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Ashely Judd fights back against the beauty police

Ashley Judd calls out her “puffy face” critics and calls on everyone to start a new conversation that examines the insidious nature of patriarchy and how women are often the ones denigrating and abusing other women. Read Ashley’s letter in full here.

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UK bans misleading and exaggerated photo of Julia Roberts

The Advertising Standards Authority in the UK has started to ban ads that contain overly airbrushed images. A L’Oreal ad featuring Julia Roberts was one of the ones that got the axe as the advertisers couldn’t prove that the ad hadn’t been airbrushed. Go here for the complete story.
Here is a picture of the banned ad. Do you think it is a misleading image?

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Israel passes photoshop law

Israel is attempting to limit advertisers from using photoshop to present unnaturally thin images. Not only would ads be banned from using models who are unhealthy, but they will have to put a disclaimer on any image that has been altered. Go here for the full story.

Here some examples of what supermodels look like without photoshop. for more photos go to the source

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Photoshop beards on celebrities

A creative and hilarious example of what can be done with photoshop…these beards look so natural. We especially like Anne Hathaway’s new scruffy starter beard. photo source

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Fotoshop – a revolutionary beauty product

This parody of fashion advertising also serves as a great tutorial for all the ways in which photoshop is used to create unrealistic images….funny and brilliant.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_vVUIYOmJM[/youtube]

CoverGirl withdraws Taylor Swift Ad for being too enhanced

The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus ruled that a CoverGirl ad featuring Taylor Swift was misleading because they digitally enhanced her lashes in post production. CoverGirl had since withdrawn the ad, but did not apologize. Although this is a step in the right direction, the ad was only objectionable because it was for mascara and thus the image should have been a realistic portrayal of that product…however, we all know that ads are selling a lot more than just a product….a lifestyle, a brand, status, beauty standards young girls should aspire to….etc. So shouldn’t we be looking at everything an ad is saying….ie all the other parts of Taylor Shift that have been enhanced and are misleading? What do you think? Read more here

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The Photoshop Effect

Supermodel is upset for being photoshopped naked

The model Coca Rocha is angry that the magazine Elle Brazil photoshopped out the bodysuit she was wearing under a sheer dress before putting her on the cover. I get that she doesn’t want people to think she was posing almost nude…as she has a strict policy against it. However, this raises some interesting questions. One could argue that the body in the photograph is not actually her body anymore. Her body was just a building block and general guideline, similar to films that use computer generated images (CGI). Her nudity has been computer generated but so has the rest of her body. So is it even her nudity that we are seeing? If even 50% of it is altered, is it actually even her anymore? Does she therefore have any rights to the image? I wonder what she thinks about all the other digital changes they make to her image on a regular basis? What do you think?

read the story here here

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Celebrities Before & After Photoshop

Rachel Wiez