After searching around the net for some new photoshop techniques I could possible learn a thing or to about I found this video here. In this five minute video you see everything thats wrong with society. The process in the video is known a “Retouching”. This is the act editing a photo to be more appealing(using the word loosely) to the viewers eye. If you take the time and watch the video you’ll see exactly whats done to a professional level photograph of a professional model. What happens in the 5 mins isn’t so much as “Retouching” but something more along the lines of “Resculpting”. Now as a man, A man that know photoshop quite well I’ve know about this for some time now. What bothers me the most about “
Retouching Resculpting” is the fact that it’s done so heavily to women. Women in society strive to be just like these photos in magazines which are completely unreachable, and unrealistic. I don’t know where this “Ideal Women” body type came from because to me it’s not beautiful. It’s borderline sick, and gross looking. I love women with curves, in my eyes thats beautiful. I women with shape, not pointy bones. I understand everyone has something they don’t like about themselves, and yes photoshop can and does fix them, but completely altering the shape of a women to appear to look “Beautiful” is to much. We need to do more to stop this kind of saver alterations, because it’s a lie. In Canada we don’t allow lying in TV commercial, so why do we accept “Retouching”?