Wait a second. Whose legs are those? More
One professional photoshopper claims that “the general public knows very little about retouching,” and that the artists behind magazine photos “often make [women] bigger!” She’s also probably full of crap. More
This is allegedly Lucky‘s December 2013/January 2014 cover featuring Kerry Washington, but oh my goodness that does not look anything like her. Does it? Am I being crazy or does this seriously look nothing like that woman whose image I posted at the top of this page? More
Ouch! This one looks seriously painful. More
Despite the fact that she’s widely loved as an actress–and lauded as a crusader for more positive body image–there’s been a hefty internet-wide backlash to Kate Winslet‘s recently-dropped Vogue cover. Of course, the problem has nothing to do with Winslet herself… and everything to do with Vogue‘s over-eager retouchers.
But the painting of Winslet on the November cover isn’t exactly new territory for Vogue–they recently hacked off Claire Danes‘ limbs, for one. Moreover, there are quite a few covers from the last ten years that rival Winslet’s for showcasing humans who don’t exactly resemble humans. Let’s take a look. More
We’ve often thought there are two primary kinds of Photoshop fuck-ups. On the one hand, there’s the overzealous touching up–with enough buffing, scrubbing, lighting trickery and digital sweetening, this first kind of problem usually results in famous people looking nothing like themselves, in skin losing texture or internal organs magically disappearing. More generally, this first kind results in human bodies no longer looking anything like they belong to humans.
The second kind, though, that’s the kind we can all agree with. The fuck up. The blunder. The all out catastrophe…
Apparently Giuliana Rancic leads a double life as the face of aerobics/activewear/leggings brand Danskin.
…Or should we say as the “giant head” of aerobics/activewear/leggings brand Danskin? More
We see Photoshop everywhere: in magazines, on album artwork, in major fashion and beauty campaigns, on movie posters and even in our friends’ selfies on Facebook. But few places are more reliable for bottom of the barrel retouching than online stores: sometimes it’s just a few slices off the abdomen for slimming, sometimes the slicing and dicing results in irregular growths, sometimes the humanity is scrubbed away completely and sometimes people just be aliens. More
Gwyneth Paltrow has been the face of Boss fragrance for a while now–it was over a year ago that her first (“extremely awkward”) Boss Nuit campaign dropped. Now she’s fronting ads for Boss Jour, the brand’s sister fragrance, and they’re a mess of over-eager Photoshop. More
It turns out that if you take the bones out of a woman’s face, she tends to look like an alien sex android built from the finest of skin-like materials. More
Looks like the price point hovers between $200 and $300, naturally. More
We see a lot of Photoshop disasters around here and oftentimes, they’re examples some readers would dispute–it’s not an out and out disaster, they say, if it’s just an overabundance of airbrushing. We admit we’re probably more inclined than some to call disaster if it’s an example of too much Photoshop (as opposed to an example of particularly bad Photoshop), but this time, we can probably all agree.
Above is a product shot for the ‘Charming Layered Ruffles Lace Hem Dress’ over on SammyDress.com–a seeming bargain at $5. …BUT AT WHAT COST?! Unless we’re being totally ablest and the model actually only has one leg, this is some … More