Photoshop. It’s not that hard, folks. Sure, there are many buttons, nodules, adjustment brushes and the like to learn and tinker with, but the basics of Photoshop can be easily mastered, especially for those with access to this thing called the Internet. There are many free Photoshop tutorials and we do our best to showcase many of these here at SLR Lounge.
As a photographer, you have to know how to properly post process an image using Lightroom, Photoshop or another software. Bottom line. And as evidenced with many of these epic Photoshop FAILS, it’s also quite handy to also have a set of eyeballs. Case in point, this little gem I saw yesterday as I was looking for the perfect Halloween costume (just kidding, I don’t dress up…nor could I pull off that wig):
I mean, it is eBay, so my expectations in their ability to properly edit an image is quite low, but still. What’s wrong with her chin?! And her fingers? Were they that deformed that whomever maimed this poor model needed to “fix” her?
To the person who Photoshopped this image, and to anyone who wants to learn how to Photoshop properly, please allow me to direct you to some solid and FREE Post Processing education:
There are many more Photoshop tutorials here as well as Lightroom tutorials here if you find a free afternoon with nothing to do. Us photographers really should invest some time into learning proper post production to make this world (and eBay) a better place.
If you are looking for an in depth post processing education and you have a couple of bucks to spend, I highly recommend the tutorials from the crew over at Phlearn as well as our Lightroom Workshop DVD, which will provide you with hours of education and seriously the best preset system out there (and I’m not just saying that because I have to. See for yourself!) [via Buzzfeed/eBay]