The CW Needs Photoshop Help – Featuring A Promo Image for Season 9 of ‘Smallville’

As an amateur photographer, I often find it necessary to use Adobe’s Photoshop software to enhance, color correct and otherwise improve some of my photos. When used correctly, judiciously and with a little common sense, its a great tool that most of the time is incredibility useful and vastly improves whatever photo you’re working with. However, this is not one of those times. Case in point, this brand new promo image for Season 9 of the CW’s television series Smallville.

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Today, the CW released this promo image to advertisers promoting Season 9, and in so doing, according to Kryptonsite, created a weirdly Photoshopped mess where Tom Welling’s (Clark Kent/Superman) has his Season 8 head on his Season 6 body and Erica Durance (Lois Lane) has her head on Kristin Kreuk’s (Lana Lang) body.

According to the site, the promo image also lists “Sam Witwer as Davis Bloome” as part of the cast, so it may also be outdated. Although, oddly, Aaron Ashmore as “Henry Jimmy” is not listed. This same image can also be found on the CW’s official site, along with some equally badly Photoshopped images from 90210, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and more.

If you happen to be a Photoshop expert looking for work, you should really get in touch with the CW. Obviously, they could use the help.

  • Chris Ullrich
    June 8, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Agreed. Thanks for the insight.

  • elysia20
    June 8, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    maybe instead of trying to use a different head with the body i think the best move you could do would be to find a image of tom welling and erica durance that looks good yet isnt necessarily from smallville because im a graphic student i know how hard photoshop can be but if u take time and look around for a good enough image im sure you can come up with a very good image trust me i am sure if you think about it that would be a better way to come up with a season 9 promo image instead of trying to put a head from a previous series to a recent series. i hope this helps

  • elysia20
    June 9, 2009 at 1:37 am

    maybe instead of trying to use a different head with the body i think the best move you could do would be to find a image of tom welling and erica durance that looks good yet isnt necessarily from smallville because im a graphic student i know how hard photoshop can be but if u take time and look around for a good enough image im sure you can come up with a very good image trust me i am sure if you think about it that would be a better way to come up with a season 9 promo image instead of trying to put a head from a previous series to a recent series. i hope this helps

  • elysia20
    June 9, 2009 at 1:37 am

    maybe instead of trying to use a different head with the body i think the best move you could do would be to find a image of tom welling and erica durance that looks good yet isnt necessarily from smallville because im a graphic student i know how hard photoshop can be but if u take time and look around for a good enough image im sure you can come up with a very good image trust me i am sure if you think about it that would be a better way to come up with a season 9 promo image instead of trying to put a head from a previous series to a recent series. i hope this helps

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