Another nice Texas Instruments Photoshop: Elephant and head-explode girl send their greetings from the savannah

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At the risk of turning Boing Boing Gadgets into a tech-themed rip-off of Photoshop Disasters, non-Euclidean sharks are just the tip of Texas Instruments' swollen-tongue in regards to their doofusism in the art of image manipulation. This image was taken from Texas Instruments' homepage for their new DLP projectors. Oh, what the ffffffff.....

What the samhell is going on here? A supernaturally hovering little girl, her feet amputated, melts her own face off when she opens the Lament Configuration via the malignant psychic command of a floating, physics-defying elephant. And that's not even pointing out that the scene is set on a planet with three or four different suns, judging from the shadows.

I'd really like to congratulate the plucky seven year old who spun two free Photoshop lessons at Boys Club computer camp into a lucrative contract with Texas Instruments. You'll go far in the business world, my son.

(Thanks to Banksynergy for the tip!)

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12 Comments

  1. Really now, you don’t need to be so mean about it. It’s not like this graphic matters so much that they need to actually put an elephant next to a girl in a field. Most people won’t notice or care if the edges are a bit faded. Cut the guy some slack.

  2. Looks like they’ve removed the little girl’s face-melting beam from the image on the web site.

  3. maybe their cunning plan is to use photoshops so crappy that their ads get featured on popular blogs

  4. Maybe their point is that their projectors are of sufficient resolution for you to spot crap photoshop.

  5. @2, come now. This is the work of a professional graphic designer working for a multi-million (perhaps multi-billion) dollar company. Worse, Texas Instruments probably paid tens of thousands of dollars for these Photoshops. Criticizing them is fair game.

    And I think you’ve nailed it, if inadvertently. “It’s not like this graphic matters so much that they need to actually put an elephant next to a girl in a field. “Or Photoshop one in, even. Even if this was perfectly wrought, what would this image have to do with selling projectors?

  6. Looks like they’ve removed the little girl’s face-melting beam from the image on the web site.

    No, her head is still definitely getting a bad plasma burn.

  7. *in Ben Stein voice, channeling at-least-one-per-post Photoshop Disasters commenturd* “I could do that it’s not a real disaster try for a real disaster dumbasses look at the shadows.”

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