The Photoshop Effect: Reality Bites!

Ever wonder how celebrities look so good and perfect in magazines? Not one bit of extra fat or cellulite, not one sun spot, blemish, pimple or unwanted hair! Ever wonder why your latest, digital 12.1 megapixel Canon doesn’t deliver the same ‘picture perfect’ look? Why you look…well, just like you?!

Watch this video from where Sarah investigates the awesome yet deceiving effects of retouching with Photoshop. Discover the truth behind celebrities looking a little too WOW in pictures.

A step by step transformation of Sarah by a professional photographer using Adobe Photoshop. Now I’m thinking “hmm, natural me vs. perfect me?” 😉

0 The Photoshop Effect: Reality Bites!

*Thank you H.E for bringing this video to my attention.

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  • Laurie Hurley

    Wow I always new photoshop was used but didn’t know some celebrities approve every shot of them. They are living in an unreal world with a fairly warped view of themselves. If you can’t be proud of your body “as is” use natural techniques, like weight loss, healthier lifestyle, and good eating habits. Being the mom of two teenage girls, this is kind of scary to me. I teach them to love who they are and what they look like, even if they are not perfect! (to me they are, though!)

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Laurie,
      I appreciate you stopping by and sharing your thoughts on this. Yeah, I was pretty shocked as well when I saw how much Photoshop was actually being used – I mean, we all know they do – but my goodness the difference that it makes!

      I’m with you on the natural techniques.

      I think what you’re teaching your daughters is excellent. More people should have the same mind set. No body is perfect and learning to like ourselves and accepting who we are will make it much easier on our lives. Plus, there’s much more to a person then their physical aspect.

      It kind be a bit harder to believe these things as a teenager but the right direction and support can certainly make a difference.

      Good for you for instilling the love and support that you do. I’m sure they are perfect to you – just the way they are :).

      Have a great week.
      I look forward to seeing you around these parts more often.