This is one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen, and I had to check my calendar to make sure it wasn’t April 1st, but French artist, designer and programmer, Cyril Diagne has figured out how to use augmented reality to literally copy and paste the world around you straight into a Photoshop document. Yeah, for real. And he’s even released the source code on GitHub!
Diagne announced his creation to the world via Twitter this week, and it really looks like some kind of After Effects fakery. If he hadn’t released the source code, then you probably wouldn’t even believe it was real at all. But it shows him clearly snapping objects around him, which are then cut out from their backgrounds and then pasted right into the current Photoshop document.