We question of the photo of Michael Phelps that was sent to us by a kind friend--but just in case, we have to post it!


Written by Jay — January 23, 2013



Nice . But it looks photoshopped to me because the top half of his body looks much lighter than the bottom half , wouldent he be taller also.

January 25 2013 at 06:01 PM


Andrew—you are probably right—although I was impressed that they got the tattoo right. I think it is probably more fun just imagining!

January 26 2013 at 10:01 AM


Definitely photoshopped. A very well done job, but very much a fake. Skin color and tone between the waist and the knees doesn’t match his natural color or definition. Back of the inner right (his left) thigh has an overlay misalignment.

Again, well done, but fake. And the tat is his real tat, they just layered the image in right below the tat.

January 31 2013 at 03:01 AM


JD, you are probably right. I’m just impressed at how well photoshopping can look! (I suppose you can see it on the cover of any fashion magazine though.)

So a moral question: do we leave it up—because it’s just plain fun to image that this IS him OR should we take it off our website?


February 01 2013 at 06:02 AM

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