If I recall correctly I've seen that photo decades ago and long before Photoshop.
So, are you arguing that faked photos are impossible without Photoshop? Mind you, I'm not contending that the photo of Thompson with the Enterprise
model is faked. Conversely, the advent of Photoshop (and other image editors) is not a guarantee of realism. Visit Photoshop Disasters
sometime. The most extreme examples are when professional
graphic artists distort the human form* or add extra limbs, etc.
* For some really bizarre examples, see EscherGirls
—women with rubber spines and other contortions.