Posts tagged "photoshop"

“Photoshop In Real Life” Is Exactly As Troubling As It Sounds

There’s no such thing as “too perfect” in the age of Photoshop. Reconstruct eyes, mouths, noses, cheekbones, entire faces? Turn real, blemished human skin into smooth sculpted porcelain? Make full thighs slender, small breasts large, protruding bellies flat? Well, if you can do it, then why not? We’re so accustomed to the image of widespread…

Rachel Krause / December 10, 2012

Even Kate Moss Gets Thoroughly Photoshopped Sometimes

Is nothing sacred? Not even Kate Moss is safe from unrepentant abuse at the hand of the blur tool, and she was practically born of God’s holiest vision. Chilean fashion line Basement, which Moss is apparently the face of, took it upon themselves to be like, “Let’s just put her eyes a little farther over…

Rachel Krause / December 5, 2012

“Bra-Burning Feminist” Romola Garai Talks Body Image

“My weight was a very big issue when I started. I was then — and am now — a very normal size 10. But that’s not acceptable. Everyone’s aware of it. It’s partly because fashion, film and television have become so interdependent. Increasingly, it’s actresses doing the big fashion advertising campaigns and now there’s no distinctio…

Jessica Wakeman / November 8, 2012

Photoshop Fail: Asos Model Is Waisting Away

The other day I was looking for a cute little skater dress, and came across this little leaf print number. Cute, right? Only problem? It appears the model is missing a significant portion of her waist. Where did it go? [Asos]…

Julie Gerstein / November 8, 2012

Lucky Apologizes For Overly Airbrushed Britney Spears Cover

There’s airbrushing and then there’s “who the hell is that on the cover of that magazine”? And that’s exactly the line Lucky magazine crossed with its December 2012 cover, featuring X-Factor judge Britney Spears. Readers took to Twitter to complain that the cover image looked unnatural and overly Photoshopped. They accused the mag of putting…

Julie Gerstein / October 29, 2012

Natalie Portman’s Dior Mascara Ad Banned In The UK

I’m pretty much apathetic in the face of Photoshop. It’s an annoying (and undeniably rampant) practice for sure, but at this point I’m just like, “duh, nobody looks like that.” It’s ridiculous! But if there’s one variety of photo-altering that really, truly baffles me, it’s in the case of beauty advertisements. Are we seriously supposed…

Rachel Krause / October 23, 2012

This Week In Style: Too-Skinny Minnie Makes Waves

The latest Disney star to come under fire isn’t Miley Cyrus or Demi Lovato — nope, it’s Minnie Mouse, who’s stirring up controversy over her gaunt appearance in this year’s Barneys holiday campaign. (At left: Minnie before her dramatic weight loss.) [Change.org]
Kendall and Kylie Jenner have scored the gig of a lifetime:…

Rachel Krause / October 20, 2012

Erin Heatherton Approves Of Victoria’s Secret’s Photoshop Obsession

Scanning through magazines is always a really nice way to reduce my over-inflated ego. Typically there are pictures on pictures of beautiful, svelte women and I sit there like “Well…I guess I could start a diet” as I shove another Oreo into my face because YOLO. I mean it’s obvious that all of the picture…

College Candy / October 20, 2012

Numéro Magazine Airbrushes Out Karlie Kloss’ Protruding Ribs

Usually in advertising we see Photoshop used in ways that are objectionable for the statement they make about women’s body size and skin color: airbrushing is used to slim down thighs, arms and tummies or to lighten skin. But in a photo of Karlie Kloss for Numéro magazine, we see another side of airbrushing —…

Jessica Wakeman / September 26, 2012

Prince William & Kate Middleton (Look Photoshopped) On A Boat!

These photos of Prince William and Kate Middleton are legit — the couple did take a boat tour of the Solomon Islands — but they have clearly been so enhanced in Photoshop as to look hilariously fake. My hunch is the photographer didn’t get the best shots of the royal couple’s faces, so he did extensive work…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 17, 2012

Photoshop Disaster: Have You Seen My Labia?

Yesterday morning, I woke up and before getting out of bed, I checked my email on my iPhone and opened up one of the 10 million sale alerts I get from various brands. This one was for Aerie, a sub-brand of American Eagle Outfitters that I love for their affordable bras and undies. The deal…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 17, 2012

I’m Sorry, What? What’s Going On With Men And Photoshop?

It’s not big news that ads are photoshopped. But every once in a while I see something that’s so completely ridiculous that I have to wonder if the people involved are for real. You have to understand, from far away, I had no idea who the hell those guys were supposed to be, and it’…

Almie Rose / September 12, 2012

Lady Gaga Never Met Some Photoshop She Didn’t Love

This is Lady Gaga on the cover of Vogue, looking svelte and amazing and sort of vase-shaped. Only, this isn’t what she actually looked like during the shoot — at all. Not that she looked bad; she looked gorgeous. But come on — if Gaga was actually built the way she appears on the cover…

Julie Gerstein / September 1, 2012

Rosie Huntington-Whitely Looks Like An Alien On The Cover Of Elle

Model/actress/whatever Rosie Huntington-Whitely is very pretty. But is she so pretty that she actually doesn’t possess pores? Doubtful. Yet that’s exactly what this Elle UK cover might have you believe. Huntington-Whitely is airbrushed within an inch of her life, giving the impression that her face is actually a strange spackled-on mask or a CGI Jame…

Julie Gerstein / July 31, 2012

Tavi Is Meh About “Seventeen”‘s No Photoshop Pledge

“I think it’s great that these girls are taking action. I don’t know, however, that Photoshop makes a huge difference with the kind of models they use, or that there aren’t other parts of the magazine that contribute to the same issue. I’m sure most people don’t think as obsessively about stuff like the wording…

Jessica Wakeman / July 18, 2012

Photoshopped Painting Of Venus Questions Our “Ideal” Standard Of Beauty

Young models, like in Seventeen magazine, are not the only females getting digitally enhanced and fully photoshopped to unrealistic proportions these days. Throughout many famous paintings of the Goddess of Love and Beauty, Venus has been slenderized and boob-ified in Anna Utopia Giordano’s showcase, titled “Venus.”

An Italian artist, Giordano took some of the…

Daley Quinn / July 14, 2012

“Seventeen” Promises To Stop Photoshopping Models

In response to a Change.org petition, Seventeen magazine has said it will no longer alter the body size or face shape of the models posing in its magazine. The petition was created by Julia Bluhm of Waterville, Maine, and garnered over 84,000 signatures which were hand-delivered to the executive editor of Seventeen. [Change.org/Seventeen]…

Jessica Wakeman / July 3, 2012

23 Celebs Rocking Out In Bikinis (Sans Photoshop!)

I don’t know about you, but my bikini body doesn’t look anything like the ones on the cover of In Touch … unless we’re talking about one of those “Pregnant Or Ate A Burrito?!” articles. Let’s be real: no one other than Kim Kardashian (and her team of makeup artists, hairstylists and spray tanners) look…

Jessica Wakeman / June 12, 2012

Model Coco Rocha Slams Brazil’s Elle Magazine For Half-Naked Photoshop Job

“As a high fashion model I have long had a policy of no nudity or partial nudity in my photoshoots. For my recent [Elle Brasil] cover shoot I wore a body suit under a sheer dress, but recently discovered that the body suit was Photoshopped out to give the impression that I am showing much…

Jessica Wakeman / April 26, 2012

12 Celeb Women Who’ve Suffered At The Hands Of Photoshop

The cover of a recent issue of LOOK magazine features Rihanna looking, well, a little wonky, no? That’s because the photo of the singer is an exceptionally poor composite, cut and pasted together from two separate images. Rihanna’s head is from a photo taken on the red carpet of the “Battleship” premiere in Japan, while her body…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 21, 2012