posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 06:49 PM
reply to post by weedwhacker
Well- I'll let other people pick out a couple botched spots in it... I made a couple of 'craters' that werent exactly according to nature- and the
thing in the crater's an obvious 'thing'. The craters- I am SURE when someone decides to grab the original moon pic and overlay it, not a single
thing's gonna be accurate placement wise. I took pains however to 'erase' the little stepped edges you get in some 3d stuff (like any 3d games-
when something's supposed to be round, and it's got those little triangles all across the edge). Gaussian blur in Photoshop and antialias in Gimp
are my 2 bestest friends.
Oh... and remember, that isn't photoshop. It's a program that does actual 3d stuff (think Toy Story).
I'm not good at explaining stuff- you can usually tell if something's been photoshopped tho because the pixels don't line up, or they missed a
piece of the image they used for the fakery... I have another pic I did as a fun thing for someone's amusement- the "Face" on Mars (If you're an A
Team fan.... you'll get the pic). I'm just putting in the link to it, since I don't want to turn this into an art show.
Face on Mars
Have a look, and you should see what's been touched up,
stuff I missed erasing completely, blurriness that doesn't match up elsewhere- the fact I used 2 diff resolution pics to make it. And the stupid
faint, thin halo around the head...
And even when a pic has been touched up to the point where on the surface, your eyes initially accept what they see- your subconscious will always go
"waitaminit, here...."- There's ALWAYS imperfections, no matter how good a pic might look. Have a look at Worth1000 some time for photoshop
madness. Also- find some bad photoshopping that has been done- you'll be able to ease yourself into spotting fakes better and better from looking at
BTW- there are 'codes' that an exif reader can show, occasionally even with certain programs that 'read' the picture data. However, I think
sometimes, even THOSE can be faked.....
[edit on 17-7-2009 by wylekat]