We hear so much about Photoshop gone wrong in pics on social media that we don’t really expect much from it anymore. But the graphic designer Karan Acharya is proving that photo editing can be an art form in itself.

This Bangalore-based animator and photo editor has been sharing his colorful illustrations with his 210k Instagram followers. But it was only after he posted a mind-blowing photo edit of a little boy as Krishna that everyone went speechless. He immediately got thousands of requests from people asking to get their everyday snaps photoshopped into breathtaking mythological sets.

And Karan delivered. It seems there’s nothing impossible to the guy, and he’s likely to have his inbox burst if it hasn’t already.

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Gillbella
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3 months ago

Love it!

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Eunice Probert
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3 months ago

That's fantastic! Great work!

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Scagsy
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3 months ago

That one actually quite moved me - this guy is a genius

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Karan Acharya is an experienced graphic designer who now works as a creative director at Paridhi Media Works. After having graduated from Rhythm Art School in Kasaragod and 3D Design at the Institute of Thrissur in Kerala, Karan first made headlines some time ago.

He is known for having created an intense-looking vector-style graphic of Lord Hanuman for a local event in 2015, which has since gone viral in India. Karan’s design was seen on car bumpers, phone covers, window displays, and t-shirts all across the country.

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Tomasz Jackowski
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3 months ago

this child looks like a mighty deity even without the edit :) gorgeous picture.

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Brenda Owens
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3 months ago

This is one of my favorites.

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R.k. White
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3 months ago

His beautiful spirit shines through in both!!♥️

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The design became such a hit that Karan said it got snatched by a filmmaker who used the image for his film poster without his permission.

The same viral "angry Hanuman poster" was also praised by Prime Minister Modi. "My friends were calling me continuously on Sunday. I thought they were calling normally, but one of my friends texted me that the Prime Minister praised my painting. I didn't believe at first," Karan told news agency ANI.

He said it was the biggest achievement in his life so far and made him a rising star in the area. Today, Karan is busy with working on mesmerizing photo edits, illustration, and commercial branding.

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Brenda Owens
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3 months ago

This is sooo adorable.

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Elizabeth Molloy
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3 months ago

What a cutie!

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Elizabeth Molloy
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3 months ago

Such a beautiful picture to begin with!

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Shelia O'Dwyer
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3 months ago

I don't have a picture for you to recreate. I would just like to compliment you on your gorgeous work.

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Elizabeth Molloy
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3 months ago

The gods are protecting this little one!

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Valquerys
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3 months ago

That one sleeping island from moana has come alive. How amusing

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Shar Adishakti
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3 months ago (edited)

Gorgeous

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RitaGG
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3 months ago

It's OK! I am an old lady and I would say "wow cool" as well. ;-)

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Elizabeth Molloy
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3 months ago

Look at those dimples! Precious!

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Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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3 months ago

Lovely!

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RitaGG
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3 months ago

The original on this one didn't need a drop of Photoshop!

Judy Windham Saunders
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3 months ago

I agree. Her beauty needs nothing added. It was perfect, that only the background was changed to subtly draw attention to her lovely, pensive expression.

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Rainbow Panda
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3 months ago

Sweet 🍬

AnaV.
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3 months ago

So beautiful!

Cybele Spanjaard
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3 months ago

A charming painting

Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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3 months ago

It looks like the peacock is perched on her shoulder

Uma Maheswar Nakka
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3 months ago

RAVI VARMA REBORN

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