Galina Bugaevskaya from Moscow loves cats so much, she sees them everywhere. And she can show them to us. Galina photoshops cat faces on pretty much everything from fish and hedgehogs to snails and penguins. Sometimes inanimate objects, too. If you want, you can even message her and negotiate a "mix" of your pet as well.
The series, appropriately titled Koty Vezde (Cats Everywhere), has become quite a sensation on the Internet. The first time Bored Panda wrote about it, Koty Vezde was just starting out. At the time of our second publication, it had about 50,000 followers. Now, that number is approaching another significant milestone — 150,000.
Continue scrolling to check out Galina's latest cat "conversions" and upvote your favorites while you're at it. To answer your question, yes, it's all right if you like all of them.
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As you might imagine, the whole process starts with a cat. "Usually, I see a funny face of a cat and understand that I just have to use it in my work," Bugaevskaya told Bored Panda. "Sometimes I can see who it might be right away. And sometimes I have to go through my archive of pictures [to see what fits], trying to decide which image will suit it best".
Even though the woman loves all cats, emotional ones with very pronounced funny facial expressions is what makes Koty Vezde special. "They are so fun to work with," Galina said.
Scrolling through Koty Vezde's Instagram feed, one can easily see how Galina has grown in her Photoshop skills. "I use more complex techniques and work with more complex images than I did before," she acknowledged her progress. "Now, I can change the light and shadow or even modify textures. This allows me to make more realistic images." A lot of the end result also depends on the quality of the original image. And if Bugaevskaya is in the zone, everything becomes really fluid.
"Sometimes, when I'm on a roll, I do the work very quickly and it turns out very well."
Galina said she loves everyone who visits her Instagram page and is really glad if someone who is just discovering it likes it as well. After all, that's what counts the most — cats and positivity.
Note: this post originally had 189 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.