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How can I create a fake photo?

 

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In this day and age, creating fake photos is not only easy – so many people take advantage of the technology. For many it may be just fun, but for others, it is a tool for scams and deception. While we don’t advocate deception, we do think that altering photos for creativity and humor is a fun and exciting activity.

If you own Photoshop, you may have already experimented with all of the photo alterations you can do. For those who don’t own software like Photoshop, there are other options out there that will allow you to play with photos. Photofunia.com, funphotobox.com and Picjoke.com provide great websites where you can upload a photo and create images like you are on Michael Jackson’s album cover or spending some time with Robert Pattinson.

Regardless of the software you use, you can combine some of your own photos with stock photos to create a surreal image that you can share with friends and family. There are other websites out there that will allow you to create fake magazine covers and morphed pictures. As long as you are up-front with your images and don’t try to pass them off as an original, your fake photos may be very successful as far as the amount of people who view them.

Your desire to create fake photos might be exciting and fun for you. But but making sure that others aren’t tricked to believe what they see in the photo is real will make your photo more successful and not vulnerable to any legal action. Photoshop and similar applications are a lot of fun, especially for those with a creative mind, but it is important that you use it sparingly, tastefully and responsibly.

 

About the author

I am a publisher and entrepreneur in the stock imagery field. I focus in providing knowledge and solutions for buyers, contributors and agencies, aiming at contributing to the growth and development of the industry. I am the founder and editor of Stock Photo Press, one of the largest networks of online magazines in the industry. I am the founder of Microstock Expo, the only conference dedicated to the microstock segment. I created several software solutions in stock photography, like the PixelRockstar WordPress Plugin. Plus I am a recurrent speaker at Photokina Official Stage, and an industry consultant at StockPhotoInsight. I am passionate about technology, marketing and visual imagery.