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Originally posted by triplesod
A nativity scene?? In September!? I've never heard such a thing!!
It is much more likely to be Aliens!
Have you ever seen a photo on the internet that was just too good to be true? Well here is a tip from my Photoshop bag of tricks that shows you how to investigate them further.
What you will need
Copy of Photoshop
Any photo you like (You can use the ones below if you like)
Below I have two images a before and after of the same image. I removed the clock tower in one of them using Photoshop’s Stamp and various other tools. What I am going to show you is how to tell where someone has retouched a photo. So first things first fire up Photoshop and open your questionable image.
Ok press CTRL+U or go to Image -> Adjustments -> Hue/Saturation and set the Hue to a low setting, the Saturation to a higher setting, and mess with the light and look for blotches of color that don’t follow the rest of the image. If the photo has in fact been manipulated it will show blotches around the area that was photoshoped.
That’s it, below is the image with the Hue/Saturation adjustment applied to it as you can see where the clock tower is there are blotches of color indicating an edit job. This works on any photograph not just photoshoped ones. You can scan in any image you would like to check its integrity.
It May Look Authentic; Here's How to Tell It Isn't
If an object is enlarged beyond the proper resolution, Photoshop may generate extra pixels. If the object is rotated, another set of pixels is generated in a characteristic pattern.
An object introduced from another photo may have a different angle of illumination. The human eye is largely indifferent to changes in lighting, Dr. Farid said, but conflicting sources of illumination in a single image can be detected by computer analysis and are a sign of manipulation.
Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
The veil between the physical and spiritual is beginning to thin. As this continues to happen, such things will become more and more common.