The Internet Photoshopped a Picture of Tacoma and It Got Weird

Photoshop is a wonderful tool. You can fool people into thinking Tacoma’s guerilla art has gone rogue and you can make pretty much anything look like a weiner. Of course you can do a lot of other useful things too but those are the ones that make us giggle the most while we ignore our other responsibilities.

I’ve been working with Photoshop since the late ‘90s and I’ve wasted many many hours since then manipulating photos just for the fun of it. So when I discovered that Reddit has a weekly Photoshop battle, I was immediately intrigued.

Each week, the winner gets to pick the stock image for the following week. I won a battle a couple weeks ago and gave them a photo of the full moon rising over Mt. Rainier with the Tacoma Dome in the foreground.

I wasn’t sure if people would be able to find enough inspiration in this relatively simple scene but man-oh-man, did they come up with some stuff. The dome was repurposed as everything from a lamp to a rugby ball, the city was stricken by a few natural disasters, and a surprising number of Star Wars references made their way into the scene.

If you’re a Photoshop aficionado, I would encourage you to check out the weekly Photoshop battle on Reddit. You’re also welcome to take a swing at my Tacoma photo and send us your results. Below are all the submissions with Reddit users credited in the caption. You can see the original Reddit post with comments here.

u/zuluzach
u/zeanzean
u/yeetaniffauw
u/Vileroots
u/traveljon
u/texasfld57
Spinoff by u/bald_
u/TDAWPaul
u/Sxeed_
u/sueflay
u/screwball2
u/PilkyWatts
u/olimon118
u/Obi-wan_Ken0bi
u/Norphix
u/nomothenotinevitable
u/neigesdantan
u/neigesdantan
u/narguitoune
u/McOscario
u/Mania_Enderkid
u/Lucky_Number_3
u/Laristocats
u/ismett182
u/Gamx11
u/fullfath0m
u/FreeKebabman
u/extranicephotos
u/ExpressCarpenter
u/EconB737
u/241baka
u/draktuls
u/Donkey_Chasm
u/C0NSTABEL
u/ArtProf
u/_bald_

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