"This commercial isn’t real, neither are society’s standards of beauty." Film by Jesse Rosten, a parody: Fotoshop by Adobé. My Tina Fey post just hit just hit almost 36,000 notes meaning that it must be striking some sort of chord in people. I can tell you that I work with Photoshop all the time (and the entire Adobe Suite) and have mentioned in past posts that one of the easiest things to do is use the “liquify” tools to lift breasts and butts (and expand), make tiny waists, and slim arms and legs. I call them my liposuction tools. I do mainly historical retouching so only use these tools for fun - never on any of the photos I use in my actual work. I also have tons of filters but my favorites are Kodak ROC Pro (color correction and restoration of color) and Kodak GEM Pro (airbrushing but leaving details intact so you don’t look totally plastic and go all Toddlers & Tiaras photo creepy).
DIY Fairies In a Jar Tutorial or Why I Hate Pinterest. Well, not hate Pinterest all the time, but I’m seeing these obviously Photoshopped pictures all over Pinterest with “recipes” to make these magical fake photos come to life… which is like giving life to an Urban Legend over and over again. Well the Blogger of Jude and the Walrus decided to see if she could get the same results with a glow stick and glitter and voila - NOPE. If you still like this project enough to do it - Bottom Left Photo:REAL DIY from Jude and the Walrus here. *For something that works and lasts more than 10-12 hours make a glitter and glue “keep calm” meditation jar I posted here (with keep calm and sparkle artwork), or go to my roundup of DIY Galaxy and Glow In The Dark Jars Tutorials.
Huge boost to my self-esteem. I knew they were photoshopped, but this makes it real. Why do we have such a fake perception of beauty?
Truebluemeandyou: I think it’s because of Adobe Photoshop. Truly. I mean celebrities were altering themselves during the time of silent movies getting teeth pulled in some cases to make cheek bones appear more prominent, but you can now alter people in videos using products from the Adobe Suite (Brittney Spears).
When I am retouching photographs it is so so so easy to go overboard using Photoshop. It is beyond simple to lighten eyes to make them look greener, more amber, brighter blue etc… The liquify tool literally lets you suck in a stomach, push breasts up, make a neck longer, make a waist appear tiny, or expand biceps (really simple to do to celebrities photographed on a white background). The hue saturation tool lets you take all the yellow out of teeth (quick and dirty fix) and there are a million programs like Kodac GEM (which I have) that instantly smooth out wrinkles without blurring eyes, or other non-skin parts of the photo.
Note: When I do historical retouching it is often bringing the exposure back to where it originally was and I never alter the physical characteristics of anything or anyone ever.
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