Category Archives: really?

North Korea: Hovercraft Clone Wars

Keen-eyed observers noticed something odd about this propaganda photo released by North Korean officials on Tuesday.  It seems they tried to make a recent military training drill look a bit more impressive with a little help from our friend, the clone tool.


 (Original photograph courtesy of KCNA via KNS/AFP/Getty Images)



This certainly isn’t the first time a government agency has used Photoshop to pump up their photos, and it definitely won’t be the last, but it does make you wonder how they think they’ll get away with something like this in today’s day and age. Don’t they know we at PS Disasters live for this stuff?

Many thanks to Laurent for the tip, and to The Guardian for the enhanced images.


The Kamppinen family of West Helsinki lost their lives in a tragic herring boat accident last week.  It is rumored they currently haunt their favorite restaurant while awaiting a Finnish translation of The Handbook for the Recently Deceased.

Family Fail

Transparency and feathering? That’s overkill on the same level as wearing both a belt and suspenders.  As PSD’s go, this one is rather insubstantial.

Thanks Emilia.


I don’t know why I feel so tipsy.  I’ve only had a single glass.

Not sure why the only things that are in focus in this image are the girl and the bicycle, but I’m getting a migraine the longer I look at it.  Gonna go out on a limb here and assume that whatever this wine is, the price is the same whether bought by the bottle or by the glass.

Thanks Fay! You can see the original on the Torciano site. 

Kusmitea: Tea Anyone?

ice tea

There is nothing more sinister than ice that sinks to the bottom of the glass…

Thanks goes to cc_tweet on Twitter. The original can be found here.  If you can’t see the PSD, please check out our marked up version. 

The real error, of course, is putting ice in tea, which is something only a person who doesn’t understand tea (viz. Germans, Americans) would do. By Rob