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Super models in photoshop

  1. May 29, 2005 #1
    You all know how perfect pictures of super-models are and how they get a little tweaked before going to print. But did you know how much tweaked?

    http://homepage.mac.com/gapodaca/digital/bikini/index.html

    Pretty nasty.
     
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  3. May 29, 2005 #2

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    :eek:
    Although I probably wouldn't turn down the original either. :wink:
     
  4. May 29, 2005 #3
    That's really astonishing. I flipped back and forth several times, the difference was so surprising.
     
  5. May 29, 2005 #4
    indeed a very great link Joel...quite errr refreshing...a lot of guys will be disappointed though

    marlon
     
  6. May 29, 2005 #5

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    Too bad I can't get airbrushed like that in real life. :tongue2:
     
  7. May 29, 2005 #6
    you don't need that EVO, why being so humble ??? There are other girls here that need a restoration, but certainly not you...And i am not trying to suck up here, it is the truth o:)

    marlon
     
  8. May 29, 2005 #7

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    I gladly offer my services in that capacity. I do not own an airbrush, though, so it will have to be finger paints.
     
  9. May 29, 2005 #8

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    :biggrin: You are already tops in my book now Marlon, but flattery still works. :wink:
     
  10. May 29, 2005 #9

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    I didn't know you were green. and your tongue looks like a frogs
     
  11. May 29, 2005 #10
    Personally, I'm turned off by airbrushing. The more airbrushing the less human they look. The less human they look the less sexy they are. In the second photo, the imperfections, the hair, the dimples, the extra fat in the natural version, all serve to make her look much sexier than the rendered, plastic, mannequin figure in the airbrushed version.
     
  12. May 30, 2005 #11

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    Bogus - just look at the chin. Its not the same photo/whatever. Plus, who has skin like that? I've never met even a 50 year old sailor with skin that bad.
     
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  13. May 30, 2005 #12
    I'm pretty sure it's the same photograph, well more or less. In the airbrushed ones you can tell that the areas that are radically differant are rather heavily worked on. It also seems that the "originals" have been made to enhance the texture too. I seriously doubt she would look like that in person.
     
  14. May 30, 2005 #13

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    I was thinking the same thing. I didn't notice on the chin, but if you look at the close up of her hip that has her hand in it, when you flip back and forth, the position of her hand moves slightly from side to side. Not just narrowed down or smoothed, but moved.

    Though, it does still demonstrate how much you really can edit a photo to make someone look completely different. :biggrin:
     
  15. May 30, 2005 #14
    That is a bit far. One question though: If this was very common with supermodels, then how are they fixed on tv? Not that I know anything about this, but I do believe that the victoria secret, yearly?, tv event is live.
     
  16. May 30, 2005 #15

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    Fix em up ahead of time lol.
     
  17. May 30, 2005 #16
    I'm sure a lot can be done with simple optics and good lenses. :biggrin:

    But I agree this may be an extreme example, but it's still good to keep in mind before anyone starts that new skin-fat-wrinkle-age, all in one programme.

    Here is another one from the same guy, who apparently is some kind of photographer/editor: http://homepage.mac.com/gapodaca/digital/blonde/index.html Here he claims to have cut off the upper part of her hair - would that be possible? I'd say so...
     
  18. May 30, 2005 #17

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    Several years ago I read a magazine article showing before and after shots of models. Some of the models were scary/ugly in real life but had certain features they could play with, of course you won't see them on tv. That doesn't mean there aren't many beautiful women. The main difference is the close up for pictures that tend to highlight every flaw, these are "cleaned up".

    It's not just airbrushing, professionals have computer programs where they can select parts of the photos and alter shape and size and then put the parts back together, which is the effect you see with the chin and hip on the first model. My best friend in Italy has an advertising agency and those bikini models look MUCH better after the photos are fixed. :biggrin:

    The skin on the first girl is not uncommon for that color skin, I've seen it in many women of color before, their skin is rough/grainy.

    The first was, as they said, a dramatic change in order to make it more apparent. I've seen models in Avon catalogues showing different makeup and from one page to another the same model's lips and eye shape change drastically.
     
  19. May 30, 2005 #18

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    The thing is they'd never start out with such a horrid shot as the "before" picture on that site. Sure, you can make someone look that bad with harsh lighting that accentuates every imperfection on their skin, but nobody photographing models is going to do that.

    They start out with gobs of make-up, a good hair stylist, and then use carefully placed lighting, while the model sucks in her gut and has a healthy dose of tape under the lingerie to hold things in desirable positions (past Miss America contestants have vouched to this in interviews). Besides, they start out with skinny women to begin with, and everyone looks good in a Miracle Bra! Then they aren't photoshopping out bags under the eyes and skin blemishes (the make-up already covers that), but are just touching up lines where a shadow makes their arm appear fatter, or to give more of a curve to their waistline, and make their thighs seem more slender. If you saw these models without their make-up, they don't look like anything special. Other than being so tall, they really wouldn't stand out...I've read (somewhere in some forgotten source of unverifiable credibility :rolleyes:) that many claim they were picked on as the "ugly duckling" in school because they were just sort of gangly and plain looking.
     
  20. May 30, 2005 #19
    They use camera filters on TV and most movies too. Barbra Walters is the worst offender for this..she looks like shes in a haze on TV.
    Jamie Lee Curtis did a before and after set up in a magazine, it was shocking to see how normal she was.
     
  21. May 30, 2005 #20

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    They filmed Doris Day through gauze over the lens to get rid of wrinkles.
     
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