The Photoshopped Zoo: If Graphic Designers Created the Animal Kingdom

July 8, 2012

Graphic designers are the mad scientists of the creative world.  Whether spiritual or secular, you can’t deny the desire to “play God.”  Graphic designers get to do this every day, often employing Photoshop’s powerful tools to create animal hybrids Dr. Frankenstein would be proud of.  If genetic scientists were granted such creative liberty, a trip to the zoo might feature the following creatures.  Note:  Not all of these were done in Photoshop; some were done with Aviary and others I could not verify.

Toucan Play That Way by HumanDescent

Toucan play that way... by HumanDescent on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-07-06_11-50-16


Zebrafrog by oilcorner

Zebrafrog by ~oilcorner on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-07-06_11-52-03


Moo by Sebastian Niedlich (Grabthar)

Moo Flickr - Photo Sharing! - Google Chrome_2012-07-06_11-53-07


Two Can by Eyal

Two Can Pictures - Strange Two Can Pics - Google Chrome_2012-07-06_11-55-39


Cat Owl by Keb

Cat owl Pictures - Strange Cat owl Pics - Google Chrome_2012-07-06_11-57-18


Monkey Dog by Sylver

monkeydog - Worth1000 Contests - Google Chrome_2012-07-06_11-58-09


Cabbit by Cj

Cabbit - Worth1000 Contests - Google Chrome_2012-07-06_11-59-25


Vampire Frog by msfrigyfrog

Vampire Frog Pictures - Strange Vampire Frog Pics - Google Chrome_2012-07-06_12-00-20


Thing by Lux

Thing Pictures - Strange Thing Pics - Google Chrome_2012-07-06_12-01-18

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Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. His previous roles included managing editor for a hometown newspaper and club bartender for a group of quasi-alcoholics. When he’s not writing, he’s usually counting lost follicles and wondering what he ever did with his time before his two children were born.
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About Brian Morris

Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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