Often when viewing great classical paintings, we perceive that they have a certain quality in them where the objects seem to pop. Have you ever wondered what it would look like if they really popped out of their frames and "spilled out" into the real world? Wonder no more.

The competitors at Design Crowd's open Photoshop contests took this idea and have stretched the bounds even further by popping the objects (subjects, to be precise) out of the frame altogether. Hence, this style of editing has a pretty self-explanatory name—"out of bounds." When we get bounds out of the way, the limitations of the painting seem, quite literally, boundless.

More info: designcrowd.com

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Zoe's Mom
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Made me laugh. I remember cradling the phone between my neck and shoulders.

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It gives the painting greater depth than the original bound-abiding one as it takes the original idea and adds a "breaking of the fourth wall" effect to it, among other things. These painting manipulations inadvertently create new meanings and perspectives for the old classical paintings and automatically refresh them. Suddenly, out of a static image, the subjects of the paintings start interacting with one another in unexpected ways, creating new paintings out of the new composition.

Design Crowd frequently posts these open contests on their website, with the aforementioned "out of bounds" contests not strictly limited only to paintings, but also photos, seasonal themes, and other things, so check them out if you want to try your hand at it! Anyone is free to participate, and it's a good way to practice your Photoshop skills, too!

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Thomas Ewing
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The electrical outlet suggests a new change!

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What do you think of these works, fellow Pandas—would you still stick with the classical paintings, or would you claim that digital works are superior? Would you prefer the bound or the unbound ones? As always, share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Irina Rachow
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love how they matched the rug to the walls

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Stille20
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Have women ever been so angry at you that you fled your dimension to escape them

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Marzipanda
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Like the original Galatea of the Spheres by Salvador Dali, but now need a tennis bag to hold all your balls.

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Harold Summer
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nice contrast: cruise ship vs desperate survivors.

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More italian crap for the rich American market in the 19th century

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Phunny Philosopher
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one really broke the box. It's different from all the others, with the frame lying down in back of her. Kudos to that photoshopper!

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