Maybe it is the shape, maybe it is the colour, but whatever the reason is, people love photo editing images of bananas and crossing them with animals! This is not the work of a single digital artist, there are lots of people who make them and I have decided to bring you 10 of the very best of them…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Photoshop Tips
10 – Shark
Photoshop Tip: When you want to change the size of an image, rotate, flip or distort it, you can always do so by clicking Edit, then click Transform and select the action you desire. To make life easier, there’s a shortcut you can use. Simply press Ctrl + T on your keyboard and a bounding box will then appear around the image, indicating transformation. This means you can now resize your image. The best way to do so is by placing the cursor on one of the rectangle corners and then dragging the corner while holding the Shift key. When you’re finished just press Enter and you’re done.
9 – Swan
Photoshop Tip: A short and quick way to switch between units of measurements is to place the cursor on one of the rulers (press Ctrl + R to show or hide the rulers), and right click, then choose a new unit from the context menu. You have a wide variety of units there, from centimetres to pixels, millimetres, points and even percents.
8 – OTTER
Photoshop Tip: This is an easy selection tool that helps you trace and outline a part of an image, and to separate it from the rest of the image in order to perform certain actions. For example, you can select and separate a product from its background. The magnetic lasso tool detects the edges of an object, so it works best when you have a bold contrast between an object and its background with well-defined edges. You can find this tool in the tools panel.
7 – GIRAFFE
Photoshop Tip: The Magic Wand is another selection tool, ideal for when you are working with a background that is very monotone and consistent. If you have a clearly defined color that you want to choose in an image, this is the tool for you. For example, the Magic Wand is great when you want to select a white background or a clear blue sky.
6 – EAGLE
Photoshop Tip: The Tool Panel offers all the basic shapes you need like the square, line, circle, ellipse etc. However, if you’d like to have extended options check out the custom shape tool. Represented by an icon that kind of resembles a roadkill (but it’s far from it!) the custom shape tool is easy to find on the Options Bar. After you select it, a world of shape options will reveal itself to you.
5 – DOLPHIN
Photoshop Tip: As you use Photoshop for whatever purpose, like change colours of an image, make it sharper or improve the contrast, remember to always use the adjustment layers. The big advantage of the adjustment layer is that you don’t make the changes on the image itself but on a separate layer, so you can always change the settings to see which adjustment works best for you.
4 – OSTRICH
Photoshop Tip: This is a simple & easy way to add some pizazz to your image. Layer styles are special effects that can be quickly applied to individual layers. All you have to do is the double-click on a layer and then choose the effect you like.
3 – PUPPY
Photoshop Tip: Spot healing brush is exactly like it sounds, this tool will make everything look prettier! If you have a spot, blemish, or a mole this tool will remove it instantly. It can also be used as a pimple remover. Just place the brush over the area you want to “fix”, make sure the brush is a bit bigger than the blemish and click. Photoshop automatically samples from around the retouched area so you really don’t need to do anything else.
2 – SNAKE
Photoshop Tip: The Dodge Tool lightens pixels where you use it. This is a great solution for red “tired eyes”. Set the Dodge Tool to a soft brush, go to Range setting in the menubar’s pull-down and choose highlights, set Exposure on around 20%. Then carefully brush over the eye area. Remember not to overdo it, or your model will start to look like an alien. A few simple strokes should do the job.
1 – FISH
Photoshop Tip: A simple and delicate way to remove small wrinkles is to blur them a bit. Use the Blur tool to smooth-out small imperfections like the wrinkles around the eye or mouth area and simply blur them into the background. Again, be gentle and remember not to overdo it or instead of improving your image you’ll end up spoiling it. The Blur tool can be used for repair as well as more artistic purposes so it’s important to become friends with it.