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May 10, 2013 4:36 AM
Im in love with this board, its fab!!
May 10, 2013 4:52 AM
Bump to keep following the rollover!

Thanks to everyone posting comparisons....they really are eye opening (not that I wasn't aware, but the depth of it is unbelieving!)
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May 10, 2013 4:58 AM
Freaky smooth knees and armpits and elbow, and a slimmer middle, oh and they stretched her neck. I keep finding more things and editing this post. lol

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Edited by deksgrl On May 10, 2013 5:01 AM
May 10, 2013 5:12 AM
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May 10, 2013 5:43 AM
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May 10, 2013 5:50 AM
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I wonder if celebrities think of themselves as those perfect Photoshopped versions of themselves because that's what they see in photos most of the time, or do you think they are shocked when they see edited versions of themselves with teeny waists and Barbie doll legs?


If it was me, I would hate it. But I would hate most things about being a celebrity so it's hard to say.

To me though it would make it really difficult to go out in public, knowing that people who see you are expecting you to look like a magazine cover.
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May 10, 2013 5:54 AM
These have helped with my self image a lot lately. Thank you!!!

And bumping :)
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May 10, 2013 6:00 AM
In for more Photoshop shenanigans.
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May 10, 2013 6:03 AM
I can usually spot something that is photoshopped, but can't say how exactly. Nice to have it explained and pointed out exactly, thank you!
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May 10, 2013 7:28 AM
Bump! This is so fascinating!
May 10, 2013 7:28 AM
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Bwahaha! So, let me get this straight.... the trend is to make black women look lighter, but black men look darker? What's up with that?


In case you are serious... here's my guess. The darkened skin vs the brightened lighting (note the light parts are MUCH lighter) makes the muscle definition look more dramatic, due to higher contrast. In real life, fitness people get tanned, oil up, and go under bright lights for the very same reason.

But, on a woman (unless it's a fitness shot) they usually want a smoother look, so they'd lighten up the skin tone to reduce contrast.
May 10, 2013 7:49 AM
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May 10, 2013 7:52 AM
Bump to keep following! This is fun!
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May 10, 2013 7:59 AM
Link to original thread:
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/982475-this-is-a-photoshop-signed-a-graphic-artist-with-pics

I'm so glad everyone is seeing how absurd it is... and hopefully seeing their REAL bodies as beautiful the way it is, especially those who have met their fitness goals and still aren't satisfied. Weightloss should have a light at the end of the tunnel and this stuff would rob all of us of that if it could.
Edited by TiaFerrera On May 10, 2013 8:01 AM
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May 10, 2013 8:01 AM
This is fascinating-I'm with others I can look at pictures and think something isn't quite right, but having the changes pointed out makes it much clearer!
May 10, 2013 8:20 AM
this makes me feel sick :/
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May 10, 2013 8:30 AM
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Bwahaha! So, let me get this straight.... the trend is to make black women look lighter, but black men look darker? What's up with that?


In case you are serious... here's my guess. The darkened skin vs the brightened lighting (note the light parts are MUCH lighter) makes the muscle definition look more dramatic, due to higher contrast. In real life, fitness people get tanned, oil up, and go under bright lights for the very same reason.

But, on a woman (unless it's a fitness shot) they usually want a smoother look, so they'd lighten up the skin tone to reduce contrast.


Thanks, I was serious. I didn't know why they would do that.
May 10, 2013 8:40 AM
I am so 'into' this thread! Thanks for posting! I just was browsing through the Macy's website and now I can spot the 'floating' heads ALL OVER THE PLACE!! I can finally see what I previously viewed as an 'off' looking picture- the heads don't seem the right size for the bodies! I would think this advanced computer software would let you know when the scale is off, lol!

Thanks for the entertainment and education! I can't wait to show my teenage daughters this weekend!
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May 10, 2013 8:46 AM
Bunping to follow
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May 10, 2013 8:56 AM
This was fascinating to read through! Thank you for posting this and I look forward to more posts!
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May 10, 2013 8:58 AM
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/52-worst-photoshop-mistakes-in-magazines/

here is a whole list. Hilarious!!!
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May 10, 2013 9:02 AM
bump ~ because I am at work and the pictures don't pull up, its killing me!!
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May 10, 2013 9:32 AM
def want to bump for later read! i love this thread!!
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May 10, 2013 9:35 AM
Miranda Kerr, on the right. Her neck is stretched (compare to different pic of her below). Her arm and hand in front of the dress looks unnatural.

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May 10, 2013 9:44 AM
Editing photographs is definitely not a new process. This has been going on since the invention of photography: http://twistedsifter.com/2012/02/famously-doctored-photographs/

Nonetheless, I appreciate the message of the thread. Comparing one's self to a celebrity or holding our expectations up to that level is silly and unrealistic for most of us.
Edited by EpicPickle On May 10, 2013 9:46 AM
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