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Magazine Retouching

You Won't Believe This Magazine Art Director's Rant in Defense of Photoshopping Girls

Karl Gude | Posted 02.16.2014 | Women
Karl Gude

"Sorry, as a magazine editor, I know what it's like to flip through dozens of shots to find the right one. And, do you know what gets my e-mail gong? "That shot, her lipstick is smudged. Her shirt is wrinkled."

Why Shailene Woodley Doesn't Wear Makeup On The Red Carpet

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.28.2013 | Women

Want proof that Shailene Woodley is a beacon of hope in young Hollywood? Look no further. In a July 24th interview with Flavorwire, the Golden Glob...

The Amazing Pledge This Company Made

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.14.2013 | Women

Tired of seeing women's bodies Photoshopped beyond recognition in advertisements? One company understands how you feel, and has vowed to stop going ov...

Glamour Magazine Embraces Perfect Imperfection

Megan Rosker | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Megan Rosker

Cynthia Leive, editor-in-chief of Glamour, has decided to take a stand against the impingement of obsessive retouching in the world of beauty. Her magazine has pledged that it won't be putting models on a digital diet.

When it Comes to Retouching Photos, How Much Is Too Much?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 02.09.2012 | Women

You may do it without thinking. You select a warm filter from Instagram for that photo of you and your friends, or you hit the "retouch" button in iPh...

Defining Beauty

Katherine Schwarzenegger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Katherine Schwarzenegger

In today's society, it seems like everyone is on the move to be at their most perfect, but what for? So you can look like the woman you saw on a billboard?

Reach Out and Retouch Someone: Why Digital Tweaking Isn't Such a Dirty Business

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

We've all become amateur retouchers, at home laboring over personal photos to remove red eyes, delete blemishes and improve the overall appearance of our skin. So when did retouching become such an abominable practice?

W Korea Takes My Side, Fixes Demi's

Anthony Citrano | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Anthony Citrano

The January 2010 issue of W Korea just hit the newsstands. Surprisingly, they installed a new hip on Demi Moore, meaning that even W's sister publication thought the image looked weird enough to fix.

The SELF You Never Were

Joyce McFadden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joyce McFadden

SELF takes the focus off her talent by making us focus on what they see as the money shot... a version of Clarkson that doesn't exist.

Self Editor Defends Photoshop Retouching

Self |   |  Posted by Selfeditor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last Friday, the Internet was abuzz with the fact that I answered the question, did you Photoshop the September issue cover photo of Kelly Clarkson? w...

Criminalizing Retouching

Eli Neugeboren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Eli Neugeboren

There's a big difference between eliminating a zit and eliminating a person, and we should be wary of giving power to others to make such distinctions, and to base laws upon the distinctions they make.