If there's one art form that is truly the soul of the 20th century, it has to be Photoshop. Few other things express the bizarre humor and creativity that has come to life in the age of the internet. And one man has found a way to create an art form all his own: taking Photoshop requests and fulfilling them as literally as possible. James Fridman has a following of over 1.5 million people on Twitter and it's no secret why: his Photoshop jobs are absolutely hilarious. Whether you're asking him to remove something from your background, make you look cuter, or add a fun prop, he never gives you exactly what you wanted. But you could say that he gives you what you need. He's like some sort of Photoshop Yoda. Keep scrolling to see some of his greatest works: and get ready to laugh because this guy truly has a sense of humor.

This is James Fridman.

He’s a graphic designer who has a special take on his job. In fact, his specialty is doing work that is not what his clients request, and people absolutely love him for it.

He's a matchmaker of sorts.

If your romantic photo hasn’t turned out quite the way you want, just talk to James! He’ll fix it right up and make sure that you and your partner are the perfect match.

And sometimes he'll throw in what looks like a classic dad joke.

If you look very closely, you can see that there is still an outline of everything in the photo except for the lamp. Now that’s commitment to a very bad joke.

This is exactly what you meant right?

Sometimes the funniest thing you can do is exactly what’s asked of you. And sometimes the result is a piece of body horror we’ll never forget.

Honestly sometimes people ask for weird things.

So James isn’t actually at fault for what he’s done. People need to be more specific. Imagine sending a photo to James is like making a deal with the devil: he will find every loophole and exploit it.

No one can resist the allure of potty humor.

What are statues of babies peeing FOR if not for this piece of beautiful artwork? I’m sure the sculptor is proud to know their work is being used for good in this world.

If you're specific he takes you literally. If you're vague he does...whatever this is.

It’s important to have romance in your life, usually provided by an oddly buff older man running along the beach.

Ooh what a burn.

To be fair though, James knows what’s important in life and that is dogs. Dogs with cute faces, with no distractions like people.

So stupid. So funny.

Be careful what you wish for. James might put you in a refrigerator. Then you’ll truly be “cool”.

When a picture doesn't turn out quite the way you want it to, James is there for you.

To give you the career you’ve always wanted as a construction worker. Now there’s a picture you can hang on the wall for years to come.

Some of these burns are savage.

You need some ice bro? Because you definitely are not getting a girlfriend.

This photo will haunt my nightmares.

You should be placed in prison James, this is unforgivable. Why would you do that to someone’s nose?

As if the photo-based puns weren't enough, sometimes he adds them in text too.

The scrap of jeans is the piece de resistance. That kid never stood a chance.

To be fair, he does have some serious Photoshop talent.

He created an entire background when he moved this guy. Maybe he also should have given the dude a shirt.

Be careful what you wish for.

It might end with a tree eating your face. But maybe you’re into that, we’re not here to judge. We’re just here to look at weird Photoshop jobs.

Me and the boys are outside, cracking open a cold one.

Hold on those boys look like they’re about twelve, they absolutely should not be cracking open a cold one!

There's always more than one way to solve a problem.

But they might have some unexpected consequences. Think carefully about what will happen if you get what you want.

And just when you think you might be able to predict his goofy ways...

He comes up with a new way to prank you. Curses on you James! You’re too wily for all of us!

Of all the ways to interpret "ducks"...

I never would have imagined Peking. Still, he did do what they asked and everyone knows if you follow the exact letter of a request no one can ever complain.

Truly Lady Liberty is one of us.

She feels our pain, our sadness, our Photoshop. And if you don’t think so, you’re un-American.

He does videos too.

The sound effects really take it to a new level.

The sound effects really take it to a new level. Just when you thought it couldn’t possibly be any more.

Be proud of your round face my boy.

You could have an oblong head and no one wants that.  What’s truly baffling though is that James chose to also change every other head in this picture.

Words you should not provide to James:

Bigger, remove, resize, move. You definitely don’t want to pair any of those words with body parts or you’ll end up in deep trouble.

Bad James, this is not how we use Photoshop!

Nor is that how we use human bodies. Put it back immediately or you’ll be grounded.

Let's get back to something more wholesome and adorable.

This costume is too frickin’ cute! Petition to ask James to put it on every single person in every single photo ever.

Sure, you can always remove something from a photo.

But isn’t it more fun to simply hide it? Who knows what’s behind that dress? It’s like an exciting wedding day mystery.

If you simply have to share that NSFW photo...

James has you covered. By a cow costume. And another pun. James, are you a dad? Because you have strong dad vibes.

Sometimes you just have to stand in awe of true genius.

There she goes!

Is this how you learn to ski? I think this is how you learn to ski.

It truly is a sign.

A sign to the bathroom.

Look you guys should know by now that you can’t just say “the sign” without specifying which one, because James is now the bestower of signs and there’s nothing you can do about it.

And just when you least expect it, James comes at you with something heartfelt and unmistakably kind.

Thank you sir.

Is all this bad news getting you down?

Empty shelves on the left, and hoarders to the right. Having to get creative with the toilet roll situation?  

If only there was something to lighten the mood.

Well, you’re in luck…

People have been posting their lives under self-quarantine.

And it’s better than you could ever imagine.

We've passed the point of no return.

We’ve hit that point in human history where the only way history books will be able to document the great pandemic of 2020 is through memes. I don’t know how I feel about that. Why’ll you dwell on that with me, keep scrolling for some of the best self-quarantine posts…

What a way to start...

This guy has definitely lost it. I wonder if he’ll put them all back in for his next project. Now that I’d like to see.

Routine is everything.

Even if that means compromising your usual route.

I feel like a student again.

It turns out instant ramen doesn’t last that long, especially when you eat it for all three meals. Who’d have thought?

It was only a matter of time.

Days are all a blur, the only form of time measurement is through the distribution of snacks.

A royal flush...

Such high stakes…why would you risk it all?

I mean there are worse things than chicken alfredo...

Shrimp alfredo is definitely one of them.

The sense of community shines through.

Remember it’s the amateur businesses that suffer… It’s practically a civic duty!

At least I'm not the only one.

Who needs an education anyway, am I right?

Popcorn at the ready...going to need extra butter for this.

Who needs Disney Plus when the action is right here.

I feel that.

So just a constant hangover.

Everyone likes a good list.

I wonder if stationary is in high demand too.

Trials and tribulations.

It’s nice when you get some appreciation from the top dogs.

Get out while you can, Spaghetti.

Sure, she’s best friends with you now, but just wait until the rationing starts, then we’ll see.

Too crazy for me.

I give it a day in quarantine.

Brings a whole new meaning to 4ply.

Think I’ll hold it.

If only...

I mean it’s quite a task.


Anyone else feel slightly offended?

Think it's time for some fresh air.

Or a social media ban maybe?

Things are starting to get a little too dark.

Me too Seth, me too.

Apple music?

Things have gotten dire.

We did it, we reached peak madness.

If something did make sense, this wouldn’t be it. If this whole article has sent you a little loopy, why not keep scrolling for something wholeheartedly grounding amidst this chaos…
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