Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Best of Reddit Photoshop Battles

The Photoshopbattles subreddit is so active that it's sometimes hard to find the really good threads when you only have a couple of minutes to spare. I've found the "Best Of" threads that get compiled at the end of each year to be a great source of quick laughs, but they're not always easy to find. For that reason, I'm linking them all here.

Many years ago, my wife and I used to enjoy the Photoshop threads on FARK. While the spirit of Photoshopbattles is the same, the quality of work in these best-of threads puts the majority of the old FARK stuff to shame.

The Best Way to View the Threads

Clicking through a Photoshop thread can be pretty tedious on vanilla Reddit, but there is a better way. Among other things, the Reddit Enhancement Suite for Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari includes a feature to display all embedded images in the current page, so all you have to do is scroll.

Here's how to get it:
  1. Go to the Reddit Enhancement Suite page and click Get it Now.
  2. Assuming you're running one of the supported browsers, the site will detect which one you're using. Once it does, click Install.
  3. You'll be taken to a page that installs the add-on for your browser. In the case of Firefox you go to the Mozilla add-ons page for Reddit Enhancement Suite.
  4. Again, for Firefox, click Add to Firefox. (The procedure might be slightly different for other browsers.)
  5. After the add-on is installed, the next time you visit Reddit you’ll see a “RES Tips and Tricks” pop-up indicating that you now have the add-on. You can uncheck the “Show these tips once every 24 hours” thing to hide the tips.
  6. Now, whenever you go to a thread that contains a bunch of images, you can click the “view images” link at the top of the page.

    This may also display not-safe-for-work images as well, so beware. Also, some subreddits have themes which don’t include a view images link. :(
And now, for the good stuff:

The Best-of Photoshopbattles Threads