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Gerogerigegege
Apr 30, 2009



Creating paranormal images has been a hobby of mine for quite some time. Occasionally, I stumble upon odd web sites showcasing strange photos, and I always wondered if it were possible to get one of my own chops in a book, documentary, or web site just by casually leaking it out into the web -- whether they'd be supplements to bogus stories or not.

So, let's make a shitload?

Pro-tip 1: Before I export, I like to open my Levels panel, and slide my blacks and whites inward to lose true whites and true blacks. (Makes it look more legit, no?)

Pro-tip 2: Try exporting your image in a very low JPG quality at first. See if it works with the image, as well as hide minor flaws. After all, it can "add to the effect."

You don't have to post your source images, unless you want to of course.


Original: http://img.waffleimages.com/9fe7ac9...812536.jpg.jpeg


Original: http://img.waffleimages.com/1198f4e...3a/original.jpg


Original: http://img.waffleimages.com/0b8edf0...3a894/piano.jpg
Asset: http://img.waffleimages.com/ffb8df0...afe8/mother.jpg

Resources:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/weiser...57602424456917/

Gerogerigegege fucked around with this message at Jun 8, 2009 around 13:39

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Zero Star
Jan 22, 2006

Robit the paranoid blogger.


Good idea for a thread, but you should save the images as .PNG files instead of .JPG. That way, you won't get ugly artifacts all over the images.

Flavahbeast
Jul 21, 2001

dont touch me frodo

Zero Star posted:

Good idea for a thread, but you should save the images as .PNG files instead of .JPG. That way, you won't get ugly artifacts all over the images.

the ugly artifacts are ghosts too

Gerogerigegege
Apr 30, 2009



Zero Star posted:

Good idea for a thread, but you should save the images as .PNG files instead of .JPG. That way, you won't get ugly artifacts all over the images.

Artifacts are essential. Makes the images look older.

Edit: Artifacts also hide minor flaws you pick up on high quality renders.

guandi
Feb 7, 2004

I won't go into detail about
the dreams, but at
least they are not as scary.


Aww damnit, you stole my thread idea. Get out of my head!

Guess I will have to post what I made for starter images when I get home then.

Are UFO's Paranomal enough?

Gerogerigegege
Apr 30, 2009



guandi posted:

Aww damnit, you stole my thread idea. Get out of my head!

Guess I will have to post what I made for starter images when I get home then.

Are UFO's Paranomal enough?

UFOs, most definitely. I'm actually looking for some good assets for extraterrestrial chops.

gingersmurf
Feb 21, 2007

I am Nigeria's bitch.

I don't get what is paranormal about the doll but the piano girl is loving creepy!!

Gerogerigegege
Apr 30, 2009



gingersmurf posted:

I don't get what is paranormal about the doll but the piano girl is loving creepy!!

In the OP I stated you could also create supplementary images for bogus stories.

Gerogerigegege
Apr 30, 2009




Original: http://img.waffleimages.com/21ca680...2898/window.jpg
Asset: http://img.waffleimages.com/4001dcc...4db3_o.jpg.jpeg

Dr. Video Games 0032
Oct 4, 2006

D:

Cool thread idea.

Yabanjin
Feb 13, 2007

I AM smiling.

Are we doing something like this?



Edit: BTW, you have made some cool images...

Yabanjin fucked around with this message at Jun 8, 2009 around 14:51

Hungry Bit
Sep 17, 2007



I foresee many of these being posted on actual "check out this REAL ghost photo" websites.

FogHelmut
Dec 18, 2003

Your authority is not recognized in Fort Kickass.


Dr. Video Games 0032 posted:

Cool thread idea.



That flash probably really hosed up the kill for that cougar.

Porcupine Hunted
Sep 7, 2008





Original: http://img.waffleimages.com/979c515...agrath_full.jpg
Asset: http://img.waffleimages.com/7568fea...4/deathstar.jpg

Gerogerigegege
Apr 30, 2009




Original: http://img.waffleimages.com/2559b42...da/birthday.jpg
Asset: http://img.waffleimages.com/26343c6...a72b_b.jpg.jpeg

Hotdog Farmer
Sep 12, 2005

But seriously, grow some balls.

Gerogerigegege posted:

Artifacts are essential. Makes the images look older.

Edit: Artifacts also hide minor flaws you pick up on high quality renders.

JPEG artifacts do not in fact make images look older. Unless of course people saved their pictures as jpeg back in the 1920s?

Rattus Amicus
Mar 8, 2007



Made some mystical orb footage!



Source image:

Click here for the full 800x600 image.


(Desaturated, fixed perspective, added fish-eye lens effect, tv-scanlines, grain and gradients, then tinkered with levels. Added date to left corner and blurred the gently caress out of it. Duplicated frame 11 times, added unique grain to each frame, made a color-error scanline move downwards in each frame. Last, drew light orb and its floor reflection on top of each frame.)

Rattus Amicus fucked around with this message at Jun 8, 2009 around 13:35

Gerogerigegege
Apr 30, 2009



^Over Edit: Excellent job on that dude.

Hotdog Farmer posted:

JPEG artifacts do not in fact make images look older. Unless of course people saved their pictures as jpeg back in the 1920s?

JPEG artifacts do make images look older, like they've been compressed in the 90s and sitting on some secluded seedy Angelfire web ring for the past 15 years.

Gerogerigegege fucked around with this message at Jun 8, 2009 around 14:24

dpack_1
Mar 23, 2009

Let another's wounds be your warning


Gerogerigegege posted:

JPEG artifacts do make images look older, like they've been compressed in the 90s and sitting on some secluded seedy Angelfire web ring for the past 15 years.

Doesnt make the picture look older, just makes it look like it's been badly compressed.

Adding filters / grain / coffee stains, torn edges and framed by a flatbed scanner make an image look old.

802.11weed
May 9, 2007

“ it's all junk,
fuckin’ trash,
just garbage. ”


Hotdog Farmer posted:

JPEG artifacts do not in fact make images look older. Unless of course people saved their pictures as jpeg back in the 1920s?

They add to the effect when used in moderation. Nice work OP, I like it.

RDTSC
Dec 31, 2008
My clock has broken

guandi posted:

Aww damnit, you stole my thread idea. Get out of my head!
Yeah me too, but mine was with UFOs also. Should have done it in a different form then fed them into that ghost pictures GBS thread here - that would have made for some fun.

Still awesome freaking thread idea. I'll contribute after my exams and spend like days on making something awesome or just cop out and not do poo poo.

Pahilla the Hun
Jul 24, 2007
As I sit here and muse philosophic and wax idiotic, I am most likely not wearing pants.

blaarghh
Nov 28, 2007



dpack_1
Mar 23, 2009

Let another's wounds be your warning



Click here for the full 504x800 image.

Lord Dangleberry
Mar 29, 2007

um jist...ecstaticly happy



Fake back story...

We were out camping in Louisiana last summer, and kept hearing the nearby sounds of a child crying one night. Rather than assume there was a logical explanation for this, we decided that it must be a ghost, having previously been told that the bodies of murdered african americans from the slave era had been buried in the area. We were messing around, posing for photographs, and on one of them, we later spotted that our ghost had shown up! If you dont post this comment on 5 other videos this ghost child will come to ur house and kill u 2nite!!!

ONITABAS
Jan 31, 2009

Straight.


We were having a party and we kept hearing sounds of what could only be a giant. Later we found a pair of huge bright blue shoes in the backyard.

Hungry Bit
Sep 17, 2007



Complete with a caption! Away to ghoststudy.com!

Hungry Bit fucked around with this message at Jun 8, 2009 around 14:53

dpack_1
Mar 23, 2009

Let another's wounds be your warning



Click here for the full 700x1047 image.

ChuckMaster
Jul 13, 2006

Evil baby bunnies cannot be fed solid food until after the first week.

YerAuraBoresMeAlice
Dec 26, 2005



Johnny Walker
Jun 14, 2005

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ChuckMaster posted:


C-3PO has fallen on bad times.

Big L
Oct 30, 2005

Fedora Emelianenko

Needle
Oct 21, 2008


Christopher
May 29, 2006

Big Poppa


ProfessorChaos posted:



Gmork? Is that you?

21stCentury
Jan 4, 2009

by angerbot


Christopher posted:

Gmork? Is that you?

It's a grue.

Cop
Nov 14, 2007


SlightButSteady
Sep 13, 2007



Obsoletely Fabulous
May 6, 2008

Who are you, and why should I care?





Source Images:
http://darkhumor.org/crisssy101/Stu...r%20uid%202.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/admin_...669727/sizes/o/

Obsoletely Fabulous fucked around with this message at Jun 8, 2009 around 22:05

TheMadStork
Oct 29, 2007

How about the time I chipped my tooth on the urinal, what was so fucking comical about that?


ONITABAS posted:

We were having a party and we kept hearing sounds of what could only be a giant. Later we found a pair of huge bright blue shoes in the backyard.



Ryan Stiles in the window?

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Johnny Walker
Jun 14, 2005

I've got a home for
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TheMadStork posted:

Ryan Stiles in the window?
I thought it looked a little like Conan O'Brien.

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