This image is from a photo manipulation contest a number of years back; I always enjoyed this piece.
Photo manipulation (also called Photoshopping or --before the rise of Photoshop software-- airbrushing) is the application of image editing techniques to photographs in order to create an illusion or deception (in contrast to mere enhancement or correction), through analog or digital means.Retouching tools from the pre-digital era: gouache paint, kneaded erasers, charcoal sticks, and an airbrush.
In digital editing, photographs are usually taken with a digital camera and input directly into a computer. Transparencies, negatives or printed photographs may also be digitized using a scanner, or images may be obtained from stock...
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