When someone tells you an ad has been PhotoShopped, the natural reaction is "Well, yeah, duh." What you don't think about is that the manipulation goes far beyond messing with shading and cleaning up blotches. We asked our readers to enlighten us about the interesting, hands-on tricks ad makers still use. Winner got $100 ...

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When photographing ice cream, mashed potatoes are used so the hot lights do not melt the product. GRACKEDOON

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