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Real or Photoshop: Action or Artist Challenge

Is it the work of an artist or a Photoshop Action? We asked two Envato experts to guess if the image is real or Photoshop.

Portrait for Jen McKinnon By Jen McKinnon
Posted 25 Feb 2020
Real or Photoshop

2020 is the 30th birthday of Adobe Photoshop, the software that's so successful it's become a verb. To celebrate the evolution of this remarkable tool, we also challenged two members of the Envato team, designer Suzi and Tuts manager Matt, to go head-to-head in the ultimate Photoshop challenge. Play along at home to determine if the image is real or Photoshopped: is it the work of an artist or a Photoshop Action?

01. Oil Paint Photoshop Action by sevenstyles

02. Pencil n Watercolor Photoshop Action by IndWorks

03. Female Luxury Portraits by MikiBith

04. Palette Knife Photoshop Action by sevenstyles

05. Chocolate cupcake with a cherry on top by Claudia V

Chocolate cupcake with a cherry on top by Claudia V

06. SoPainted Photoshop Action by sodasong

07. Home Sketch by Jumsoft

08. Hand Painted Watercolor Landscapes Volume 1 by DesignPanoply

09. Aquarelleum - Urban Sketch Photoshop Action by profactions

10. Sketch Photoshop Action by sevenstyles

So, how many did you get right? Let us know in the YouTube comments. If you're looking for more Photoshop Actions, visit Envato Elements to learn more about our subscription.