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It’s You, Perfected! The Power of Photoshop

Thu, Feb 2, 2012

Pop Culture

There are many reasons¬†not¬†to read women’s magazines. One of the biggies? All the retouched photos. The genetic mutants we call models and celebrities can beat the shit out your average Jane’s self image, but Photoshop can chop it up with chainsaw. This¬†before and after cover of Red Book from a few years ago¬†thanks to Jezebel.com says it all. In fact, Jezebel has made one of their crusades¬†exposing the evils of Photoshop¬†(here’s¬†their most recent “unveiling”). One of the funniest commentaries on how fucked up Photoshop is when it comes to setting impossible beauty standards is¬†this recent parody of a beauty product commercial by Jesse Rosten¬†on Vimeo: “Just one application of Fotoshop can give you results so dramatic, they’re almost unreal…istic.”¬†One of the coolest — and yet still kind of similarly frightening — advancements in make-fake technology is…

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