|Edited caption: Warp tool abuse|
posted in the blog's early days, wherein we see Jessica and Scott photographed enjoying together time at the beach in Santa Monica, CA (2009, during Worlds), without beach blanket, bags, keys, sunblock, water, ipod, snack, etc., as you do. They were teleported, or space shipped.
Which is to say, there is Tessa, off to the library, waiting for the UFO that's carrying her books, car keys, bag, house keys and i.d. They really are unique.
We can see from the image of Scott and Jessica what a romantically secluded part of California the beach at Santa Monica must be**, because here it is clearly beach weather, what with Scott and Jessica lounging on the hot sand in their swimsuits without sporting so much as a cover-up or fleece, and yet the damn beach is practically deserted. Or maybe the beach is deserted because:
Temperature in Santa Monica during the 2009 Figure Skating World Championships held in Los Angeles March 23-29:
Monday (the cut-and-paste here is off - "Actual" should be above 62 F, and so on.)
Etc. I promise it doesn't shoot up to the high seventies and beyond the rest of Worlds week, plus the temperatures can be verified at any historical weather website. I guess being Canadian, these temperatures feel like Aruba to Scott and Jessica. If not, one wonders why they're not actually physically touching, considering the chill.
*Also this photo:
|Pregnant knotted shirt, HPC 2010.|
|Beach at Santa Monica|
|Maybe they're taking the season off|
to rehab Tessa's withered right arm.
They should also have the city or county
look at that severely warped sidewalk on Tessa's
right (our left).
I think they've been doing this nonsense way too long not to know the photoshop fail jumps right up and bites you.
P.S. look at how completely warped the front of the car in the very back looks. I think the warping of the car closest to the lens is concealed somewhat by Tessa's teensy, tiny, birdlike right shoulder.
|Oh hey - the tree's a bit narrower lower down,|
and widens as it goes up.
Again with the withered arm. Her left side slightly angled doesn't explain that shrinkage, nor the size of that shrunken forearm in relation to the upper arm, the left hand on her hip looks like she's got a Dooneese hand (this photo is just ridiculous the more you look), the grass/lawn on either side has different resolution and the scale doesn't match, the seam of her skirt dresses left. It's angled slightly to encourage the impression that the difference is just natural forced perspective, and not manipulated, but when you look at the grass and the freaking arm and hand, it gives itself away. Compared to images where the forced perspective is natural, the difference between photoshop and untouched is obvious. #tresdisingenuous*
|SNL's Kristina Wiig as Dooneese.|
P.S. While Tessa's "Here I am, exactly as I look today!" output appears to be going crazy with the warp tool (Filters - Distorts - Liquify in Photoshop) and then washes it all in the same color filter, there's also aspect ratio (I haven't scrutinized the images for this yet, but think it's obvious in some video from 2010-2011).
From what I read, most digital cameras are 3:2 or 4:3.
The fun part is you don't have to alter your camera settings. Aspect ratio can be changed in post, in any photo edit application, including applications as basic as MS Paint.
There's also Photoshop's
content aware scale
which can slimify and squish, while keeping everything in the photo that's important, something the crop tool alone can't achieve. And there's skin tone protection tool, and other tools to keep important elements in the image consistent while it's manipulated. This is stuff anybody with photoshop can do, let alone people who've known, worked with and befriended countless professional photographers, some of whom reside where they live. For professional photographers, these sorts of fixes are nothing. It's very helpful as well if the images have low detail, which, as we've seen, describes almost all of the output generated by Tessa and Scott's Department of Sham, from her ice bucket challenge video, to her energy drink mania workout, to the image below of Scott, Cassandra and Enabler, and beyond. Finishing off with a color filter is popular because color and "effect" filters wash over the entire finished image, helping to conceal resolution and color tone disparities.
For anyone who thinks this would be OMG, so much trouble! the way many fans think everything to do with the sham is OMG, so much trouble, when in fact, it's as easy and lowest common denominator as it can possibly get. Just about every photo we see is tweaked, not just sham photos. Teeth get whitened, pores disappear, eyes get brighter, color tones pop. It's just sliding, dragging and clicking. It's hardly labor to change aspect ratio, use content aware scale, and use the mouse to warp someone. Go to youtube. Even people who struggle with the spoken word have this stuff nailed. It's not rocket science, and it's not "time consuming" which, to fans, if they think something is time consuming, it just can't be happening.
It's fun to look back at Scott and Jessica photos and see how old fashioned. All they seem to be working with are color filters, crop, and tilt or rotate.
I never even looked at all this stuff vis a vis the sham until Tessa started getting cute with it on twitter.That seems new. I thought the Scott On A Boat facebook photo was odd, but wrote it off to the normal stilted juxtapositions the sham uses when it dips its toes in the water with a new sham gf. I also thought this was odd:
BTW, in the golf image, the background is broken up by Tessa's body into four subdivided segments. That helps control overall distortion and limits it to segment distortion. Naturally, none of the segments work with each other. In the nerd photo, her body (head to hips) bisects the background, her bent arms break it up further, and there's the tree and the sidewalk grid creating a very useful background grid.