Photoshop’s content-aware fill feature is surprisingly punk
11.26.2013
09:11 am

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Photoshop
typography

Content-aware Bowie
 
Italian designer Silvio Lorusso has hit upon a marvelous new design game that anyone who uses Photoshop can play. A few months ago he started a Tumblr called Content-Aware Typography in which he posted (and solicited from readers) images of iconic typography from famous movie posters, album covers, advertising logos and so forth after having deployed Photoshop’s “Content-Aware Fill” feature on them.

The point of it all is that the content-aware feature was never meant to be used on text—it’s used to fill in the space where the user has removed an object from an image. It does so basically by guessing what might be behind the object based on what is visible near the object and then covering it with visual snatches in a randomized fashion. If you’re talking about a forest or a horizon, it can work rather well. Text works in such a specific way that it reveals the content-aware process for what it is, a game attempt by an otherwise stupid algorithm to trick the eye through sheer repetition.

I like the Content-Aware Typography Tumblr so much because it does such violence to the words and visual elements while leaving the basic idea intact. You can usually guess what was originally there, after all. It also seems somewhat like a virus, as if something malign had gotten into our most recognizable icons and replicated itself without rhyme or reason, with an insatiable bent for visual real estate.

The images here don’t come from Content-Aware Typography; I asked a friend, Mark Davis, to generate a few for me (I don’t know Photoshop) and he did so with alacrity and √©lan. If you want to see more, by all means visit the original Tumblr
 
Content-aware Clash
 
Content-aware Beefheart
 
Content-aware Nirvana
 
Content-aware Bowie
 
Content-aware Bowie
 
Content-aware Bowie
 
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Renaissance paintings recreated with modern celebrities
05.16.2013
11:52 am

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Photoshop


Mama June, Honey Boo Boo’s mother
 
Worth1000’s “Modern Renaissance” contest is truly funny. As with all their contests, you kinda have to weed through the ‘shopped images to find some true gems.


 
Via Boing Boing

 

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Common People: Famous faces photoshopped to look like plain folk
07.19.2012
09:00 am

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Amusing

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Photoshop


 
Planet Hiltron, responsible for turning the fab into “meh.”

I’m pretty sure some of these ‘shopped images were making the rounds on the Internet a few years ago. For whatever reason, they’re making a come back. So share again, I shall.

Via Nerdcore

 

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1950s Calendar Girls: The original victims of Photoshop?
05.14.2012
11:22 am

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Art
Sex

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Photoshop
Pin-up girls


 
Source photos of pin-up girls next to their painted “after” image.

What caught my attention about these side-by-side comparisons is how they expose the 1950/60s version of photoshopping. Dig how painter Gil Elvgren, a noted American pin-up master, shaved the curves from real woman’s bodies to “improve” upon them, even back then!

Look at those itty-bitty waists and the exaggerated curvature of the feet! All of this crap has been around much longer than we’ve suspected!

And here I thought “duckface” was a MySpace phenomenon? Alas I’m proven wrong—apparently duckface was alive and well in the 1950s.

Elvgren produced many of his pin-up paintings for Brown & Bigelow, the same company who also produced Norman Rockwell’s decidedly more wholesome Boy Scouts calendars.
 

 

 

 

 
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What if Photoshop was an actual beauty product?


 
I want to shake Jesse Rosten‘s hand, the writer and director of this awesome fake commercial titled “Fotoshop by Adob√©.”

Jesse says, “This commercial isn’t real, neither are society’s standards of beauty.”
 

 
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If only the rioters had started here…

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If only…
 
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Madonna shills Adobe Photoshop Day Cream
05.20.2010
11:00 pm

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Fashion
Music

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image
 
Freakin’ brilliant!
 
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Why God created Photoshop

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