Tony Abbott has denounced as “hideous” and “barbaric” a photograph of Australian terrorist Khaled Sharrouf’s son holding the severed head of a slain Syrian soldier.
The shocking photograph — posted on Twitter by a proud father with the words “Thats my boy!” – drew condemnation from across the political divide after being published in The Australian today. The picture has attracted worldwide news coverage.
Meh, sez their self-deprecating creator, Imgur user samuelorsaumell.
“It’s actually pretty simple, most of these images are ~5 min jobs. The process is mostly just: 1) Copy the head onto a new layer. 2) Reduce background to 65% size (that’s the value I was using anyway) 3) Puppet warp the base of the neck/hair to get it to match with the shrunk background as much as possible. 4) Mask away (with a soft brush) the edges of the head layer to make it consistent with the shrunk background.”