Photoshop is a great tool, there’s no arguing in that. Its image enhancement features are unparalleled. But, the tool can only be as powerful as they say it is if, and only if the user knows what he’s doing and understanding its limitations. It’s like owning an expensive camera and not knowing what to do with it, thus making it somewhat useless. Well, not entirely, you could always learn to do it right- right? So if you think that knowing how to crop an image in Photoshop makes you a good ‘shopper, then think again. There are professionals who clearly missed (or forced to miss) a thing or two when they published their work. And there’s a website dedicated in collecting those disasters.
The PSDisasters website collects flawed photoshopped images. You can view new submissions in blog-format or choose to view older images randomly and surprise yourself. There are images where the error(s) is pointed out and there are images where you can figure out the “disaster” by yourself. If you ask me, you could turn this website into a game where the user can look for Photoshop WTFs in each image. You know, pretty much like spot the difference.
Photoshop is a great tool, but there are limitations. You (or your boss) shouldn’t force things just because you can in Photoshop. Remember that a lot of people are going to see your work. If it hits the web, it stays there forever- I mean like FOREVER.