Sometimes a cat and an owl have a heart-meltingly adorable friendship:
Source: Daily Mail
But, in the grand spirit of the internet, sometimes merely adorable isn’t enough. Sometimes you have to ask yourself: what if we took things just a little too far?
Enter the Meowl.
Definitely cute, right? But some meowls start to display very different qualities.
The Meowl can be a majestic creature; a fearsome nocturnal predator.
Some Meowls are simply frightening.
And some are unsettling in some strange, indefinable way.
Source: DeviantArt user Uchiha-Evelene18
But most are as adorable as the source material.
The possibilities for creativity with modern photo-editing software really are endless. Fantastical creatures and adorable fuzzy flying cats are only the tip of the iceberg – but cute or terrifying, the internet has it for you to see.
Want to get started with your own Meowl creation? Here are some video tutorials that will give you insight into the tools and techniques you will need to do this with PaintShop Pro.
Since you will be combining elements from different photos, you first need a basic understanding of how layers work. Watch our tutorial series on Working with Layers to learn what layers are, how they work and why you need them.
You will also need to know how to crop out parts of your photo and this tutorial on changing a background with fine detail will show you how to do this. Although the tutorial covers background removal, the same techniques apply to removing other parts of your image, like the head or body of your meowl-y subjects.
Good luck and have fun! We would love to hear from you if you have tips on creating Meowls or your own creations that you’d like to share.