Monday, May 22, 20063 comments
Royal Jordanian recently began advertising two daily nonstop flights to the US. Their ad campaign depicts the Statue of Liberty with two raised torches above her head, air traffic controller style. It’s a clever campaign that looks attractive upon first glance, but doesn’t hold water upon closer inspection.
When it comes to photo manipulation in graphic design, there is one critic that is awfully tough to fool: the human eye. Most people can tell you if something in a photo is not quite right, even if they can’t put their finger on it. In many cases, it’s a subliminal thing. The human eye (and more specifically, the brain) is used to capturing and storing information from everyday life and it knows when something isn’t processing correctly.
So can you spot where the designer cut corners?