I feel so dirty.
I had to Photoshop a head-and-shoulders photo of a woman I know personally for use on a Web page I was putting together. She's a nice girl and cute, but the photo needed some help. Not her so much as the quality of the photograph. Bad shadows cast by the flash, some visual blur, and the person who took the photo forgot to turn off the dreaded date/time stamp.
Shadows? Not a problem.
Blur? Sharpened up a bit and the rest of it was resolved by cropping it down to a Web-usable size.
The date/time stamp? Well that took some use of the rubber stamp tool in Photoshop. I would have to sample some surrounding areas and fill over where the text stood out in bright orange against her dark sweater.
Oh, and did I mention that the stamp was right across her, um, boobs? Yes, I said "boobs." And I was zoomed in tight, as I always am when rubber stamping in Photoshop, in order to maintain as much detail as possible.
It was disconcerting.
I'm not sure I can ever look at her the same way again.
Help! Help! I'm being followed by the Illinois House Republicans (@ILHGOP).
They're on Twitter and they're following me!! Help!