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Puzzling picture of Pascal Dangin

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Old 11-15-2010, 04:48 PM
Elbobo Elbobo is offline
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Puzzling picture of Pascal Dangin

I've always been puzzled by the picture on the right:

I realize those are some odd curves for the RGB channels, but does he actually use this technique in high end retouching? What is this technique, this graph, etc.?

Or is it just some random picture The New Yorker thought would be good in mystifying retouching?
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:22 PM
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Re: Puzzling picture of Pascal Dangin

Odd question for a retoucher.
I'd wager it's a comp made by the mag to make him look like a mystic or modern day Einstein. I doubt he's actually drawing on that screen, If it's actually even there.
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:54 PM
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Re: Puzzling picture of Pascal Dangin

that is actually the fuggizit curve technique that was pioneered way back when in germany by this graphic artist named Diesel Ullengrab back when the first edition of photoshop came out. Its rarely seen or used in todays age, but it was very complex in terms of how it handled channels and pixels
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:00 PM
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Re: Puzzling picture of Pascal Dangin

It's like that movie "Hackers".....the film depicts hacking as this graphics-heavy virtual experience because to depict a real hacker doing what he does would be visually pretty boring.
That graph sure is cheesy though.
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