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Digital Retouching Is Getting Out of Control

Tom J. Hidvegi | Posted 03.23.2014 | Technology
Tom J. Hidvegi

The young and super talented Hungarian singer, Boggie, does not only reveal her new track but also her secret digital make-up in her latest video. It carries a somewhat deep message about how women are nowadays perceived by the public.

You'll Be Shocked at What These Editors Are Editing Out of Their Photos

Lisa Wade | Posted 03.08.2014 | Style
Lisa Wade

This isn't about shaming naturally thin women, it's about (1) calling out an industry that requires women to be unhealthy and then hides the harmful consequences and (2) acknowledging that even people who are a part of that industry don't necessarily have the power to change it.

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."

The Truth About Beauty, On Your Wedding Day And Every Day

Anne Almasy | Posted 01.27.2014 | Weddings
Anne Almasy

When we retouch, we say to our clients, "You're better this way." "You're better with a flatter tummy." "You're better with skinnier arms." "You're better with a rounder bum." "You're better without that scar." Who do we think we are?

PICS: This Really May Be The Strangest Photoshop Fail Yet

Posted 08.06.2013 | Style

When you flip through magazines and e-commerce sites as much as we do, you see more than your fair share of Photoshop fails. Some are questionable... ...

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...

The Truth About Photoshop -- From A Professional Retoucher

BuzzFeed Shift | Posted 07.23.2012 | Women

I've been working as a professional retoucher for many years. Now I mostly work on fashion and beauty ads, but I've done everything, including product...

Mobile Retouching Wizardry Is at Your Fingertips With Touch Retouch

John Paul Caponigro | Posted 06.06.2012 | Technology
John Paul Caponigro

With a little practice, you'll start seeing photographs that you once might have ignored or passed by because of minor imperfections, which can now be convincingly removed in instants with the tap of your fingers.

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...

PHOTOS: STUDIO VISIT: Photographer Andrzej Dragan's Gritty Portraits On Beautiful/Decay

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

(From: Beautiful Decay) Andrzej Dragan's style of photography is gritty and raw. Detail of the skin is usually retouched and airbrushed out by a lot ...

GQ Spain Claims Irina Shayk Agreed To Pose Nude (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Spanish GQ has fired back at model Irina Shayk who claimed the magazine Photoshopped her to be nude in a recent editorial, saying she agreed to do the...

Irina Shayk Sues GQ Spain For Photoshopping Her To Appear Nude (PHOTOS, VIDEO, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Model Irina Shayk is reportedly suing GQ Spain for Photoshopping her to be completely nude in its latest issue. ARC NY Talent PR (that's Lorenzo Marto...

The Retouching Debate

Hellin Kay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Hellin Kay

Imperfection is fine, as is the desire to always be beautiful. It's how we define both and who gets to define either that makes the argument over retouching interesting and never-ending.

Unretouched Madonna Pics Leaked, Turns Out She's Not Immune to Aging After All

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

I think the shock came from the incongruity of a woman of mature age dressed like an extra from the Halloween scene of Mean Girls - a movie about high schoolers, in case you have forgotten.

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?

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.