Let's photoshop a beeng!

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Let's photoshop a beeng!

Postby drumhum » Dec 14th, '08, 21:26

I've come across various tools for use on puerh cakes but not photoshop's clone tool!

http://tinyurl.com/5ebnsu

(Look at the left hand side of the cake in the pics)


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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Dec 14th, '08, 21:55

I don't see what you mean...? :?

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Re: Let's photoshop a beeng!

Postby augie » Dec 14th, '08, 22:02

drumhum wrote:I've come across various tools for use on puerh cakes but not photoshop's clone tool!

(Look at the left hand side of the cake in the pics)
:shock:


Are you talking about the center photo? It is quite obvious, I can still see the squares and two leaves/stems that look identical. Didn't even take the time to heal it over.

Why did he need to do that???? :?

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Postby scruffmcgruff » Dec 14th, '08, 22:14

Nice catch! It's visible on both of the photos where leaves are shown, but I never would have noticed had you not mentioned it.

I too wonder why he would need to do that... I can't think of any reasons.

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Postby edkrueger » Dec 14th, '08, 22:52

He took a chunk out of it and decided that he needed a shop photo.

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Postby Goose » Dec 14th, '08, 23:44

Perhaps the photo was from another site and had a watermark that he removed?

Seems suspicious tho.

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Postby scruffmcgruff » Dec 15th, '08, 00:33

One would think that if he is selling a number of these beengs, he would have non-maimed examples to photograph.

Goose, I'm inclined to agree with you, but still... very weird.

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Postby drumhum » Dec 15th, '08, 10:51

I hate to put down this ebay store - I've had a couple of orders from them (or more) in the past and its all been good. Friendly responsive emailing too.

The english is freaking awful. I just don't understand why they can't find someone to help with translation. A bit of chinglish can be charming but that stuff is simply unreadable.

I found the photoshopping rather depressing. I've been a bit suspicious of other photos too - that they are not the actual cakes he's selling. I'd like to think they are at least the same make/brand, copied from some other website or something, but who knows?

He's used the same picture of some brewed tea being poured from a jug for more than one brand of tea too. Thats really off in my book - I don't mind generic tea-related pictures of tea plantations or heaps of mao-cha, but when you see some good looking brew being poured one kind of assumes thats what you'll see when you brew the tea yourself.

I'd love to think he's a great tea guy with terrible ebay/english skills but I struggle sometimes!

As I said though, the tea and service from Yunnan Colorful has been perfectly good.

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Postby augie » Dec 15th, '08, 12:46

scruffmcgruff wrote:Nice catch! It's visible on both of the photos where leaves are shown, but I never would have noticed had you not mentioned it.


Easy to spot -- looks like something I'd do . . . in a hurry! :lol:

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Postby expatCanuck » Dec 16th, '08, 22:11

Still can't see it.

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