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Should the tut be 86'd?

Yes

73%

73%

[ 14 ]

No

26%

26%

[ 5 ]

Total Votes: 19

jasper

Location: Location, Location.

Post Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:27 am   Reply with quote         


Ok children. Let me tell you a story. A long, long time ago, there was a contest where a user seemingly printed out the source image several times, clipped the copies to a line, photographed it, and then claimed it was pure chopping ability.

To 'prove' his claim, he created this tutorial:

http://photoshopcontest.com/tutorials/17/depth-of-field.html

I'm no rocket scientist, but he did not manage to hoodwink me as he did several other choppers.

Take time to examine his entry and see what I am talking about.

http://photoshopcontest.com/view-entry/62012/display.html

1. He offers no psd file to back up his claim.
2. His tutorial final comes nowhere near the 'deftly executed' entry.
3. The reference to the clips as a source is laughable.
4. Duh on the bg- he just took another pic of his blank wall with the blue green wallpaper.
5. He's a photographer, yet claims he sold his only camera the week of the contest.
6. This photographer who just sold his digital camera also claims not to own a color printer.
Thou do'st protest to much.
7. A photographer WOULD own clips and line to hang pics to dry.

Pay very close attention to the shadows on the clips, and the slight creases they cause on the paper, as well as the warping (moguls) on the surface where the ink coverage is high. (oh, i'm sure he thought of that when chopping it, right)

How did he also change the lighting on every clip to match and show the surfaces of the clips from the sides that aren't visible in the 'outside source'? (oh, yeah, he chopped them - lol)

Also, take a look at the body of his work for comparison sake.

I am only posting this because the spirit of the tutorial isn't in keeping with REAL tutorials like ReyRey's and really should be removed.

Anyone have thoughts on this or care to dispute my obsevations?




glennhanna

Location: Eugene, Oregon

Post Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:38 am   Reply with quote         


I'm more shocked that the guy actually went through all that trouble to attempt to recreate the photograph in a creative cover-up that involved graphs, lighting references, and examples of depth-of-field. Thanks for the laugh. The comments in his entry are almost as entertaining as chicken's famous Source Only entry.




kinetic_be

Location: Belgium

Post Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:02 am   Reply with quote         


Hmm.. Where have i seen this before, recently Rolling Eyes




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charliesou

Location: Independent Scotland

Post Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:32 am   Reply with quote         


42 people voted for it, and it was 7 years ago ffs !


Rolling Eyes




supak0ma

Location: Photoshop Nation

Post Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:21 am   Reply with quote         


this "tutorial" is a disgrace, it's years i've been saying it and on several occasions i've asked for this sham to be removed!




Marx-Man

Location: The United Kingdom!

Post Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:23 am   Reply with quote         


Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

This thread makes me chuckle.




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supak0ma

Location: Photoshop Nation

Post Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:33 am   Reply with quote         




the final result Laughing Laughing Laughing




Sjitske

Location: Toilet

Post Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:49 am   Reply with quote         


Haha! indeed no rocket science to see that it is a complete hoax!
But fun to read all the comments and the way he tries to defend him self...for crying out loud he even made a tutorial haha Laughing ...probably all in all this entry took him more time to do than all of his other chops he did.

I say let's put that tutorial in the 'Tutorial box of shame' section! Twisted Evil




blue_lurker

Location: Australia

Post Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:01 am   Reply with quote         


Wow way to kick a guy when he is no longer around...I just hope if you guys make a mistake or have your methods questions or god forbid use an external that make your image just kick ass, that we forgive and forget and just learn from the mistake made...but I guess thats just me...




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ReyRey

Location: In a world of $#!t

Post Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:00 am   Reply with quote         


Hang em' Twisted Evil




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supak0ma

Location: Photoshop Nation

Post Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:04 am   Reply with quote         


blue_lurker wrote:
Wow way to kick a guy when he is no longer around...I just hope if you guys make a mistake or have your methods questions or god forbid use an external that make your image just kick ass, that we forgive and forget and just learn from the mistake made...but I guess thats just me...


dude wtf Shocked




TofuTheGreat

Location: Back where I belong.

Post Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:04 am   Reply with quote         


Why not have someone with actual skills simply re-do the tutorial and show how to recreate the offending photo? Twisted Evil




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supak0ma

Location: Photoshop Nation

Post Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:14 am   Reply with quote         


you mean step by step printing the image 5 times then the hanging of the prints then take a photo of it?




jasper

Location: Location, Location.

Post Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:17 am   Reply with quote         


blue_lurker wrote:
Wow way to kick a guy when he is no longer around...I just hope if you guys make a mistake or have your methods questions or god forbid use an external that make your image just kick ass, that we forgive and forget and just learn from the mistake made...but I guess thats just me...


I'd have forgiven if he just manned up and said - "Yup, I printed em and snapped a pic. So f*ing what?"

hmmmm...blurk, is that your alias? Laughing Laughing Laughing




Post Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:03 pm   Reply with quote         


Marx-Man wrote:
Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

This thread makes me chuckle.

Love bullshit... eh? albino




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