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[PR Exercise] Gordon Brown And The Kiddies

Posted by Lex Fear on May 11, 2007

Just checked out Gordon Brown‘s campaign website, prepared in advance (against the rules) by Silverfish.

Wow, amazing what can be achieved with Photoshop these days, I prefer The Gimp but each to his own…

Just for your ease, I have added 3 red spots to the image to point out areas they messed up.

In no particular order (you need to be able to zoom on the image):

a) Girls hand next to Gordons head, looks like it was just a straight cut or slightly botched placement next to the girls hair.
b) Kids face on Gordon’s left shoulder. A trick I learned from a TV program, compare the light reflection (white dots) to the kid on Gordon’s right shoulder, the reflection is not in the same area of the pupil, not only that, there, many other kids are lacking white dots in their eyes- which means they were not in the same place or photo.
c) Also look at the light reflections of clothing, skin, looks like the sun was only shining selectively this day.
d) Bottom of the image. Why is almost every kid in this picture looking in a different direction? Lousy photographer or cut-n-paste. You decide…

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[Vista Flop] Watching The World Pass By…

Posted by Lex Fear on May 4, 2007

… and not blogging about it is easier than I thought. I’ve plateaued and I can’t seem to muster the motivation to start a topic.

But it’s not like I haven’t been busy. I’ve been writing a lot of letters recently- which I will post later. I’ve also been experimenting with GIMP (which is the open source alternative to Photoshop). I’m aiming to spice up the graphics and interactivity on the website a little if I can.

I should mention how the Vista upgrade went. It was part of the offer from PC World when I bought my Packard-Bell (or as Mrs Fear would correct me- our Packard-Bell). Windows Vista Home Premium took about 3 or 4 hours to uprgrade and I have to say it was disappointing at first.

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