By AN Jay on September 12, 2009

Believe It Or Not But These Are Not Photoshopped

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There are hundreds of posts available on the internet about photoshop and photo manipulation. You probably have also seen many photos or images that have been photoshopped and inspire others. Today, we are posting another post that probably will make you look twice. In this post we are listing few 10 Excellent Photos That Look Like They’re Photoshopped But Are Not. These are not photoshopped in terms of that all the objects and their actions are real but might be edited for colors adjustments etc. I appreciate to all those talented photographers who taken these excellent photos with their efforts, imaginations and creativity to give us a chance to see these photographic wonders from their creative eyes.This list is not long in numbers but I promise you that when you start browsing them in details it will surely refresh you and force you to know more about these photographers. These are the wonder creations of photographers who use their creativity with a different angle and approach to get the result that makes a difference.

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Once again, saying ‘not Photoshopped’ really means ‘Photoshopped’. I get it…they’re real photographs, but they’re almost all ‘Photoshopped’ — HDR, vignetting, color replacement, vibrance, etc. If it isn’t straight from the camera, it’s been ‘shopped…

Some cool pics though.

I agree to CRMT
if you are have a little clue about photography you can clearly see, all these photos have been photoshopped. Maybe not created or added things that werent in the frame.. But all are vibrak, color corrected and replacement.

Wow, that needle one looks quite scary!


This is clearly all photoshopped, but I will give you it was not all drawn. Every last one of them. sorry.

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Not photoshopped eh? Why can you see the reflection of the blue sky on the motorcycle body?

The motorbike is photoshopped. Its badly cutout and look at the shadows on his knee. Is the sun beneath him???

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In the second image, the dude with the bike is added – check out the small white contour on the helmet and under his arm. Also, background sky has a lot of noise, the dude doesn’t. The shadow is well placed though.

But all have some degree of “photoshopping”, even if it’s some small colour correction or noise removal.

Thank you all. I was prepared to accept on trust that the photographs hadn’t been photoshopped, and simply admire them. By your comments you’ve alerted me to noticing more. If I can’t recognise a photoshop how can I hope to take decent photographs.

The second one is badly photoshopped. The shadows on the man do not fit with the sun position. Except this one, all other are great photos.

Sorry but the second one is clearly a fake, no one is that good at getting motion that vivid, crisp and clear in colour. Don’t quite buy the movement of the tire treads over the cloud and spokes either.
But there are some really amazing pics here tho!!!

I can’t beleive that these are not photoshoped.

Interesting selection. Love the lightning and the last water reflection. Although I agree with everyone about the 2nd one.

People, don’t confuse photomanipulation with Photoshopped… Nearly all photos posted online have some editing done to them: cropping, color correction, dodge, burn, etc.

Maybe a closer eye next time though. ;) Good selection.

And on the 2nd one – how is it the tread is blurred, but the spokes are not?

Awesome photos.

To all the guys that say that the bike jumper is ps’ed: Ever heard of ‘off camera flash’? It’s clearly flashed from beneath the subject.


If you’ve had enough experience with studio light setups, and how sunlight + artificial light + reflected light plays with each other, it’d still be impossible to reproduce that exact lighting.

Besides, the real giveaway for the 2nd pic is not the lighting, it’s the residual cut-pixels clearly visible in the wrist of the rider. Any strong flash will give a clear demarcation between skin color, or the red glove, and the sky. It won’t go skin color, white pixel, then sky.

In fact that’s an example of poor Photoshop skillz right there.

I also have serious doubts about the “Go Fast” photograph. The giveaway here are the sideview mirrors: any exposure long enough to produce such heavy perspective and motion blur should produce the same amount of motion blur on the reflections on the sideview mirrors. They didn’t. Also, for such a long exposure the speedometer or tachometer (whichever that instrument is) needle would have changed; it’s nearly impossible for that to stay in one place for that long, specially in such a crowded setting.

Same streaking should also have been seen in the reflection in the fuel tank (smooth body area at the bottom of the photo)

I agree.. If you know anything about photoshop you know what to look for.. they are original pictures but have been brought into photoshop and “buffed up”.. you can tell especially in the motorcycle one.. look in the right side view cars or lights..hhmm..suspect i think so..

If the lighting with the proper remote triggered flashes is right it is possible to create the effect seen here. Did you see the other published shot by Chris Hultner of a Motorbike jump? Here: It’s done using 2 radio controlled vivitar strobes. I admit it looks almost like being ps’ed but there are still photographers out there that know their trade. (At least I sincerely hope so.)

Some nice looking stuff, aside from the arguments about the bike pictures “These are not photoshopped in terms of that all the objects and their actions are real but might be edited for colors adjustments etc.”
That means they are still photoshopped!

Bad title, I lost 3 minutes but you won, at the end your really made me to loose trust on thsi website with that misleading title.

The picture with the television tower looks wonderful. You don’t see such a color that often. But still there are always people that will say that some photo has been ps’ed just because they cannot imagine that such beautifull photos exist. I am not saying that all of the photo’s above are free from any photoshop activities, but still.

So beautifull picture I am not saying that all of the photo’s above are free from any photoshop activities, but still.

There are some really nice photos here and even though they are not photoshop free they are still great examples of what can be achieved. Thanks for sharing these with us.

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I have to admit that I’m slightly skeptical of a couple, but I may be wrong. Nevertheless great collection of incredible photographs.

I use photoshop like a great program

photoshop and corel draw beautiful graphics programs.

All these are shopped. :)

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Wow, that needle one looks quite scary!

Buggy<<< why do u think my heart is photoshopped? dont u think clouds can take that shape? i was just lucky to catch it becasue i hunt clouds, believe or not i did not shopped it u just to shopped about pictures that u cant catch by yourself

Of course my motocross photo was processed through photoshop, all photos are run through PS. However nothing was added or taken away from this photo.

I’ll admit I did a poor job of over-saturating the sky–did it on the quick.

The photo was shot with off camera flash (a Norman 200C camera left) with a Nikon D70 at F/10 1-1000th. That’s why there’s a shadow across the knee.

You can check my Flickr page for other examples from this shoot.

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Nevertheless great collection of incredible photographs.

of incredible photographs.

of incredible photographs.

can see where these have been photoshopped, but amazing photos

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Why does no one here believe these could be real? On the motorcycle, the blue on the gas tank is from the display…
On Trey Canard the dirt bike, yes the underside of his leg is lit up, its called lights and a flash. These are easily all very real.

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