It's you, perfected!

Article: It's you, perfected!

There are many reasons not to read women’s magazines. One of the biggies? All the retouched photos. The genetic mutants we call models and celebrities can beat the shit out your average Jane’s self image, but Photoshop can chop it up with chainsaw. This before and after cover of Red Book from a few years ago thanks to says it all. In fact, Jezebel has made one of their crusades exposing the evils of Photoshop (here’s their most recent “unveiling”). One of the funniest commentaries on how fucked up Photoshop is when it comes to setting impossible beauty standards is this recent parody of a beauty product commercial by Jesse Rosten on Vimeo: “Just one application of Fotoshop can give you results so dramatic, they’re almost unreal…istic.”

The "Cigar Guy" Conspiracy

Article: The "Cigar Guy" Conspiracy

This year’s Ryder Cup will be known for two things other than who won:  the return of Tiger Woods, and the mystery of the man only known as “The Cigar Guy.” If not for this once in a lifetime shot of Tiger’s flubbed stroke, Cigar Guy (standing at the right of the photo) would have…

The past and present

Article: The past and present

Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov overlays pictures, with the assistance of Photoshop, from World War II with their locations in Europe today, and the effect as you can see above is pretty neat. His photos reminds me of this Flickr pool that I blogged about here last year. [Via]

Photoshop Cook

Article: Photoshop Cook

Adobe Photoshop Cook from Lait Noir on Vimeo. Maya Rota Klein’s video tutorial demonstrates how if Photoshop existed for aspiring chefs, then baking cookies could be done with a mere click of the mouse button. Someone needs to greenlight and fast track this program ASAP. I’m also looking forward to Photoshop Clean.