Photoshop Troll “Fixes” People’s Photos in the Most Hilarious and Literal Ways

Funny Photoshop Edits by James Fridman

Photoshop experts are able to rework images into all kinds of fabricated realities. From color correction and filters to cropping and resizing, the powerful digital tool offers countless editing options. And while most Photoshop experts use the software for professional graphic design, British digital artist James Fridman uses it to troll the Internet. He’s known for taking requests to “fix” the images of people from all over the world. However, rather than take their directions seriously, the witty artist interprets their commission literally, resulting in hilarious and surreal images.

Fridman has been making funny photo edits for several years, but people online can’t seem to get enough of his creations. Everyone who submits their photo to Fridman knows they will get something funny in return, but the Photoshop expert always manages to deliver the unexpected. In one recent photo, he was asked to edit out a woman’s friend who “photobombed” her portrait. Instead of simply removing the man from the picture, Fridman opted to blend his face into a rock and add a cheeky reply: “What friend?” In another, a girl asked the artist to turn her boyfriend into a boxer, but rather than give him bigger muscles and boxing gloves, he turned him into a boxer dog.

Each Photoshop creation is sure to make you giggle, but Fridman stresses that he doesn’t want to change a person’s appearance in favor of society’s beauty standards. For one request, a girl with Muscular Dystrophy asked Fridman to “straighten [her] arms” to make her look “normal.” However, Fridman returned the image unchanged and wrote, “Acceptance of your true self can be a constant battle. The term ‘normal’ is a propaganda technique used by the modern society to make us conform to a pre-existing standard.” The artist adds, “If people can't look past your physical condition, they are most likely not worth your attention. A pretty young girl with a genuine smile and beautiful hair is all I see in this picture.”

When he’s not Photoshopping, Fridman runs his own foundation that helps support children and young people affected by social issues. He uses humor and art to help kids develop confidence, resilience, and self-esteem.

Scroll down to check out some of Fridman’s latest “fixed” photos, and find more on his website and Instagram.

Photoshop expert James Fridman is known for taking requests to “fix” the images of people from all over the world.

Funny Photoshop Edits by James Fridman

The witty artist interprets each person's commission literally, resulting in hilarious and surreal images.

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Sometimes, the images Fridman receives don't need any editing at all.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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