amateur photographers to professionals.
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