Monday, March 03, 2008

Just. Plain. Scary.

You know how good things are only good when used in moderation (like chocolate)? Photoshop is a very good thing in my life, but I try to use it in moderation. It's not software used to "fix" bad photos or magically drop ten pounds off of a person digitally; it's just a tool used to help enhance photos. I've warned you about how magazines and ad agencies have gotten out-of-control with photo retouching in the past (remember "The Beauty Myth" ?), but maybe you didn't really believe me when I said that the celebrities who grace the cover of your favorite magazine are almost digital imitations of a real person. So, just as a friendly reminder, I'd like to introduce you to a new celebrity: Carlizina Jolectron.

Looks real, right? This is a digital composite made from the lips of Angelina Jolie, the nose of Charlene Theron and the eyes of Carmen Electra. Somebody was actually able to piece an entirely new and completely fake person together using photoshop.

So the lesson of the day is: quit wishing you had the thighs/waistline/arms/fill-in-the-blank-here of the person on the cover of your favorite magazine. Chances are, they wish that they look that good in real life, too.

Source: Photoshop News & The Daily Mall


Bethany said...

Holy smokes!!! That's insane! lol

Sarah Lynn said...

Great post and oh so true!!!

Jennifer said...

WOW< stunning! She looks like Angelina Jolie!