50 Mind Blowing Photo Manipulations

June 10th, 2011

Creating something out of the ordinary by combining two or more elements is not a new concept in the graphic design field. Photo manipulation is a true example of such collaboration that almost always brings astonishing results. Photo manipulation basically is a technique combining graphic design and photography.

In photo manipulations, the photographs are being edited with the help of graphic editing software to create an image that can inspire even the most critical of eyes. If performed successfully, they can provide a realistic view of an unreal subject. Loads of creativity and imagination go into the process of these fantastical photo manipulations.

Here we have gathered some amazing examples of photo manipulations. They run the spectrum of the fantastic to the real, blending wonderfully imaginative illustrative elements with the photos they were wrought from. Enjoy!

Gallery of Manips






Vertical Turn

Fishy island

Eyes in Head

Chess king

Sleeping ocean

Plastic Death



Dancing with Death

Inner Reflection



Don’t Miss the Adventure

Childhood Dream

Fishing in the sky

A Sweet Pasture

Explosive Kiss


Digital Art

My little moon


After 10 pm

Guitar Splash

Wet dreams on open waters

Eyes speak

Face Cutting

Embrace My Sorrow

A Break in the Monotony

Lazy dog

Smoking kills

On an Island


My Cocon




Sammy the Spidat

Cook in brain


Ex luce mutatio

Home is where the heart is

Go your own road

Kiss of Death

Reaching the sky 2

Consider Some of Our Previous Posts:

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  • Fresh Photo Manipulation Tutorial
    The whole process of manipulating your photograph requires loads of patience and skills which comes with experience. Here is gathered a collection of some useful tutorials that will guide you through the process of photo manipulation. We hope you will like this collection!
  • 45 Brilliant Examples of Photo Manipulation Art
    Photo manipulation is probably one of the most popular application areas in which Adobe Photoshop is used extensively. Here is gathered some of incredible examples of Photo manipulated images from extremely talented Photoshop artists.
  • 50 Stunning Examples of Photo Manipulation Art
    In this post you will find some examples of photo manipulation related to nature, photography, objects, illustrations, HDR, abstract and fantasy-related concepts.


Aquil Akhter is a web graphic designer and has been working in this field for 8 years. He also runs the blog, which focuses on free web resources and inspiration for designers and developers.

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52 comments for „50 Mind Blowing Photo Manipulations
  1. john on June 10th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I like these manipulations.Thank you

  2. Andrew Norton on June 10th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    all pictures are awesome & nice. good guest post.

  3. Hal (GT) on June 10th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Those pics are absolutely stunning. That is some incredible talent and imagination.

  4. inspirationfeed on June 11th, 2011 at 4:54 am

    WOW! What an incredible collection, these are wonderful!

  5. jayz on June 11th, 2011 at 7:01 am

    hebattt….amazing,,,, i like it

  6. Srikanth Rao on June 11th, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Wow awesome pics..!

  7. Gourav on June 12th, 2011 at 3:23 am

    These are just amazing

    Why don’t you put a facebook button on the blog, I’d like to share this with my friends

    • Robert Bowen on June 14th, 2011 at 8:51 am

      Sorry, Gourav. We had one at one time, but ultimately decided to take it down. We appreciate the sentiment though.

  8. S.K. (Insfired) on June 12th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    I usually hate superlatives like “mind blowing” in post titles, but this one is justified, WOW!

  9. RV on June 13th, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Wow wonderful creativity. I like all of the them

  10. Robert Bowen on June 14th, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Thanks for all the praise for the post! We are really pleased that so many found it as mind blowing as we did. :)

    Noupe Editorial Team

  11. John Valenty on June 14th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Some scary; all amazing..

  12. Simona on June 22nd, 2011 at 9:52 am

    What gorgeous photos.. Looove these manipulations..

  13. georgie on June 22nd, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    awesome pics!great manipulations and so creative

  14. Al Blasko on June 22nd, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Superb works!

  15. Jane Gottlieb on June 23rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    WOW! Those are awesome & inspiring!

  16. avn rocky on June 26th, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Excellent – that inspires me alot :) thanks for sharing

  17. Jeff Colburn on June 29th, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Wow, great images. Thanks.

    Have Fun,

  18. L. Wray Dillard on June 30th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Very inspiring. Amazing creativity. Thanks for sharing.

  19. raquel on July 2nd, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Montagens perfeitas, adorei. Obrigado por compartilhar.

  20. aakanksha shah on July 2nd, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I like these manipulations. No limits for creativity…!

  21. Stephan Rosger on July 2nd, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Thanks for posting, great examples!

  22. Santhosh on July 3rd, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    What creativity and imagination! Thanks for few moments of being transported in to another world.. :)

  23. David jeffrey Spetch on July 4th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Not bad. I really liked a few of them. Very creative

    / David

  24. abi on July 7th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    nice creativity……….

  25. Sofi on July 7th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Photoshop at its best,

    Very Creative

  26. ciara on July 8th, 2011 at 2:29 pm


  27. Nizher on July 9th, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Wowwww amazing

  28. Allison Hall on July 14th, 2011 at 1:19 am

    This is amazing, breathtaking and inspirational.It is photo art at its finest. Congratulations on a job well done.

  29. Candy on July 27th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    These are AWESOME!!!!!

  30. Milind on August 17th, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Wow Very Nice

  31. xviewart on August 20th, 2011 at 9:25 am

    when i start to see pic one by one , i am surprised every pic is awesome.Plastic death, Storybook, Mindbreaker,Fishy and most of all pic tell us that no limit for cretivity. Welldone

  32. Khushboo on August 24th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    i simply love these abstract form of art that is created in photoshop…it gives me inspiration to try and make them so that i can learn more. beautiful pics.

  33. Rita Sutton on August 24th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Unique and thought provoking. What a creative mind.

  34. Chilombe Simwami on August 25th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    This was totally awesome, even though I’ve seen some of the effects before. Many of them (e.g. Sleeping Ocean, Plastic Death and Ex Luce Mutatio) took me back to the time when I absolutely adored Salvador Dali (in high school). But I’m a fan of the light hearted ones as well, such as “Revealed”, “Storybook” and “Childhood Dream”.


  35. locke on September 1st, 2011 at 2:58 am

    wow, thanks for these pictures!

  36. BABU SHIO on September 15th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Wooow I ove this Pictures! This is amazing, breathtaking and inspirational.It is photo art at its finest. Congratulations on a job well done keep it up brother. ItS AMAZING!

  37. simarillion on September 16th, 2011 at 11:17 am

    best collection i’ve ever seen!
    just great =]

  38. Kulwant Nagi on September 20th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Mind Blowing Pictures… i have never seen before the picture like these.. awesome work..

  39. Ravi on November 12th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    What a creative mind…..
    mind blowwwwin,,,,,!!!!!!

  40. Mr.Bhavesh on December 14th, 2011 at 7:13 am

    Really mind blowing & amazing pictures,Aquil Akhter.

  41. sankarsan on January 28th, 2012 at 1:47 pm


  42. Ashish on March 3rd, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Grate Job Aquil Akhter sir, every snap has own defination. really awesome creativity.. i
    Appericiate your diggilence and hard work.

  43. dev on May 7th, 2012 at 9:22 am

    so lovely manipulation

  44. tarannum chishti on May 15th, 2012 at 9:13 am


  45. pradipbd on July 1st, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Nice…..Really Mind-blowing.

  46. Minakshi on July 23rd, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    ‘Manipulations At I’ts Best’ ,Loved Them All :)

  47. Muhammad Perviaz on August 8th, 2012 at 7:52 am

    This is So Amazing and mind blowing pictures

  48. Michael on September 8th, 2012 at 1:44 am

    From surreal to simply nightmarish, but definitely skillful.

  49. nava on September 13th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    very nice and inspirable sir

  50. Zaheer ahmed khan on September 29th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Mind blowing…so realistic…amazing work…keep it up…..

  51. Shabnam Hussen on March 11th, 2013 at 6:04 am

    This is amazing .