Erase Your Hated Ex From Memory With This Mom's Genius Trick (PHOTOS)

PhotoShopSome folks ruin pictures. Not because they’re not photogenic, but because you hate them. Especially the ones who take your relationship south and drag you through an emotional cesspool of bitterness and despair. Yeah, them.

OK, not every breakup is that dramatic. Sometimes the dude just dangles on your last nerve and you know, without a slivery shadow of a doubt, that you can’t bear to be with him anymore. But you’ve taken some really, really good shots together—you looking skinny in your string bikini in Acapulco, you looking adorable outside the Rita’s Water Ice in the Village, you radiant in your PJs on Christmas morning three years ago—and it seems such a shame to crop them into individual shots because sometimes people you actually like are also in them, too. 


So what’s a girl to do? Reddit user and graphic designer CreativeLady has a solution. Earlier this week, she posted a finished project produced at the request of a client who wanted to erase any trace of her son's ex-wife from a family photo. (Ouch.)

One of the people in the picture had unfortunately passed away, and rather than destroying it because of the unbearable sight of the dreaded ex, she enlisted the help of CreativeLady’s creative genius, who used Photoshop to do this:

Pret-ty impressive! It was a reverse Where’s Waldo? challenge, but I see what she did. To make it look more authentic, she added in some crossed arms and gave the lady up front a beer to hold instead of the ex-daughter-in-law's arm.

Too bad Photoshop is expensive as hell, huh? There would never be a reason to rip a snapshot into bits or turn a person’s face into a sinister-looking pirate caricature ever again. But then, there’s a little bit of fun in that, too. Tee-hee. 

What do you do with mementos of your ex after the breakup?

Image via erix!/Flickr

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