Photoshop

Photoshop

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Updated Aug 06, 2012 at 12:43AM EDT by Brad.

Added Mar 30, 2012 at 02:20PM EDT by MDFification.

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Adobe Photoshop is a image editing program published by the Adobe corporation. The program offers a wide variety of tools, with which skilled users can create unique art or alter others images. Photoshop has become so popular that photoshopping or ‘shopping’ has become a de-facto word for image editing in general.

Photoshop as a medium for artistic expression has seen extensive use across the internet, with many Photoshop trends becoming individual memes. Some of these have even spawned a whole “genre” of memetic phenomenons.

Photoshop Trends

There are many trends within Photoshop that are themselves categories of memes. These include:

Photoshop Objects

Across the internet, there are many examples of single images that have become the object of Photoshop phenomenons. An image that is widely photoshoped and mutated can become an inside joke for a community, and gives entertainment without necessarily conveying a message. In some cases, the phenomenons gain notoriety outside their original community and become widespread across the internet. Most of the most notable examples come from prolific communities such as 4chan and Something Awful.

Some examples of Photoshop trends include:

Photo Insertions

A ‘Photo Insertion’ refers to the addition of an infamous image to another one for comedic value, generally by adding an out-of-place character to a scene. Some examples include:

Facial Editing Fads

Facial editing fads consist of a variety of ways of editing peoples’ faces, either by replacing their faces with faces of others, or by editing features on their faces. Face alteration is not unlike photo bombing. Some examples include:

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