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Posted: 29 June 2007 02:08 PM
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One of the amazing things you can do with PS or any image editing programs

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Posted: 29 June 2007 02:57 PM   [ # 1 ]
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I think she was prettier before they edited the photo, she looked more real ... although she was even pretty before they covered her in makeup.

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Posted: 29 June 2007 04:09 PM   [ # 2 ]
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I like how people are starting to fight the “virtual beauty” image.  Hopefully, one day, all these stupid “makeover” and “plastic surgery shows” will fade off the air where they can’t bother me anymore.

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Posted: 30 June 2007 09:01 AM   [ # 3 ]
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Okay, she was pretty to start with.

The make-up did seem to make a difference to start with though and about half-way through the make-over (in slow-mo) I thought she really did look like a ‘natural-beauty’ (how ironic).

Then the second half of the make-over over did it and she looked beautiful (undoubtedly), but it became more obviously artificial. She began to look more “made up to be beautiful”, less beautiful in herself.

Then the retouchers went to town and did all the standard psych tricks (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superstimulus) of larger eyes, slenderer necks, etc. and turned her into a doll. If you want to talk about objectifying women, making every model look like a flawless - and characterless - clone fresh out of the mould is probably a good place to start.

I’m sure it sells a lot of perfume/cosmetics/whatever but if even the model who was photographed can’t match the image in the adverts, what’s the point? More importantly, why isn’t this false advertising?

[Edit: stupid autocorrect function thinks there’s a ‘u’ in mould!]
[Edit-edit: Ga-a-ah!]

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Posted: 30 June 2007 09:22 AM   [ # 4 ]
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David B. - 30 June 2007 01:01 PM

I’m sure it sells a lot of perfume/cosmetics/whatever but if even the model who was photographed can’t match the image in the adverts, what’s the point? More importantly, why isn’t this false advertising?

I don’t understand what the government defines as “false advertising”, because, you’re right.  This IS false advertising.  And so is half (Okay, maybe all) political adds.

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Posted: 30 June 2007 03:02 PM   [ # 5 ]
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Wasn’t this already posted on the forum once before??  Or am I just crazy?

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Posted: 30 June 2007 03:06 PM   [ # 6 ]
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Razela - 30 June 2007 07:02 PM

Wasn’t this already posted on the forum once before??

There was something of a similar nature before, although I can’t find it and I can’t watch this current one to see just how similar it is.  (Yeah, I know, I’m a big help. . .)

EDIT:  Ah, wait, here’s at least one thing that sounds to be related.

Or am I just crazy?

I’ll reserve judgment on that.  😉

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Posted: 30 June 2007 03:09 PM   [ # 7 ]
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I’m positive it was posted here somewhere too, but I can’t find it either :lol:

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Posted: 30 June 2007 03:19 PM   [ # 8 ]
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Yah, that’s it Acci.  The exact same video.  I knew I’d seen it before.

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Posted: 02 July 2007 06:08 PM   [ # 9 ]
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Dily - 29 June 2007 08:09 PM

Hopefully, one day, all these stupid “makeover” and “plastic surgery shows” will fade off the air where they can’t bother me anymore.

You may not realize this, but you have the power to do this yourself. It’s called the “Channel Up” and “Channel Down” buttons. In extreme situations, the “Power” button will also suffice.

David B. - 30 June 2007 01:01 PM

I’m sure it sells a lot of perfume/cosmetics/whatever but if even the model who was photographed can’t match the image in the adverts, what’s the point? More importantly, why isn’t this false advertising?

Why is it false advertising, David? If they put a fake person on their ad, it’s hardly false advertisement at all. Unless they specifically show a real before and a fake after picture and then specifically state “Our product alone caused her to look like the after photo” then they have committed no act of false advertisement.

It’s just like all these weight loss products that have people take their product and then clearly state (in the fine print) “This person lost 45 pounds using our system and a routine of diet and exercise.”.

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Posted: 02 July 2007 06:38 PM   [ # 10 ]
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Dily - 29 June 2007 08:09 PM

Hopefully, one day, all these stupid “makeover” and “plastic surgery shows” will fade off the air where they can’t bother me anymore.

You may not realize this, but you have the power to do this yourself. It’s called the “Channel Up” and “Channel Down” buttons. In extreme situations, the “Power” button will also suffice.

David B. - 30 June 2007 01:01 PM

I’m sure it sells a lot of perfume/cosmetics/whatever but if even the model who was photographed can’t match the image in the adverts, what’s the point? More importantly, why isn’t this false advertising?

Why is it false advertising, David? If they put a fake person on their ad, it’s hardly false advertisement at all. Unless they specifically show a real before and a fake after picture and then specifically state “Our product alone caused her to look like the after photo” then they have committed no act of false advertisement.

It’s just like all these weight loss products that have people take their product and then clearly state (in the fine print) “This person lost 45 pounds using our system and a routine of diet and exercise.”.

Unless they specifically claim that their product, and their product alone, is responsible for the girl looking like that, there’s no false advertising.

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Posted: 02 July 2007 06:55 PM   [ # 11 ]
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Renquist - 02 July 2007 10:38 PM

Unless they specifically claim that their product, and their product alone, is responsible for the girl looking like that, there’s no false advertising.

Yes…that’s what I said.  Was I unclear?  Sometimes I have a problem with that. I apologize if I made it look like I was saying something else, but yes, that’s what I was saying.

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Posted: 02 July 2007 07:06 PM   [ # 12 ]
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Stargazer - 02 July 2007 10:55 PM
Renquist - 02 July 2007 10:38 PM

Unless they specifically claim that their product, and their product alone, is responsible for the girl looking like that, there’s no false advertising.

Yes…that’s what I said.  Was I unclear?  Sometimes I have a problem with that. I apologize if I made it look like I was saying something else, but yes, that’s what I was saying.

No no, I was backing you up. 😜

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Posted: 02 July 2007 10:59 PM   [ # 13 ]
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Dily - 29 June 2007 08:09 PM

Hopefully, one day, all these stupid “makeover” and “plastic surgery shows” will fade off the air where they can’t bother me anymore.

You may not realize this, but you have the power to do this yourself. It’s called the “Channel Up” and “Channel Down” buttons. In extreme situations, the “Power” button will also suffice.

Yes, I know. I find myself using them a lot these days.

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Posted: 26 July 2007 10:53 AM   [ # 14 ]
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From BBC News:

Watchdog raps Cruz mascara advert

A L’Oreal commercial featuring Penelope Cruz broke industry rules because the actress was wearing false eyelashes, the advertising watchdog has decreed. The advert for the firm’s ‘Telescopic’ mascara claimed the product could make eyelashes “up to 60 per cent longer”. According to the Advertising Standards Authority, however, the advert misled because it did not make clear Cruz was wearing some individual false lashes.

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The authority ruled that “in the absence of a disclaimer stating that Penelope Cruz was wearing some individual false lashes added to her natural lashes… the ads could mislead”.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6915296.stm

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Posted: 26 July 2007 11:01 AM   [ # 15 ]
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Hrm, I wonder if that’s the ad I just saw. I don’t remember noticing if it was Cruz. I just remember turning to my husband and saying “those are fake eyelashes, that shouldn’t be allowed”

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Posted: 26 July 2007 01:42 PM   [ # 16 ]
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MadCarlotta - 26 July 2007 03:01 PM

Hrm, I wonder if that’s the ad I just saw. I don’t remember noticing if it was Cruz. I just remember turning to my husband and saying “those are fake eyelashes, that shouldn’t be allowed”

Women can spot that.

I see it and all I say is “Huh. A chick’s eye.”

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Posted: 26 July 2007 02:57 PM   [ # 17 ]
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MadCarlotta - 26 July 2007 03:01 PM

Hrm, I wonder if that’s the ad I just saw. I don’t remember noticing if it was Cruz. I just remember turning to my husband and saying “those are fake eyelashes, that shouldn’t be allowed”

There are SO many advertisements where I say: “Those are fake boobs, that shouldn’t be allowed”

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Posted: 26 July 2007 03:05 PM   [ # 18 ]
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Oh, I say that all the time too :lol:

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Posted: 26 July 2007 03:33 PM   [ # 19 ]
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[oldtimer]
In the old days women only used to fake their orgasm: now with the rise of plastic surgery, everything about many a woman has become fake…
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Posted: 26 July 2007 04:32 PM   [ # 20 ]
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I personally don’t find the doll look that attractive anyways. I prefer women who wear less makeup, and who don’t feel they always have to wear makeup to leave the house. I think it’s sad that the models themselves think it is ok to have all this done to them, then again, I suppose if they said no, someone else would just jump into their place. Fashion models are the worst, how are these people supposed to portray fashions for normal people to wear? They are freaky-looking stick women who look like they haven’t eaten in a few months. I’m sure there are some somewhere, but I’d love to see a fashion show where they show off clothes for all body types. Instead of a designed putting out a line of clothes all for the ultra-skinny, let’s have a show where they have different clothes for different bodies that all fit into the same collection.

I honestly don’t even know why they bother with real models at all any more for most magazines and ads. Probably just to have a “real-life” person they can send to hobnob with the public, but it seems to me it would be much cheaper to just buy the rights to any old picture and turn it into what they want.

This is another good video showing exagerated image manipulation. WARNING, NOT REALLY WORK SAFE (the site is fine, but the picture they are editing shows a large amount of the woman’s posterior). http://www.metacafe.com/watch/734962/adobe_photoshop_from_fat_woman_to_thin_woman/

I tend to avoid the Gucci/Chanel/Prada perfect makeup, wanna be a doll crowd. Maybe it’s just me…

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