Humor: CollegeHumor Takes on the Anti-Photoshop Movement in Hilarious Fashion

The anti-Photoshop movement is serious business. Videos that demonstrate what the liquify tool and an overzealous retoucher can do deliver an important message about unrealistic expectations and the need for transparency when significant Photoshopping is involved.

Of course, that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little bit of fun with the subject, which is exactly why CollegeHumor put together the spoof above. The video shows by far the most drastic Photoshop transformation we’ve ever seen and nails all of the anti-Photoshop video clich├ęs in the process. We won’t give anything more away, but we have a feeling this one will give you a good chuckle.

  • Marcelo Teson

    I do love pizza.

  • Raaid

    On international women’s day no less!

  • gochugogi

    One more reason to eat pizza!


    Actually I’m on a fence about this panti photoshop movement.

    From one side, It makes a rather false perfection, that makes unrealistic expectations from human body.

    But from other: I rather see photoshoped average actor, rather than model with bulimia, that screws her health, just to look perfect.

  • Larissa

    the model with bulimia is trying to look like the photoshoped actor… that’s why bulimia exists, unrealistic standards of what beauty means..

  • Andreas

    Larissa, I see were you are coming from, but Photoshop is not the reason why Bulimia exists. It was first described in 1976 (other eating disorders were describes some 200 years earlier, aswell).
    On the topic: I am certain that there is a correlation of the way people are bombarded with images of people that society tells them are beautiful and how that can make some feel bad about themselves. However, I don’t think banning/labeling photoshop will do anything to fix that. Instead, focus on the affected people – help them to find a way to not hinge their self-worth on other people. They shouldn’t feel crushed because they feel like they are not as pretty as.. insertpersonhere. Just like I don’t feel crushed because the pictures I take look crappier than Ben von Wongs.

  • Lasher

    I don’t see the problem here, I’d eat ‘em both.

  • Zos Xavius

    People were bombarded with images in the 60s and 70s of too thin people and heavily airbrushed ads. Bulimia is very much a post modern disorder. Surely it existed before in the past, but not on the staggering level that it does today.

  • Fra Lippi

    I think that’s a false dichotomy, either have an eating disorder or use photoshop to look like you do. But from an advertisers perspective, it’s all about what will drive views. At one point it was to over-photoshop. Remember the giraffe legs from just a couple years ago? Now people are sick of that and add viewers want to see a more natural message. Having less manipulation may stick, but I doubt we see the anti-photoshop message in another 1-2 years.

  • mthouston

    “The anti-Photoshop movement is serious business.”
    No, it’s not…..

  • James

    “The anti-Photoshop movement is serious business.”
    Maybe they can do serious campaigns? I know that photoshop is over used by some, but honestly the only ads that i’ve seen against it are just as unrealistic as the expectations that they try to quell. I mean you can take a model that is 5’2″ 150lb and make her look 6′ 140lb but that doesn’t mean that you should, and more importantly that you cant be 6′ 140 and healthy.

  • James

    You do know that you can look skinny without starving yourself, or photoshop right?

  • David Addams

    You are what you eat?