Every now and then, a photo so ambiguous emerges, it's just begging to be featured on the subreddit r/photoshopbattles. From the President of France celebrating a football match to a sleepy 2-year-old, Bored Panda has compiled a list of before-and-after pictures from the wackiest PS battles on Reddit, proving that a good photo editor is nothing compared to a collective troll army. At least in terms of creativity. So scroll down, enjoy the submissions, and upvote your favorites!
Man Holding Fish While Bear Stands Behind Him
If you're not familiar with it, here's how a Photoshop battle works: redditors (Reddit users) upload unedited pictures to the subreddit and its subscribers are encouraged to edit the images in any way they want and submit the artwork in the comments section where they are voted on by the community. The more votes a particular artwork generates, the higher in the section it is displayed, and the one that receives the most points "wins" the battle.
These Micro-Mushrooms On A Leaf
Currently, the time-sensitive and competitive /r/photoshopbattles is the 31st biggest subreddit with over 15M subscribers. On average, 111 posts appear on it every day, receiving 310 comments during their first 24 hours. One time, a picture of Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg pouring coffee sparked a Photoshop battle. Redditors used the photo to put Solberg in Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and Game of Thrones, among many other scenarios. It escalated up to a point where the politician herself noticed what was going on and acknowledged the competition. "I realize that with the facial expression I have there, it can be tempting to use the picture in other contexts,” Solberg told VGTV."
This Cunning Duckling
This Dad And Son Cat
This Tree That Was Struck By Lightning
A Hawk Staring At The Camera
This Mount Fuji, Japan - Pink Valley
This Fishing Leopard
Dog In Shoes Leading The Way
This Smirking Dog
Golden Retriever Who Played In Freshly Mowed Lawn
This "Captain Canada" Cosplay
This Cute Retriever's Face Perfectly Centered Behind A Decorative Cast Iron Fence
This Pissed Cat
Keanu Reeves Running From This Paparazzi After Stealing His Camera
Police Dog With $10m In Confiscated Weed
This Impala With A Spider Between Its Antler
Fire Fighter In Front Of Californian Wildfires
Porcupine Walking On Its Hind Legs
Hedgehog In A Field Of Daisies
Parents Feeding Their Kids
This Security Guard Eagerly Chasing A Streaking Swimsuit Model
This Big Dog In A Sink
This Dude And His Jacket
Puppy In A Shopping Cart
Kitten In Midair
Goat Sitting On A House
Dog With Melon Helmet!
This Man's Haircut
Monkey Getting A Banana
Dwayne Wade Falling Into Chrissy Teigen And John Legend
This Dog Wearing A Helmet And Tag That Reads Snuffles
Leslie And Kit
French President Celebrating
This Shaved Husky
Note: this post originally had 125 images. It’s been shortened to the top 40 images based on user votes.