Photoshop Bob Ross

Photoshop Bob Ross

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Photoshop Bob Ross is a photoshop meme using an image template of the celebrity painter standing in front of a blank canvas. Taken from a promotional photograph for his instructional television program The Joy of Painting, it is most often used as an exploitable to frame various images in the blank canvas as if they were drawn by Ross.


In January 2002, Something Awful announced a photoshop contest against rival site[9] with the topic "TV Shows That Would Never Be Made." One of the Something Awful submissions[10] entered by user The Yellow Yell was entitled "The Joy Of Furries," depicting Bob Ross drawing a humanlike animal laying in a provocative position.

Β  JOY FURRIES Let Bob Ross guide you into a magical world of fantasy, discovery, happy little animals and I swear, its not all sex sex sex for god's sake why don't you mundane hy00mans just open your minds and accept there might be some people who are different and special in their own way? We don't all want to hump ms Just some of us. Why must Reznor understands me. Well he

The base photo (shown left above) is considered the most well-known image[3] of the late artist; it has appeared on his estate’s website[7] as well as various merchandise relating to his television series including DVDs[4], books[5] and painting kits.[6]


On September 17th, 2004, a challenge titled β€œPhotoshop Bob Ross”[1] was posted on the British digital art community b3ta.[2] Within the first 24 hours of the challenge, over 11 pages worth of images were posted. Similar photoshopped images appeared on[8] as early as January 13th, 2007.

In 2009, the exploitable was used in photoshop contests on Something Awful twice[11][12] as well as on the Facepunch forums.[13] A gallery of these images was posted to Unreality Magazine[14] in August of that year. In 2010, another Bob Ross photoshop thread took place on the Newgrounds forums.[15] A photo gallery was posted to eBaum's World[17] in April 2012. More images can be found on Tumblr with the tag Bob Ross.[16]

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