Category Archives: reflections

Evonik: Take Time to Reflect

Ships have had mermaids on their bow for ages, but it’s only with modern technology that we can make them appear unrealistically.

Photoshop Disasters

If your company is drawing calling themselves “creative surface specialists,” you may want to double-check that those surfaces reflect quality control. Speaking of poor ad practice, does it seem like this ad is trying too hard? Do you really love my problems, or are you just trying to make me open up so you can see my mermaid goodies?

Thanks T.

Fotolia: PsD For Sale!

Due to the popularity of our series on reflections Fotolia have now created a special category of images which include a PsD. Extra credits required.

Big thanks to Stéphanie for sending this in. You can see the original here. If you can’t see the PSD, use our label as a hint :)

Reader Captions:

This is the high end quality you get for a 6 buck job from somebody in  a foreign county….. by Kleenex

It’s so bad, it actually makes sense again. by Thomas

Alberta Ferretti: The Shadow Knows

hair no hair

Why spend squillions on the photoshoot with the lovely Claudia Schiffer and then do a clumsy photoshop? Hints: light sources, shadows, but mostly watching the movie of the making of the ad.

Thanks Ana. You can see the original here. If you can’t see the PSD, please check out our red image gallery to see our marked up image.

How about
“Claudia through the looking glass (the PSD is the bottle missing its ‘drink me’ tag).”
“Claudia Schiffted into a parallel dimension”
“Hair on the palms of your hands are a sure sign of…”  by Gaussian