airbrushing... photo editing. if you're not that sexy don't try to be.

@Ritchelle (3797)
Philippines
April 6, 2010 8:55pm CST
everyone has to make money. that means perfection has to be the main goal of every celebrity. however, only recently, it had been a fad to admit that photo editing and / or airbrushing is applied to magazine covers and print ads. now, we all know that a lot are influenced by anything visual and it is kind of irritating who is a little bit deficient on the mental side: the models or celebrities who pose and agree that their very appearance would be altered (that means something is wrong) or the common people who buy or support these magazines or products. what do you think?
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• Philippines
7 Apr 10
It's a matter of selling their products. If the pictures of their models appears somewhat imperfect do you think they would sell their magazines better than if the pictures were edited? It's about how they present their models on their magazines.
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@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
true. but since am very much interested in fashion i was wondering if there are really just few beautiful, sexy women out there now as it was in yester years. models, magazines and products were selling then without the benefit of this airbrushing or photo editing. and models then and actresses really look good.
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
yeah. But i won't agree with you if you say that the models before looks better in magazines than the models now.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
7 Apr 10
Oh she was definitely looking so fake there. I say she shouldn't be too proud about the results. Admitting about the editing was admirably honest but it doesn't undo the damage. It is true that the photo looked as if her head was just copy-pasted over a skinny model's body. In fact, if I were to have a say in it, it was like her head was placed on top of a tan BARBIE DOLL. Editing especially for models in mag covers is excusable. They had to look really perfect and pleasing. Shrugs, there's nothing we can do about it. That's how things go. I am even very fond of editing my own photos but I don't usually put them up for the public to view because I don't want to give them the impression that I am too ambitious, or narcissistic.
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@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
thanks for posting, teach. it is not far from promoting a whitening deodorant only to say you have yours bleached . you cannot sell the essence of anything if you really don't have it. kimora was a model and would always be a model even if she is now a multi-million dollar fashion guru. the proof, even at 35, that she still models her products is a proof that she'd die as a model. discipline in living up to one's profession and having the discipline for it is the key to gaining respect coupled with the humility that at times you know you're not entitled to something. kimora lee simmons always speaks of "fabulousity". her personality is what is fabulous though. she is a delight to watch in her reality series. i cannot say the same thing when she is staring at you selling a product and she has her body altered visually so that it would sell. fooling somebody would do just fine if one hides afterwards. not when one sees you all the time and can visually see the truth.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
7 Apr 10
She didn't have to edit herself skinny inorder to sell the perfume because even if she endorses with her belly and all, the product will still sell. Is that the point? Then I agree with you.
@netcoder (276)
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
i have experience with this one, one of my friend whose really big was trying to edit her face via adobe shop and so she become so pretty and look so slim coz i guess she trim some part of her face, and so she put it in her profile and a lot of guys like her, one of her wanted to meet up with her but she cant show off coz of her real looks and so she went to the place with us, and when the guy found out its really her then he looks that his not affected at all so we had fun but after that day she received email from the guy telling her shes a big lier and he doesnt want to see her again. actually the guy said that its not that shes fat but its because of the lie she made that makes him believe. unluckily the guy supposed to ask for her cam so he will see the real her.
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@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
a woman is beautiful as long as she takes care of herself and even more so when she adorns the result of this care. if one ended on the chubby side then she is still all beautiful and what makes her ugly is her stubbornness or plain inability to accept one's self. thanks for posting .
@1anurag1 (3580)
• India
7 Apr 10
yes i agree with you. computer has made every thing very easy and possible. i think they do editing to make them look better and we just admit them as they are in real. i think this is the time when we should also use our mind. i would just like to say one line. every yellow thing is not gold.
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@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
thank you for posting and i like what you said: every yellow thing is not gold. i'd keep it for the books .
@madteaparty (2763)
• Japan
7 Apr 10
Now that I read the tags, I wonder how is that related to eating disorders. As a person who has done editing myself too, I know that many editing jobs are to get rid of flaws in the skin, or body hair, or get rid of body wrinkles. Magazines are selling an image, and that image has to be flawless, so I don't see anything bad on doing so.
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@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
i was sort of worrying that some would take my topic the way you did but it's okay. i mean airbrushing or photo editing is an art and i give it its respect. i'm actually a little bit peeved by what kimora lee simmons did. she could've asked another model to pose for her perfume. i mean she already own a fashion company and yet she still chose to model her perfume? i mean even liz taylor for her black diamonds or black pearl perfume then used an old photo because that is the photo that would help sell the perfume. i think it is just plain stubbornness on kimora's part to see that she can't model her perfume looking at how she really looks and still going through with it. it is like someone fooling us under our noses and still goes around passing by us and laughing about it.
• China
7 Apr 10
Of course i prefer natural beauty. I believe natural beauty is the most important for everything. If one person has her own beauty then do no need any airbrushing or editing. But photo editing is a great technology. Which can find out the natural face sometime. As sometime camera face is also a fake. So i also don't have any problem with airbrush or photo editing.
@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
i saw something on the net that made me post this topic. based from the attached link check out the before and after picture. which picture do you think would sell perfume? the untouched photo of kimora lee simmons or the second one which had been subjected to airbrushing and/or photo editing? http://omg.yahoo.com/blogs/goddess/kimora-lee-simmons-cops-to-airbrushing/374/?nc
• Indonesia
7 Apr 10
I have no problem with the airbrushing tools. It's not just celebrities who are have been "airbrushed" but common people too. Take wedding or graduation picture for example. I'm sure everyone would love to look flawless, and guess what there's nothing wrong with that, as long as you don't go overboard with it. Just because people want to look good, doesn't mean they are "mentally deficient". Just my two cents.
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@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
maybe it is a language barrier thing but am talking of celebrities who are selling products that gets airbrushed and am asking if the mentally deficient ones are the celebrities who agree to have their looks altered while selling products or the consumers who buy these products.
• Singapore
7 Apr 10
For magazines to look good on the cover page, they definitely have to make it more attractive so there are a lot of visual effects that can be applied. Having faces or looks edited is quite common. In real life, a lot of celebrities are also using make ups to look good. So actually, I don't think it has much of a difference. We just have to accept it. That's the way of life.
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@replyashu (747)
• India
7 Apr 10
yeah you are correct, one should come out natural as she is and such tools should not be used to look the way you are not TATA
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