With so many convincing fake images around, people pretty much believe you can do anything on Photoshop these days—even create a real-looking girl from scratch.
“Think You Know How To Use Photoshop?,” a time-lapse video, purports to do exactly that. But hundreds of commenters are declaring that this feat is a fabrication, too.
Uploaded on November 6 by DrLaught, the video’s been viewed 400,000 times after being linked on Buzzfeed and Reddit, and is still trending upwards. At four minutes long, the video includes an upbeat Russian pop song.
The verdict from the online community? The video is played backwards, and the artist is painting over a photo instead of constructing an image from his imagination.
Redditors and YouTubers cited the low number of strokes used to create the detail in the hair and the eyes. They also wondered why, if the artist wanted to show off his Photoshop skills, he hid the layers that show his progress.
Others critiqued the “shitty background” at the very end of the video and the poor quality of the uploaded version. (240 pixels is the lowest resolution supported by YouTube—arguably a setting an artist wanting to showcase his skills would not choose.)
But some saw past the video’s taunting title and the debate over its authenticity to simply enjoy the video.
Wrote scarf258 on YouTube:
“Fake? Real? Who the f--- cares, the song is amazing :D”
When this baby elephant collapsed, the rest of the herd knew what to do
Elephants never leave a friend behind.20k
Loving dog owner takes his dying best friend on a bucket list road trip
You've been a good boy, Poh. A good, good boy.11k
J.K. Rowling burned the Westboro Baptist Church so hard that it's not even funny
J.K. Rowling won't tolerate homophobes on Twitter.8.9k
Jon Stewart smashes the myth that Bernie Sanders is an unelectable 'kook'
He just needs a good comb.
Teens reacting to classic '90s sitcoms will make you feel ancient
You're old. Your TV shows are old. Go to bed!1.4k