Welcome to Photoshop Disasters! Since 2006, we have made it our mission to feature the very best of the worst Photoshop mistakes on the web. PSD was the internet’s first one-topic blog to focus solely on bad photo editing, and we have blazed the trail for other humor sites by pointing out the egregious overuse, and abuse, of Photoshop in the advertising industry.
Each month, over 1.2 million readers visit PSD to get their daily fix of graphic design humor. Many of the disasters that we feature on the site were submitted by members of our large, devoted, global audience. Our community is a close-knit and highly interactive group, both here on the site and on our very active Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ pages. Many of our readers are graphic designers, photographers, and photo editors themselves, so not much gets by them when it comes to spotting and dissecting disasters.
Over the years, PSD has fearlessly called out industry giants such as Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret, Gucci, Vogue, and more for their flagrant misuse of Photoshop, both in print and online. As a result, PSD has cemented its place as the leading expert in exposing Photoshop errors. Our findings have been featured on a multitude of reputable media sources, including The New York Times, Adweek, BBC World
It stands to reason that not all advertisers enjoy having their images labeled a “Photoshop disaster.” We have endured our fair share of lawsuits, angry emails, and rants from famous models and photographers who wish to defend their work. However, as Photoshop and
other photo editing software become more and more prevalent in our society, we stand by our mission to point out everything unrealistic, physically impossible, and just plain strange-looking in today’s advertising.
You can take a look at one of the site’s most popular posts here, and don’t forget to check out our list of the Top 10 Photoshop Disasters of 2012. For submissions, advertising inquiries or other questions, feel free to email us.