We all make mistakes, but some mistakes have far bigger consequences than others.
If we make a grave error at MakeUseOf, we can post an update or correct ourselves in the comments section. When you’re working with print the problem isn’t that easily solved. Those mistakes cannot be erased.
Written errors aren’t the worst of it – they are glanced at and forgotten.
Bad photoshop mistakes are the absolute worst-case scenario – photo editing gone very wrong. We all suspect most glamor magazines touch up their pictures. That suspicion becomes very real if the model suddenly misses her leg or belly button.
It’s even worse when we’re not talking about modelling. How about an ad for children’s toys or – if worse comes to worst – a charity campaign. It’s ridiculous if you know how much has been paid for these ads. Although these errors are usually due to lazy and inattentive designers, everyone should have noticed these errs in passing – and stopped them.
There are blogs that gather these Photoshop mistakes – often dubbed Photoshop disasters by the 2.0 point-and-laugh blogs. Read on if you would like to have a laugh at what gets past the print editors these days.
PsD, short for Photoshop Disasters, is the leading blog in Photoshop errors. Since print is one of the only ways to make sure it really is an accidental occurring, they specialize in print covers, ads and overall article pictures. Ads make up the big majority of them – which is one of the only sectors where image editing is actually accepted.
You can expect uploading periods with relatively frequent updates, interchanged with some more quiet periods. But highly laughable quality material is always at hand. Browse the ‘Photoshop disasters’ chronically and dig into the not inconsiderable archive, or use the tags to browse similar errs.
If you’re a frequent magazine or newspaper reader and have encountered a Photoshop mistake in the past – or if you ever do in the future – you can send them into these sites. They’ll more than appreciate the extra content.
Photoshop Mistakes makes for a decent second place. It isn’t as popular as the previously mentioned Photoshop Disasters, but does provide quality and a little change in content.
The content of the two sites is very similar and often recurring. After all, printed photo editing disasters don’t occur that often.
Like the former blog, you can browse the site chronologically, or by using the tags. Alternatively, they also offer a Twitter feed. If you’re an avid Twitter user, you can follow them to stay on top of any future updates. You certainly won’t be the only one.
What do you think of these image editing mistakes? A sad mistake or an opportunity for a good laugh? If you know any other sites, or twitter and meme feeds to keep an eye on future Photoshop disasters, drop a comment below.
Want to avoid disasters like these? You can start out by reading our Idiot’s Guide to Photoshop!