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This article was published on July 7, 2008

Mischievous Monday Mornings: lost a leg to Photoshop


Mischievous Monday Mornings: lost a leg to Photoshop
Ernst-Jan Pfauth
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Ernst-Jan Pfauth

Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He a Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He also served as The Next Web’s blog’s first blogger and Editor in Chief, back in 2008. At De Correspondent, Ernst-Jan serves as publisher, fostering the expansion of the platform.

Since Boris is on a well-deserved vacation, I’m taking care of his edgy and funny weekly series Mischievous Monday Mornings. I’m not sure where Boris finds his inspiration, but for me a traditional newspaper did it. The web editor of nrc.next, Esther Holtkamp, pointed me to the Photoshop Disasters blog, a place where “Eddie con Carne” keeps track of hilarious or freaky Photoshop blunders. Turns out that most Photoshop artists should take a class in anatomy. Eddie proves this with screenshots and great comments. Like “Givenchy Polio Chic“, this model lost a leg to a somewhat too zealous Photoshop guy:

Or what about Mary Kate Olsen’s bobblehead, the cosmetically erased belly button, and Eddie van Halen’s second youth? Sorry for ruining your Monday morning productivity…

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