Friday, March 2, 2012

On the Birth Certificate

I'm a heavy Photoshop and Illustrator user, and I've been saying the same thing since last spring about the president's alleged birth certificate.

It was obviously built in Illustrator based on the the layering of the pdf.  Then there's also the matter - which this video doesn't even address - of the continuation of the security pattern past where an effect has been applied to make it appear as if a page from a book has been scanned.  It was obviously intended to be cropped, but wasn't.

There are a lot of things wrong with this document.  The findings of the Arizona law enforcement team further confirmed my suspicion that something is rotten here.  I'm not saying that there isn't a genuine birth certificate somewhere, but I find it interesting that it was put out as a layered PDF, not as a standard JPEG and that the actual paper copy has never been produced.

And if there has been some work done to the document to clean up an old document to make it more readable - which is completely understandable given the nature of the document -  why would the entire document be recreated in such a way?  What would be the point?  And then, where is the "before" to this "after" document?

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