What better way to teach kids Photoshop than by using it to create such a disastrous result?

Family Fail

Zoom in on the edges of the “dad’s” ears and the kids’ heads.  I think the culprit GA became hypnotized by seeing the word “flatten” too long while working on this, and went and selected Flatten Layers way before it was ready.  I mean, look at the dad’s eyes. He’s like a human Hypno Toad.  I just looked for a few seconds, and already want to flatten him.

Thanks Kelly. You can see the original on the Plum District site.

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  • Lightstriker Stormyhahaha

     That kid is thinking where’s my real dad, he doesn’t transverse dimensions and time.

    He’s so adorable.

  • Katy Did

    it looks to me like the shoulders and arms belonged to “mom”, and they switched the head out to be “dad”! either that, or he’s had a shoulder-ectomy! 

  • Jay

    I find it hard to believe that they couldn’t find some stock photo of a guy reading a book to his kids.

  • Cropper

    Check out Happy Daddy! LOL!

  • Ben

    It definitely looks as though none of the five elements of the scene (sofa, adult, child, baby, book) were ever in the same room at the same time…

    The “Great for dads” sticker is strategically placed so the artist didn’t have to worry about any hands holding the book, and as Katy stated, dad’s head looks as though it’s been superimposed on someone else’s body…

  • Gianni777s

    What I don’t understand is why can’t the agency get a dad, two kids, the book and do a photo shoot???

    • Jshook

      They thought they could save some money and nobody would know the difference.

    • Lightstriker Stormyhahaha

       This is your first time here. Welcome PSD virgin.

      • Gianni777s

        Actually not my first time, but thanks!

    • kirstymca

      Or indeed a stock photo of a dad really reading to kids, and then replace the cover design. That wouldn’t be very difficult.

  • Jshook

    I think they took the head of the Dad on the cover of the book “My Super Dad” and stuck it on the “real” father’s head. Maybe when you order a book you have to send in a photo of the Dad and they use it on the cover. They do that with the children: “FlattenMe incorporates your child’s name and photo into sweet, imaginative tales that stand up to repeat readings…” 

    • Bird

      If you go to ta-da! There he is.

      • Gianni777s


        After taking your suggestion and going to FlattenMe, I think the Ad was actually supposed to look “Flat”. Hmmm.

    • Jshook

      My theory:

  • kleenex

    This is another one of those less than five buck budget,has to be done in under 30 minute, but still has to look look perfect photo deals….

  • Jshook
  • Jshook

    Of wait, yes there is. Back to our regularly-scheduled programming.

  • Jugstopper

    Every time I look again, his head is more frightening.

  • CragAntler

    Looks a lot like Shepard Smith from FixedNews.

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