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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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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.

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.

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

Gerogerigegege
Apr 30, 2009




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

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

Gerogerigegege
Apr 30, 2009



Bluedeanie posted:

Geez, the asset there is far creepier than the finished photoshopped product. Any backstory there?

Randomly stumbled across it on LOC.gov. Which, by the way, is a good site to pull assets from.

Gerogerigegege
Apr 30, 2009



Made a few edits...

Gerogerigegege
Apr 30, 2009





Original: http://img.waffleimages.com/1f6cab3...78/original.jpg
Asset: http://img.waffleimages.com/f80c238...9c651/asset.jpg

Gerogerigegege fucked around with this message at Jun 11, 2009 around 13:46

Gerogerigegege
Apr 30, 2009



Kitten Cakes posted:



I really enjoyed the back story for this one.

Also, at first I wasn't really into Slender Man, but now I'm definitely into it.

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Gerogerigegege
Apr 30, 2009



Here's my Slender Man contribution:


Asset: http://www.flickr.com/photos/784281...659313/sizes/o/

Story tellers, you're more than welcome to write a backstory for this one.

Gerogerigegege fucked around with this message at Jun 15, 2009 around 00:46

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