Posts Tagged ‘photoshop’

Oleg Dou: The Man Behind the Adobe Photoshop CS6 Box Cover Photograph

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Adobe Photoshop CS6 had a memorable cover photo showing a woman whose face is covered with what appear to be white, circular scales. The photograph is the work of Oleg Dou, a man who says he is not a photographer but rather an artist who uses photography as his medium for his works.
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Miss World Philippines Portraits: Is This Poor Beauty Retouching or a Cultural Preference?

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We received a tip today from a reader who asked us to take a look at the official portraits for the Miss World Philippines 2014 candidates. The tipster had harsh things to say about the images, saying the creator, “must’ve been bored or high when he post-processed these photos.”
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Adobe Video Imagines an Impressive Future for Touchscreen Photo Editing

During the Max conference, as he was preparing to demonstrate some of the touch functionality baked into Photoshop CC on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, Adobe’s Josh Ulm said, “when we started to explore touch, we knew that we would have to radically shift the user interface.”

What we didn’t know at the time is just what he meant by “radically,” but the ad above gives us a sneak peek at just how touch-capable Photoshop, Illustrator and other Adobe applications will eventually be. Read more…

Conceptual Ad Photo Shoot Opts for Thousands of Balloons Over Photoshop Trickery

In a day and age when it’s almost always more time- and cost-effective to use CGI for more complex photoshoots, it’s refreshing to come across amazing work that was done almost entirely in-camera and by hand.

Such is the case with the above photo series created by Getty Images Art Director Lauren Catten and photographer Martin Barraud, who teamed up for these wonderful conceptual photos.

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Photographer Uses Photoshop and Neuroscience to Find Your ‘Ideal’ Self-Image

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What does your ideal self actually look like? That’s the question that photographer Scott Chasserot seeks to answer with his experiment, Original Ideal. By using portrait photography, Photoshop and brainwave scanners, he thinks he can pinpoint the version of your portrait that you find most appealing. Read more…

Adobe Brings Cloud-Based Photoshop Beta to Chromebooks

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Adobe has been making moves into the cloud for some time now (it is called Creative Cloud after all), so it doesn’t come as a surprise to hear that the long-awaited Chromebook Photoshop beta is finally live and ready for cloud computing early-adopters to start putting through the ringer. Read more…

Tutorial: A Super Simple Way to Create Cinemagraphs in Photoshop

There’s no shortage of methods for creating the partially animated photographs we call cinemagraphs; however, if simplicity and minimal effort is what you’re looking for in cinemagraph creation, the above tutorial by Howard Pinsky is just what you’ve been looking for.

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California Lawyer Photoshopped Herself into Pics with Celebrities, Now Faces Suspension

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This is just… strange. California lawyer Svitlana Sangary has been found guilty of deceptive advertising and is now facing six months suspension and two and a half years probation after it was found that she was Photoshopping herself into images with celebrities and posting them on her website’s Publicity page. Read more…

Biracial Woman Asks Photoshop Artists From 18 Countries to ‘Make Her Beautiful’

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Two months ago we shared with you the interesting experiment by journalist Esther Honing that involved taking one photograph and having people from 27 countries Photoshop it to end up with what they considered to be their countries definition of beautiful.

Fellow journalist and friend of Honig’s Priscilla Yuki Wilson wanted to try the same thing, and see how her biracial ethnicity would affect the outcome. Read more…

Why I’ll Photoshop Your Face and Why I Believe It’s Okay

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Last Spring, Lorde Tweeted the photo above and wrote, “i find this curious – two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok :-)”

It is admirable, and perhaps even courageous, that Lorde broadcasted this to the masses. There is a lot of debate on the ethics of Photoshopping models and celebrities. A lot of people feel that it pushes unrealistic expectations of beauty in society and sets people up to feel insecure about having imperfections that even the rich and famous share with them.

I totally sympathize with this point of view, but there is another side to the argument that is easily lost on people who aren’t in creative and media fields. There are commercial and artistic forces at work that will never relent and, unless there is a major aesthetic shift in the industry, Photoshopping blemishes is here to stay.
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