posted on Feb, 26 2003 @ 08:06 AM
Hoaxes are usually easy to spot... this one is far too easy:
First, horrible attempt at a paper texture in Photoshop. If he had access to a scanner, he could have scanned some actual parchment.
Second, for an old beat-up publication on crumpled paper, the type is remarkably straight, don't you think? And also, remarkably parallel to the top
and bottom edges of the graphic.
Next, the type, or font-face. It's a current type-face (looks like Font Foundry distressed face). You can easily tell be noticing that many of the
letters are exactly the same
throughout. Like the "i", "y", "a", and others all have exactly the same distressed appearance each time
they appear. This is not typical of old books, but instead, typical of modern computer type faces.
And finally, the type is remarkably black
for an old faded page.
Big fat glaring hoax.
I'm not sure what amazes me more. The increasing poor quality of these types of hoaxes we find online (this one is not even amatuer standards)... or
the fact that horrible hoaxes like this actually fool anyone.
[Edited on 26-2-2003 by William]