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30 Brilliant Photos That Look Like They Are Photoshopped But Are Not

May 18th, 2010

Photomanipulation techniques have become so much common that some time we wonder if the image is real or Photoshopped; and our today’s post is the example of this dilemma. In this post we have gathered some real photos that have not been photoshopped but look like that. These photos are the result of incredible artwork of photographers who used their creative in somewhat very bizarre manner to produce such a wonderful artwork! Please feel free to share your comments with us and share this post with your friends, colleagues, co-workers and family members.

30 Brilliant Photos That Are Not Photoshopped

The Saint

The Saint

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni

Blue

Blue

Fly Rider – Best EXTREAM SPORT PHOTO

Fly Rider - Best EXTREAM SPORT PHOTO

Sun ring.

Sun ring.

Photos

Photos

Apple and water

Apple and water

FALL

FALL

Dinge die ins Wasser fallen

Dinge die ins Wasser fallen

Fan’s Eye

Fan's Eye

Last Drop

Last Drop

Depth of Night

Depth of Night

Escalade

Escalade

Washed Up Hearts ll

Washed Up Hearts ll

Home alone

Home alone

Gelato di nuvola

Gelato di nuvola

Final act

Final act

Free

Free

Barrel Time

Barrel Time

Falling Up

Falling Up

Dreamland

Dreamland

She

She

Infinite Possibilities

Infinite Possibilities

Pregnant water

Pregnant water

New miracle ?

New miracle ?

Love Will Come Through

Love Will Come Through

Lending a helping hand

Lending a helping hand

Roof Dancers

Roof Dancers

Shadow #2

Shadow #2

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34 comments for „30 Brilliant Photos That Look Like They Are Photoshopped But Are Not
  1. kevin on May 18th, 2010 at 3:24 am

    Really cool set of pics here. I also tried some of these back in the day and they came out good too.

  2. Daniel Pereira on May 18th, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Amazing stuff! True photography, at its best…

  3. esranull on May 18th, 2010 at 3:59 am

    very nice photo thanks a lot

  4. allexa on May 18th, 2010 at 4:10 am

    wow…pregnant water is my fav :)

  5. Rockstar Sid on May 18th, 2010 at 4:23 am

    Amazing collection! Love the water droplet pics..

  6. Jordan Walker on May 18th, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Amazing photography!

  7. Sarah William on May 18th, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Fantastic collection of photos…really amazing…The power of nature captured is truly impressive….

  8. Lost Lettermen on May 18th, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Amazing photos! Brilliant work!!

  9. adone on May 18th, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Brilliant Photos:) Thanks

  10. Rebecca on May 18th, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Those pictures, particularly the water and ice ones, are incredible.

  11. Ajani on May 18th, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Ok, these pictures are incredible.

    Wow.

  12. Balu on May 18th, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Brilliant Collection

  13. slorinc on May 18th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    HDRI doesn’t count as Photoshop nowdays?

  14. Rick. on May 18th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    The little gal’s shadow has been Photoshopped away in the third photo. Pointless depth perception trick at that point. They could’ve done the whole thing in PS and not left home. Still, the rest are lovely.

  15. Scott Bulger on May 18th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Interesting. As a professional photographer for the last 30 years, I looked at those images and didn’t see anything that looked “photoshopped”, yet I imagine that every single one of them was. “Photoshop” is a noun. It is a thing. It is just a piece of software that does what the owner instructs it to do. All of those images were opened in Photoshop, had the levels and curves adjusted, maybe the saturation, etc… The negative stigma attached to photographs that are “photoshopped” needs to go away. “Deception” is what should have the negative connotation attached to it. There is absolutely nothing that you can do in Photoshop that you can’t do in the darkroom if you have the skills.

  16. inspirationfeed on May 18th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Nice collection, very inspiring!

  17. Josh on May 18th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Hmm…. Most of them aren’t impressive at all… and this idea for the post is pretty hackneyed, don’t you think?

    • TheStanduk on May 24th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

      I think the work displayed here is an excellent standard Josh. It would be interesting to compare it with some of your work if you feel none of it is “Impressive”? I would certainly give you an honest open critique. Just a thought.

  18. A! on May 18th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    “I removed Aileen’s shadow with Photoshop. It was my careful positioning that allowed Aileen’s shoes to appear to overlap, not photoshop.”

    Third pic..

  19. Johnson Koh on May 19th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    The “FALL” looks really dangerous

  20. Vinko on May 19th, 2010 at 2:55 am

    Amazing shoot :)

  21. Ravindranath on May 19th, 2010 at 3:18 am

    Again a good collection – nice

  22. adelacreative on May 19th, 2010 at 4:07 am

    Cool! I like the pregnant water!

  23. Evan Skuthorpe on May 19th, 2010 at 6:03 am

    Some great shots. Easily my favourite is the salt lake with the two girls.

  24. Wilson on May 21st, 2010 at 12:35 am

    “Dreamland” really look like it’s been photoshopped.

  25. tim on May 22nd, 2010 at 10:57 am

    great photos… I disagree that “they looked photoshopped”

  26. Andrea Leti on May 26th, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Fantastic!!! Really amazing photoshopped.

    Sorry for my bad english!

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  29. Anto on June 25th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Brilliant collection of photographs!

  30. mohamad on March 15th, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    wow…Escalade water is my fav :)Escalade

  31. Waqar Ahmed on March 16th, 2011 at 2:43 am

    Brilliant & fabulous :-)

  32. Ann on March 16th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    What fun! These pictures are beautiful! THANKS FOR SHARING!

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