Be careful what you wish for. That’s what you have to keep in mind when talking to Photoshop Wizard James Fridman. Sometimes, it feels like James is the incarnation of the Monkey’s Paw that makes you be careful with how you phrase your wishes.
Whatever the truth might be, this Photoshop troll entertains us all by taking people’s requests to edit their pictures quite literally. He also adds his own unique comedic twist to the photo manipulations. We’ve collected some of his best newest work, so scroll down and enjoy! Oh, and don’t forget to upvote your faves (and we’re pretty darn sure you’ll like a lot of James’ hilarious photos).
After you’re done chuckling at this list of hilariously altered images and if you’re still in need of some of the Photoshop Wizard’s magic, Bored Panda kindly invites you to have a stroll (or is that a scroll?) through our earlier posts about Fridman’s photo editing mastery right here, here, and here.
James has quite the fanbase. More than 1.39 million followers on Facebook. 1.9 million fans on Instagram. And a further 1.6 million happy campers on Twitter. That’s the kind of attention that you get only by providing consistent and quality entertainment.
Here’s the best part—James is open to requests and will happily edit your pics. Just keep in mind that your request might be made… public. Very public, in fact.
That’s why Fridman has a warning plastered everywhere: “Do not submit any personal photos that you do not want to be made public.” In other words, if you dare ask the Photoshop Wizard to cast a spell, don’t be surprised when you’re made to look like a fool. (Having a sense of humor and being able to laugh at yourself help quite a bit, we think.)
And in case you think that being able to laugh at yourself is a bunch of New Age baloney, here’s a truth bomb for ya: scientists have found, again and again, that laughter helps you manage stress. Not just on a spiritual but also on a biochemical level.
Not only does laughter shut down the production of stress hormones (e.g. cortisol), it also releases “feel-good” chemicals like dopamine into your system. Feeling stressed out? Have a laugh. Or better yet, send in a photo for this Internet troll to edit. Just keep in mind that you have to give him clear instructions of what you want your Photoshopped images to look like. Monkey’s Paw, remember?