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Posted: 29 June 2007 04:08 PM   [ Ignore ]
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One of the amazing things you can do with PS or any image editing programs

The Make Over

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Posted: 29 June 2007 04:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 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 06:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 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 11:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 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 11:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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David B. - 30 June 2007 03:01 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 05:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 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 05:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Razela - 30 June 2007 09:02 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.  wink

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Posted: 30 June 2007 05:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 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 05:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 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 08:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Dily - 29 June 2007 10:09 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 03:01 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 08:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Stargazer - 03 July 2007 12:08 AM
Dily - 29 June 2007 10:09 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 03:01 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 08:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Renquist - 03 July 2007 12:38 AM

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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