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teenage problems... need some PSD help

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Old 03-11-2013, 02:39 PM
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teenage problems... need some PSD help

or the lack of it.

I am trying to show my teenager sister-in-law how much photoshop plays a part on the pics of her "idols"... it really messes up with her self image, even thou they know that it has been "edited" I dont think she realises the extent of it!

but I want to make it with quality image as opposed to grainy compressed jpgs...

I could use my own photos and retouch but I suppose it will be more effective if she sees famous people in it!

what is the best quality images out there to show the powers of the.psd?

anywhere I could get hold of the actual psd file to show a step by step transformation.

thanks...
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:50 PM
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Re: teenage problems... need some PSD help

Google this
"retouching before after".
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:37 PM
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Re: teenage problems... need some PSD help

oh sure... :-/

been there done that mate, hence trying to avoid grainy compressed jpgs or gifs...
thought someone here might know of a website or have been trough the same issue...

anyways... anyone else?
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:58 PM
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Re: teenage problems... need some PSD help

Can't help with your fixation on "grainy compressed jpegs", but here are a couple of my bookmarks:


http://nataliebuskila.com/before-and-after-5.html
http://www.inbedwithsue.com/before-after/

And have you seen the infamous "Dove Evolution" video? Here's a low res version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYhCn0jf46U

Also, try this forum:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/t.php?forum_id=76

There are some good "before and afters" burried in there.

But if you are looking for high res, before and after images of specific "idols", good luck with that.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:06 AM
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Re: teenage problems... need some PSD help

You are going to struggle to really make understand as all she has ever known from the media are these fake images. The famous people in photographs don't want you to see unretouched images as they are just as insecure about the way they look. They get to see the before and after and millions of people telling them how beautiful they and still they don't see their own beauty.

I see two options, send her to live in Africa for a few years, where the vast majority of women feel truly beautiful. Or send in a hi res image here she really hates as a challenge to retouchers so she can see what the media really does.

As a portrait photographer I face this everyday with my subjects, the secret is photographing beauty is to make your subject feel beautiful, even for a split second and capture it. Real beauty isn't about smooth skin and and symmetry but its in expression. It's just very difficult to bring out in front of a camera because of how the media uses images to sell us stuff.

Good luck.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:34 AM
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Re: teenage problems... need some PSD help

Something a little like this?
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:17 AM
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Re: teenage problems... need some PSD help

or this http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/victor...094730719.html
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:08 PM
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Re: teenage problems... need some PSD help

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Something a little like this?
that is a good start.... thanks!

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And have you seen the infamous "Dove Evolution" video? Here's a low res version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYhCn0jf46U
oh yes, I had forgotten about this video!
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