Topic: photoshopping

Love It: H&M’s Photoshopped Ads Cleverly Altered By Street Artist

Love It: H&M's Photoshopped Ads Cleverly Altered By Street Artist

We could’t help but share this excellent piece of socially-aware street art from our friends over at Healthy is the New Skinny. Apparently, a wheatpaste artist in Germany found H&M‘s highly Photoshopped ads (which got a lot of flak for using excessively tan models) to be in need of a little real-time editing…so they added a Photoshop toolbar to help out. More »

Kick-Ass Teenager Petitions Seventeen Magazine To Stop Photoshopping; Here’s A Better Idea

Kick-Ass Teenager Petitions Seventeen Magazine To Stop Photoshopping; Here's A Better Idea

Thirteen-year-old Julia Bluhm is kicking ass and taking names. The Maine teenager has petitioned the editor-in-chief of Seventeen magazine asking them to “give girls images of real girls”. We have just one thing to say to Bluhm: You go, girl! We also have one other idea in case the magazine’s editor doesn’t respond kindly to this request. More »

Shame on Helena Rubinstein Cosmetics For Making Demi Moore Look Like A 19-Year-Old

Shame on Helena Rubinstein Cosmetics For Making Demi Moore Look Like A 19-Year-Old

Remember what Demi Moore looked like just last month when she was admitted into rehab for a suspected eating disorder? Her gaunt and unhealthy-looking face and body had many people worried. Well now she is apparently the new cover girl for Helena Rubinstein cosmetics in a series of ads that have been photoshopped beyond belief, making Demi virtually unrecognizable. Seriously, would you have guessed it was Demi in these shots? More »

8 Really Offensive Photoshopped Covers In 2011

8 Really Offensive Photoshopped Covers In 2011

Despite the backlash women’s magazines have received on photoshopping and whittling away the waistlines, arms and thighs of their models to unrealistic proportions, these covers continue to grace our checkout lines (and hopefully not our mailboxes if you’re like me and canceled any such subscriptions). On top of portraying women as flawless with Barbie-fied bodies, these photoshopped and airbrushed photos continue to make women and girls feel badly about themselves–even though we know they are not real. It’s just offensive that women continue to get portrayed like that and told that their real and imperfect bodies are not good enough for the public to see. To prove our point, we pulled together a roundup of some of the most offensive photoshopped covers of the year. Take a look and see if you agree: More »

Hey H&M: 72% of Blisstree Readers Don’t Believe Virtual Models Are Mannequins

Hey H&M: 72% of Blisstree Readers Don't Believe Virtual Models Are Mannequins

Breaking! Blisstree readers aren’t fools, and we have proof: 72% draw a distinction between mannequins and photoshopped “virtual models.” When we criticized their use of digitally enhanced fake bodies topped by photos of real model’s heads to model their clothes online, they came back at us on Twitter, saying: “H&M’s virtual models are only used as mannequins, just as we do in-store for ladieswear and menswear.” Were we crazy for thinking that the difference between mannequins and photoshopped fake bodies was fairly obvious? Most of you didn’t think so. More »

Cool New Software Reveals Degree Of Photo Manipulation In Ads

Cool New Software Reveals Degree Of Photo Manipulation In Ads

It’s safe to assume that many of the images you see in magazines and advertisements have been digitally enhanced. Now a new tool from Dartmouth University computer scientists lets us see exactly how and to what extent such photoshopped images have been altered. What’s so cool about the program is it doesn’t just identify the obvious (like that fat rolls or deep wrinkles have been removed) but minor beauty enhancements, too. You might not have consciously noticed how much whiter Angelina Jolie’s eyes are in the second, touched-up photo—but this computer program did. More »

Photoshop of Horrors: Women’s Health Magazine Promotes Unhealthy Role Models

Photoshop of Horrors: Women's Health Magazine Promotes Unhealthy Role Models

As I stood in the check-out line at the grocery store last night, amongst all the dishy gossip tabloids telling me just who is cheating on who this week, I couldn’t help but notice the latest cover of Women’s Health magazine. Pretty face on actress Rachel Bilson along with an arrow directing us to her body that read, “How she got her amazing curves”. But then I looked at her body and thought, what curves? This woman appeared to be photoshopped so much that her body was disproportionate to her head and her waist had virtually disappeared. What kind of role model is that from a magazine that is supposed to be all about, you know, women’s health? More »

The Body Positive: Photoshop of Horrors, Malnutrition Edition

The Body Positive: Photoshop of Horrors, Malnutrition Edition

By this point, we all know (at least intellectually) that many of the images we see in magazines and advertisements are airbrushed and photoshopped to make starlets and models look like anything but you and me (no matter how good you and me look!). But it’s hard to remember this sometimes, when you’re looking at the latest gorgeous photo shoot with Mila Kunis or Sarah Jessica Parker or some Eastern European runway model with a 14-inch waist. For that reason, we never tire of seeing the ‘before’ shots of these touched up photos. So let’s take a look at some of the waist-nipping, thigh-shaving, skin-smoothing shenanigans, found everywhere from magazines to billboards and even ads for hair dye. More »