3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 26, 2017 9:30 PM by Trevor.Dennis

    Did Adobe Fake This Twitter Image?

    Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional

      This went out on Adobe's Twitter feed today.   The shadows on the young lady's dress and leg look OK, but above the lectern, she looks like a bad composite with flat lighting and low contrast.   Compared to her legs, for instance, that look much more convincing.  It might just have been pushed too far in post, but it looks dodgy to me.

       

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        • 1. Re: Did Adobe Fake This Twitter Image?
          JJMack Most Valuable Participant

          Do you think some one at Adobe could do that? If so what product did they use, was it one of Adobe's own

          • 2. Re: Did Adobe Fake This Twitter Image?
            davescm Adobe Community Professional

            Looks too bad a job to be a fake - must be real

             

            Dave

            • 3. Re: Did Adobe Fake This Twitter Image?
              Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional

              It might be her colouring.  Red haired women in general can be tricky regards skin tones, and if they happen to be smokers as well, then I find it near impossible to make them look nice.  This is worse under artificial lighting IME.   There is more than one light source, looking at the shadows from her hands, and the stronger one is camera right, so that flat look might be real.  But the logo on the lectern and screens look sharp, but her upper body is blurred.  Her legs are also sharp, and with good contrast, so I guess it could be a slow shutter speed.  But that shouldn't be a problem with modern equipment.

               

              I'm starting to think it is the skin tones.  It looks like a solid color layer has been used on her face and skin.  It's all the same shade of beige.

              Adding some colour to her face helps, but like I said, that skin and hair is a bugger to get right.