Every now and then, a photo so ambiguous emerges, it’s merely praying to be featured on the subreddit r/ photoshopbattles. From the President of France celebrating a football match to a sleepy 2-year-old, Bored Panda has compiled a listing of before-and-after pictures from the wackiest PS combats on Reddit, demonstrated that a good photo editor is nothing compared to a collective troll army. At least in terms of creativity. So scroll down, enjoy the submissions, and upvote your favourites!
Man Holding Fish While Bear Stands Behind Him
If you’re not familiar with it, here’s how a Photoshop battle works: redditors( Reddit users) upload unedited images to the subreddit and its subscribers are encouraged to edit the images in any way they want and submit the artwork in the comments section where they are voted on by the community. The more votes a particular artwork produces, the higher in the section it is displayed, and the one that receives the most points “wins” the battle.
This Cunning Duckling
Currently, the time-sensitive and competitive/ r/ photoshopbattles is the 31 st biggest subreddit with over 15 M subscribers. On average, 111 posts appear on it every day, receiving 310 remarks during their first 24 hours. One period, a picture of Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg pouring coffee sparked a Photoshop battle. Redditors employed the photo to put Solberg in Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and Game of Thrones, among many other scenarios. It escalated up to a phase where the politician herself noticed what was going on and recognise the rivalry. “I realize that with the facial expression I have there, it can be tempting to use the picture in other contexts, ” Solberg told VGTV . “