Eric Johnsson Photoshop minipulation

Photo Manipulations by Erik Johansson

March 13th, 2009 | Inspiration |

Photo Manipulations by Erik Johansson

Erik Johansson, a young talented artist from Sweden, creates remarkable images by digitally modifying photographs that he took himself.


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After doing some phot minipulation in class , you can see who far you can go in photoshop to create images 


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  1. haroon


    Mar 13th, 2009

  2. lmfao

    That would be fun playing tic tac toe on the streets like that. It would take like 20 minutes to make the chart then the ‘x’ and ‘o’

    Mar 13th, 2009

  3. Matt

    Some awesome edits there, very talented work. I saw some of these elsewhere that didn’t credit Erik, pisses me off when people don’t credit the artist, you can see the work that went in, it costs nothing to add a name.

    Thanks 🙂

    Mar 13th, 2009

  4. Dave


    Mar 13th, 2009

  5. Naldz Graphics

    Funny yet impressive 😉

    Mar 13th, 2009

  6. Zerial


    Mar 14th, 2009

  7. Oscar P

    Flawless indeed. There are fantastic photo manipulations.

    Mar 14th, 2009

  8. Paul Sample

    I love the water on bed, I wanna make it real!!!!

    Mar 14th, 2009

  9. wtyang24

    i liked how he portrayed the self-punching – exactly what i imagine when i feel like punching my face in.

    Mar 14th, 2009

  10. Zoya Orlova

    His work is beautiful. Let us see the world…

    Mar 14th, 2009

  11. MrCatJ

    These photos are absolutely brilliant!

    Mar 14th, 2009

  12. Mr. Bons

    Great ideas. Awesome inspiration. Some of the pix freak me out though.

    Mar 14th, 2009

  13. mahdi

    very nice

    Mar 14th, 2009

  14. navin

    the 1st one and the cofee spill were outrageous!!

    Mar 14th, 2009

  15. Jackie


    Mar 14th, 2009

  16. Scat R. Brane

    Amazing ideas, brilliantly made images. There is beauty in the absurd, too.

    Mar 14th, 2009

  17. Marcuss

    Great work! The DIY Volvo got me laughing.

    Mar 14th, 2009

  18. BR Macgregor

    I love the “man broken-vase intact” picture.

    Mar 14th, 2009

  19. Dave deBruyn

    fantastic work!

    Mar 14th, 2009

  20. Telkom

    Wow, really really impressive. There’s a lot of great photo manipulation on the web but these definitely have a quality that stands out above the rest.

    Mar 14th, 2009

  21. Fly

    A simple comment will not suffice to the amount of creativity, originality, and skill in these photos.

    You are an amazing artist, Erik.

    Mar 14th, 2009

  22. Tommy Stylz

    Amazing!!!! MC Escher-like/Rene Magritte-esque…I love it!!!

    Mar 14th, 2009

  23. carrie

    Very creative.

    Mar 14th, 2009

  24. Patternhead

    Some fantastic ideas and technique here.

    Mar 14th, 2009

  25. Hunter

    wow that’s impressive….it makes me want to go mess around in photoshop

    Mar 14th, 2009

  26. André

    Very Very nice!

    Mar 14th, 2009

  27. Glenn Jimerson

    Impressive Photoshop skills you have. While I liked all the photos, the Volvo/Ikea pic is my favorite.

    Mar 14th, 2009

  28. Brett

    I saw that tic-tac-toe picture a while ago and I thought it was real!

    Mar 14th, 2009

  29. Diego

    Awesome concepts and photos!

    Mar 14th, 2009

  30. Laura

    Those are fantastic! I’m very impressed.

    Mar 14th, 2009

  31. Sklep Zoologiczny

    Unbelievable O_o

    Mar 14th, 2009

  32. dai


    Mar 14th, 2009

  33. Ana

    My favorite!
    I’ve never seen anything as amazing a s this.
    I especially like the plaid headless photograph

    Mar 14th, 2009

  34. miya andoroido hime


    Mar 14th, 2009

  35. arslion

    wow amazing..

    Mar 14th, 2009

  36. james

    These pictures are quite fun, but he is one of many artists doing this type of work. Get into the scene a bit more and find the other artists. Their work is awesome too.

    Mar 14th, 2009

  37. Perry Crann

    Excellent work. Good creative and technical skills. Very inspiring!

    Mar 14th, 2009

  38. Tim Lussier

    Great work !

    Mar 15th, 2009

  39. Ilona

    genial! :))

    Mar 15th, 2009

  40. Noora

    I like it
    very creative

    Mar 15th, 2009

  41. tom simmons

    lets see what we can do .

    Mar 15th, 2009

  42. Rachel Davis

    brilliant, and inspirational!

    Mar 15th, 2009

  43. nilbert

    very cool.

    Mar 15th, 2009

  44. deden

    Hahahaha great, i love it.

    Mar 15th, 2009

  45. Psi

    Bemused completely !! you are indeed creative….

    Mar 15th, 2009

  46. Mario

    a great piece of homemade art

    Mar 15th, 2009

  47. Dre

    Really not that great. With exception of 1 or 2 photos, this could be done by anyone with a basic knowledge of photo editing.

    Mar 15th, 2009

  48. Alx

    Basic knowledge Dre? Not really.

    Mar 15th, 2009

  49. mone

    more than AMAIZING

    i hope i can learn how to do this kind of photos… 🙂

    Mar 15th, 2009

  50. jia

    funny and amazing…

    Mar 15th, 2009

  51. Mett Katz

    Really cool work! Best regards from Germany,


    Mar 15th, 2009

  52. Leo

    Terrific Photoshop-work off course. But above all: fascinating imagination to come up with the ideas to create the pictures. Respect.

    Mar 15th, 2009

  53. Flappajon

    goodjob i did this paint one time and i thought i was good but you ar good but i still think im pretty good

    Mar 15th, 2009

  54. Florian

    Still laughing about the Tic Tac Toe picture! ^^

    Mar 15th, 2009

  55. Taylor

    Wonderful! Made me smile.

    Mar 15th, 2009

  56. Dean

    Agree with Dre.

    Mar 15th, 2009

  57. Srinivas Tamada

    Ultimate.. Excellent.. Fantastic ..

    Mar 16th, 2009

  58. Jaqi Mugo

    Forgive me, but could someone help me understand the Volvo pic?

    This post is brilliant! I’m very inspired! 🙂

    Mar 16th, 2009

  59. ICT

    Jaqi In Sweden there has been a dialog if IKEA would buy VOLVO now when they are in economic crisis. I guess it is a comment on what would happen if infact VOLVO was bought by IKEA. Another create comment on IKEA and SAAB is the following Image

    Mar 16th, 2009

  60. punto

    perfect. you are a good artist.

    Mar 16th, 2009

  61. Remko

    Great stuff, really impressive and a good sens of humor too 🙂

    Mar 16th, 2009

  62. Ninnie.

    WOW! Love it!!

    Mar 16th, 2009

  63. javeed

    Very nice work..
    what software were involved in making..
    Do you want to share tutorials..?

    Love the work
    very impressive

    Mar 16th, 2009

  64. moy

    The same question of jaqui… i didnt understand the volvo one
    anyone who explain it?

    Mar 16th, 2009

  65. moy

    sorry, i already got it…
    For jaqui: ikea is a furniture company…

    Mar 16th, 2009

  66. Christopher Prins

    It’s people like yourself that truely inspire other photoshop users to keep moving forward. Wonderful work. The best i’ve ever seen to be honest.

    Kind Regards,


    Mar 16th, 2009

  67. Parissa

    wow!..I liked the man who’s ironing himself!

    Mar 16th, 2009

  68. Rick

    Fantastic editing. I’d love to see a tutorial on these methods.

    Mar 16th, 2009

  69. Fret_Lord

    Awesome work bro…wow!

    Mar 16th, 2009

  70. arthurbarbato twitter

    amazing! What software is employed?

    Mar 16th, 2009

  71. aaron

    Very cool. These are all great. I think my favorite one is the one with man with the melal ball for a head. It reminds me of a drawing by my favorite artist M.C. Escher “hand with globe”

    Mar 16th, 2009

  72. marta

    great job! creative and inspiring

    Mar 16th, 2009

  73. Beezy

    absolutely amazing and creative! wow.

    Mar 16th, 2009

  74. Andrea

    Wow! Very cool, I love it!

    Mar 16th, 2009

  75. Parisima

    words are poor against feelings…
    great job.

    Mar 16th, 2009

  76. Beatleg

    Absolutely amazing

    Mar 17th, 2009

  77. melufa

    Fantastic!!! Thumbs UP to U!!

    Mar 17th, 2009

  78. Larry Page


    Mar 17th, 2009

  79. Norma Shelan

    I appreciate your creative spirit! Thanks for sharing.

    Mar 17th, 2009

  80. rabia jamil

    wow amazing

    Mar 18th, 2009

  81. naima

    i appreciate all picture reallyb amazing more more more hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    Mar 18th, 2009

  82. Jennie

    I loved these! They really make you think. Job well done!

    Mar 18th, 2009

  83. squeek12345

    loved your pics, they made me laugh and look with awe.

    Mar 18th, 2009

  84. denise

    really stunning…

    Mar 18th, 2009

  85. Khushboo

    G8! work

    Mar 19th, 2009

  86. pixonu


    Mar 19th, 2009

  87. Gillian K

    These are brilliant. I’m a huge fan of Magritte and these make me think of Erik as a 21st century Magritte. Keep them coming they are a fabulous way of looking at the world!!!

    Mar 19th, 2009

  88. Waldo

    Genial Realmente son muy buenas estas fotos! genial !

    Saludos a todos! bytes

    Mar 19th, 2009

  89. wailer

    Just 1 word: WOW.

    Mar 19th, 2009

  90. Miguel Martinez

    Fantastic, very impressive, you are a very talented guy.

    Mar 20th, 2009

  91. samu

    Las fotos son asombrosas, este chaval es un genio.

    Mar 20th, 2009

  92. Andy D

    Love the Homo Sapiens plant & the Tetris one. Amazing work!

    Mar 20th, 2009

  93. golublog

    It’s like a surreal dream. I love it.

    Mar 20th, 2009

  94. Joselete

    Increiblemente maravillosas!!!! vaya imaginacion y que talento para llevarlas acabo..un 10

    Mar 20th, 2009

  95. Adriana M

    This is amazing!!! Big big big congrats 4 u! 😀

    Mar 20th, 2009

  96. sunrainet

    Incredible, too creative

    Mar 21st, 2009

  97. Ahmed nawaz amrohvi

    very very good thanks for all pics

    Mar 22nd, 2009

  98. Izzat ali amrohvi

    nice cute strange&lovely

    Mar 22nd, 2009

  99. Rav

    My step-brother is a friend of his, showed me the site. Very cool.

    Mar 22nd, 2009

  100. abhijit dutta

    Amazing man…seriously…..hard to believe at times…
    Truly amazing

    Mar 23rd, 2009


    This is for Dre & Dean ( …IF they are not the same person, as I assume they actually are! )

    If you are so ( stupidly ) convinced on what you affirm, you should be able to DEMONSTRATE it! So why both of you do not SHOW us what YOU can do with a “basic knowledge of photo editing”??

    Come on guys… you really make me sick with your NONSENSE comments!

    Mar 25th, 2009

  102. Vladimir

    Really funny!!! Great stuff!

    Mar 26th, 2009

  103. ekram

    love it!

    Mar 27th, 2009

  104. syabi


    Mar 27th, 2009

  105. azad mangi

    Great ideas. Awesome inspiration. Some of the pix freak me out though

    Mar 30th, 2009

  106. Mahmood Malik

    Wonderful work

    Mar 30th, 2009

  107. TwistedSifter

    Looks Shopped!:p

    Fantastic work. The comment haters are hilarious. Go do something productive.

    Mar 31st, 2009

  108. Konrad Fischer

    Very impresiv e , it really touched my imagination and vision. Thanks Konrad

    Apr 2nd, 2009

  109. Jon

    Like an paint artist with canvas, the work Erik has done challenges the senses. It is worthy to be called art and should be shared with the world. I love it!

    Apr 2nd, 2009

  110. Hank-Dachbeschichtung


    really cool pictures, dude, very nice work. Congratulations!


    Apr 3rd, 2009

  111. cati

    wow very biutiful i lovely

    Apr 11th, 2009

  112. Faseeh Ahma Fasahat

    Wao, I did not see this type of pictures on computer what a brilliant work very impressive

    With best regards
    Faseeh Ahmad Fasahat

    Apr 19th, 2009

  113. Castiel


    Apr 20th, 2009

  114. Dave

    Msot of the work is brilliant, but I am not sure the IKEA/Volvo one really belongs. I could do that with a printer and a camera. Where is the Photo-shopping?

    Apr 21st, 2009

  115. Jasper

    ha ha, the reflection taking the photograph should have been naked!

    great stuff

    Apr 22nd, 2009

  116. Mohan

    Classic pictures and great wrok.

    Apr 22nd, 2009

  117. Doris

    It caught my interest, great job!

    Apr 22nd, 2009

  118. Ruth Crabb

    Fabulous images, it made me smile inside.


    Apr 22nd, 2009

  119. Agnes Pires

    The newest Taylor James? Great jobs, pure inspiration for us!

    Apr 24th, 2009

  120. AnnRan

    Creative and flawless – wonderful work!

    Apr 24th, 2009

  121. NOOR

    it is not nesessary to get off dress so iron them with itself. amazing idea.

    Apr 26th, 2009

  122. Aussie Allan

    100 off limited editions of these works with certificates and cash in on your remarkable talent,what have you got to loose!!!!!!!!!

    Apr 28th, 2009

  123. Rodney

    The Tetris Building was cool.

    Apr 28th, 2009

  124. jose

    nice stuff dude!

    May 7th, 2009

  125. inoreloaded_photo manipulation

    Erik is a great artist.
    I want to be like him someday..

    May 8th, 2009

  126. Will

    These are wonderful. I’m amazed.

    May 13th, 2009

  127. sailboats

    Badass, makes me wanna do some photoshoppin

    May 18th, 2009

  128. Ellis Miller

    I have genuinely not seen photo manipulation that fantastic before.

    May 29th, 2009

  129. Ally B

    these photos are great….Can’t wait for more !!!

    Jun 2nd, 2009

  130. Joshua Miller

    All of these are mindblowing. Such a creative artist!

    I’ve got my own spin on the Volvo picture.

    To ME, it shows the relation between purchasing a Volvo and purchasing an item from Ikea. You get a top notch car with peace of mind – so having Ikea on the bottom left, with the Alan key in-hand shows how when you buy a Volvo, you’re buying a worry-free vehicle.

    Jun 3rd, 2009

  131. miana

    wow that is awesome love the volvo one! haha soooo clever

    Jun 9th, 2009

  132. erwin15155


    Jun 14th, 2009

  133. Bruno

    That’s mad skills. It took me a few seconds to appreciate the coffee spill image. It drew out the world continents.

    Jun 15th, 2009

  134. Ralph

    Great talent As a Vietnam Vet it makes me feel good that there is still people that have good things to offer.

    Jun 17th, 2009

  135. Mery Cecchi


    Jun 25th, 2009

  136. Mohan Gandhi

    Amazing Photos! Very Nice.

    Jun 28th, 2009

  137. Monorelojero

    Muy muy ingenioso, definitivamente maravilloso!!

    Jul 20th, 2009

  138. Exprezso

    Very very nice! I’m deeply impressed!

    Jul 29th, 2009

  139. FRED

    Window sill needs a wipe – the best gag is the simplest – the Volvo one ;)P Stick to that

    Aug 2nd, 2009

  140. Sonia

    Wonderful! The Tetris one is very nicely put together and clever! Amazing stuff and original ideas – difficult to be new and original in this day and age. Keep it up dude!! (-:

    Aug 2nd, 2009

  141. azka

    wonderful n amazing i impressed really!

    Aug 7th, 2009

  142. cloris liu

    very brilliant,i like it so much.It reminds me of an old chinese philosophical concept “天人合一” ,which means the mixture ,unification of nature and people and a kind of harmonious relationship between the two.

    Aug 12th, 2009

  143. amjadkeryo

    very good pictures thanks

    Aug 13th, 2009

  144. Dachbeschichtung Frankfurt

    Great collection, its amazing. In my opinion No. 11 looks best


    Aug 13th, 2009

  145. Lerryck

    Awesome,brilliant…Erik u special artist & very original…keep like that..and u will be big photograff in the future!!!!!

    Aug 27th, 2009

  146. Christian

    Pretty impressive! You have talent!

    Aug 28th, 2009

  147. Bea

    that was fantastic

    Aug 28th, 2009

  148. faisal


    Aug 31st, 2009

  149. Lawliet

    Very good,
    can i be his student???????

    Sep 1st, 2009

  150. RohithCG

    Simply terrific! He needs to be given the credit due for his efforts. x-(

    Sep 2nd, 2009

  151. emma

    extraoridinarily creative. they crystallize another perception of the world around us, topsy-turvy, toppling, hectic and mind-boggling. thanks for Eric’s efforts.

    Sep 11th, 2009

  152. Hebie

    they are’s already spread out on Asian website.

    Sep 14th, 2009

  153. husna

    Awesome n truly amazing!!! very creative n different

    Sep 15th, 2009

  154. Marialba


    Sep 18th, 2009

  155. Alex Woollard

    Now he’s a master at his trade.
    I create pics using various images that have taken but not to this level of excellence, most of my friends who they are usually aimed at tell me that I have too much time on my hands.
    Great entertainment Erik.
    Cheers Alex

    Sep 20th, 2009

  156. Laura

    Wow these pics are fantasitc!!! I’m sick of people making something totally stupid like a wonky lightswitch and then calling themselves artists. I havn’t a creative bone in my body and I could do the likes of that rubbish. It’s really refreshing to see something that takes talent and imagination and skill. I wish him all the best in the future and hope we will all be seeing a lot more from him as well.

    Sep 22nd, 2009

  157. Laura

    I looked at the website above just now and its brilliant!! Vertical turn, haha!!

    Sep 22nd, 2009

  158. kirsty

    Alot of work and patience gone into these images. Probably done on adobe after effects. Dre, show us something better then..

    Oct 5th, 2009

  159. fran

    bril, couldnt do better myself,?? ha ha

    Oct 11th, 2009

  160. Eloi

    Nice art work.

    Lund is a nice place to learn photo…

    I which to see more video and sound art work, those great creativity stories could fit in CMetrage, it’s like you’re in those touristic buses on the top of the cliff in Alps mountains and you get the nicest view from the roof, but every body in the get vertigo watching you.

    Cool, I love it.

    Nov 5th, 2009

  161. Searchman


    Nov 7th, 2009

  162. Gray Mouser

    Genius indeed!

    Nov 11th, 2009

  163. lauvsland

    cool! whitch program are you use to edit photos??do you have some youtube videos where you show how to edit? I am editing a little my self but is difficult with light and……

    Nov 14th, 2009

  164. Liyana

    I believe you are the photographic Magritte.

    Still I find some of the photos a bit too harsh in terms of idea, still all of them – perfectly developed.

    Nov 17th, 2009

  165. Raja Zahid

    quite amazing

    Dec 3rd, 2009

  166. Natsky

    wicked imagination and perfect execution!

    Dec 21st, 2009

  167. mariola

    fantastic. beautiful work.
    The most beautiful work to my eyes.

    Dec 24th, 2009

  168. linkstochina

    Nice photo work.
    The comment haters are hilarious. Go do something productive.

    Dec 25th, 2009

  169. Velaija

    Whow this is really amazing!
    It’s beautiful!

    Dec 25th, 2009

  170. diwhflq

    Whow this is really amazing!
    It’s beautiful!

    Jan 4th, 2010

  171. Arslanian

    Nice photo work.

    Jan 18th, 2010

  172. pookey

    Asoulutly brilliant! Im working with manipulation for my GCSEs at the moment and you are my insperation!!!

    Jan 20th, 2010

  173. Paul T

    Mind bubbling

    Feb 13th, 2010

  174. Dr. Katzenbaum

    These photos are mind-bogglingly beautiful. Does anybody know where you could purchase postcards or maybe posters with Erik’s Artwok on them?

    Feb 27th, 2010

  175. Rechtsanwalt

    What a mindblowing page! Really impressive!

    Mar 10th, 2010

  176. Kenan

    Wow!! I cannot seem to choose which one is the best, funniest and most artistic
    Very nice to have a glimps on Erik’s artistic mind,
    kind greetings, kenan zonnema

    Apr 26th, 2010

  177. Steve

    Dre, show us what you can do, are you able to be creative and original, as well as being an expert on photo maniplulation?

    Apr 30th, 2010

  178. Melanie

    This is absolutely brilliant! Love it!

    May 5th, 2010

  179. Jose L. Diaz

    Awesome work, this is a perfect way to manifestate an art using modern tools creating a real way of imaginative and impresive images, also we can see a new form of comunication of fresh and innovative ideas, this work are expresive and do not selfindulgent as many “intelectual” modern art, sometimes a modest and simple art are better when are expontaneous, Erik Johansson are a real master.

    May 12th, 2010

  180. jaeden

    i would love to see how to do this im going to try it very soon dont get the volvo one

    May 16th, 2010

  181. Carl

    Amazing like everyone else has said. How can one learn to do this stuff? I wish I had Erik’s talents.

    Jul 12th, 2010

  182. Ivanhoo

    Brilliant work, very talented young artist. I’ve seen this image before on the internet but I did not know who made them. Nice…

    Sep 14th, 2010

  183. Alexito

    wooo increible!!!!!!

    Oct 21st, 2010

  184. MattJazz

    This is simply brilliant ! Someone said earlier this could be easily done in photoshop. Of course it is easily done if you have skills, but most important is idea and inspiration. This guy is next Storm Thorgeson !

    Oct 28th, 2010

  185. Jan Lee

    Wow these are so brilliant—an amazing talent.Cannot understand the Man In Rowing Boat—am I missing something?

    Feb 22nd, 2011

  186. thezar

    Ikea furniture uses the key for assembly. What if a Volvo had to be assembled? There’s your catch.

    Feb 24th, 2011

  187. DUARRAB


    Jun 17th, 2011

  188. Public Cyberfreak

    These pictures are awesome, and I hate being a buzzkill, but Tetris came out during the 70’s, and not the 80’s.

    Oct 31st, 2011

  189. Art Pestaño


    Feb 7th, 2012

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