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You Suck at Photoshop – Distort, Warp, & Layer Effects

November 1, 2019

DONNIE: My name is Donnie, and
you suck at Photoshop. You do. You’re awful, and that’s
why you’re here. All right, let’s get started. Tutorial one– distort, warp,
and layer effects. This is basic to intermediate. But for you, I mean, this is
going to be stupid hard, advanced, so just try
not to slow it down. First off, get a photo,
open up Bridge. And maybe you’ve got a photo
of your family, or maybe you’ve got a photo of some
people who care about you, or maybe you’ve got a photo of the
van, again, that your wife and her friend from high school
spend Friday nights in. Yeah, so actually– oh hey,
look, I’ve got that one myself right here. So let’s go ahead and
open that up. That’s what we’ll start with. Let’s just say for hypothetical
that you really want to do some shit
to this Vanagon. I mean, the real Vanagon. But let’s also say that there’s
a restraining order that prevents you from getting
close enough to do that kind of shit to it. So let’s have Photoshop do
the dirty work for us. Now we could– what? We could bash it up a little
bit, or set it on fire. I’d rather try something
a little more subtle. Let’s put something
in the windshield. Now we could put, like, a
parking ticket, or maybe, like, a bumper sticker, you
know, that would maybe read like, “If the Vanagon
is rocking, don’t– my wife is being drilled by
some guy named Ricky.” Actually, for me, I’ve got
a copy of my marriage certificate, and so I’m going to
put it on the driver’s side of the windshield for him
and everyone to see. So let’s open that up. We’ll go back down to Bridge. Let’s see. I’ve got it– here we go. And the first thing I’m going
to do, I’m going to select all, copy, close that,
and paste it in. Now I’ve got this new layer. And what I want to do is, I want
to reverse it so that he can read it. So let’s go flip horizontal– great. Command-T and transform
this thing down– just going to rough it in, just
to estimate the size. Now I’m going to grab
the distort tool. Some people might grab the
perspective tool, but they’re big pussies. So we’re going to do it the
right way, and we’re going to sort of rough it in, estimate
it, just sort of guess it in there. And you get it to where
we like it. That’s pretty good. And then maybe just grab the
warp tool, and just warp it a little bit. Like my marriage,
just warp it up. We got– that’s looking
pretty good. Now we’re just going
to grab a simple– FEMALE SPEAKER: Donnie,
where are you? DONNIE: I’m in the basement,
working on taxes. Shut up. So let’s just grab a– a layer effect here. You might want to try lighten. That doesn’t really do it–
or overlay’s a good one. That kind of looks like sort
of a frosty windshield, because it was very
cold that day. It’s been cold just
about every day. So now we’ve got that in. That looks pretty good. FEMALE SPEAKER: What
are you doing? DONNIE: What? FEMALE SPEAKER: What? I’m– uh– I’m working on taxes. FEMALE SPEAKER: What
do you mean taxes? DONNIE: I’m writing
off furniture. FEMALE SPEAKER: Oh,
Jesus Christ. DONNIE: So that’s– there’s your photo. It’s pretty good. Before, after.


  • Reply Iorveth November 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    haha reminds me at the television channels from GTA 4 and 5

  • Reply Rell November 25, 2013 at 5:46 am

    My photography teacher played this in college for us lol I love these videos

  • Reply TheSturdge November 27, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    I love your desktop background image. Behemoth are a great band <3

  • Reply calpitoc November 29, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    I'm not here for Photoshop.  This guy is stupid funny.

  • Reply RuslanART December 25, 2013 at 4:56 pm


  • Reply Merlin January 9, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    This guy is my new favorite person.

  • Reply Jorel Ferasol January 17, 2014 at 6:13 am

    Friggen best intro ever?

  • Reply Brónagh February 18, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Is that Jon LaJoie?

  • Reply Evil Dave February 28, 2014 at 2:49 am

    too funny.

  • Reply erialeduab April 10, 2014 at 3:08 am

    i didn't realise this was actually educational. edutainment hehe

  • Reply ballDollarPen April 22, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    "Some people might grab the perspective tool, but umm.. Their big pussies"


  • Reply prosthesis_ April 22, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    fuck yeah BEHEMOTH

  • Reply Billy Rain April 28, 2014 at 3:06 am

    1:45 bunch of gun pictures also x}

  • Reply ChiptheBlackMage May 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Edutainment at its finest!

  • Reply Jason Welsh June 17, 2014 at 4:31 am

    The video is too blurry to make anything out. 

  • Reply Kerrigan Math June 21, 2014 at 4:52 am

    Is this real because if this guy is real and it's not just a series that someone made for fun I feel bad for him. So please someone tell me.

  • Reply DatEpicKarateGamer Tho July 22, 2014 at 9:11 am

    the graphics SUCJK
    XD if u know what i mean

  • Reply Nathan Rich August 21, 2014 at 2:47 am

    He should have said it was steam on the window from them sexing, not frost. Decent though.

  • Reply Hugos Thar September 18, 2014 at 12:01 am

    man i havent seen these in ages since they were being made how the fuck did i even find that site lol brilliant internet stumble back in the day. geeez did that blow up. or was it some kind of comedy sketch makers, network even back then? lol clever funny guy.

  • Reply xorg October 9, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    I used to watch this back in the day but I never realized it was actually really funny

  • Reply GunstarGizmo November 21, 2014 at 3:21 am

    Photoshop sucks. Simple effects are a chore.

  • Reply Trab February 13, 2015 at 10:50 am

    This is funny as fuck.

  • Reply Steven February 27, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    This is actually funny AND informative, a rare combination!
    BTW: Behemoth is awesome m/

  • Reply HitmanXmk March 16, 2015 at 2:09 pm


  • Reply Govindarajan Muralidharan March 20, 2015 at 2:04 am

    Beautiful Chick.Only to reduce the belly,otherwise everything Fantastic

  • Reply Destiny Wasson April 28, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    My professor introduced your channel to our class, and I just had to let you know that I think you are super funny! xD …Keep making amazing videos!!!

  • Reply GrandmasterBBC May 5, 2015 at 7:09 am

    These are truly some of the most epic videos ever introduced to the internet.

  • Reply CZKeita May 8, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    got me at :24 seconds, made coffee come out my nose and everything, Subscribed

  • Reply bighugejake July 11, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    ThioJoe reminded me of this series in his latest tutorial about getting windows 10 for FREE, sounds crazy, I know, but trust him.

  • Reply jet packguy July 16, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    filmed with a potato

  • Reply Francosteiner July 29, 2015 at 12:00 am

    still one of the best

  • Reply steve smal September 25, 2015 at 2:07 am

    this dude has always reminded me of dane cook

  • Reply Cait T October 3, 2015 at 1:18 am

    I remember watching this in college a few years back 😀 ahaha oh boy.

  • Reply Adam Jones October 11, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    This guy has my life

  • Reply Kronos October 25, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    I Sucjk so hard at this

  • Reply Jamie Milkovich February 9, 2016 at 2:11 am

    "Distort, Warp, and Layer Effects. This is basic to intermediate… but for you its going to be stupid-hard. Advanced." I died laughing. lol

  • Reply Belowski March 27, 2016 at 12:56 am

    8 years old holy shit, has it really been that long??

  • Reply Absent April 10, 2016 at 1:25 am

    holy fuck man 8 years? time flies man. still makes me laugh!

  • Reply asdf May 2, 2016 at 12:20 am

    i actually learned everything i needed about ps with these series

  • Reply fatima ezzahra May 9, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    hahaha sooooo funny

  • Reply Harshit Jain June 7, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    He gets so scared after her wife calls 😛

  • Reply Philip Desmet June 8, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    where can i find the reference images of this series ?

  • Reply Mecha Thanos July 3, 2016 at 10:42 pm


  • Reply SyrupBuccaneer July 16, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    This shit was too real.

  • Reply furyberserk August 3, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Don't you wives see? If he wasn't overprotective or even insecure, then his love would be fake! But you shun that type of love, because it's somehow an insult when you don't show it yourself. Facts are facts.

  • Reply Michael Choe August 20, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    My Youtube childhood

  • Reply Samuel Montgomery August 26, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Dude screen recording must have been hard back then. This must have been quite the production for 2007

  • Reply Benjamin Belzile September 13, 2016 at 2:15 am

    behemoth is fucking sick bro. My favorite album by them. sick tutorials btw m/

  • Reply Benjamin Belzile September 13, 2016 at 2:17 am

    And bro you almost made me piss my pants on many occasions in the past lmao. I remember watching those like 5-6 years ago. People will remember this series forever

  • Reply Momen Ingod September 30, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    this is really old video omg :/

  • Reply Tach October 6, 2016 at 2:14 am

    "Some people might grab the perspective tool, but they're big pussies"
    lmao, this so funny!

  • Reply SgtPeppers October 7, 2016 at 1:21 am

    Wow…. this was the shit back in the day. One of my all time favorite YouTube series, can't believe I remembered this…

  • Reply Parag Media Production October 12, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Car Repair Video………………….

  • Reply hiker64 December 2, 2016 at 4:12 am

    Millions and millions of YouTube videos since these were put out – These still remain on the top of my favorites list. Timeless!

  • Reply David W. Smith December 19, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    Just watched it all again. Great stuff.

  • Reply Psopyxsus January 6, 2017 at 10:41 pm


  • Reply Vivian Nguyen January 28, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Why are you telling people that they "suck @ Photoshop" & that they're "awful"?

  • Reply Mehir Minhas March 4, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    you sucjk at spelling.

  • Reply Ronald M March 10, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    This was an amazing experience.

  • Reply Barry Lai March 31, 2017 at 12:56 am

    My professor recommended this channel in class, lol .

  • Reply Rainbow77Girl April 22, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    I kinda miss this series

  • Reply Callow Picasso May 17, 2017 at 10:04 pm


  • Reply Jim Scimonetti June 4, 2017 at 8:27 am

    This guy is REALLY GOOD!!! He deserves better. You girls stop giving him such a hard time. He's a good guy! LOL
    Seriously, thank you for the help.

  • Reply LEMON HEAD July 5, 2017 at 5:26 am

    10 years later. I still suck at photoshop

  • Reply Adam Cantliff August 3, 2017 at 12:16 am

    Holy shit I was not expecting to see Behemoth.

  • Reply Augusto Vasconcellos September 17, 2017 at 2:05 am


  • Reply TheClonemate September 22, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    my childhood :O

  • Reply wenaldy October 19, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Yes, i still remember these tutorials 😂 that was 8 years ago.

  • Reply Alexander Tapia December 6, 2017 at 12:55 am

    Internet nostalgia.

  • Reply Loopholes loopy December 7, 2017 at 5:46 am

    I'd love to see a revival of this series brought into the modern age.

  • Reply Xexys December 21, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Ten fucking years. I still fucking suck at Photoshop. My marriage is also warped.

  • Reply TCMH January 3, 2018 at 1:24 pm


  • Reply DremeHak January 20, 2018 at 1:03 am

    Who here in 2018. Bro the quality of this vid is so bad.

  • Reply Photoshop Tutorials PS101 January 22, 2018 at 7:59 am

    Photoshop Tutorials PS101

  • Reply WolfTwisted January 25, 2018 at 2:14 am

    I found YOU

    It's been years D:

  • Reply 01 sevensix February 12, 2018 at 5:21 am

    How has it taken me this long to find this!

  • Reply IE B April 5, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Behemoth is fucking awesome.

  • Reply Featherine Feather July 23, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Wow from 2007??

  • Reply Falcon July 28, 2018 at 2:06 am

    This is perfection.

  • Reply Deny King August 15, 2018 at 12:44 am

    10 years ago 🙂

  • Reply Nishidake August 15, 2018 at 6:23 am

    So classic. I remember watching these while I was going to school for graphic, design. Not only did I learn a lot, the humor kept me going.

  • Reply Galactic Punt August 29, 2018 at 11:13 am

    this series was genius

  • Reply Nathan Patenaude September 28, 2018 at 10:49 pm


  • Reply Yuval Miles October 23, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    This is internet gold

  • Reply RuckaInc November 12, 2018 at 4:33 am

    I hate that these videos are so old.

  • Reply henry December 14, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    almost 11 years ago

  • Reply WangleLine January 12, 2019 at 3:12 am

    This series is funny and depressing at the same time

  • Reply marmite400 February 5, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    I lost track of your photoshop vids 10 years ago. Duh connected to ModPrimate.

  • Reply Ivan Volchek March 3, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Your videos have been translated and they are popular in Russia.

  • Reply Andrew B. March 6, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Bloody funny!

  • Reply Enkarashaddam March 26, 2019 at 6:37 am

    J-just warp it up… like your marriage

  • Reply MuddusMaximus April 25, 2019 at 3:42 am

    "If the Vanagon is-a rockin', don't c– my wife is being drilled by some guy named Ricky." Everything is on point. Down to the pictures of handguns in Bridge.

  • Reply Alex Mitchell May 9, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Just thought I would leave a comment to say Hi! Hope your found happiness! lol

  • Reply Rockforce80 May 29, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Dunno how I didn't immediately pick out Dane's voice all those years ago

  • Reply Michael David June 7, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    what happened to this guy, man I loved every one of these…DONNY!!! DONNY!!!!

  • Reply Stasys Čhepulis June 10, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Years later i keep coming back to watch this series. And yet i still suck at photoshop.

  • Reply DisketteDetective June 18, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    I've been doing Photoshop for the last 10 years and I'm still not as powerful as this guy.

  • Reply darnsmall June 25, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    please come back

  • Reply DarkStryder360 August 22, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Watched this series when I was in college/uni, and it genuinely was helpful for me as a beginner back in 2007/08.

    Youtube Gold!.. deserves more views. Still funny in 2019.

  • Reply Chibi Vikram October 19, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    12 years layer this is still the best tutorial series in the world.

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