No. "Fair enough" is good enough for me.
One is theft, the other isn't.
Here are two that you yourself invented:
Fact: de minimis rulings...
You're guessing wrong. Speaking of ethics, you're rather free with using quotation marks to attribute a position to someone who didn't use those...
Apparently none of the legal scholars here have ever heard of the principle, long recognized in the law, called "de minimis non curat lex."
That's pure Barney Fife. "Screw over" the photographer? How on earth would cloning out a rope "screw over" the photographer? How much money or...
If I were you, I'd take all the copyright warnings on this forum with a grain of salt. Lots of Barney Fifes here, if you know what I mean.
What application are you using? If it's Photoshop, are you familiar with layers and layer styles?
If you have CS5, you might get better results with puppet warp. I would select an area like this and copy it to a new layer, then use puppet warp...
You could upload the raw file to www.yousendit.com and post the link here.
That looks to me like several images blended using layers and masks.
If you have Photoshop, take a look at the Topaz Adjust plug-in.
I edit in Photoshop because I generally use lots of layers and masks.
Looks like more cross-processing to me. In the links I gave you earlier, note how the RGB
values show what's been done. Check RGB values in the...
Not sure what you mean by "the effects," but if you mean color, check here.
Here's the same workflow with the Portraiture layer replaced with the dust & scratches filter.
Here's my layer stack to give you an idea of the steps I took. If you don't have Portraiture, then of course that's out.
A better bet would be a Google search for digital image retouching. There are zillions of people who do this, and most have websites where you can...
Done in Photoshop and cropped to 8x10. If you want the full-size, email me (there's an email button on my website).
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