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Is Your Toddler Wearing Enough Makeup In Photos?

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Oh, hey, I didn’t think you felt uncomfortable enough this morning so I wanted to show you this:  ”pageant glitz retouching” for little girls  for beauty pageants. Available on Etsy.com for only $15 a pop, your toddler can go from “before” to “after” with makeup, stray on tan, smoothed skin, highlights and teeth whitening. The “glitz” option morphs your four-year-old into a 17-year-old girl for that “Toddlers & Tiaras” filming. Or anywhere else frosted lipstick is “in” for kindergarteners. [Etsy.com]

25 Awesome Ways To Break Bad News

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As one of the smooth experts in interpersonal communication that all Cracked readers are, you know the importance of tact.

There’s no bigger test of tact than delivering bad news. Sometimes, well, you have to get creative. We readers for some of the best (or worst) examples of how to deliver bad news in Photoshop form. Check out the best submissions on Cracked…

28 Rejected Names For Famous Products (Probably)

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Some products get lucky and nail the whole name thing on the first try. Some brands, though, brainstorm for hours before coming up with that perfect name. Check out some reader created names companies didn’t go with on Cracked…

If 27 Urban Legends Were True

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We believe a lot of bullshit. But if even half it were true, the world would be in ruins and an awful place to live. See all 27 photos of urban legends in real life on Cracked…

True Story: A Photoshopping Site Stole My Selfie Off Instagram And Gave Me A “Makeover” [UPDATE]

UPDATE, 5:40p.m.: @photoshop_fantasy has issued an apology on their Instagram page, although it appears all the same images are still up :

Hello lovely followers! We want to apologize for the inconveniences this account has caused with the unadvised photoshops. We deleted them and promise to not do these again without permission. What we did was wrong and we are sorry, and we certainly didn’t intend to hurt anyone. Thank you for your comprehension!

UPDATE, 5p.m.: @photoshop_fantasy has finally removed Carrie Nelson’s photo from their Instagram page. 

Last week, the Internet exploded in a debate about women and selfies. Are they feminist? Are they empowering? Are they a “cry for help”? For anyone not up-to-date, Amelia has written a solid summation of the dialogue thusfar.

I feel indifferent toward selfies. I have no problem when friends, acquaintances, or strangers post them, but I rarely share them myself. I’m not much of a photographer, and when I do take photos, I rarely position myself as the subject. But sometimes, I take selfies. Sometimes, when I think I look pretty or silly, or when I just want to express a feeling through my face, I take a selfie and share it online. It’s not part of my everyday life, but it’s an occasional fun indulgence for which I feel no guilt.

This past Sunday was one such day when I felt like taking a selfie. For the past few months, I have been struggling with depression, anxiety, and overcoming trauma, so it is often difficult for me to force myself out of bed, particularly on a cold weekend morning when my bed is so warm and comfy. Without thinking much about it, I snapped a selfie with my iPad. I took a photo of myself in bed, still disheveled from a restless night of sleep. More than anything, I was curious to know what I looked like in that particular moment. What I saw was a face that captured so much of what I have been feeling recently: exhaustion, sadness, and determination. Somehow, I managed to make all of those emotions visible and beautiful, in one snapshot of my face. Plus, the wisps of hair across my forehead added a casual charm that made me feel just a little bit sexy. I opened the photo in Instagram, added the Earlybird filter (perfect for early morning selfies), and captioned the photo “Good morning #bedselfie #sundaymorning #stillsleepy #nomakeup.” I posted the photo to Instagram, without sharing it on any other social networks, and went on with my day. Keep reading »

Lucky Puts Kerry Washington On The Cover, Gets A Little Crazy With The Photoshop

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This morning, Eva Chen, the Editor-in-Chief of Lucky, was on “Good Morning America” to reveal, amongst other things, which fashionable star is on their December cover — and, it’s Kerry Washington! Now, while Washington is more than worthy of being on Lucky‘s cover — she’s a huge star with a fantastic sense of style and appreciation for fashion — WHAT IN THE HOLY HELL DID THEY DO TO HER? Kerry looks almost unrecognizable, but I can’t put my finger on why. Perhaps it’s the excessive bronzer or what appears to be some odd photoshopping around her mouth region? She’s so frosted looking too. How did this wonky shit become to cover? Kerry deserves better, dang it. [via NYMag.com]

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, A Jane Austen Victorian Airbrushing Scandal!

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Jane Austen is the newest face on Britain’s 10 pound note.  Yay feminism, right?  Well, hold your horses, sister suffragette, because now Austen’s biographer is howling about an airbrushing scandal. Keep reading »

Photoshop Of Horrors: Even Men Are Photoshopped Into Monsters Sometimes

Photoshop Of Horrors: Even Men Are Photoshopped Into Monsters Sometimes

It’s so common to see women on magazines Photoshopped into some kind of chitinous, spindly, segmented monster that we don’t always look twice unless something truly bizarre is going on (like this model who could destroy Tokyo in her high-low dress, or this picture of Megan Fox Photoshopped to look like another woman entirely). But it’s not just women’s magazines that are going crazy with the office copy of CS Elements, the men are at it as well. Sometimes it takes a really ridiculous monster man to remind us of that. Read more on The Gloss…

Why Throw A Bouquet At Your Wedding When You Could Throw Cats?

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If brides were to toss kittens into the crowd for all the single ladiez, I would actually make an effort to grab it. Bouquets, on the other hand, are best handled with a subtle side-step away from whatever direction they’re going in. No cats were harmed in the making of this meme, but it does serve as additional evidence in the case for Photoshopping a cat into every picture ever. So much better! [Brides Throwing Cats]

J Brand Promises To Make You Look “Photoshopped” With Their New Line Of Jeans

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GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE: we can finally fucking give up. You can forget about agonizing juice cleanses, dieting, exercising (I shudder at the thought) … hell, forget about every single obsessive thought you’ve ever had regarding body image. Yes, ALL OF THEM. J Brand is here to save us all, provided we all have somewhere in the neighborhood of $200 to $300 to spare on a fine pair of “Photo Ready” jeans. Quoth Grazia:

It’s an amazing patented technological fabric which basically creates a photoshop’d silhouette, giving the slimmest, smoothest appearance with a unique holding power that is super comfortable and never sags.

That’s right: a “photoshop’d” silhouette. The future is here, and it’s way thinner than you. [The Gloss]

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