We all like to look at glamorous people in magazines, but let’s at least be publicly honest with the younger generation and actually state that a photo has been airbrushed. You know, like “Smoking can seriously damage your health”, it should say, “This photo has been airbrushed. Real woman do not look like this”. Our generation is fairly clued up about what’s possible, though I’m often surprised by how many don’t know how much can be altered. The problems arise because youngsters believe in these images and aspire to look like them, causing unhappiness and even more serious consequences.
Anyway. This post wasn’t meant to be serious, though the subject actually is. I decided to have a little go at it myself. I chose my sister for the exercise. I only spent about 30 minutes working on it, so imagine what can be done with the correct Photoshop filters and know how. Watch the animation.
Unfortunately, it made my sister sad, because it reminded her of what she looked like before age took it’s toll. Even so, I don’t think she looks half bad for almost 69, do you?
Wouldn’t it be great if we could Photoshop real people? I’d be first in the queue.