Posts Tagged ‘retouching’

Pop Star Lorde Shows Off Her Blemishes on Twitter After Finding ‘Shopped Image


The latest celebrity to speak out against the use of Photoshop — or if not speak out then at least point out the difference between Photoshop and reality — is Grammy-winning pop singer Lorde. In a tweet (seen above) sent out two days ago, the singer showed the difference between a touched up photo and a regular photo of her taken at the exact same show.

To her credit, she didn’t go on an anti-Photoshop tirade or slam the photographer who took the first photo. She simply posted both photos, explained what they were, and added the caption “remember flaws are ok :-)”

(via Huffington Post)

Tutorial Shows Quick, Effective Method For Managing Stray Hairs in Post

No matter who it is you’re photographing or where you’re taking their picture, it’s almost inevitable that in at least a few shots there will be some stray hairs flying across the photo. Usually, the result is an extra hour or so in post-production trying to get the hairs out one-by-one. Cue infomercial guy saying: “There has to be a better way!” Read more…

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 clichés in the process. We won’t give anything more away, but we have a feeling this one will give you a good chuckle.

Tutorial Shares How to Turn an ‘OK’ Photo Into a Great Photo in Post

No matter how long you’ve been shooting or what level you’re at in your photography endeavors, there will always be those moments where you walk away from a shoot unsatisfied with how some of the images turned out. It happens to the best of us.

Thankfully, photographer and retoucher Glyn Dewis has created a great tutorial that shows you how to turn an OK — or even bad — shot into an awesome one with the help of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Read more…

Lingerie Ads Aimed at Young Women Take a Stand Against Retouching

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More compelling (at least for us) than the anti-Photoshop/retouching campaigns that have recently been going viral are the magazines and advertising campaigns that are backing these movements by actually taking excessive retouching out of the equation.

Magazines like Verily, who earlier this year explained their no-Photoshop policy, and ad campaigns like Aerie Real, a new campaign for the lingerie brand Aerie that is currently taking the Internet by storm. Read more…

Creative Music Video Gives Lead Singer a Photoshop Makeover as She Sings

There are many videos and articles out there condemning the use of Photoshop to alter a model’s body in unnatural ways. The practice is abhorred by most, and hardly a week goes by that another “Photoshop fail” or controversy doesn’t arise (this week’s featured photos of actress Lena Dunham taken by iconic portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz).

The most recent anti-Photoshop video making the rounds online, however, is a bit different. It’s a music video that shows the lead singer being given a digital makeover as she sings the song. Read more…

Rolex Retouching Timelapse Demonstrates Astonishing Skill and Attention to Detail

Okay, we know you’ve asked for less time-lapses and we’re doing our best to kick the habit, but this one couldn’t be helped, and we’re pretty sure you’ll forgive us. It’s not your standard stunning landscape time-lapse, this one shows the remarkable attention to detail and skill that goes into taking a great photograph of a Rolex watch, and making it phenomenal. Read more…

South Park Takes on Photoshop in Season Finale Episode

Editors note: Be advised, the video below contains some strong language that might not be to the liking of all our readers.

There have been a lot of viral attacks on the retouching industry lately — from these striking ads created by a student to this funny tongue-in-cheek version of another viral anti-retouching video — but the cherry on top of the Photoshop-hate sundae came in the form of the South Park Season 17 finale. Read more…

Architectural Photog Transforms a Munich Hotel 88 Mind-Bending Ways in Post

From no Photoshop straight to excessive yet awesome image manipulation, we’re all over the spectrum today. Although general belief (at least among purists) is that it is always better to create something in-camera than in post, there are certain things that just can’t be done in-camera… and architecture photographer Víctor Enrich did ALL OF THEM to this one hotel in Munich. Read more…

Verily: A Women’s Magazine with a Strict ‘No Photoshop’ Policy

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It turns out that it does exist: a magazine that prides itself on not altering their models’ faces or bodies in Photoshop. Verily is a fashion and lifestyle magazine aimed at women 18 to 35, and even though that is prime demographic territory when it comes to Photoshop use, the whole purpose of the magazine is to at least begin reversing this trend. Read more…