Forever a bad boy
This friendly-looking gentleman has requested photoshop troll, James Fridman, to make him appear like a naughty lad for our first submission. If we took this request literally, this young man may be standing next to a sports vehicle in the desert, wearing a leather jacket and terrifying us with his gloomy bad boy aura.
Fridman, on the other hand, has delightfully photoshopped in a sign that transforms this man into a very particular sort of law breaker.
No mustache, sir, says the sign!
Many of the internet requests James Fridman receives are from people who want casual bystanders erased from the backdrop of their images. You know who we’re talking about: the tourist who wandered into your Eiffel Tower photo, or the child who popped their head into your selfie.
In this example, the poster wishes to have the gardener – or “man watering the plants” – deleted from her adorable photograph. In reply, our favorite Photoshop troll warned her of what happens when gardeners are removed — lots of dead plants!
The One Time He Doesn’t Troll
Every once in a while, Photoshop troll James Fridman does not edit someone’s image. Usually, it’s in reaction to a petition like this, when someone want to alter their physical look. This poster has suffered from severe acne for a great many years and wishes to see what they would look like with a clear face.
Fridman, on the other hand, responds with a loving comment that encourages the poster to be themselves. It’s always nice to have someone give you positive words about your look. He makes an even stronger message by not changing their image. Wow!
The Cutest Boxer Ever
This ecstatic pair managed to get a photo of themselves posing next to famed boxer Muhammed Ali’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Instead of being satisfied with this vacation photo, the posers asked Fridman to make one of them into a boxer.
They expected boxing gloves and a mouth guard, but instead got a boxer dog from the extremely literal James Fridman. To be fair, this couple must have anticipated that their request would be interpreted in this manner. It’s simply too simple!
Of course, many individuals wish they could eliminate things and stuff from the background of their photographs. We can snap photos everywhere now that we have cellphones, which means there are a plethora of backdrops for our shots.
It’s infuriating to have a badly positioned image, a cluttered area, or a light that throws everything off! This poster requested that the lamp be removed from her selfie, but she didn’t get her wish. There will be no picture if the lamp is not turned on.
You Are a Dummy
We have to scratch our heads a little when we see this Photoshop request. This man sat beside a mannequin, smiled with her, and then requested that she be transformed into his girlfriend. Is this a genuine plea to summon a love companion from a plastic woman?
Fridman, to his credit, did not do so. Instead of producing a girlfriend with his Photoshop wand, he changed the man into a mannequin, resulting in a cute mannequin pair. Now, gently move away and let them enjoy their time together.
We’ve previously seen what might go awry when someone requests that something be deleted from a photograph. Plants perish when gardeners leave, and images vanish when lamps are removed. What if this odd dude was removed from this couple’s Ferris wheel selfie?
We’ll never know because the random person got to stay in the picture. Instead, our favorite man erased the other half of this lady, leaving her with a ghastly set of free-floating arms. It’s always fun to misunderstand things on purpose!
This poster contacted James in order to have a bag added to her adorable vacation photo. When posing for this photo, this young lady must have changed her strap, resulting in her hand being in an unusual position. We, on the other hand, believe she looks fantastic!
Clearly, she wasn’t clear enough when she requested for a Photoshop purse. Instead of a fancy bag, she received a rubbish bag complete with a dumpster. This likely wasn’t the look she was going for, considering what a lovely background she had in the initial picture, but it’s what she got.
We’re perplexed as to why somebody would send James Fridman a serious Photoshop request. Surely they’d realize he’s not going to obey their nice directions — right? They must be aware that everything they say can and will be used against them through the means of picture manipulation, right?
This naive requester requested that the pizzas be deleted from the backdrop of her photograph. As we all know, this merely ensures they’ll be in the foreground. He attacks once more! (We’re getting hungry just looking at all those pizzas!)
The Tiger Just Wants To Nap
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness, a true-crime docuseries on Netflix, has been consuming the internet since it premiered. For those who haven’t seen it, it delves into the dark world of exotic pets and roadside zoos, with an addition of murder plots thrown in for good measure.
This Photoshop requester requested a photo of a lovely tiger assaulting him (each to his own). Fridman has replaced her with Carole Baskin, who may or may not be an adept at inciting tiger assaults. Did someone mention sardine oil?
We’re a little perplexed by the request’s language, which requests for “another deer” rather than the suspect background decorative sheep. Is there a deer in this photo that we’re missing? Regardless, this lovely couple isn’t fond of their one-eared backdrop sheep and would rather something a little larger.
They were clearly not going to obtain what they want, certainly not from James Fridman. The editing troll gave this young man antlers and hooves, transforming him into “another deer.” Too be honest, he’s a pretty cute deer so maybe they didn’t mind?
We’re curious what people think Photoshop is for. Obviously, it’s photo editing software, but does it actually exist to add and delete minute features from ordinary photographs? No, we don’t believe so.
Clearly, this individual disagrees, as seen by their request for toenail polish on this photo of them smiling in a fashionable setting. Is Photoshopped nail polish really necessary? Certainly not! Mr. Fridman obviously agreed, since he put on some toe socks instead.
Doggone It James!
We’ve seen it before, and we’ll see it again – but deleting the incorrect person from photos is irresistibly funny. This poser requested that “the guy in the rear” be deleted from his photograph so that the attention could be on the correct person.
Fortunately, our favorite Photoshop user accomplished exactly that. James removed the poster and replaced it with a close-up of his cute little puppy. Anyway, we can’t deny that the background guy and the Yorkie seem adorable together. It’s honestly a better picture.
David Bowie Impersonation Gone Wrong
We already know that our Photoshop troll has a tendency to take orders too literally — we’ve seen it countless times. But, in this situation, we’re not sure we blame Mr. Fridman for not following the directions since, to be honest, they’re fairly perplexing.
What did this poster mean when they requested for a hand adjustment and a “glowing orb/ball?” We’re quite sure they didn’t want the end result, which makes them look like an animated figure. Was she going for what David Bowie did in Labyrinth?
Spending More Time Outside
This post immediately made us laugh — they were simply asking for it! These three young men requested that their photo be Photoshopped so that they seem to be standing outside. You know the kind of prom photos they’re talking about: them in their suits, with a nice garden or a limousine in the backdrop.
Fridman, as usual, accepted the suggestion at face value and moved the guys outdoors. As you can see, the camera did not follow, leaving us with a lovely image of the wall. Hope they don’t get their nice suits dirty in the great outdoors.
He Didn’t Bear With You
Asking James Fridman to make anything appear more realistic is a hazardous business. This dude is a literalist, so if you want a “realistic” bear, that’s exactly what you’ll get. This individual wanted their adorable photo to be altered so that it appeared as if they were chilling out with a real bear.
Of course, in actuality, a bear, especially one of this size, would maul and devour a person who happened to get so close to them. This is now an image of a grisly crime scene (pardon the pun).
We have to suggest that this lady should have considered her clothing before taking a journey through the Venice canals. Who rides in a gondola while dressed as a gondolier? People must be aware that Venetian rowers wear stripes, right? It’s like dressing up in a clown outfit to go to the circus!
Instead of modifying this woman’s clothes, our photoshop pal put the gondolier in the same outfit as her spouse. These individuals must learn!
Hold Onto Your Poles
Once again, an optimistic poster fails to be absolutely precise and detailed in their Photoshop request. You’d think people would have learned by now. This young lady wants to appear to be holding the journey pole in her hands, but James Fridman had other ideas.
He did, of course, what she requested, but not precisely what she asked. Instead, our gorgeous lady appears to have removed the pole off the floor and is casually laying it on her knee. For the record, we don’t believe her hands are odd in any way.
Really Cool Place
Why, oh why doesn’t this young lady believe a lake is a great nice place? Isn’t the perfect circumstance a sun-dappled selfie with blue sea and sky in the background? What would make something “cooler?” Perhaps a vibrant European city? Or perhaps a thumping nightclub?
Clearly, this poster did not obtain their desired outcome. They did, however, land up in a “very amazing area,” and it appears that they remained in their adorable stance until they froze over. Smile!
This is what happens when Apollo persues you through the woods and you cry out to the god of the river, your father, to save you from the god’s advances. This cheerful lady tried to appear to be “in” the tree, but instead was transformed into one of the Lord of the Rings’ walking tree monsters.
Seriously, if people want their photos to look a specific way, why not just snap them in the first place? For instance, if this lady had just clambered into the tree, she would not have resembled Grandmother Willow from Pocahontas. Or, maybe this is what she intended all along?
This Photoshop requester was already aware that her initial image was somewhat wrong. This relationship photo seems like one partner is peeking out of a hole in the floor, rather than a nice image of her sleeping on her front with her companion by her side.
The original photographer should have seen this optical flaw, but they didn’t. Because the poster didn’t want her to appear to be coming out from the floor, James relocated her to a hole in the ground. Sorted!
Straighten Up, Young Man
This must be one finicky parent, because their little son’s crooked bowtie appears to be bothering them. Come on, let’s go! Who would have seen this if it hadn’t been brought to their attention? Not us, that’s for sure.
This haughty parent cringes when they see the objectionable item, so they enlisted the help of Photoshop pioneer James Fridman to correct it. Fridman, of course, adjusted the entire youngster so that the bowtie was beautiful and straight. We’re curious how the final product turned out — we believe it’s fantastic!
White Hats Are All the Rage
We’ve seen it before, and it’s back. Is it possible for this joke to become less amusing with time? Because it’s making us laugh from where we’re standing. Except for one point, this poster, as always, adores their photograph.
In this case, it’s the other photographer on the beach who is interfering with the couple’s selfie. Whoever wrote this message erroneously requested that the “other person with the white hat” be deleted from the photo. Our primary character has vanished because both males are wearing white caps.
Duck Duck Eww
Is it acceptable to walk around snapping images and then asking for random items to be added, you could ask? If you go to snap a photograph with some ducks and there are no ducks, you won’t get a picture of yourself with ducks. Right?
What is the advantage of adding bogus ducks later? James Fridman must have concurred, because he provided this duck-obsessed pair a slightly different, and much crispier duck backdrop scene. Although, Chinese food does sound pretty good right now…
Seniors in Arms
We sympathize with this kid, who appears a touch too calm in his senior shots. He and his friends walked down to the river to take some photos, and his position is so relaxed that it appears as if they’re carrying him. We’re not sure what this guy was looking for, but he clearly got something a little different.
The end result looks like he’s been wounded during a war and his friends are hefting him back for some much-needed medical attention. It seems like a lot of work for James to play a prank on this particular poster, but the result is pretty funny.
This request is similar to the orb/ball post from earlier on this list. Whereas one young lady want to be holding an orb, this one desires to have her face reflected “in the sky reflection on the bean.” That’s a recipe for disaster.
The directions, like the prior orb article, are too unclear and complicated to produce anything meaningful. Of course, when we’re dealing with a Photoshop troll, the odds are significantly worse. You’re looking great!
Again, we have a bunch of young pals who desire to be whisked away from their perfectly lovely surroundings and placed in an unfamiliar and random scenario. Is it normal for a bunch of men at a formal occasion to pose in a museum?
That appears to us to be a specific and unusual request. Surprisingly, the final Photoshopped image has followed their request literally, placing the companions in a museum show. They’ve lost all of their organs and skin, yet their hands are still attached.
Sweet Land of Who Again?
One of the most infuriating aspects of visiting a monument or a cultural site is the crowds that obstruct your path. You can’t see Machu Picchu without passing hundreds of people, and you can’t see the Mona Lisa without craning your neck across a swarm of cellphones.
The argument is that coping with crowds is an inevitable element of visiting popular places. You can’t expect to obtain a great shot of the Statue of Liberty, can you?
These two posers have a fantastic photograph on their hands — they’re smiling, they’re gazing in the proper direction, and there’s nothing rude or out of place in the backdrop. Leave it alone, fellas! Don’t come seeking a fight!
Apparently, the young man on the left isn’t as pleased with the photo as we are, and he demanded a larger belt buckle. As usual, James Fridman cooperated by giving him the largest belt buckle he could find. Hello there, buddy!
Once again, we have a person who want to exert control over nature. If you wish to take a picture next to a tree with leaves, take a picture next to a tree with leaves. There are a lot of them in the backdrop!
Instead, this young man asked for a pair of leaves to be added digitally, making it appear as though he chose a flowering young tree to stand beside. Mr. Fridman, predictably, answered with a leaf-covered face. That’s what he gets!
More of this, please! This amusing graphic depicts what occurs when you aren’t completely explicit in your Photoshop request. This guy has a wonderful photo of himself relaxing in the yard, but he’s not happy with the look of his chair.
He most likely desired something elegant, if not a touch rustic. James Fridman, on the other hand, transformed the man into a chair. The suggestion to “make it a chair” was carried out to the letter, and this garden recliner is now a recliner himself.
Choose Your Fighter
This self-conscious young man snapped a selfie with his friends and then realized his head was a touch too round. We understand — we’ve all been in a scenario when we had to scrutinize a photograph. But, in all honesty, this youngster has nothing to be concerned about.
James Fridman, a Photoshop troll, must have agreed because he opted to create ridiculous adjustments instead. He gave everyone the poster’s head and warped them. All three persons in the photograph now have twisted skulls that resemble the scary aliens from Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks!
Major in Expenses
Graduation is an exciting moment, and many individuals desire excellent photos that make them appear to be a baller. After all, these images will be plastered throughout social media and hung in frames on walls for decades to come.
So it’s understandable that this guy asked for something “a bit more pricey” for his graduation photos. He may have envisioned a Lamborghini, a Maserati, or a Ferrari, but instead he received the most costly item of all – a mountain of college debt.
Hindsight is 20/20
Glasses users might be concerned about their eyewear at times. Despite the fact that glasses help us see, we’ve been conditioned to think of them as geeky or unattractive by movies and television. How many times have you heard the phrase “four-eyes?”
This guy planned to remove his spectacles for this shot, but now he wants them erased digitally with Photoshop. The ever-literal James Fridman removed the poster’s spectacles, but then presented the photo from his point of view. It’s a little blurrier, and it’s absolutely not what this guy wanted.
James Fridman is a talented and humorous man who continues to make us laugh with his very exact Photoshop changes. In this picture, someone requests that the funny Photoshop troll get “the broom” out of the picture.
Clearly, they want the broom in the backdrop gone — you know, the one you use to sweep the floor, the one witches fly on. Unfortunately for this guy, his chosen haircut is a little broom-ish, so he’s practically bald in the final shot. Oops!
When asking James Fridman for photoshop requests, this is another classic case of “be cautious what you wish for.” Many couples have asked him to clip them out of a single shot and superimpose them on a more beautiful setting.
Consider this couple, who wanted James to copy and paste them into a landscape. Needless to say, James understood how to respond to their request in an unexpected way. No of-FENCE intended.
Growing Out of It
So many of us look back on our prom photographs and deeply regret who we chose to attend the dance with. Some of us forget about that individual, while others end up marrying the person they went to prom with.
This young girl appears to be more of the former type of person. She was trying to remove this man from her photograph. However, James believed that substituting a chopped-up tree for the person would satisfy. We think it works.
Rock On, Man
Don’t you despise it when you think you’ve discovered the ideal shot for your cover photo, but one of your buddies steals the show in the background? This is how the following woman felt, and she approached James to see if he might help her.
We have no clue how James did it, but he made it appear as though the woman’s buddy was driven into the rocks and became a part of the creation. She’ll never be able to get rid of him again!
If we’ve learnt anything about making demands to James Fridman, it’s that they must be explicit and leave no room for interpretation. However, James appears to find a way to distort the customer’s statements in an amusing way.
This is what occurred when a woman requested if he could make it appear as though she was carrying the sign below. She no longer seems to be a visitor and more like a member of the crew.
Loneliness Makes People Do Weird Things
How desperate do you have to be to do this? It’s surely easier to go out and meet a genuine girlfriend. James was ready to punish him for his outlandish request, simply tattooing the word “Girlfriend” on his arm.
In either case, the gentleman appears to have his arm around an unseen woman in both photographs. Either he’s desperate, or we’re in the middle of a modern-day horror film.
Digging for Gold
This young girl was keen to grow taller than her prom date and inquired as to whether James had the skills to make this happen. She believed he’d just make her correspondingly taller, maybe by making her legs longer and everything else.
No, James had other intentions to accomplish this aim. Instead, he made it appear as though a hole had been excavated and her lover had fallen into it.
While others may not notice it at the time, it is difficult to overlook someone’s phone dangling inside one of their trouser pockets. It may be really irritating to look at and certainly detracts from what could otherwise be a wonderful photograph.
This gentleman was adamant about having his phone deleted from this shot of him and his girlfriend. However, James went above and above by just ripping the phone out of the guy’s trousers, leaving a large hole.
Let’s be frank: the woman who sent such a vague request to James Fridman got exactly what she deserved. Perhaps if she had requested him to remove the mirror, she would not have received such a drastic shift.
What did she expect? Did she anticipate James to just erase her reflection from the mirror and transform her into a youthful vampire? To become a star in the Twilight franchise? Evidently, she doesn’t understand how mirrors operate.
Just the Tip
Some tourist sites are so popular that people adore posing close to them to make it appear as though they are touching them. Classic examples are Italy’s Tower of Pisa and France’s Eiffel Tower.
The shot below was taken in front of the latter, and this young girl failed badly in her attempt to create the illusion, so she called on James to help her out. However, she was dissatisfied with the finished outcome.
ElastiGirl Meets Her Match
We only see things that should not have been there after we had our wedding photographs shot. In a perfect world, these newlyweds would have simply emailed this shot to a competent editor and had the automobile removed.
They did, however, contact James Fridman. To be honest, it does make the bride and husband appear like a pair of superheroes with the ability to lengthen their limbs. If you’re a geeky enough person, you could think this is sort of cool.
Swing and a Miss
Let’s be clear about one thing: using your friend’s face as a golf tee is never a smart idea. We’ve all seen how this plays out in films, and it’s never a good thing. Thankfully, these two were only looking for a hilarious snapshot and did not take any photos in this manner.
So, when they requested photoshopper James Fridman to make it appear like the person swung, he just presented the aftermath of the imagined incident. It’s so realistic that we can’t stand it!
Harrison Bergeron in Action
In an ideal world, our disparities in height, among other things, should not be a barrier to friendship. We can make pals of various shapes and sizes. Unless, of course, you happen to be in a strange science-fiction short story about the issues with making everyone completely equal.
What does it matter if three pals aren’t the same height in a photo if we’re with individuals who make us laugh and with whom we feel comfortable? This bunch of males seemed to be concerned and aspired to reach the same height. James knew precisely how to do it.
Water Water Everywhere
To be fair, this lady is correct. It doesn’t appear like she’s underwater, and she’d need some expert help from someone who knows their way around Photoshop to make it more clear.
James appeared to be the ideal candidate for the task, and he was readily capable of using a water filter to give the impression that she was swimming beneath the surface. But, he came up with another plan, this time just throwing her into a washing machine.
Zoom All the Way In
James was certainly perplexed as to why this lady would try to make herself appear larger. If he did this, he would very certainly clip off the lovely landscape of the waterfall in the backdrop.
To emphasize his point, James actually went all the way. He focused in on the woman’s pixelated face, but there was no indication that she was standing in front of a waterfall. We hope she realizes why he did this.
Brother of Mine
We got the feeling that these guys made the following request to make it appear as though they were on the same tennis team. After all, the fact that they are wearing the same T-shirt is the strongest proof of this.
Of course, it’s logical that James would read their request in this manner. He felt it was too wonderful a chance to pass up, so he just put a huge T-shirt over both of them. However, it is difficult to play tennis in this manner.
Photoshop is a creative tool, but it can also be used in a lighthearted manner that makes people grin. James Fridman, a Photoshop lover, takes people’s requests online and then creates something that is a touch too real. Fridman began with “funny edits for friends and family,” but now receives hundreds of requests from internet enthusiasts. Take a look at these amusing postings from photoshop troll James Fridman.