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Real or fake?

Drudge thinks this photo of Castro might be fake. This is the highest resolution version I could find. What do you think? It’s a very good Photoshop job if it is fake. It’s also one of the only newspapers in the world that doesn’t care about lots of white space!

By Chris Tingom

Principal of Tornado Design, a Phoenix, AZ based web consultancy

4 replies on “Real or fake?”

Interesting…when I saw that photo this morning, I thought it seemed a little fake. It’s interesting to read the different theories on what the “real” story is.

I am usually willing to admit when pictures are real but that image shows a lot of signs that its photoshopped.

1.As you said – white space,
2. Ultra clear newsprint and really white paper. (maybe a white balance issue)
3. Feathering on the right of the paper. A cheap and easy way to make something look real but doesnt always cut it. Although i could be wrong. But he’s way dead.

Just my opinion. I’d say a 10 minute photoshop job. Go here (myspace profile) to see a 5 minute photoshop job with me a monster energy drink applying similar techniques. (its in the comments)

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