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Monday, 2 January 2017

2 January 2017. Bad Galician Uniate Nationalist PhotoShop Exposed as Fake and Provocation

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The above is phony… it’s fake… it’s spurious… it came originally (as far as I could trace) from a GALICIAN UNIATE NATIONALIST website! I’d like to emphasise that not all Galician Uniates are drooling nationalist fascist nutters… indeed, Galician Uniates have the HIGHEST draft evasion rate in the Ukraine! One village even put all of its military-age men on coaches to Novosibirsk (where the Russians welcomed them and helped them out). I stress that I’m speaking of Galician Uniate NATIONALISTS… who are bloodthirsty fascists and terrorists (“The Ukraine for Ukrainians only!”… I rest my case). The rest are just harmless workaday human beings, who want to live and let live. Do have a care with criticising Galician Uniates and “Ukrainian Orthodox” nationalists… they like to report people for “hate speech” and other such rot. Don’t give them a pretext… they learnt the lying game well from their Anglo paymasters and puppeteers.

As for this image… as far as I could tell, it surfaced in 2014 on a Galician Uniate nationalist forum, where the poster liberally peppered their submission with “katsap” and “moskal” (but I’d betcha they’re mad as hell if someone uses “kholkhol” against them!). It could even have been a deliberate Langley provocation using one of their Galician employees or associates. Since then, it’s been attributed to various cities, usually, at times when fascist nationalist nutters hold torchlight marches in memory of the terrorist S A Bandera (he was a convicted murderer in Poland). It’s a phony… there are telltales for those expert in Photoshop… in a real torchlight procession, there’d be more lit areas around the torches, and in such a small area, it’d light up the square more brilliantly than shown. Also note the amateurish melding of the tree and the swastika… where the tree meets the light, it should mask it, but it doesn’t fully. The poster didn’t go far enough in increasing the size of the image to impose it properly and they didn’t pay enough attention to the edges of the image details (a sign that a klutz did this). The poster superimposed a classic image from Nazi Germany (covering a larger area at one of the Party Rallies) over a New Year scene in the modern Ukraine (of a more confined space). What a clueless scumbag! In short, a carelessly executed and slapdash PhotoShop… but that’s typical of such sorts. It does give you a peek at their character. As I said, they learnt falsehood well from their Anglo masters (“Russian hacking” anyone?).

Whenever you see this one… call it out for the fake that it is… it’s a deliberate and lying provocation meant to make Russians look stupid… but it does the exact opposite. It’s a classic “biter bit” item. Never forget that the Anglo Establishment and its running dogs throughout the world have very flexible ethical standards (that includes the Quislings amongst diaspora Orthodox). “Winning is the only thing”… do remember who said that… a draft-dodging American Football coach who hid out serving in World War II under a teacher’s deferment. “Show me a man’s idols and I’ll show you the man”… indeed…

BMD

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Sunday, 1 January 2017

1 January 2017. A Short Excursus Into PhotoShop Land

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My PhotoShop version

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There are many legit uses for digital photo-imaging software. We all know the verboten uses… one doesn’t add or remove pivotal figures (although one can remove minor personages, such as a cameraman). Also, one doesn’t add or remove objects (except for lamps, power lines, birds, or other such miscellanea). In any case, there are telltales that are obvious to any experienced user of such software. Here, we see one of the legit uses… I wanted to show you how I approach image editing (the image is of two female gimnaziya students in the late Imperial period).  I wanted to have a more effective colourisation than the first PhotoShop. Firstly, there was feathering necessary around the main subjects. Then, I poked around with the ambient temperature of the image. I had to lower the master saturation level, but I also had to raise or lower some colour levels. The intent was to achieve the same effect as a handcoloured image of the period.

I don’t have the full PhotoShop suite, as it’s beyond my means. I use a homebrew combination of Corel X9, PhotoShop Elements 15, and Paint.net. It gives me more flexibility and capability than just using Elements alone. It takes longer, but the job gets done, as the results indicate.

I hope that this helps you to understand the creative process and how one goes about it in the digital age. Happy New Year to all of you and your families and friends… may you keep inviting me into your lives. BOTTOMS UP! (glasses, that is… that’s a joke, son… nice kid, but kinda stupid (accent of Foghorn Leghorn))

BMD

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

11 September 2013. Got “Old Faithful” Back… Back Up to Snuff in Image Editing

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Got my “Old Faithful” back from the shop… new motherboard… new this n’ that… and it’s good working on a CAPABLE desktop rather than a laptop. Laptops are good for many things, but for hardcore image editing of the sort that I engage in, I need a more powerful and faster desktop. I have no illusions. I have to raise the scratch for a new machine… this one won’t last forever. My geek told me that I need 64-bites and 16 gigs of RAM… and I believe him. So, I’m going to have to put the bucks aside for something new. The only glitch is that the audio card isn’t enabled, but I left an e-mail at the geeks’, and I expect that to be put right tout suite. Shit happens. I’m also getting used to a “tailless mouse“… that is, a computer mouse without a cord. It’s a little different, but I’ll have it mastered in no time. Of course, having my machine with all my imaging software back meant that I can resume the Yolkin cartoons and the Infographics. I’m going to catch up on those. Be good, kids… remember… Ya gotta wannaYa gotta give a shit… if you can master these two, everything else is a snap…

BMD

Saturday, 17 September 2011

17 September 2011. Winnegan’s Fake! Photoshop Strikes Again! Ukrainian Prankster Puts Head of Sleazy Local Pol into Image of Priests at Nibs’ Visit to Lugansk

If you look carefully at the above image, you see some slight blurriness on the right side of the politician’s head. This is a sign for those of us in the know that this is a Photoshopped goof. Winnegan’s Fake! Pass the jug and smile! The world’s being its crook usual self… why should this surprise you? It’s like the pranksters who put a black guy (a foreign student) in a GAI (traffic cop’s) uniform, and stopped traffic in Moscow Oblast (trust me, there was more than one “doubletake” on that one).

By the way, there are many legit uses for Photoshop… I use it to brighten dark images and repair poor images. You NEVER alter an image… repair it… yes… brighten it… yes… sharpen it… yes… alter it… NEVER… and that’s the end of that story, kids…

BMD

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