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The Q! – How Any Monkey Can Use Photoshop on This Shot of San Quentin – The Miracle of the Healing Brush ToolWednesday, October 29th, 2014
I’ll tell you, I know every street, alley and pathway of northern San Francisco and southern Marin, you know, like the back me hand, Matey. But this part of Marin, near San Quentin Prison, I don’t know that well, so I figured I’d take a shot and then later on ID those peaks on the ridge and also that massive-looking apartment-looking building on the right there. (Or is it a hospital? IDK, maybe. I think I’ve been there, actually. It sure is tall for Marin County…)
Anywho, here’s the shot – note those light poles with direct sunlight on them.
I’ll bet the Spot Healing Brush Tool could clear things up in a jiffy. You just drag your mouse over the stuff you want gone and poof, it’s gone. Photoshop simply guesses at what it thinks is there IRL. It’s like magic, no skillz required:
Is this acceptable? Well, sure. It depends on what you’re using a shot for. I don’t think this thing would fly with the San Francisco Chronicle, but for an ad or something, sure.
Just don’t release two versions of the same shot, ala Kent State, and you should be fine.
Oh, So Gannett Co. Inc’s “The Bold Italic” Subsidiary is Collecting “Photo Don’ts?” Well Here’s One, from TBI ItselfFriday, January 17th, 2014
For example, here’s what part of Potrero Hill looks like, more or less, IRL:
And here’s what the TBI published:
You see, the colors have been turned up to 11 – note the Chernobyl-esque glowing yellow trees, for example.
So, add that to your list of photo don’ts, TBI.
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Google is now careful about revealing too much about tony Presidio Terrace, as it’s a private street.
Google didn’t know that back in 2007.
It might look like a public street but it’s not, so the people that live on this small loop just north of Clement are free to hire a guard to keep out whomever they want. And not too long ago, the houses here all had restrictive covenants that prevented people of the “non Caucasian race” from buying or leasing on this street. An ad from the latter part of 1906:There is only one spot in San Francisco where only Caucasians are permitted to buy or lease real estate or where they may reside. That place is Presidio Terrace.”
But now Google does know, so no Street Maps for you – it’s terra incogniter. See?
It looks like Instagram or something.
Anyway, the data from the Google Maps Car visit of 2006 is gone.
And the residents like things that way, I suppose.
District Five Meltdown: Here’s the Entire Ad Against Christina Olague and Julian Davis and “Shell Oil”Monday, November 5th, 2012
Oh, well, here’s the whole thing, or at least all of the back of the mailer.
(When they say Shell Oil, what they mean is Shell Energy North America.)
District Five Meltdown: Republican-Backed Hit-Piece Against Olague and Davis Features Solar-Powered Shell StationMonday, November 5th, 2012
Now, why did the dumb-clucks who made this ad decide to pick the world’s most solar-powered gas station?
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I don’t know, because they don’t know what they’re doing?
NB: Your bad cosmetic surgery fools nobody. People laugh at you when your back is turned, you know, at those benefits ‘n stuff. Perhaps just aging gracefully is a better, safer option?
District Five Meltdown: How Linda Voight and Ron and Gayle Conway Spend their Money to Make Olague and Davis Look EvilSunday, November 4th, 2012
This is how they do it, with a flyer in the mail talking about how Christina Olague and Julian Davis support giving nearly $20,000,000 a year to Shell Oil.
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Now, is that true?
But it appears that Christina Olague and Julian Davis have run afoul of a few PG&E-loving Bay Area billioniares, et uxes.
Now, I’d call this cabal Conway/Coates, but they, and I’m seriously, call themselves:
“San Francisco Women for Accountability and a Responsible Supervisor Opposing Christina Olague 2012.”
So that’s SFWFAAARSOCA 2012 for short, sort of.
Here’s Tim Redmond’s take:
But hey, do you see the orange skies up there, right where the heads of the progressive D5 front-runners have been Photoshopped?
Hey, I know, let’s take Linda Voight and Photoshop her into a shot of the Great PG&E Pipeline explosion of San Bruno.
I see dead people:
Now doesn’t she look evil?
I think so.
Photoshop Meltdown from The Gap – GapFit Campaign – Thinned Torsos, Twisted Torsos, Variable HootersMonday, October 29th, 2012
The people behind the 2012 GapFit campaign had all the tools to do a good job, but they ended up doing a bad job, IMO.
I’m talking about twisted torsos, thinned bodies in certain areas, embigged body parts in other areas, messed-up (blown out) colors, etc.
Is this how you run, you twist your entire body towards the camera?
Take a look for yourself.