The observation about the clipping mask is what immediately gave away Obama’s forgery. No scanning process, optimization or character recognition adds a clipping mask that hides part of a document and the inverse is true that no document grows magically after it is scanned by hiding the clipping mask. A similar background problem occurred with Obama’s 2008 COLB and the document allegedly photographed by factlack dot org. The document in the photographs has more background paper than the image that was scanned and posted, except there’s no clipping mask to account for the difference in background size. And of course, the biggest problem with either of these alleged documents is the raised seal that doesn’t exist in some forms and in others, doesn’t match the description of a legal HI DOH raised seal.
The sampling in the serial number also varies as does the font/contours of the 1 digits. It’s a joke.
what is a clipping mask?
All good points.