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(Talking Points Memo)   Iran uses Photoshop for civilian purposes, adds sleeves to Michelle Obama's Oscars gown   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 72
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2013-02-25 10:35:59 PM

DiRF: fusillade762: Those wacky middle easterners and their primitive notions of modesty.

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Isn't that Hebrew? Ok, yes, still technically Middle East :)


and it's from an Orthodox paper published in New York.
 
2013-02-25 10:42:31 PM

casual disregard: abhorrent1: PS'ing stuff must be a great job to have. You get to see the good stuff before it's "made safe"

Hmm, wasn't something like that in Fahrenheit 451? IIRC the protagonist enjoyed reading original history since his job was literally in the Revisionist History Office.


That would be 1984.
 
2013-02-25 10:44:44 PM
The odd part is that they did a semi-decent job; I actually think that dress looks pretty good, even though it's still a lie and a shop job.  They really are insecure in their own culture and religion aren't they (atleast the news agency, religious leaders, and the government are--I know enough Iranians to know it ISN'T the majority of their people...).  I wonder if they had someone pose at about the right angle/height/distance with the new dress and then they literally copy and pasted it from that image.  It sure would make the job easy and most likely make it look far better (that's assuming their editing and shop'in skills are that good or insightful).

Off-topic:

As for Argo winning the Iranians actually should praise this version of the show and how it portrays history.  Argo makes you think that they "almost" caught the evil Americans, when in reality the operation went completely smooth and didn't have the "by-the-skin-of-your-teeth" incidents that were in the movie (they used Hollywood's well known artistic license quite a bit).  Still a good movie, but if you get the show on blu-ray watch the little documentary that comes with it or just read a brief synopsis of the events somewhere.  There are also quite a few books on the event as well.  The one true part from the movie that was incredibly real and nerve wracking was the two document sheets.  One of course was the top (white) original that was stored in the records/archives in case they needed to look it up or to make sure there wasn't a fabrication.  They of course only had the yellow copy sheet of the non-existent white original, so if anyone went to go look in the back-room they were SOL.  But everything went smooth (who knows, maybe an Iranian airport worker was actually a good human being that day as well, but we never hear those stories).
 
2013-02-25 10:50:58 PM
So, "there are no gay people in Iran" but then they start modifying the First Lady's fashion statement? I suddenly expect the appearance of Tim Gunn, "make it work!"
 
2013-02-25 10:53:48 PM

Genju: Look at her traps! Dear god. She must be giving out a lot of free shrugs.


Eh, who cares.
 
2013-02-25 11:03:46 PM

kceaton: The odd part is that they did a semi-decent job; I actually think that dress looks pretty good, even though it's still a lie and a shop job.  They really are insecure in their own culture and religion aren't they (atleast the news agency, religious leaders, and the government are--I know enough Iranians to know it ISN'T the majority of their people...).  I wonder if they had someone pose at about the right angle/height/distance with the new dress and then they literally copy and pasted it from that image.  It sure would make the job easy and most likely make it look far better (that's assuming their editing and shop'in skills are that good or insightful).


Much faster process than going out, finding the right dress and making the photo shoot happen, and then carefully shopping the dress in, would be to eyedropper-sample the existing dress, rubber-stamp onto arms, highlight, shadow, trim excess. Done.
 
2013-02-25 11:38:28 PM
highwayrun:
Much faster process than going out, finding the right dress and making the photo shoot happen, and then carefully shopping the dress in, would be to eyedropper-sample the existing dress, rubber-stamp onto arms, highlight, shadow, trim excess. Done.

Oh, don't get me wrong...  I know there are lots of ways to do it I was just stating one way to do it to get a pretty accurate picture and not necessarily the easiest, but perhaps one of the easier if you do a complex one--if you understand what I meant...  I should add that easiest is a relative term when you are doing photo-shops and we're talking about the Iranian news, publications, and government press releases.  I'm not even sure they're quite capable of dealing with a complex third-party plug-in yet.

Anyway,I'm sure you're right about how it was done as the picture was released fairly quick and doing the sample/stamp method is pretty damned fast and newbie easy (BTW, the way I'm talking about doing it isn't anything like a photo-shoot or near that complex; you just get a dress get it in the right angle and setup with about the right light and take a picture...it could be on a hanger for all I care--everything else happens in editing of course; BUT I've never tried such a thing so for all I know it would end up taking WAY too much time to even bother with and it also has no guarantees of quality either...).
 
2013-02-26 12:20:50 AM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: That's hilarious.

The better question: did they report that Argo won Best Picture? A realistic portrayal of when the Great Satan got over on them winning the biggest award in film has to absolutely gall them. I'd bet they banned the movie in Iran.


If you've seen Argo, the beginning doesn't skip the fact that we basically farked the country over for our own gain, so there's at least that.
 
2013-02-26 12:44:57 AM
Did they add sleeves of wizard?
 
2013-02-26 02:01:18 AM
I wonder what they would have photoshopped if they had seen her ass?
 
2013-02-26 02:41:09 AM
Wait, I thought it was the Republicans who declared a "war on women." Damn Republitards! Photoshopping sleeves on women and stoning rape victims to death!
 
2013-02-26 03:25:38 AM

The Irresponsible Captain: They're just jealous that her guns are better than anything owned by the Iranian military.


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What a woman's guns might look like when deployed.
 
2013-02-26 03:37:36 AM

fusillade762: Those wacky middle easterners and their primitive notions of modesty.

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Slackers.
 
2013-02-26 03:50:34 AM

shpritz: fusillade762: Those wacky middle easterners and their primitive notions of modesty.

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Slackers.


F*cking shoes? Seriously??? These people are INSANE.
 
2013-02-26 04:21:56 AM

fusillade762: shpritz: fusillade762: Those wacky middle easterners and their primitive notions of modesty.

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Slackers.

F*cking shoes? Seriously??? These people are INSANE.


The editor:
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2013-02-26 04:52:11 AM

casual disregard: abhorrent1: PS'ing stuff must be a great job to have. You get to see the good stuff before it's "made safe"

Hmm, wasn't something like that in Fahrenheit 451? IIRC the protagonist enjoyed reading original history since his job was literally in the Revisionist History Office.


What's ironic is that when Fahrenheit 451, a great anti-censorship novel, was first released, they had to censor parts ("bad" words) in order to allow it in school libraries.
 
2013-02-26 05:52:52 AM
What, no Card Against Humanity references Fark?

I am disappoint...

http://cardsagainsthumanity.com
 
2013-02-26 07:08:49 AM
Im sorry but these people are savages, lets stone a woman because she was raped
 
2013-02-26 08:07:55 AM
Michelle has become quite the attention whore. Probably see her in a McDonald's commercial next.
 
2013-02-26 09:24:25 AM

publikenemy: Good...she has man arms


And a man face. They really should have finished the job and covered that up too.
 
2013-02-26 10:45:27 AM

TerminalEchoes: Wait, I thought it was the Republicans who declared a "war on women." Damn Republitards! Photoshopping sleeves on women and stoning rape victims to death!


Your sarcasm fails because it does not recognize that misogyny comes in more than one form by more than one establishment.

That is to say, the far right influences in America wage a campaign against women's rights in a different, perhaps more subtle, manner.

The Iranians (and by extension many if not most islamic countries) are just more culturally blunt about their misogyny.
 
2013-02-26 09:40:42 PM
What I wanna know is what the hell were the guys in mess dress doing there? I understand there was probably a formal dinner but why have them in the shot at all?
 
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