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Twenty Years of Photoshop: What's Real and What's Not?
PAjamas Media ^ | March 6 | Scott Budman

Posted on 03/06/2010 12:46:59 PM PST by AJKauf

Such is the nature of how we see photographs in the age of Photoshop. Thanks to Adobe and the four employees who created the piece of software, we are able to become digital artists in almost no time flat; because of this amazing democratization of technology, though, almost nothing we see on the internet is trustworthy. From a skinnier Kardashian to a prescient preview of what Brett Favre would look like in a Viking uniform, anything’s possible....

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KEYWORDS: agitprop; alreuters; enemedia; fakephotos; fauxtography; latimes; mediawar; photoshop; pravdamedia; reuters; stalinisttactics

1 posted on 03/06/2010 12:46:59 PM PST by AJKauf
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To: AJKauf
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2 posted on 03/06/2010 12:48:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: AJKauf; a fool in paradise

And before that the fake moon landing filmed in Burbank.


3 posted on 03/06/2010 12:49:30 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Naw. It was in my backyard. All done with miniatures. Not bad for ‘69, eh?


4 posted on 03/06/2010 12:53:08 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: AJKauf

I still wonder if there was a photograph of little boy Clinton shaking hands with JFK. Maybe he met him. Maybe he was there. But did someone take a picture? I don’t think so. That was probably photoshopped to give the impression that JFK was endorsing little Billy.


5 posted on 03/06/2010 12:55:54 PM PST by carmody
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To: AJKauf

“From a skinnier Kardashian...”

Why on earth would that be necessary? She looks just fine.


6 posted on 03/06/2010 1:00:16 PM PST by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: AJKauf

I “photoshopped” that application into what it appears to have become about 20 years ago. It was so easy with some simple vi macros.


8 posted on 03/06/2010 1:00:56 PM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Baynative

LOL that one is hilarious.


9 posted on 03/06/2010 1:01:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: Baynative

And, praytell, what song is Oswald singing in this “picture.”


10 posted on 03/06/2010 1:02:22 PM PST by Poe White Trash (Wake up!)
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To: Poe White Trash

“Yoko Ono’s Greatest Hits”...


11 posted on 03/06/2010 1:04:09 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: AJKauf

I’ve been using Photoshop for about 12 years and consider it the most powerful piece of software ever created. I’m pretty literate when it comes to Photoshop and yet I realize that I probably only understand or use about 10% of it. Kudos to Adobe. It really is the best there is.


12 posted on 03/06/2010 1:06:58 PM PST by FlJoePa
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To: Revolting cat!

Everybody knows the fake moon landing was in Houston.


13 posted on 03/06/2010 1:16:25 PM PST by votemout
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To: FlJoePa

I took a college extension course in the CS3 basics just to get started but there are thousands of tutorials out there for free online and they’re just as good.


14 posted on 03/06/2010 1:17:04 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: AJKauf

Anybody remember Aldus Photostyler? (A worthy predecessor to Photoshop)


16 posted on 03/06/2010 2:07:21 PM PST by The Duke
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To: AJKauf

For most people, the free open source program “Gimp” has more photo-editing capabilities than they will ever need.


17 posted on 03/06/2010 2:16:35 PM PST by fso301
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To: FlJoePa

You’ll never understand all of Photoshop. I’ve been using it for about 15 years, some of that professionally. Any time I get within maybe 50% they come out with a new version, more features. I stopped a few versions ago because honestly, it already did far more than what I needed.


18 posted on 03/06/2010 2:21:35 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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19 posted on 03/06/2010 2:23:06 PM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: bmwcyle

20 posted on 03/06/2010 2:24:32 PM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: bmwcyle

Ha ha ha runaway bride, classic.


21 posted on 03/06/2010 2:26:14 PM PST by Guns are GOOD
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To: Baynative

No, that one is real. I was watching when it happened. The cop was playing, “Ruby, Ruby” by Dion and the Belmonts. You can see the shadow of one their music stands on the wall.


22 posted on 03/06/2010 2:26:27 PM PST by hampdenkid
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To: Poe White Trash; humblegunner
And, praytell, what song is Oswald singing in this “picture.”

"Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Heaven's Door?"

23 posted on 03/06/2010 2:29:18 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: Guns are GOOD

It is still my favorite.


24 posted on 03/06/2010 2:32:19 PM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: The Duke
Sniff. I really miss it, still. What's it been, 20 plus years?

It had one great feature that PS doesn't have, the ability to rotate an image based on a straight line in the image itself. You can do it with PS, but the old Photostyler had the easiest way to do.

I still use an old version of PS, something like 5.0 or 6.0. Just couldn't find enough in the newer ones to warrant mastering a new learning curve with every iteration of it.

Thanks for memories!

25 posted on 03/06/2010 2:38:15 PM PST by jwparkerjr
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To: jwparkerjr

Use the ruler.
Drag the line along the edge you want to rotate.
Edit<Rotate Canvas<Arbitrary
Click enter

done


26 posted on 03/06/2010 2:48:13 PM PST by CrappieLuck
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To: jwparkerjr

I love the guy with the beer during Katrina and the guy on the roof with the plane coming at him. Also, jihd guy. I forgot what we named them.


27 posted on 03/06/2010 2:50:24 PM PST by jackibutterfly
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To: AJKauf
Here's one of my favorites:


28 posted on 03/06/2010 3:06:06 PM PST by McBuff
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29 posted on 03/06/2010 3:14:37 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Our politicians are stupid and our policies unsustainable)
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To: reagan_fanatic

LOL! That made me smile!


30 posted on 03/06/2010 3:30:11 PM PST by agooga (Struggling every day to be worthy of their sacrifice.)
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To: AJKauf
Serious photo illusionists still use GIMP.
31 posted on 03/06/2010 3:57:35 PM PST by upchuck (Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

That one is not photoshopped. It is real.


32 posted on 03/06/2010 4:31:57 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Thanks for posting that picture!


33 posted on 03/06/2010 4:47:09 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("0bama's not just stupid; He’s Jimmy Carter stupid”. - Don Imus)
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To: FlJoePa
I’ve been using Photoshop for about 12 years

Hey, me too. I statred with Photoshop 2. Remember that one? They had the best clone tool ever!! There has never been any other clone tool to rival that one. It also had an automatic page curl that the new ones don't have. Oh, well, we have Content-Aware Scale.

34 posted on 03/06/2010 4:50:40 PM PST by shiva
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35 posted on 03/06/2010 4:52:27 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: AJKauf
This one's real. I took it myself with a Kodak Easyshare right before global warming killed us all:


36 posted on 03/06/2010 4:53:57 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: AJKauf
I like how Photoshop let's you take pictures of dead guys and reimagine how things go when they next open their eyes in hell.

And thank you US military for providing the real photographs of real dead guys.

37 posted on 03/06/2010 4:58:51 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: jackibutterfly

Looter guy

Tourist guy

islamic rage boy.


38 posted on 03/06/2010 5:24:58 PM PST by Don W (I only keep certain folks' numbers in my 'phone so I know NOT to answer when they call)
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To: jwparkerjr
I still use an old version of PS, something like 5.0 or 6.0. Just couldn't find enough in the newer ones to warrant mastering a new learning curve with every iteration of it.

Same here ... PhotoShop has not evolved gracefully, that's for sure. Especially with regard to the way that gradients are done. :(

39 posted on 03/06/2010 9:56:24 PM PST by The Duke
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40 posted on 03/07/2010 9:32:37 AM PST by Lost Dutchman ("Weep for the future Na'Toth, Weep for us all." (G'Kar-Babylon 5))
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To: Don W

Yeah! That’s it! Thanks a lot. :-)!!


41 posted on 03/07/2010 6:42:29 PM PST by jackibutterfly
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To: AJKauf
Before photoshop (strictly darkroom process):


42 posted on 03/08/2010 7:49:50 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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