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Date: 08/25/05 02:33 AM

77 Responses to The Art of Retouching

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 1:12 am
    Link: The Art of Retouching - Move your cursor over each image to see the original.
  2. Profile photo of zep fan
    zep fan Female 18-29
    492 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 1:22 am
    Man, some of those were just scary! :-O
  3. Profile photo of s_a_m_m_ii_e
    s_a_m_m_ii_e Female 13-17
    144 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 2:48 am
    2nd and i agree that was weird
  4. Profile photo of Santos_Demin
    Santos_Demin Male 18-29
    383 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 2:48 am
    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.
  5. Profile photo of s_a_m_m_ii_e
    s_a_m_m_ii_e Female 13-17
    144 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 2:49 am
    they are all normal!!!
  6. Profile photo of Creena
    Creena Female 13-17
    273 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 2:59 am
    whoa....weird...
    but the touchups were needed for some of the pics
  7. Profile photo of BladeofKeyZ
    BladeofKeyZ Male 13-17
    204 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 3:09 am
    what surprises me is that none of them are sabotages.
  8. Profile photo of DJ_jason
    DJ_jason Male 30-39
    667 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 3:26 am
    Did you see his costs? He charges $125 an HOUR. DAMN I`m in the wrong line of work.
  9. Profile photo of LordJonathan
    LordJonathan Male 70 & Over
    1348 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 3:53 am
    I liked to make some of them look like they were dancing
  10. Profile photo of S_J_W
    S_J_W Male 18-29
    1465 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 4:13 am
    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.
  11. Profile photo of Clayboy
    Clayboy Male 18-29
    651 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 5:21 am
    ^^ 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.

  12. Profile photo of BigBonny
    BigBonny Male 18-29
    2216 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 5:53 am
    Very interesting. I wonder why he changed the angle of the foot on pic 2.
  13. Profile photo of BeautyToAsh
    BeautyToAsh Female 18-29
    298 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 9:21 am
    My brother is a photographer and does this all the time afterwards.. only his look real, and not plasticy.
  14. Profile photo of callmealice
    callmealice Female 18-29
    435 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 9:26 am
    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?
  15. Profile photo of Lou Two
    Lou Two Male 18-29
    1033 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 9:29 am
    Mostly he was just fixing bad lighting
  16. Profile photo of espion007
    espion007 Male 13-17
    106 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 9:49 am
    Dont you just live the liquify tool in photoshop?
  17. Profile photo of HeyLookAtHer
    HeyLookAtHer Female 13-17
    782 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 9:53 am
    some looked awful without it but others looked fine ..eh
  18. Profile photo of matrixie
    matrixie Female 18-29
    718 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 9:57 am
    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.
  19. Profile photo of 4464busterdo
    4464busterdo Male 30-39
    31 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 10:20 am
    Photoshopped! ;)
  20. Profile photo of faygo
    faygo Male 30-39
    339 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 10:21 am
    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.
  21. Profile photo of wild_monkeys
    wild_monkeys Female 13-17
    683 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 10:28 am
    why?
  22. Profile photo of jujuquisp
    jujuquisp Male 30-39
    19 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 11:03 am
    Some of those booties were scrumpulicious before and afterward. I would boink Halle Berry any time, any day. Just give me a call, sweetie!
  23. Profile photo of for_serious?
    for_serious? Female 13-17
    1403 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 11:34 am
    Dammit, I wish I could see one frickin` fat roll in a magazine! JUST ONE!
  24. Profile photo of benjiXcore
    benjiXcore Female 13-17
    65 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 11:41 am
    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
  25. Profile photo of Enohead
    Enohead Male 40-49
    1587 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 12:09 pm
    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.
  26. Profile photo of selfir
    selfir Male 18-29
    119 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 12:43 pm
    I`m oddly okay with being completley fooled by mens magazines
  27. Profile photo of TabooPoison
    TabooPoison Female 18-29
    1062 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 1:16 pm
    <sarcasm>Wow, celebrities and models are actual human beings with imperfections? Shocking.</sarcasm> Seriously, who cares? They`re still beautiful.
  28. Profile photo of JonnyL900
    JonnyL900 Male 13-17
    203 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 1:31 pm
    Hmmm, some were funny/beleiveable but some were a lil farfetched
  29. Profile photo of Crowe
    Crowe Male 18-29
    204 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 1:56 pm
    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
  30. Profile photo of JustMarc
    JustMarc Male 18-29
    731 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 2:18 pm
    They didnt do anything with the dog in one of the pics. Must be a natural beauty. :P
  31. Profile photo of jlnx13
    jlnx13 Female 13-17
    138 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 2:28 pm
    that was really interesting
  32. Profile photo of Assimilate13
    Assimilate13 Female 18-29
    134 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 2:41 pm
    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...

  33. Profile photo of Cooking_Fat
    Cooking_Fat Male 18-29
    129 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 3:17 pm
    interesting, although I think the second one had a nicer arse before he made it bigger !
  34. Profile photo of hottlava
    hottlava Female 30-39
    160 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 3:50 pm
    LOL @ LordJonathan
    That was pretty wild
  35. Profile photo of dinnerbone
    dinnerbone Male 13-17
    340 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 4:02 pm
    man, im never going to look at a picture of a beatiful, nicley tanned woman on the web the same way again . . .
  36. Profile photo of p4nd4z
    p4nd4z Female 18-29
    302 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 4:06 pm
    whao. thats cool.
  37. Profile photo of Killing_Time
    Killing_Time Male 18-29
    144 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 4:18 pm
    Wow, it kinda works in some, but all the portriats were nicer untouched, and the lips were f*cked up everytime!!
  38. Profile photo of Reallycurvy
    Reallycurvy Female 13-17
    3 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 5:01 pm
    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.
  39. Profile photo of grade4
    grade4 Female 13-17
    870 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 5:25 pm
    Why were there so many nakee people? Oh, welcome to the boards, Reallycurvy!
  40. Profile photo of grade4
    grade4 Female 13-17
    870 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 5:27 pm
    Creepy!!:

    http://www.glennferon.com/portfolio1/por...

  41. Profile photo of grade4
    grade4 Female 13-17
    870 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 5:33 pm
    Why were there so many nakee people? Oh, welcome to the boards, Reallycurvy!
  42. Profile photo of chestertheje
    chestertheje Male 13-17
    605 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 6:04 pm
    big, small, big small...big, small...man, this could entertain me for hours....
  43. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 6:37 pm
    I just kept waiting for the sabotage, this site would have been ideal for it.
  44. Profile photo of Polka_Dots_6
    Polka_Dots_6 Female 13-17
    17 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 6:41 pm
    Some of the pictures are just scary...
  45. Profile photo of starsprklz
    starsprklz Female 18-29
    76 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 6:50 pm
    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.

  46. Profile photo of wheezinghost
    wheezinghost Female 13-17
    78 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 7:12 pm
    Oh wow. No one can look like the models not even the models
  47. Profile photo of grade4
    grade4 Female 13-17
    870 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 7:17 pm
    So, did anyone figure out if Erika Badu had any henna or tattoos or tribal scars (Seal) or something?
  48. Profile photo of Ruzz5000
    Ruzz5000 Male 60-69
    157 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 7:19 pm
    humm just shows wot u can do theses days

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    Time is like a knife..... slowly and relentlesly.... cuts the cored of life.
    You! Off My Planet!! (My Homepage)

  49. Profile photo of shirakikuu
    shirakikuu Male 18-29
    13 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 8:38 pm
    he has a very large african-american based clientelle. and most of them don`t really need touchups, alot of it is unnecessary.
  50. Profile photo of _Snoopy_
    _Snoopy_ Female 13-17
    1253 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 8:38 pm
    So, did anyone figure out if Erika Badu had any henna or tattoos or tribal scars (Seal) or something?
    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.
  51. Profile photo of KingSpade
    KingSpade Male 18-29
    110 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 8:52 pm
    Most of them looked better untouched. MMM MMM, Thanks for that post.
  52. Profile photo of gcxj220
    gcxj220 Male 18-29
    616 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 10:28 pm
    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.
  53. Profile photo of grade4
    grade4 Female 13-17
    870 posts
    August 25, 2005 at 11:22 pm
    _Snoopy_ - Thanks... They`re really nasty-looking
  54. Profile photo of cheeseispunk
    cheeseispunk Female 13-17
    380 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 1:10 am
    Oh God, it`s like a silent war against women.
  55. Profile photo of fauxchicken
    fauxchicken Female 18-29
    26 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 2:10 am
    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.
  56. Profile photo of MidoriBug
    MidoriBug Female 18-29
    1607 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 2:39 am
    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!
  57. Profile photo of trinity2609
    trinity2609 Female 18-29
    854 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 6:21 am
    holy crap. did u see the ass increase in nr 2?
  58. Profile photo of trinity2609
    trinity2609 Female 18-29
    854 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 6:26 am
    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.

  59. Profile photo of slinky0
    slinky0 Female 30-39
    1468 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 10:52 am
    Yeah, Halle Berry really did not need touch-ups. She is a natural cutie.
  60. Profile photo of Olragix
    Olragix Male 18-29
    1080 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 12:16 pm
    Don`t wanna see that ever again :(
  61. Profile photo of Olragix
    Olragix Male 18-29
    1080 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 12:17 pm
    That was..dumb.
  62. Profile photo of ecilasrennah
    ecilasrennah Female 13-17
    21 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 4:28 pm
    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.

  63. Profile photo of Ribs
    Ribs Male 18-29
    45 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 5:38 pm
    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...
  64. Profile photo of Ribs
    Ribs Male 18-29
    45 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 5:42 pm
    Oh, and he needs to lay off the saturation control. My retinal cones are bleeding.
  65. Profile photo of EisforPANTS
    EisforPANTS Male 13-17
    615 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 9:05 pm
    for added fun, on #d move your mouse on and off of it real fast repeatedly...heh heh i have no life
  66. Profile photo of EisforPANTS
    EisforPANTS Male 13-17
    615 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 9:05 pm
    oops i mean #2...darn fat fingers...
  67. Profile photo of Lemony_fresh
    Lemony_fresh Female 18-29
    54 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 11:42 pm
    Wow, you`d have to have some impressively fat fingers to type a "d" instead of a "2". Hehe.
  68. Profile photo of Smythe
    Smythe Male 13-17
    12 posts
    August 28, 2005 at 12:36 am
    "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.

  69. Profile photo of Cindy75
    Cindy75 Female 30-39
    790 posts
    August 28, 2005 at 12:55 am
    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.
    First off, this made me laugh out loud.

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

    /photos/f_photo/C28347104761316f_photo.jpg

    It just doesnt seem natural.

  70. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    August 29, 2005 at 3:59 pm
    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...
  71. Profile photo of lovestricken
    lovestricken Female 13-17
    712 posts
    August 29, 2005 at 10:07 pm
    Ew
  72. Profile photo of benjbenj
    benjbenj Male 30-39
    916 posts
    August 30, 2005 at 2:39 pm
    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.
  73. Profile photo of misscutieroo
    misscutieroo Female 18-29
    1944 posts
    August 31, 2005 at 7:44 pm
    whoa i always thought that models were perfect!
  74. Profile photo of evilbean06
    evilbean06 Female 18-29
    19 posts
    September 2, 2005 at 10:24 pm
    This makes me feel ill.
  75. Profile photo of JosephineHMS
    JosephineHMS Female 13-17
    585 posts
    October 6, 2005 at 10:27 pm
    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!

  76. Profile photo of KatrynaS
    KatrynaS Female 13-17
    113 posts
    December 17, 2005 at 9:18 pm
    even WHITH retouching some of them are just too plain ugly to be models

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