Where would we be without Photoshop? In today's society, it's a must-have tool for any good photographer. Photoshop is responsible for most magazine covers, advertisements, and even the photo art that's out there today.
But despite the program's necessity, it brings with it a steep learning curve. There are countless bad Photoshop jobs out there, with choppy edits that are painfully obvious. But James Fridman? He's a Photoshop master.
Fridman receives fairly typical Photoshop requests from followers hoping to save a photo that didn't turn out quite right. Fixing objects, removing strangers, and making photos look a little less awkward are all pretty standard requests. But Fridman takes a most unusual approach to his edits.
Most of the time, Fridman gives followers exactly what they want, but with a bit of a twist. Sometimes he takes requests completely literally. Other times he takes things to the extreme. One thing's for certain: the finished product won't be at all what you were expecting.
Fridman's photo edits are fun because they're endlessly surprising. He has a great sense of humor, even if people who submitted the photos might find it infuriating. But it's cool that Fridman takes the time to do these edits for strangers, while giving us all a good laugh, too.
Even with his massive Twitter following and countless articles on his work, there's relatively little information available on Fridman. He clearly has some great Photoshop skills, though. He only joined Twitter in March of 2016, so we're excited to see what's to come.
Before you submit a photo, make sure that anyone who's included in the photo is okay with it being submitted. Remember, Fridman has serious followers on Twitter, and his work is regularly picked up by the media. You don't know where that photo will end up once you submit it.
Fridman often receives beauty edit requests, such as asking for a new hair or eye color. He trolls them with his edits, poking fun at the sadly traditional use of Photoshop. If you submit a photo to Fridman with a request for him to make you look more beautiful, you can be guaranteed that the response you receive will not be what you're expecting.
As dry as Fridman's sense of humor is, and as outrageous as some of his edits are, he knows where to draw the line. Check out this photo submitted by a girl who feels societal pressure about her appearance. Fridman's response? It's perfect.
Whereas Photoshop is so often used to perfect images, Fridman's use of the program is refreshing and entertaining. Be sure to follow him on Twitter. After all, you never know what he's going to come up with next.