The NetEase, 163.com article, is in Chinese, but you’ll understand. The images are a step by step how-to-guide where you, at home, can fake a photo without using photoshop.
It may seem like a hokey, low-tech technique, but this fakery approach worked well for quite a while. The fauxtographer , Zhou Zhenglong, won prizes and even had his fake photo published in the prestigious Science magazine… until a botanist, Fu Dezhi, noted that the leaves were too big and out-of-scale when compared to size of the animal. (Whoops. Something to bear in mind for anyone trying this at home). As reported here, last week, the Chinese government has put Zhenglong in jail for 2 1/2 years for this crime.