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

Max Asabin, a Digital Artist from Russia, layers multiple images on top of each other, and seamlessly melds them together to create one incredible picture. He does this by trimming the edges of each foreground photo, adding shadows and highlights, and adjusting the overall color to make the Photoshop images 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 cool photos, 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 2 years ago

I can't believe my eyes this is perfect

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Kevin Hartung 2 years ago

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

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Kevin Hartung 2 years ago

the detail in lightning is incredible!

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Emre 2 years ago

come oooooooooon. you're joking! this is perfect

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LizzyM 2 years ago

Very Harry Potter-ish

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Inurri 2 years ago

Ohh, great light!

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Rajani Sarasan 2 years ago

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

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Lorraine 2 years ago

Periwinkle! :)

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Tara Bishop 2 years ago

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

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Chiranjeev Sharma 2 years ago

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

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Stefan Stoyanov 2 years ago

Never trust photos on the internet!

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Rajani Sarasan 2 years ago

Just wow.. makes him look 1000 times cooler

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Elçin Sever 2 years ago

yellow dress is better.

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DancingToMyself 2 years ago

Love this one!!!

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7mdooh 2 years ago

Very cool

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Shari H 2 years ago

Awesome

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PetruF 2 years ago

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

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Jessy Mullings 2 years ago

Not really loving the subject matter.

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Anjana Deepak 2 years ago

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

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