20 Photos Shopped Before There Was Photoshop [Pic]

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 3 years ago Weird


In the early 1800s and even through to the 1900s, if you wanted to alter your photo to create an illusion it was an incredibly labor intensive process. There was combination printing, photomontages and even overpainting. They all took lots of time and all had significant drawbacks.

These photos were created during an era where they genuinely had to be measured and consider how you were adapting the film negative itself. There was no magical undo button, just lots of trial and error, and still yet, its amazing what a little "magic" can do isn"t it?











































Fantastic photo manipulations performed before the golden age of photoshop. Believe nothing you see!
There are 16 comments:
Male 6,227
@ Kitteh: I know, baby, I know. Squirrels are natural psychics. I`m torn because I wish you good things but I don`t want you to go. People around here don`t know how good they have it. ~hugs Kitteh`s ankle~
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Female 8,044
Squrlz4Sale you don`t know how close you are to the truth. Weirdly, strangely close.
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Male 13,624
Since the dawn of man - there as always been pranksters n pirates!
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Male 987
Then again, Gerry, maybe he landed on his face.

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Male 4,746
I used to have a darkroom set up in my basement. Messing around with this stuff really gives you a feel for just how easy it is to do but how hard it is make look good.
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Male 6,227
@ Kitteh: I`m enjoying all this content you`ve been creating of late, Kitteh. I just hope we don`t lose you to another website that shows you the money. =O.O=
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Male 7,775
And another...
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Male 527
I was told that the top of the empire state building was build for docking airships. So seeing this photo i thought this must have been a real one and not an altered photo.
Checking my facts i came upon this article.
Guess IAB has learned me something today.
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Male 37,897

I don`t understand the 1st photo.
Was his landing cushion shopped out?
Is he shopped in?
How do we know it`s shopped at all? Maybe he landed on his feet?

I`m easily confused.
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Male 15,832
This was all done in an actual photo shop.
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Male 2,424
SHOOPED!
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Male 7,031

It`s always interesting to see people with imagination working in a young medium, like early special-effects in photography/movies, or Les Paul`s early multi-tracking work, etc. There`s a real sense of play to the early efforts. That`s a component of the challenge.
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Male 11,740
The fourth one up from the bottom looks like Robin Williams. He must be a vampire like Nick Cage!!
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Female 20
Pretty cool..but I think #3 where the subjects moving before fullexposure since it`s very similar to one in my family, as well as one I messed up in Gettysburg, one of the only old style photo shops left
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Male 2,545
still more than i could do WITH photoshop
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Female 8,044
Link: 20 Photos Shopped Before There Was Photoshop [Pic] [Rate Link] - Fantastic photo manipulations performed before the golden age of photoshop. Believe nothing you see!
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