Here's Story Behind Antonio Brown's Photoshopped Raiders' Announcement

Are you like me and, when you were little, thought players at the beginning of the season took photos in each uniform in case they ever got traded?

No? Well, this is embarrassing.

As time went on, we discovered Photoshop -- and it's a beautiful thing. Especially when it's jersey swap time.

And especially when you're Antonio Brown, who tweeted a shopped photo of him in a Raiders uniform before the announcement he would be coming to Oakland was made.

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☠️☠️☠️ #raidernation

A post shared by Antonio Brown (@ab) on Mar 9, 2019 at 9:24pm PST

So, how did AB execute this? With the help of "Pantzke," of course.

According to SportsbyBrooks, Pantzke actually is a graphic artist named Mitchell Pantzke. He's based in Wisconsin, and was approached by Brown's people to make this thought a reality.

"Antonio Brown's camp (photographer Christian Diaz) reached out to me a day before the news broke," Pantzke told SportsbyBrooks in an interview. "Their thought was it would go public that night. So, with that in mind, I had to turn the piece around as soon as I could."

"They allowed me to keep my watermark in case tagging didn't happen. I wanted the mark over tagging, which boded well if other accounts used the piece. Plenty others did."

The original photo was pulled from Google, he explained.  

"I looked for a helmet-less base photo to show off Brown's face and wild hair so it was very recognizable but emotion-filled," he said. "Plus, a chance to photoshop his blonde mustache. The shot shows his confidence, his swagger."

[RELATED: Randy Moss comments on AB to Raiders]

AB followed Pantzke on Twitter in the past and was liking a lot of his work while Pantzke was trying to recruit him to Green Bay -- he did this by creating artwork of Brown in Packers uniforms.

Whatever helps ... 

Pantzke's work is phenomenal -- and can be found on his Instagram here

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