Posts tagged "photoshop"

What Models Really Look Like — Without Photoshopping

Though we logically know that the images we see in magazines have been airbrushed and retouched beyond recognition, it’s still hard not to compare ourselves to the glossy, fresh and smooth faces and bodies we see. Which is why it’s healthy to take a glance at photographer Scott Trindle’s photos of models in their natural…

Julie Gerstein / May 29, 2011

Not Buying It: Sugar Daddy Dating Site’s Shoddy Photoshop

The thing that cracks me up the most about these ads for Sugar Sugar, an online dating site that matches younger women with older, weathy men, is that these are so obviously stock images of young couples. The guys’ hair has just been badly photoshopped to look grey. These dudes, to quote one blogger, look…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 20, 2011

Photoshop Fail: Urban Outfitters Dress Defies The Laws Of Physics

Obviously, Urban Outfitters is an affordable trendsetting retailer, but did you know they are also MAGICIANS? Photoshop Disasters came across this image on Urban’s website in which the model dons Silence & Noise’s Ikat Dress whilst hovering. That is some David Blaine s**t right there. But seriously, Urban, I would have thought that dress wa…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 9, 2011

Hasidic Newspaper Edits Hillary Clinton Out Of Famous Bin Laden Situation Room Photo

Remember that iconic photo of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the White House Situation Room watching the raid in Pakistan which killed Osama bin Laden? (Top photo!) Well, a conservative Hasidic Jewish newspaper in Brooklyn for Hasids completely edited Hillary Clinton and the other woman i…

Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2011

Photoshop Fail: The Case Of The Magically Disappearing Ann Taylor Model’s Arm

Take a close look at this picture. Notice something … amiss? Maybe a limb? We’re going to go out on one and say that this model was probably born with two, but Ann Taylor’s keen Photoshop wizards seem to have made it suddenly disappear. [PSD]…

Julie Gerstein / March 28, 2011

Photoshop Fail: What Did Rimmel Do To Zooey Deschanel’s Face?

A few months ago, we told you that the makeup brand Rimmel London had signed Zooey Deschanel as their new spokesmodel. So when we saw this ad for Rimmel’s Lasting Finish Lipstick, we were like, “Weird, who is this chick? Where’s Zooey?” Oh, but this is Zooey, after some serious Photoshopping. Rendering your famous spokesmodel…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 21, 2011

Make Up For Ever’s Models Aren’t Airbrushed

Photoshop is out of control, people. These days, y’all should just assume any model’s thighs are twice as thick as they appear. That’s why I’m loving these completely unretouched ads from the beauty line Make Up For Ever. In fact, these pics have even been certified by a notary! Each of the models is naturally…

Jessica Wakeman / March 16, 2011

Photoshop Fail: Because Your Thighs Can Never Be Too Thin

I dunno about you ladies, but when my inner thighs touch, I feel, like, totally disgusting. Frankly, if you can’t toss at least a softball through them at all times, it’s diet time, amIright?! As for this Victoria’s Secret model, well, the way she’s been Photoshopped just makes me want to go bowling. [Victoria’s Secret

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 14, 2011

11 Celebrities Unretouched

Holly Madison wants us to know that she isn’t perfect. And so she allowed Life and Style magazine to publish a photo of her in a bikini without retouching. I don’t see much in the cellulite department, but Holly insists that it’s there. “I have cellulite—and had it even when I was at my absolute thinnest. I’m never…

Photoshop Fail: Victoria’s Secret’s Ampu-Tee-Shirt

How sad! Model Marisa Miller appears to have lost her arm in a tragic airbrushing accident while wearing Victoria’s Secret’s “Sexiest Polo.” [Victoria’s Secret via Jezebel]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 7, 2011

GIF Of The Day: Katy Perry Gets Photoshopped By Rolling Stone

Warning: this image might put you in a trance. On one hand, I’m glad to see they didn’t butcher the original image by shaving inches off Katy’s arms and legs. But they sure seemed to have pumped up her ta-tas huh? But the hand! The hand! I cannot look away!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 4, 2011

Jane Fonda Poses Without Photoshop

What’s that? Wrinkles on the cover of a national magazine? Could it be?!?! Jane Fonda, looking fabulous at 73, posed on the cover of Good Housekeeping (you know, that magazine your grandma reads?) sans airbrushing. “I feel sorry for these young actresses coming up,” Fonda told the magazine, continuing:

“If they have a…

Jessica Wakeman / February 2, 2011

Photoshop Fail: Vogue Wonkifies Kristen Stewart

Vogue may be the biggest fashion magazine in the world, with the most talented photographers and retouchers at their disposal, but even they are capable of tragic Photoshop butchery. Poor cover girl Kristen Stewart. She’s been rendered almost unrecognizable in one of the photographs featured in the February issue. Surely Anna Wintour didn’t approve this?!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 18, 2011

Photoshop Fails Happen To Male Pop Stars Too

Justin Bieber looks like he’s starring in an ad for Cover Girl cosmetics on the cover of Brazil’s Toda Teen Star magazine. I need to know the secret to those full, luscious lashes ASAP.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 26, 2010

Some Unphotoshopped Madonna Pics For Your Analytical Entertainment

Anytime you hear about un-Photoshopped celeb pics, you assume you’re in for a scandalous treat. We love these gossip items because they make us feel better about ourselves by showing us that famous people aren’t actually flawless demi-gods. Apparently, however, in the case of Madonna, she still looks pretty damn fine without photoshop magic. Here,…

Leonora Epstein / October 4, 2010

We’re With Vintage Cybill On Her Anti-Photoshopping Stance

Remember the late-’90s show “Cybill,” starring Cybill Shepherd? Here’s a clip from our favorite episode in which Cybill models for a shoe campaign only to find a billboard of herself with an incredibly Photoshopped body. Outraged about her lack of curves, she and her pal sneak up to the billboard at night to paint…

Leonora Epstein / October 1, 2010

Marion Cotillard On Vanity Fair Sans Retouching

Some say French beauty Marion Cotillard looks tired and haggard without retouching on the cover of Vanity Fair, but I think she looks like a real beauty with a real sense of vulnerability. Peep the photos from her spread inside the mag and let us know what you think of Marion without the power of…

Annika Harris / September 23, 2010

Why A “No Airbrushing” Policy Is Good, But Not Good Enough

JACOB, a Canadian clothing brand, announced last week they are “committed to no longer alter the bodies of its models” in ad campaigns.

I don’t mean to knock JACOB, because they are at least making steps to be part of the solution.

Jessica Wakeman / September 8, 2010

Bloomingdale’s Has Just The Dress For Your Wonky Elbow!

Sometimes I think Jezebel is a little too anal in their war on Photoshop (for example, I disagree that Rolling Stone gave the women of “Mad Men” “brand new torsos”); however, sometimes the blog hunts down some truly gross examples of retouching gone wrong. Like this photo from of a model wearing a Diane…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 2, 2010

Shizz-Talker Says Kimora Lee Simmons Fired From Baby Phat Over Airbrushing Costs

Kimora Lee Simmons has made it seem like her departure from her line, Baby Phat, is amicable, but gossips are blabbing to Page Six that Miss Thang was “unceremoniously dumped” for bad behavior. “Kimora was going over-budget. She’d pay herself a fee to be in the ads, plus she paid her children fees to appear…

Jessica Wakeman / August 29, 2010