Almost everyone with a smartphone or a computer has experimented with photo editing at some point, but this retouching master's work is above and beyond any Instagram filter.

Max Asabin, a digital artist from Russia, layers multiple images on top of each other, and seamlessly melds them together to create one incredible visual. He does this by trimming the edges of each foreground photo, adding shadows and highlights, and adjusting the overall colour to make it look extra realistic. With this technique, he can easily transport anyone into one of his breathtaking scenes. "Digital Art is, for several years now, my main job." Max told Bored Panda, though he has only ever worked freelance. He's been working with Adobe Photoshop CS6 since 2007, and is entirely self-taught.

Max has gained over 35 thousand followers on DeviantArt, where he frequently uploads his work, since his latest piece - Sleepless - was posted on the website's main Facebook page. "Most of them left positive feedback, but there was also critique, both constructive and negative." He told us. "But in any case, I am extremely pleased with such attention!" Max is available for commissioned work, so drop him a line if your old family photos need a supernatural twist.

More info: DeviantArtVK, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr

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Emre 1 year ago

I can't believe my eyes this is perfect

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Kevin Hartung 1 year ago

great work! the step by step gifs on his deviantart are also worth take a look!

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Kevin Hartung 1 year ago

the detail in lightning is incredible!

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Emre 1 year ago

come oooooooooon. you're joking! this is perfect

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LizzyM 1 year ago

Very Harry Potter-ish

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Inurri 1 year ago

Ohh, great light!

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Rajani Sarasan 1 year ago

Somehow the original pictures are clearer in the after.. even the face and expressions seem more obvious

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Lorraine 1 year ago

Periwinkle! :)

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Tara Bishop 1 year ago

Making girls thinner = ???????????????

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Chiranjeev Sharma 1 year ago

She is exceptionally pretty and the artist/GD is exceptionally brilliant :)

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Stefan Stoyanov 1 year ago

Never trust photos on the internet!

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Rajani Sarasan 1 year ago

Just wow.. makes him look 1000 times cooler

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Elçin Sever 1 year ago

yellow dress is better.

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DancingToMyself 1 year ago

Love this one!!!

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7mdooh 1 year ago

Very cool

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Shari H 1 year ago

Awesome

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PetruF 1 year ago

this guy really loves to play around with light. And with removing people's goiters and bellies :)

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Jessy Mullings 1 year ago

Not really loving the subject matter.

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Anjana Deepak 1 year ago

Photos do appear clearer but theres a little something like a fairytale in them not realistic.

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