This Picture Was Photoshopped
Posted on April 28, 2016 Posted by John Scalzi 22 Comments
Specifically, I used Photoshop to remove the light switch on the wall directly above Krissy. Because it ruined the composition, that’s why! Man, Photoshop is handy sometimes.
In other news, I’m off to Penguicon in a couple hours, where I’ll be doing a reading (with Dave Klecha) and a panel and otherwise just, you know, hanging about. Come say hello if you’re there. If you’re not there and you say hello, that’s fine, but I may not hear you. Sorry.
Wonderful picture! (Of lovely ladies)
Hello! Did you hear me?
Nice picture! Really good use of light to direct attention and set mood.
Nice composition, but… I can still see where the switch was! Almost as if somebody else in the household had painted the wall before I did the final coat and sanding of spackle where the light switch used to be.
Not that I would know anything about that.
Can you recommend any good net-tutorials on basic photoshopping (or gimping) photos?
I’m not so interested in “How do I remove a light switch/disgraced comrade/excess body fat?” as “So I just took a photo with my crappy camera; how do I make it look good?”. There are plenty of the former out there.
This is a good photo, and your camera is a lot less crappy than mine.
But how will she turn on the light?
RE: attendance at cons, do Krissy and/or Athena ever come along? I imagine there are times when it’s not practical, but there are probably a number of cons where there may be some discussion about what constitutes ‘practical’.
Apropos of nothing: I had a dream last night that I walked through a portal into Scalzi’s house (and all of them were totally cool with total strangers wandering through their house), almost stepped on Sugar, and then we all had a huge party.
So, thanks John, Krissy and Athena for the party of my (literal) dreams!
Have to tell you, now it looks like somebody punched a hole through the wall and then it was kind of badly repaired. :)
Very nice photo, and very proper use of Photoshop. btw congratulations on renewing your driver’s license. They probably wouldn’t let you test-drive a Tesla without one. ;-)
One of the good uses of Photoshop – remove unnecessary artifacts that distracts.
That’s a particularly inane spambot posting above while John’s asleep. I’m surprised seven consecutive bits of inanity got through the filters. And a different spambot above that. Have the spamspawn upped their game recently?
The pertinent question is: If John hadn’t called attention to his excision would you have noticed and been visually distracted by it? If the answer is “no,” then he did it well enough. If the answer is “yes,” then he didn’t (when you’re the audience).
pax / Ctein
I’m cheap and use MS Paint for that sort of thing.
Hello, can you hear me?
I’m in California dreaming about who we used to be
When we were younger and free
I’ve forgotten how it felt before the world fell at our feet
There’s such a difference between us
And a million miles
Had the same bloody thought
The strange thing is, on my 8″ tablet, it looks a bit like a face pushing through the wall a la The Frighteners sleeve…
Barely shopped if you only took out a light switch.
Hate to tell you this but I can see where it usta been.
Why did you remove the light switch and leave the screw-hole above her finger?