posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 11:57 AM
^ just making a black triangle and blurring it will not create the effect in these images. But it's not like you need much more work. Just need a
very high-res, uncompressed original so that you can compress it and get the triangle to have the same error levels and compression as the rest of the
image. Also the blurring at the edges of the triangle is pretty much perfect compared to the level of blur for the rest of the image - photoshop
doesn't do that automatically, you have to work for it and after each change to the image, run thru levels/curves/threshold/error level
analysis/channels/etc to make sure it blends realistically in each mode.
What I am saying is that this seems like a fake but the editing was done well enough that it is quite difficult to logically say that it is a fake
based on the look of the image. We have already figured out it was a fake, but NOT because of the image itself - it was the context, the model of the
car, the way the officer looks, etc. that gave it away. The actual image editing was done well.