• Photoshop Transformation

    Posted on December 4th, 2013 msmith88 No comments

    I was browsing Buzzfeed this morning, and I came across this page titled Watch Photoshop Transform This “Average” Woman Into a Real-Life Barbie in 37 Seconds.

    Here is the link: http://www.buzzfeed.com/maycie/powerful-video-shows-what-photoshop-can-do

    It’s crazy to think that Photoshop has the capability to completely change the way a person looks. The video shows the process that a natural looking woman goes through on a photo shoot set. In the end, she is transformed into a flawless, overly perfect-looking model. The beginning shows a natural-looking woman. Then, makeup, hair extensions, and new lighting are added and we can already see what a drastic change that makes to the “natural woman.” If that wasn’t enough of a change, the video shows the Photoshop editing process that occurs after the photo is taken. Here, editors make the woman’s eyes larger and her stomach skinnier. They also elongate the woman’s legs, neck, and arms. At the end, her hair and skin are lightened, making this picture very similar to those we see in magazine advertisements today.

    The video was created by GlobalDemocracy.com and the campaign requests that magazines and other publications  include a disclaimer on photos where models have been airbrushed or Photoshopped. A disclaimer of some sort would be very beneficial, especially since a lot of young girls deal with body image issues.