Hey guys, I’ve been away for weeks, I know, but I have a good excuse!
I’m in Asia.
Ok, that was a terrible excuse. But yeah, that’s where I’ve been. I’ll be back soon and once I’m back, shit’s going down.
It’s that being Doug’s friend is the most dangerous thing in the entire world.
Right, this took me a VERYYYYY long time, I’d appreciate it if someone actually read it.So I used a website that allows you to look at the ELA of a photo. I looked specifically at the photoshop section and this is what I was told:
This is what a photoshopped picture will look like (although this…
NO. This is all WRONG.
Again, let me say, I believe in Larry but as I am a digitial artist PROFESSIONALLY let me explain why this post is WRONG.
First of all, I have friends who digitally airbrush for clients like Victoria’s Secret so I know how much they make and how expensive they are to hire. Guys, if she’s a beard, they’re not going to photoshop simple images like this because it’s entirely too expensive. There’s no point in hiring someone to pose to be someone’s girlfriend and then pay tens of thousands of dollars/pounds/whatever to MAKE pictures of them standing awkwardly together. They’d just hire another girl if they couldn’t stand to take photos next to each other, it’s cheaper and they want to MAKE money.
Now let me explain this whole “digital manipulation proof” thing.
What you’re looking at here is areas of HIGH CONTRAST. Banding NATURALLY occurs in areas where there’s high contrast because you’re going from WHITE to DARK in a small amount of space—there’s no room for a smooth gradation in transition.
Seriously, guys, the entire STAIRS are circled. WHY would you photoshop stairs into this photo? What’s to be gained? What you’re looking at is DARK SHADOWS versus LIGHT SURFACES. El’s sunglasses are DARK in comparison to her LIGHT skin, Lou’s SHIRT is HOT WHITE against middle values. That’s what you’re looking at here, it’s areas of high contrast.
This photo which everyone and their grandma wants to believe is photoshop, it’s not. I’m so sure. I sat down with another friend who also is a photoshop expert and we compared the Bieber pic and the anatomy doesn’t line and this lighting is all correct up but that’s another story for another day.
Anyway, I just want to point out that EVERYTHING THAT’S CIRCLED IS HOT WHITE IN THE PHOTO. It’s the SUN guy. All this is proving is that there’s a lot of contrast between the spots getting sun and the what’s NOT getting sun. They’re standing under a tree on a sunny day. Go stand under a tree on a sunny day, this is exactly what you’re going to see.
Also, and this is a side note, but for the love of god, if this WERE photoshoped, they artist would’ve done a better job with her hands. She’s have them open, not closed. You’re not going to hire an artist to make the an AWKWARD photo like this. Instinctively they would open her hand because that’s naturally what people do and we tend to emulate what’s natural, not what looks like meat fists.
When you use techniques like this what you’re looking for is patches where something STANDS OUT from the rest of the photo. And what I mean by that is let’s say you have a group photo where everyone’s standing under the same light source and you convert it and you notice that while everyone else is dark with very little banding you have one person in the middle of the photo who suddenly has EXTREME banding. It helps point out that their light source is different from the rest of the people. In these photos you get a fair amount of banding on BOTH of them because they’re in the same light source.
Just remember guys, they’re out to make money, not waste it. If they had to photoshop THIS MANY photos of Louis and El together, they’d fire her and hire someone else. It’d be just too damn expensive.
Sorry for the lack of updates. I’m in Japan right now.
This place is severely lacking in its Spaniard population.
Recently I’ve gotten into 1D and Larry Stylinson (and just to be clear, I’m PRO Larry) and something that I’m starting to grow a little exasperated by is the number of people who think that they can enhance SOMETHING on a grainy JPG in photoshop that’s somehow going to uncover further evidence. In some RARE instances, levels/hue and saturation/brightness/contrast adjustments MAY show something but 90% of the times it WON’T.
algún día esta foto me hará millonaria
Ain’t nothin to see here but hot Spaniards.
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