Photoshop can create all kinds of magic. While everyone usually slams the photo editing software for helping people create a false sense of perfection, it also makes a lot of really cool stuff possible.
Artists have utilized it to make many kinds of digital art.
Dutch artist Ard Gelinck is using it to mimic time traveling. He takes present-day photos of celebrities and Photoshops them with their younger selves, an extreme take on the recent 10-year challenge that swept the internet.
The pictures have proven to be very powerful. With some celebrities, it’s fascinating to see how their styles have evolved. With others, it’s a bittersweet testament to how time has passed.
They can also be very emotional in the cases of celebrities who have passed away.
The combination of nostalgia and surprise that the photos evoke has made them very popular. Ard has over 100,000 followers admiring his timeline-bending artwork on Instagram.