The Matrix is here!

By | October 24th, 2011|Photography, Fun|5 Comments

Ever tried to insert something into a scene in Photoshop? To do it really well is hard, especially if the scene contains complex lighting. Now a team of researchers led by Kevin Karsch at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have solved this problem beautifully. Their artificial scenes are so realistic that test subjects could not distinguish them from real photos. The slick video is below or you can watch it at Vimeo along with some notes.

About the Author:

Jeff Butterworth is the founder of Alien Skin Software. He used to create the products, but now he does marketing and gets coffee for the programmers.


  1. Robert Lounsberry October 24, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Great! Now i wont be able to believe anything i see on the internet anymore.

    Awesome video!

  2. Antonymous November 5, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Hi Were can I buy this matrix?

    • RobertL November 7, 2011 at 2:09 pm


      This is not something that we sell. It is just an interesting piece that Jeff found on the internet. All the available information as at the top of the blog post.


  3. phil knott November 29, 2011 at 9:48 am

    grt-how can i get hold of this programme- is it out yet? and what is it to be called.
    can this be applied to video?

    • RobertL November 29, 2011 at 5:07 pm

      This seems to be a research project from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This is not a current program that we are aware of.

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