Friday, November 14, 2008

Look ... up in the sky ...

Many folks claim to have seen UFOs in the sky. Some insist that the government is hiding proof of alien contact with us deep in some bunker somewhere. What's that got to do with Photoshop? Good question ... I've recently concluded work on yet another UFO project. I have found that people aren't content with simply documenting what they see, they feel the need to create the story somehow ... and Photoshop is a great tool to do it with. Thankfully, Photoshop is also a great tool to spot the fakes.

This latest project was brief but fun. The folks at Creative Differences put in a lot of time and effort to present this interesting subject in a balanced light, calling me in to break a tie between two experts. See for yourself how it turns out. Please tune in to see investigations from around the world on "UFOs Over Earth," airing on the Discovery Channel.

Monday, November 24th, 2008
9-10 pm ET/PT -- Mexico Episode
10-11 pm ET/PT -- Bucks County, Pennsylvania Episode

I won't give too much away, but from teaching and critiquing compositional work you learn to quickly spot problem areas in an image. There's a couple of easy tells to look for ... nature doesn't really like straight lines and unexplained changes in the size of compressed groups of pixels ... which leads you to think that proper care wasn't taken when pasting one image into another.

Enjoy the show.

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