Obaid ur Rehman May 18th, 2010

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

Photomanipulation techniques have become so much common that sometimes we wonder if the image is real or Photoshopped; and our today’s post is an 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 creativity in a somewhat very bizarre manner to produce such 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

In Memoriam

Salar de Uyuni


Fly Rider






Fan's Eye

Coffee Cup

New Moon


Home alone

Ice Cream




Milk Splash



Infinite Possibilities

Pregnant water

New miracle


Milky Way

Roof Dancers



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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

    1. 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.

  5. “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..

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