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James Fridman is a Photoshop artist famous for his quirky takes on requests made by people wanting to make alterations to their pictures. James gets many requests on his Twitter page, and he posts the best of his work regularly for all to see. Using his incredible talent, he can completely transform pictures into stunning examples of creativity and art … just not how you expect. Read on to find out what we mean, you’re in for some surprises.
50. Is that a Louis Vuitton original?
James is adept at taking your words and turning them into his version of an AI-generated Lord of the Rings script. The bottom line is, you should either be specific, or risk being turned into a garbage collector!
As this lady found out, her vacation got a whole lot stinkier! Well, we can't say Jamie didn't do what was asked of him - he executed her order perfectly.
When working with a Photoshop artist, one should always remember to be very careful with the task. Describe everything in detail, otherwise you risk getting an edit like this.
49. Storm of the Century
Weather can be tricky, right? Usually people want to take photos when there is a lot of sun and you can see everything properly, but this is not the case with these two guys.
They wanted James Fridman to add some drama to their photo by putting a real thunderstorm in their photo. Well, they received exactly what they ordered!
Strong storm can be dangerous, you know, so be careful what you wish for. Having a lightning nearby is never a good thing!
48. You Look Really Cool
Of course, not everybody likes the beach. Some people prefer to have a cooler background and location for their photos.
This young lady requested just that, and James obliged with a really fresh twist. Now her picture is preserved for future generations to view and wonder in awe.
Anyways, why does she consider lakes not cool? Being in the nature near a beautiful body of water is the coolest thing in the world.
47. No One Saw It Coming
You can trick the viewers by using Photoshop, but you can't trick gravity! It's the same for everyone, even if it's just a photo.
This lady was worried that her wedding picture was ruined by a nasty pole, so she asked to remove it for good. Of course, James had to oblige and did exactly what she asked for.
James Fridman's humour is very uncanny! We did not see it coming and probably neither did this couple in the photo. Without the pole the tent went crashing down, hiding the couple underneath it.
46. Hey, There! You Look Grate
We can all agree that spelling is important. One minor mistake can change the meaning of the whole sentence!
Of course, James is very careful when it comes to fulfilling other people's wishes. He gives them exactly what they ask for. So, if a girl wants to look like a grate, who is he to deny her that wish?
The end result looks uncanny. We bet the girl who asked for some Photoshop magic was really surprised by the outcome!
45. The Evil Genius
Looking at what James Fridman does with people's requests, we have to wonder whether he will run out of Photoshop jokes at some point. Do you think it's possible?
Well, judging by this photo that is highly unlikely! We couldn't have come up with a more cringe-worthy and hilarious way to play with this woman's request. He's a real pro when it comes to editing pranks!
His imagination just keeps on creating brilliant ideas that we all can enjoy. But we bet this young woman would stick to the original photo and not the Photoshopped version.
44. Something Went Terribly Wrong
It seems that James gets the most kicks out of writing mistakes. Seriously, though, he did exactly what the lady asked for!
She complained about a boy weirdly sticking out of her head and then instead of asking to somehow fix that, she asked to remove her head. Of course, James couldn't miss this opportunity to play with the words a bit.
Now she probably doesn't mind the man sticking out of her head at all. It's definitely better than not having a head!
43. Might Come in Handy
Let’s call this picture “weird request number 350”. The young lady found her hands to be slightly off in the picture and wanted James to get rid of them.
James was quick to remind her that she may in fact require their assistance some day and it’s better to leave them on.
We get it, removing people's limbs isn't the most decent thing to do. And James is right to ignore her request! Well, we don't see how removing her hand would make the picture better as this would have messed up half of her face.
42. The Darth Vader Girlfriend
We believe that having a photo with Darth Vader is one of the coolest things in the world, why would anyone want to fix that? Well, one couple wanted Darth Vader out of the way, but James decided otherwise.
The guy in the photo wanted to be alone with his girlfriend in a romantic setting, so he asked James to "fix it". You have to be more precise than that!
Of course, James fixed it the way he wanted it, so now the guy on the photo is having a romantic moment with his Darth Vader girlfriend. She looks quite stunning!
41. That's as Close as You Can Get
This sweet girl clearly likes cows and wanted to get closer to them, but for some reason she didn't do it for the photo. That's why she asked James for help!
Naturally, the artist couldn't simply add more cows to the photo - he decided to be more creative than that.
That's probably not exactly what the girl wished for, but close enough! Maybe next time she'll just take the photo she wants without having to use Photoshop later.
40. The Embarrassing Statue
Have you ever taken a perfect photo and later realized you couldn't show it to anyone due to some embarrassing detail? Well, this is exactly what happened to this guy.
He took this cool photo on a trip and later realized he couldn't show it his Mom. Well, we don't think that he could embarrass his Mom by showing her a statue, after all, she's a woman as well. Still, he asked James to fix everything.
Naturally, James did what he can do best - interpreted everything in his unique way. Well, the statue is fully covered know, so that's not a problem anymore.
39. Yup, Properly Concealed
Fans reach out to James for help with many urgent issues. This woman wanted her (very) revealing top to look not so revealing.
James was able to pull off this difficult task with some ingenious photoshop mastery like a truly skilled artist.
Well, if you want a revealing top to be in the photo - you simple shouldn't be wearing one! It's as easy as that. Jamie probably thought the same when he came up with this brilliant Photoshop edit.
38. How Romantic!
A romantic day out on the beach can do wonders for a relationship. The sun, sand, and water make an exciting combination that can bring out our loving sides.
This couple wanted to add a bit more romance and love to their photo. The result is truly amazing — a picture to treasure for a lifetime.
Is there something more romantic than a bouquet of flowers? Yep, that's two bouquets of flowers, so we kind of get what Jamie was going for. Still, it's super hilarious!
37. Why Were they Open?
I mean, what was she looking at exactly? Did she notice a big zit on your forehead? In any case, James fixed the problem. You’re welcome.
And we can't say that we hate the end result, but that's probably not what the boyfriend was going for when he asked to edit his photo.
If the guy wanted his girlfriend to look less creepy - then it's a fail. Having someone else's arm in the photo during a kiss is the strangest thing in the world!
36. But… WHY?
Going to the beach with your friends is a great way to relax and chill. But leaving them behind to sulk in the background isn’t a very nice thing to do.
Luckily, James was able to help this young woman bring her friend to the limelight. The thing is, it wasn’t exactly what she expected.
We can't stress it enough - always, and we mean ALWAYS be specific with your Photoshop requests. If you want to change the background, add some details about the foreground as well (i.e. that your face should still remain visible in the photo).
35. One with Nature
I find it heartwarming to see the love people have for nature. People are so in tune with the natural world, that they sometimes choose to become one with it.
This woman wanted just that. With some photoshop magic, James was able to bring her even closer to nature. See the results for yourself.
Can you get closer to nature than that? We don't think it's possible, so kudos to Jamie for this brilliant execution.
34. The Perfect Nails
Of course, the first thing we look at in a picture is your manicured toenails, right? I mean, who could be so bold as to take a picture without having perfectly manicured nails?
No need to worry, though, because James is on the rescue. Just look at how he helped this distressed young woman with perfect nail polish and a manicure.
We don't know why she was so bothered with her toenails looking good, but now Jamie gave her exactly what she was asking for (well, kind of).
33. A Fine Breed
Photoshop can sometimes transform a dull and boring photo into a stunning work of art. As we all know, appearances do matter, don't they?
James was quick to add some highlights and creative strokes to this picture, and the happy couple, undoubtedly, loved the metamorphosis. Oh, sorry! Did she want a different breed?
This is definitely one of the most hilarious edits we've seen from Jamie. It's just so smart!
As we saw before, signs are there for a reason.Leaving out necessary information can result in, well, some awkward moments.
This girl wanted James to make the picture less awkward though. I think James did a great job!
This, ladies and gentlemen, is what happens when you mess with the signs! Just never ever ignore them, neither on the road or inside a building, otherwise you'll end up embarrassing yourself like these two ladies in the second photo.
31. Out of Sight, Out of Mind!
This young woman was feeling conscious of her reflection!? As James pointed out, you can't feel wrong about something if it doesn't exist.
With a few creative alterations, the image became ready to be posted across the web for the admiration of her fans. Good job, James!
Well, we can't say that this weird window piece looks better than her reflection, but that's what she asked for, right?
30. Love Knows no Bounds
This man wanted to add some sparkle to his love life. He chose the perfect partner and asked James if he could make the picture more "realistic".
James obliged the man's requests and showed us that clearly, love has no bounds. Who are we to judge! They look perfect together.
We live in the day and age when you can merry literally anyone... or anything, if you feel like it. Well, in this case, the guy should have no trouble whatsoever as he and his girlfriend are finally of the same kind.
29. Weird Request Number 500
This is a beautiful photo of a young couple. However, the lady requested James to… make her boyfriend’s face “smaller”.
We don’t judge, they say love is blind. James made sure that her boyfriend’s face was the ideal size. Just look at the amazing results.
Why would you want to alter another person's face, anyway? Take care of your own appearance if you feel like it, but leave other people out of it.
28. Playing with Perspective
Perspective can be fun to play with when it comes to photography. Just be sure to choose the right location for your photo shoot.
As this man found out, perspective can add more meaning and greater depth to an image. James was quick to teach him a lesson in creative photography.
Yep, the second photo definitely has more impact than the original one. And what can we say, the water does go into his mouth, no denying that now.
Another group photo, another unwanted object in the foreground. This woman requested James to somehow hide the bald head that popped up on her picture.
James did his best and I can barely tell that there was a head there in the first place.
But if you see the original and the edited pic side by side, it does look kind of gross. Yuck!
26. Truly Equal
Group photos are great. A pack of close friends crammed together in the frame creating a memory to remember forever.
Of course, not everyone is the same, and this young lady realised that too. She wanted James to make them all the same height, even though it would have helped if they were all either sitting or standing.
Maybe instead of asking to edit their heights, she should have asked to remove the bottle in the foreground, but what do we know?
25. A World Without Bees
It's always a headache when you go to a PUBLIC place and end up with PEOPLE in your photos.
How insensitive does one have to be to ruin a perfect picture by watering the plants? James, being a thoughtful helping man, was happy to help. Just look at the results – amazing!
We realize she just wanted a clean shot, that's what all people want these days - a pretty shot to be able to post it on social media, but life doesn't quite work like that. It's chaotic and people end up being in your photo. Just deal with it.
24. The Power of Flight
This young lady saw her photo and immediately found something missing.
She reached out to James to help her remedy the problem and add some wings to the photo. The result is some of James’s best work in my opinion.
This is really the best kind of wings! Jamie, being a guy, understands what type of wings matter most in life.
23. Which One?
Continuing the beach theme, this couple also requested James to make a few changes so that their picture could turn out perfect.
As we said before, specifics are a touchy point for James. Anyone would get confused as to who this woman was referring to. James set the picture right though … I think.
Well, how could he know which of the two guys to remove? One should be very careful with sending Jamie requests, it's always such a gamble.
22. Hitting on You
Fans of the Final Destination series might be familiar with this scenario.
You’re standing there minding your own business and a truck hits you out of nowhere. Maybe that is what this girl was imagining when she made this request, but James decided to be a little less gruesome.
A lady with a frying pan is definitely a better choice, if you want my opinion. She's not as dangerous, but I wouldn't want to be in this girl's shoes!
21. Close Enough?
Hollywood, the land of the stars! This young lady wanted to get up close and personal with the big letters on Hollywood Boulevard and asked James to place her a little closer to the sign.
James was able to fulfill her request rather well, don’t you think?
Well, she didn't specify just how much closer to the sign she wanted to be, so here it goes - another brilliant Photoshop edit from Jamie using his amazing sense of humour.
20. Strong and Independent
This young woman wanted a perfect picture with her boyfriend. Obviously, to James, it wasn't immediately apparent who was the boyfriend.
So, he went with his instincts and completed this woman's request the best he could. The result – a stunning picture of the fair and a lack of context. What's with the extra arms lady?
But let's stop for a minute to admire the Photoshop work that he did here. Yes, the hands are still there, but just look at that stunning fair! Jamie did a great job removing the guy from the background.
19. Dinner With a View
This young woman reached out to James and wanted to remove a rather unpleasant object from her picture.
With his signature style, James was able to add a luxurious setting to the image and made it truly Instagram worthy. Dinner with a view – a great way to spend an evening at the docks.
This edit is actually lovely and we can all agree that Jamie did exactly what the woman asked for, no joking around.
18. Clear Signs
As we said before, playing with perspective is fun and exciting. But to get that perfect picture you sometimes need the right props and having a context wouldn’t hurt.
This young lady wanted to replicate the standard tourist pose a.k.a. the tower of Pisa pose. James helped her out by adding some additional elements to the photo.
Signs are important, but you should be careful with what you wish for. That's definitely no the sign she was having in mind!
17. A Look Into the Future
Sometimes, people ask for the strangest things! This young lady requested James for a rather unusual addition to her photo.
James is a kind and loving person, so he fulfilled the lady's request. Now, tell us what you see, dear! Is it going to rain on Thursday?
This is definitely one of the funniest edits we've seen from Jamie. What he did to this photo is priceless!
16.There’s Nothing Classier than Pizza
No one likes discrimination, and neither does James. This young lady's request for a "classier" background turned horribly wrong after James was done with it.
There's nothing classier than pizza, you know. It's the perfect setting for a fine dining experience. I'm sure the girl is more than happy with the results, or maybe she wanted a different topping.
James used his wit and added even more pizza... to the foreground! But none of it is in the background, so she can't complain.
15. Show Your Support
James doesn’t just add stunning backdrops to photos, he uses his platform to show support and raise awareness for things that matter.
From personal improvement to motivation for self-acceptance, his Twitter feed is full of inspirational words. When this group of healthcare professionals wanted to add some cheer to their photo, James showed his support for their work in a wonderful manner.
And we can't thank him enough for that! We love Jamie's sense of humour, but what we love even more is that he's being a very beautiful human being able to show support to those who really need it.
14. Well, OK!
This young lady was conscious of the way her hands were looking in the photo.
The lady requested James to add some of his magic for better results rather than, you know, taking a better picture. The result, to be honest, has raised more questions than the lady intended. Oh well, at least now her hands are in the right spot!
The photo ended up looking even weirder than before, but we really hope the girl was content with the result. Now it looks like a real masterpiece!
13. Steamed or Roasted?
This couple set out to enjoy the evening and find some local fauna on their adventure.
Unfortunately, they couldn't find any ducks at the local pond. No need to worry, James pointed them in the right direction. Now they only have to decide whether they like it alive, steamed, or roasted.
Probably not the romantic setting these two were having in mind, but there are ducks in the background, no one can argue with that.
12. It’s a Hot Day
Following the trend of teenagers being obsessed with looking “cool” with almost everything they do, this young man asked James to make him look “cooler” in his photo.
James, the kind gentleman, took good care of the young man's request to decrease the temperature. Well, it’s a hot day!
And, to be honest, he did create quite a cool photo! This guy should think about carrying an actual fan in real life, too.
11. A Few Inches Taller
This ambitious young man thought that it was a good idea to ask James to make him taller than his father in this lovely picture.
James obliged with the only possible solution to the request. Can you still see the difference?!
It's so ridiculous that we really don't have anything else to say. This is pure entertainment!
10. Something Went Wrong
These guys were hanging out near the river and everything seemed nice, until they decided to take a photo.
What on Earth happened there? Two guys are looking perfectly normal, while the other one seems like he's passed out.
Of course, the friends reached out to James to add a bit of creativity to the photo. The result is a true masterpiece of Photoshop magic.
9. Dial 007 Please!
This young man just fired a gun for the first time and wanted to look more like an agent. Well, …he didn't say what KIND of agent.
With a bit of creative Photoshop magic, James was able to give this young man a fruitful career as an estate agent. Guess he won't be firing anything now!
And if you want my opinion, it's better to hold a sign than a gun, but oh well, tastes differ.
8. It Can't Be Any Better Than This
Ah, people and their incredible requests. Why would anyone want to look like a 'daddy'? In what Universe is that a trend for a young man?
Well, no matter what we may think, James Fridman abides like a good genie with a very twisted sense of humour. But that's why everyone loves him and his work so much!
Admit it, you wouldn't look twice at his Photoshop edits if they weren't funny. We don't have anything against good image editing work, but it does tend to be a little bit boring. This, on the other hand, is brilliant!
7. Space is Calling!
Didn't we all dream of going to space as we were kids? Well, even if you didn't, you can imagine what it must feel like.
Space is so vast and beautiful and there is close to no chance of an ordinary person going to the outer space, unless they're an astronaut or an engineer.
This girl's dream is quite understandable, but James Friedman still did everything his own way. It's a different kind of 'space', but we still love it!
6. That Could be Anyone
Do you remember the time when you went all crazy over some band or a singer? Well, maybe you're still dreaming of meeting that star in person, and so are these teenage girls.
It would have been a dream come true for them to meet Taylor Swift, the pop diva, but alas, Jamie had something different in mind.
Well, we can't say it's not Taylor Swift, but these legs could belong to anyone, honestly. She is very a tall celebrity, so this Photoshop edit is actually quite believable.
5. What Boyfriend?
This request is as old as the Universe itself. They meet, they have a relationship for some time, make some lovely photos together, and then they break up for some reason.
But what to do with all those sweet shots? You either dispose of them or try to manipulate them into something different. Well, at least that's what this woman was hoping for.
The end result is not that bad at all. Posing with bushman instead of boyfriend may very well work for this lady. Otherwise she'd just look awkward standing there in that pose!
4. A Different Kind of Fishing
Women and fishing... so many things could go wrong here, but if you've ever went fishing with women then you know that that they're just as good as guys when it comes to grabbing the catch of the day.
That is, of course, if they're really into it and don't just try to pose with a fishing rod for a cool pic. We believe that's exactly what happened here!
Naturally, James Fridman couldn't just let it slide and had to make a joke out of it. Not that we think women are bad at fishing, but this lady might be taking things a bit too far.
3. Be Careful What You Wish For
Women aren't the only ones that want their photos edited - guys enjoy it just as much! Especially when it comes to James Fridman and his slightly twisted sense of humour.
It's always interesting what he comes up with receiving an innocent Photoshop editing request. This guy thought nothing could go wrong, but then James played the 'nuts' card and he did it in a brilliant way.
We hope this man had enough sense of humor in him to enjoy this edit because it hurts us to even look at it. Ouch!
2. Photoshop Magic
Some things just can't be done no matter how much time you spend on the photo edit. Well, to be clear, we believe James Fridman could have easily edited out this watermark, but he decided to try a different approach.
Watermarks are there for a reason and if you want to break some rules - be prepared for the consequences!
This Photoshop edit looks hilarious either way. That's probably what most people with close to no Photoshop skills would have done.
1. A Very Dangerous Woman
Everyone wants their photos to look special and this woman is no exception. To tell you the truth, she does look pretty wearing this red dress, so we don't know what else she wanted on this photo.
Still, James Fridman used his incredible imagination and came up with a dramatic setting for her and that stunning red dress of hers.
This is definitely more interesting than a simple park setting. We doubt anyone would risk appearing in front of a bull wearing such a bright red dress.
As you can see, it is best to be specific and straightforward if you want to avoid getting your words twisted and turned into a funny lesson by James. Head over to his twitter feed at twitter.com/fjamie013/ to see more of his latest work. If you want, you could even send him a request. We advise being careful with your wording, or else you’ll end up being featured on his feed just like the people above.