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  1. Alpha

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    Any other PPA members see the cover of the most recent issue? Is that not the most god-awful retouching you've ever seen?
     
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    can you post a scan of it?
     
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    I'll see if I can get around to scanning it tonight.

    Seriously, though. It just blew my mind. It was plastic and crunchy and artifacted. Just AWFUL.
     
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    I've seen some awfully pixilated avderts. The thing that takes the biscuit though is the cheap history books that have very obvious JPEG artifacts.
     
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    Yeah but this is no ordinary advert. It's the cover of Professional Photographer magazine. Just appalling!
     
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    lol. Forgot to edit out my address. Here it is:

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    I agree that it is a bad job.
     
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    My guess is that they went crazy with the surface blur. This is total crap.
     
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    That is one technique that I have never learned and don't want to. The examples that I have seen always look fake and way overdone.
     
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    When you surface blur in Lab you don't lose any contrast, but you do in RGB and CMYK.
     

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