The Art of Retouching

Submitted by: buddy 12 years ago in Entertainment
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Female 113
even WHITH retouching some of them are just too plain ugly to be models
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Female 585
Well just goes to show how much of medias beauty isn`t actually there!
Makes me feel a lot better about myself though!

they could`ve fooled me!

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Female 19
This makes me feel ill.
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Female 1,944
whoa i always thought that models were perfect!
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Male 916
Amazing how sophisticated these new technologies are. I`m looking forward to the day actors and actresses are no longer needed because they can be created from scratch on a computer screen. A world without inane celebrity stories would surely be a better world.
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Female 712
Ew
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Male 3,631
This basically reveals the same point that the "Beer goggles" visual progression did!! I would`ve thought I`d been moving from one beer to the next, the way these pictures "improved!!!" I`d agree, I thought a few of them looked a lot better before the plasticity was applied, but that old hag with the muscular black dude!! Ooh, she just looked like a dried-up and used-up chunk of whore-flesh!! Gerrrrosss!!! And that halle berrie above me?? Put the cursor over THAT thing man, she looks like a squeezed-out sour old hag, a beaten-up (due to will-smith`s unrestrainable ventures of the fist...) sack of decrepit-old grandma flesh!!! Keep it up, Grandma!!! And if they can meet the necessary standards for beauty, keep the women real...
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Female 790
[quote]On 8/26/2005 11:42:36 PM Lemony_fresh wrote: Wow, you`d have to have some impressively fat fingers to type a "d" instead of a "2". Hehe.[/quote]
First off, this made me laugh out loud.

Second, why is her breast sitting WAY down there in this picture?

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It just doesnt seem natural.

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Male 12
"dear God one of them looked so scary when she wasnt manipulated, it made me jump. I think its wrong that they make them look perfect, whoever does it gives normal people impossible standards to live upto set down by the media."

Haven`t you noticed? That is what the media is all about. It`s one big money scheme. They set impossible standards and tell you that their latest product will help you reach that standard. It`s all about the cash. It`s all about the sex.

That`s what they want you to think, atleast.

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Female 54
Wow, you`d have to have some impressively fat fingers to type a "d" instead of a "2". Hehe.
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Male 615
oops i mean #2...darn fat fingers...
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Male 615
for added fun, on #d move your mouse on and off of it real fast repeatedly...heh heh i have no life
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Male 45
Oh, and he needs to lay off the saturation control. My retinal cones are bleeding.
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Male 45
Wow, for the most part, the before pictures were way more attractive. You can see that the women have, you know, like skin and flesh and other things that humans actually have. The other ones, the 600 series - they had rubber skin. We spotted them easy...
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Female 21
Yeah, Erika Badu`s arm is covered in peeling henna. I`ve gotten henna tattoos before--it`s a very thick black goopy stuff that`s put on your skin, then after sitting there for a while, you can either peel it off or let it peel off, and the goop has dyed your skin a lovely brown color. I.e. it`s not her skin peeling. You can see on parts that it`s peeled off, leaving the henna tattoo behind.

And he really does a crappy job on the face. They look plastocene.

For 125 bucks an hour, I can do better than that.

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Male 1,079
That was..dumb.
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Male 1,079
Don`t wanna see that ever again :(
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Female 1,468
Yeah, Halle Berry really did not need touch-ups. She is a natural cutie.
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Female 854
totally agree with faygo btw...what is UP with erika budus arms?? And i think some of them was made TOO plasticy...And yeh, Alicia keys really need a new make-up artist. Did you notice he actually put more clothes on some of em? If you look closely you can also see that the boobs and the ass are ALWAYS made bigger..? weird.

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Female 854
holy crap. did u see the ass increase in nr 2?
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Female 1,603
Those were entertaining to look at. I wish I could have someone do that to my photo sometime. I would want it to be more natural than some of those though!
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Female 26
Woooow... Some of these chicks are so scary looking!! They look like cartoons after the toutch ups!!! Nobody every believes me when i tell them that all those models with big buts have cellulite!! HAHAHA!!! i am going to forward this link to friends!!! THis is great! Wow. some of the chicks are quite skinny, yet they still make them thinner! Crazy man, crazy.
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Female 380
Oh God, it`s like a silent war against women.
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Female 870
_Snoopy_ - Thanks... They`re really nasty-looking
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Male 616
I`ve done retouching myself (mostly small imperfections like getting red-eye out) for other people, but let me tell you some of them were damn near impossible to change without it looking doctored.
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Male 110
Most of them looked better untouched. MMM MMM, Thanks for that post.
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Female 1,252
[quote]So, did anyone figure out if Erika Badu had any henna or tattoos or tribal scars (Seal) or something?[/quote]
Those are her tattoos. She had like all these tribal tattoos on her arms... they look kinda messed up there, though. But, no one really knows she has them because she uses make-up to cover them up.
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Male 13
he has a very large african-american based clientelle. and most of them don`t really need touchups, alot of it is unnecessary.
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Male 157
humm just shows wot u can do theses days

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Female 870
So, did anyone figure out if Erika Badu had any henna or tattoos or tribal scars (Seal) or something?
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Female 78
Oh wow. No one can look like the models not even the models
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Female 76
lol... i love how armpit creases or knee/elbow wrinkles seem to be FORBIDDEN in any of the shots. besides the typical waist minimizing and bust/butt maximizing... he takes out the natural bend of our limbs. since when were we barbies?

but hey... its money. and some of the changes he makes in lighting are done quite well.

too bad no one walks around lookin like that.

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Female 17
Some of the pictures are just scary...
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Male 5,094
I just kept waiting for the sabotage, this site would have been ideal for it.
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Male 605
big, small, big small...big, small...man, this could entertain me for hours....
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Female 870
Why were there so many nakee people? Oh, welcome to the boards, Reallycurvy!
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Female 870
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Female 870
Why were there so many nakee people? Oh, welcome to the boards, Reallycurvy!
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Female 3
I SO agree with matrixie.
I don`t buy any magazine now apart from Diva (Lesbian lifestyle magazine) because I HATE the way the media makes out you have to be skinny to have a life....SO NOT TRUE!!
I LOVE natural very, very curvy ladies, like myself :D
I found the site a good insite to how the way the magazine photos really are.
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Male 144
Wow, it kinda works in some, but all the portriats were nicer untouched, and the lips were f*cked up everytime!!
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Female 302
whao. thats cool.
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Male 339
man, im never going to look at a picture of a beatiful, nicley tanned woman on the web the same way again . . .
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Female 160
LOL @ LordJonathan
That was pretty wild
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Male 129
interesting, although I think the second one had a nicer arse before he made it bigger !
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Female 134
great site... the worst part is, most of them looked fine, HUMAN even, in the "before" photos...

and the stuff on badu`s arm is henna, i think...

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Female 138
that was really interesting
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Male 731
They didnt do anything with the dog in one of the pics. Must be a natural beauty. :P
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Male 203
Anyone else notice a somewhat sexist pattern? I won`t start ranting, just pees me off >:( I`ll have to give this a three as the work is interesting, but I despise the theme. There is no reason to hide behind masks if we will only revel in existance. Hope at least some people here understand what I mean. If you don`t, just forget it. Crowe
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Male 203
Hmmm, some were funny/beleiveable but some were a lil farfetched
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Female 1,062
<sarcasm>Wow, celebrities and models are actual human beings with imperfections? Shocking.</sarcasm> Seriously, who cares? They`re still beautiful.
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Male 119
I`m oddly okay with being completley fooled by mens magazines
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Male 1,586
Why`d they make the 2nd one`s ass bigger?
I thought women were all about wanting to look skinny.
Oh, wait. That`s right. The J-Lo effect.
Never mind.
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Female 65
thats weird...my friend did that to me once! he got a pic of me and photoshopped it, but he didnt change my face, he just made me have pink hair and pink eye make-up lol
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Female 1,403
Dammit, I wish I could see one frickin` fat roll in a magazine! JUST ONE!
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Male 19
Some of those booties were scrumpulicious before and afterward. I would boink Halle Berry any time, any day. Just give me a call, sweetie!
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Female 683
why?
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Male 339
I`ve never been a fan of her myself but this showed to me how pretty Halle Barry really is before retouching.
I also think Alicia Keyes needs a new makeup artist.
What was up with Erykah Badu`s arm?! Was it for another photo shoot? Looks like painted on fake tattoo peeling off.
In a weird way this shows how naturally beautiful people are. I constantly preferred the before pictures... well except badu, cuz she`s cookoo in the coconut... and lil` kim cuz she`s sluttyness personified.
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Male 31
Photoshopped! ;)
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Female 718
dear God one of them looked so scary when she wasnt manipulated, it made me jump. I think its wrong that they make them look perfect, whoever does it gives normal people impossible standards to live upto set down by the media.
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Female 782
some looked awful without it but others looked fine ..eh
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Male 106
Dont you just live the liquify tool in photoshop?
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Male 1,033
Mostly he was just fixing bad lighting
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Female 435
Yea some of them looked like cartoons. I just wonder why all of the ones he did were for black people? Maybe no other people would agree to let him put them on the internet or something?
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Female 298
My brother is a photographer and does this all the time afterwards.. only his look real, and not plasticy.
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Male 2,216
Very interesting. I wonder why he changed the angle of the foot on pic 2.
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Male 650
^^ agreed, he clearly went too far on some of them. Really, they should still look natural, even if they have been heavily manipulated.

For example:
http://www.pbase.com/clayphish/image/480...
http://www.pbase.com/clayphish/image/480...

Some of them were good though, especially the reedit of Erika Badu`s arm -- that would take some time to do.

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Male 1,465
Some of them were well don but a lot of them made the model look too plastic or cartoon-like. There are definitely digital retouching techniques that achieve the same goal but end up looking much more natural.
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Male 1,348
I liked to make some of them look like they were dancing
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Male 667
Did you see his costs? He charges $125 an HOUR. DAMN I`m in the wrong line of work.
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Male 204
what surprises me is that none of them are sabotages.
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Female 273
whoa....weird...
but the touchups were needed for some of the pics
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Female 144
they are all normal!!!
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Male 383
A. these guys make them look too much like cartoons, b. If you look close enough you can see how they make certain things smaller, certain things larger, and certain things curvier.
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Female 144
2nd and i agree that was weird
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Female 492
Man, some of those were just scary! :-O
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Male 10,115
Link: The Art of Retouching [Rate Link] - Move your cursor over each image to see the original.
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