Posts tagged "retouching"

Unretouched Beyonce Photos Leak Online, Beyhive Freaks The Hell Out

The Beyhive will not allow unretouched photos of their queen to be posted without consequences!
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 18, 2015

I Cannot Hate On Photoshopping And Photo Retouching

I’ve been taking self-portraits for the entire two years that I’ve been doing photography -- that’s why I bought a DSLR camera to begin with, actually. I’ve Photoshopped every single photo of myself I’ve ever presented on Flickr, on my web site, on LinkedIn, Reddit -- anywhere. I’m not ashamed of that.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 10, 2014

Surprise! Vogue Didn’t Photoshop The Hell Out Of Lena Dunham After All

Yesterday, the lady blog Jezebel posted that they were willing to pay $10,000 for unretouched photos from Lena Dunham's Vogue cover shoot, writing: Our desire to see these images pre-Photoshop is not about seeing what Dunham herself "really" looks like; we can see that every Sunday night or with a cursory Google…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 17, 2014

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…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 29, 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…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 21, 2012

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…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 4, 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?!
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 18, 2011

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…
By: Annika Harris / September 23, 2010

Jennifer Aniston Without Retouching

UPDATE: So, the people who own the unretouched photos asked us to take them down, so we did, because we had to, but in the meantime, you can still see them here. By now everyone knows that the photographs that appear in magazines are retouched, but sometimes it takes seeing an unretouched photo…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 19, 2010

Quotable: Jessica Simpson On Wearing Makeup For Marie Claire Cover

"I absolutely was not wearing makeup. Look at the cover -- you can tell! My nose has been broken a couple of times. If you look at a retouched cover of me and you look at the Marie Claire cover, you can see there's a big difference ... I really wanted to show women that…
By: Annika Harris / April 13, 2010

Further Proof GQ Super-Sized January Jones’ Breasts

GQ has put up behind-the-scenes video from their January Jones cover shoot -- which looks like amazing fun, BTW -- and, in my opinion, the footage totally supports the theory that the photo department did some major retouching on her bosom. We wondered earlier if Jones' braless boobs were amplified -- they certainly seemed…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 23, 2009

Did GQ Give January Jones A Digital Boob Job?

Those of you who've looked carefully at the new cover of GQ probably noticed that January Jones' boobs look, in a word, amazing. And, uh, much bigger than one would've thought from skinny Betty Draper? A "source" from inside the magazine squealed and told the New York Post, "They definitely did some significant…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 19, 2009

French Women Don’t Get Fat! Politicians In France Propose Airbrush Warnings

You believed French women looked gorgeous naturally, didn't you? Quel suprise! Airbrushing is causing unrealistic body images and encouraging eating disorders, said a French politician on Monday as she proposed warning labels on digitally enhanced images. Parlimentarian Valerie Boyer and 50 other French politicians want a "health warning" on airbrushed pics. All…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 23, 2009

Australian Teen Magazine Goes Retouch-Free For An Issue

On the heels of French Elle's no-makeup or retouching issue, Australian teen magazine Dolly is highlighting more natural photographs, as well. Most of the June "airbrush-free" issue's photographs are un-retouched and labeled a "Retouch Free Zone" stamp. We're all for more reality in magazines, especially those geared toward girls. When I…
By: Catherine Strawn / May 13, 2009

Some People Find Sarah Palin’s Pores Offensive

Fox News had two women on "America's Newsroom" to discuss the extreme close-up photograph of Sarah Palin on this week's cover of Newsweek. Andrea Tantaros, a Republican media consultant, said it is "a clear slap in the face in the face at Sarah Palin. Why? Because it's unretouched. It highlights every imperfection that…
By: Catherine Strawn / October 10, 2008

Even “Real” Women Are Digitally Enhanced

Just like every other impressionable tween, I saw models in magazines and felt a little bad about myself because my body didn't look like theirs. I'm a smart girl, but it didn't really set in that these were not their bodies (or faces, even) until I worked at a magazine and saw how photos were…
By: Catherine Strawn / May 8, 2008