Every time you open the latest version of Photoshop, you are greeted with a surreal sight: a pair of towering flamingos made from clouds. This surreal scene comes straight from the mind of digital artist Ted Chin.

He makes some of the most eye-catching, surreal composite images you will likely ever see, and here are a few more that you will also enjoy—all placed into a lifetime project called Ted’s Little Dream.

With the lockdowns in full force, the world definitely needs a little bit more dreaming and magic. I bet you would love to escape into his dream worlds—if only for a few hours.

Which one is your favorite? Don't forget to upvote and read a short interview with the artist below!

More info: Instagram | Facebook | twitter.com | tedslittledream.com

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Flamingo Cloud - Photoshop 2021 Splash Photo

Flamingo Cloud - Photoshop 2021 Splash Photo

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izzy.kitsune
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4 months ago

wow thats cool

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They say that a picture speaks a thousand words—and for Ted, that couldn’t be more true. As a non-native English speaker, his art is the easiest way to invite people to escape into a world where dreams and reality blend seamlessly together.

"There are things in the world that inspire childlike wonder and awe. It is my passion to recreate and share them with the world," Ted Chin told Bored Panda.

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Catch

Catch

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Rae the lemon
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4 months ago

I love to just ~ I m a g i n e ~

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Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

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Hiruya Sasariiel
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4 months ago

Wow

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Storytelling has always been something that inspired Ted. When Ted was in grad school, he was not able to travel as much as he wanted to.

"I’ve always dreamed about visiting different places, to see and experience new things, and to tell stories."

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Turtle Island

Turtle Island

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Maria Roberts
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4 months ago

Oh I love this!

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A Cat's Adventure

A Cat's Adventure

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Dana
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4 months ago

I feel like this could be a scene from a Disney movie

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Chin has been making photo manipulations for the last six years. We asked Chin how he discovered Photoshop.

"When I was exploring my options to become an artist in college, digital art was one of the mediums I was interested in. After I tried Photoshop for the first time, I immediately fell in love with the program and started to have fun with it. Since then, it became the best way for me to escape my reality. I learned it from friends and YouTube tutorials. One of my favorite channels is Phlearn."

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Cheimon

Cheimon

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AbbiTabbi
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4 months ago

It's Lady Frost and her (very large) graceful steed!

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Tranqulity

Tranqulity

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¡ Rachel ¡
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4 months ago

I absolutely love jelly fish. I think they're very beautiful and graceful to watch 💜

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“I believe that we all have this secret power called imagination," Ted Chin said. "We can use it to create many beautiful things and make our minds wonder. But for some reason, when we got older, we forgot to use it.”

Lucky for us, Chin didn't forget how to use his imagination, and his Instagram is transporting 147k people into a dream world.

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Birth Of The Milky Way

Birth Of The Milky Way

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Bendy Rainbow
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4 months ago

and there was a witness

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Chillin

Chillin

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Kenzi Darwish
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4 months ago

Why does this remind me of the kid sitting on the moon at the beginning of Disney movies

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Getting noticed by the creators of his favorite program, Adobe Photoshop, was one of the most notable moments of the artist's career.

"It was definitely one of the top 5 in my happiest moment list. For me, it's more than a milestone or an achievement. I know my family had faith in me when I decided to become a full-time artist, and this is my way of telling them 'thank you for believing in me.' From here, I need to push myself to be better and create more fun and wild imagination worlds!"

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October

October

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Ava Payne
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4 months ago

Look! Firefox IRL, everyone!

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Full Name
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4 months ago

Oh hai!

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Flipside

Flipside

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I'manoob!
Community Member
4 months ago

mygod where does this photoshop genius get their ideas?!?!?!?!

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PB And J

PB And J

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Samir Sultan
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4 months ago

this is so relaxing

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Pluviophile

Pluviophile

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SassyUnicornGirl317
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4 months ago

GOSH

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Forest King

Forest King

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Bendy Rainbow
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4 months ago (edited)

...scary

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Traveler

Traveler

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Dana
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4 months ago

OK, sorry but there are not stars in front of the moon unless this is a fantasy world, which probably on account of the person running on clouds.

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Dana
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4 months ago

I love the matching colors

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Big Fish

Big Fish

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KATELYN BERRYMAN
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3 months ago

The big animals kind of scare me while being kind of relaxing at the same time...

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Odyssey

Odyssey

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The Pansexual MELONLORD
Community Member
4 months ago

This looks like a book cover

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#20

Moon Light

Moon Light

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izzy.kitsune
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4 months ago

thats so cool!

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#21

It Was Just A Dream

It Was Just A Dream

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Dana
Community Member
4 months ago

Spooky

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Shadow

Shadow

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The one and only
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4 months ago

HORROR FILM!

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#23

Myth

Myth

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Elephant Trunk Tornado

Elephant Trunk Tornado

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AbbiTabbi
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4 months ago

The elephant is protecting the girl from the tornado

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Sweet Dream

Sweet Dream

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KATELYN BERRYMAN
Community Member
3 months ago

you could get lost in this

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Lilith

Lilith

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CARRIEMAE MCKELVEY
Community Member
4 months ago

scary

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Release The Kraken

Release The Kraken

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CARRIEMAE MCKELVEY
Community Member
4 months ago

Amazing movie

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Burden

Burden

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Bendy Rainbow
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4 months ago

this is me and my anxiety :)

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The End

The End

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CARRIEMAE MCKELVEY
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4 months ago

that could end up happing in like 200 or more years

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Bendy Rainbow
Community Member
4 months ago

peter pan?

#32

Lost

Lost

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Kenzi Darwish
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4 months ago

"No you'll get stung by the jellyfish !!!"

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KATELYN BERRYMAN
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3 months ago

I love paintings and pictures with really big moons

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Dumbo

Dumbo

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Biana Vacker
Community Member
4 months ago

DUMBO

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I'manoob!
Community Member
4 months ago

That's just a death scene waiting to happen (╯ ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)╯

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Biana Vacker
Community Member
4 months ago

NOPE

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#37

Lake House

Lake House

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Yolkie
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4 months ago

A film in a pic

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Camouflage

Camouflage

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KATELYN BERRYMAN
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3 months ago

All this time...

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Away

Away

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GalactoFlame
Community Member
4 months ago

This kind of reminds me of that one scene from spirited away

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¡ Rachel ¡
Community Member
4 months ago

So very, very beautiful!

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#42

Forest Queen

Forest Queen

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Dana
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4 months ago

I think only female reindeer grow antlers

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#43

They Are Back

They Are Back

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Dana
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4 months ago

Weredeer

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Morning Routine

Morning Routine

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The Pansexual MELONLORD
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4 months ago

This one's sad

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#46

Her King, His Queen

Her King, His Queen

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Dana
Community Member
4 months ago

I LOVE this one. Wook at da baby dwagons!!!

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Biana Vacker
Community Member
4 months ago

I WANT TO LEAD ARMYS ON THIS BIRD

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Dana
Community Member
4 months ago

So tiny

#49

Don’t Give Up

Don’t Give Up

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Dana
Community Member
4 months ago

YAAAASSSS

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#51

Black Sheep

Black Sheep

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Butterfly Effect

Butterfly Effect

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CARRIEMAE MCKELVEY
Community Member
4 months ago

Part 5

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#53

Spacesheep

Spacesheep

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Seeking For Higher Thoughts

Seeking For Higher Thoughts

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The one and only
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4 months ago

Rapunzel?

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I'manoob!
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4 months ago

This gives me a book idea :3

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The one and only
Community Member
4 months ago

nightmares

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Bendy Rainbow
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4 months ago

Can I get wings too?

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Biana Vacker
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4 months ago

Introducing CLOUDHOUSE™ the sequel to your old favorite, TREEHOUSE™. Now with gloom!!

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Celestial

Celestial

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CARRIEMAE MCKELVEY
Community Member
4 months ago

Red riding hood part 3!!!!

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¡ Rachel ¡
Community Member
4 months ago

Major Stranger Things vibes from this one

#64

Beauty And The Beast. #tedslittledream

Beauty And The Beast. #tedslittledream

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Biana Vacker
Community Member
4 months ago

HAHA....NOOOO

#66

Encounter

Encounter

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Sarah Simons
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4 weeks ago

hahaha nope

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¡ Rachel ¡
Community Member
4 months ago

Wow oh wow! This is stunning 😍

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Head In The Clouds

Head In The Clouds

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Water World

Water World

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PrehistoricPeach
Community Member
4 months ago

I love all these whale ones!

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Issa Vibe

Issa Vibe

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Biana Vacker
Community Member
4 months ago

Not gunna be able to unsee that...

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