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Old 09-18-2013, 01:41 PM
 
Location: ATL with a side of Chicago
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Maybe I should do this on all unflattering pics. .

But seriously it never occurred to me to photoshop my pics. And for me I do not photograph well without adequate lighting. Hmm. I could make so many tweaks. Add some lip gloss. Even out my skin tone. The possibilities are endless!
I had some professional pics done in February, and by the time we got to the headshots, I was sweaty and the makeup artist had gone home, so I couldn't do any touchups. The photographer told me not to worry about it. He could fix anything in the editing room.

When I got the pics, I was amazed. I was flawless! My makeup was polished and perfect. It looked like a Cover Girl ad! It did feel like cheating, but then...it is. But it's the kind of photo that is expected to be photoshopped, so it's just part of the process.

But shopping away weight, wow. That's risky. Especially 100+ pounds?? How is that even possible? I would pay money to see those pics.
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:11 PM
 
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It's very easy to photoshop the pounds away if you know the software. Even before PS diet ad scams were using the same techniques with photography and stat cameras. If someone wants to do that on their own pictures so be it. The ones they fool will find out sooner or later.

As far as being caught in the middle, your friend who lost weight needs to chill out. There are many other problems that she could get worked up about other than someone on the net who is doctoring her picture. Maybe she should invite her to join her weight loss program and be helpful positive influence instead of petty. Deflect her gossip by saying, "If you feel that way you should approach ____ instead of me."
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:02 PM
 
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I can photoshop out a few pounds - but THAT much? How do you do that? How do people not call her out or think she's someone else or how does she not notice people are talking - that's just nuts! I'd think people would talk, or something. I don't see how she gets away with that.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:30 PM
 
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I can photoshop out a few pounds - but THAT much? How do you do that? How do people not call her out or think she's someone else or how does she not notice people are talking - that's just nuts! I'd think people would talk, or something. I don't see how she gets away with that.
You outline the figure with a lasso at 1 point feather. Put it on another layer

Do the hair and head separately to keep proportions real and hair on top of background if need be.

Use the cloning tool on the background in base layer to fill over the figure

Then take the figure on the top layer using free transform > distort, and reduce the body, or use the transform > warp and reduce certain areas.

Then clean up hair and makeup as desired with levels, color saturations.

Then dupe the figure again and use gaussian blur on the duped layer of the figure, erasing out the skin that needs to be softened on the top layer thus showing the softened skin on the duped layer beneath.

Then merge the photo, all done.

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Old 09-18-2013, 10:13 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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It's kinda weird and irrational, but it doesn't hurt anyone else. And if she uses it on someone she meets online that she'll meet in person, they'll find out about the deception soon enough, so that's between them, has nothing to do with anyone else.

There's really no reason to pester her about it. If one genuinely wants to help her with self-esteem issues and weight loss they ought to invite her along to healthy but accessible activities, and focus on her positive qualities (physical and non-physical) unrelated to her weight. And if someone doesn't genuinely want to help her, they ought to bug off.

The friend who lost weight and therefore took the photoshopping all personally also needs to work out her own issues as much as the photoshopper does, IMO. Someone else photoshopping themselves doesn't take anything away from her own achievement.
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:39 PM
 
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You outline the figure with a lasso at 1 point feather. Put it on another layer

Do the hair and head separately to keep proportions real and hair on top of background if need be.

Use the cloning tool on the background in base layer to fill over the figure

Then take the figure on the top layer using free transform > distort, and reduce the body, or use the transform > warp and reduce certain areas.

Then clean up hair and makeup as desired with levels, color saturations.

Then dupe the figure again and use gaussian blur on the duped layer of the figure, erasing out the skin that needs to be softened on the top layer thus showing the softened skin on the duped layer beneath.

Then merge the photo, all done.

Well... just seems like a lot of work! Geez, desparation!
I guess I just still don't see how it could look realistic.
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:57 AM
 
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Nancy Grace is being photoshopped on her network. BADLY. On her regular show it's Nancy Grace -- on the Nancy Grace Mysteries they have carved her face tight and tiny and stuck it on someone else's skinny body.

It's just wrong
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