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Retoucher
Retouch007
Posts: 403
East Newark, New Jersey, US


No, it's not me or my work, lol. But I was wondering what you guys honestly think of this cover. I think it looks overdone and unnatural especially that is a celebrity.

http://fstoppers.com/photoshop-fail-har … ks-bizarre
Feb 19 13 10:06 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JimBobLc
Posts: 199
Martinsburg, West Virginia, US


Seems to be a Chinese publication. Maybe they are meeting Chinese customer expectations on a Chinese budget?

It does look very unnatural though (darkening behind the hair etc) but again are Chinese presses able to print out a high quality image? The final in print might be very poor anyway due to limitations on their color printing capabilities. Who knows this look might work better given other factors such as paper, ink, etc.
Feb 19 13 10:12 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ForeverFotos
Posts: 6,620
Indianapolis, Indiana, US


Looks like another one of Peter Griffin's wonder models of the 80's

http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/familyguy/images/c/cf/McGillis_Barkin.jpg
Feb 19 13 10:14 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Kristiana-Retouch
Posts: 289
London, England, United Kingdom


Maybe this is how she really looks big_smile and all other photos of her are photoshopped big_smile
Actually she kind of looks like that "catwoman" or what was her name...
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdez15w6cs1rrft72.png
Feb 19 13 11:52 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Retouch007
Posts: 403
East Newark, New Jersey, US


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Feb 19 13 01:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Retouch007
Posts: 403
East Newark, New Jersey, US


hahaha, I don't blame the retouchers they are doing what they are told it's more than likely the  creative director(s) or higher ups wanting more of this more of that. I just went through the same thing with new staff at a publication I hope I don't end up on photoshop disasters though, lol.
Feb 19 13 01:46 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Krunoslav Stifter
Posts: 3,847
Santa Cruz, California, US


R G wrote:
I think it looks overdone and unnatural especially that is a celebrity.

+1

R G wrote:
hahaha, I don't blame the retouchers they are doing what they are told it's more than likely the  creative director(s) or higher ups wanting more of this more of that.

Yup, very possible.

Feb 19 13 02:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
The Invisible Touch
Posts: 708
Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain


There seems to be something really wrong on eyes/nose area... also body seems wrong too..

Would love to see the before!!
Feb 19 13 02:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
A-M-P
Posts: 18,089
Orlando, Florida, US


The background looks Gaussian blur to hell really badly that is bleeding onto the the subject.
Feb 19 13 02:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
eos3_300
Posts: 1,459
Brooklyn, New York, US


Christiana1990 wrote:
Maybe this is how she really looks big_smile and all other photos of her are photoshopped big_smile
Actually she kind of looks like that "catwoman" or what was her name...
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdez15w6cs1rrft72.png

Bride of Wildenstien
1st thing I thought of

Feb 19 13 02:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Retouch007
Posts: 403
East Newark, New Jersey, US


wow, i thought it was only the skin and color but look at the hair edges that is not good. hmm, someones head must be rolling as I type this.
Feb 19 13 02:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
eos3_300
Posts: 1,459
Brooklyn, New York, US


Feb 19 13 02:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
AJScalzitti
Posts: 12,528
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Frankly the years have not been kind to her, and I didn't think she was pretty to start with.  Maybe we should blame whoever decided to hire her for a cover in the first place, I mean the retouchers can only work with what they are given.
Feb 19 13 02:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Retouch007
Posts: 403
East Newark, New Jersey, US


eos3_300 wrote:
I like this X-files version better
http://psdpics.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/SarahJessicaParker34.jpg



http://www.psdisasters.com/2013/02/harp … t-you.html

You sure those aren't before and afters? lol

Feb 19 13 03:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,116
Tampa, Florida, US


Kudos. They made the ugliest woman on the planet even uglier.
Feb 19 13 03:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Marieljn
Posts: 99
Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines


They could have softened her features a bit though, it's too strong.
Feb 20 13 06:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Rosemarie Bennet
Posts: 144
Warrington, Pennsylvania, US


D:
Feb 20 13 06:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DavidCoward Photography
Posts: 629
Sandy Springs, Georgia, US


AJScalzitti wrote:
Frankly the years have not been kind to her, and I didn't think she was pretty to start with.  Maybe we should blame whoever decided to hire her for a cover in the first place, I mean the retouchers can only work with what they are given.

Q: What does Matthew Broderick say when he's having sex with his wife?
A: "I'm on a horse!"

Feb 20 13 06:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
George Thomson
Posts: 698
Concord, California, US


http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/01-africa-shoebill-chick.jpg
Feb 20 13 06:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Park Avenue Pin-ups
Posts: 406
Waverly, New York, US


Neigh Neigh, I think the target audience is Mr. Ed.
Feb 21 13 03:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Smedley Whiplash
Posts: 17,279
Billings, Montana, US


sheeesh! That scared the hell out of me.  I could see it if they were promoting a sci-fi film.


Less carving, more cowbell.

I can handle almost everything but the mouth.
Feb 22 13 07:12 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Cherrystone
Posts: 36,301
Columbus, Ohio, US


Poor horseface doesn't get any respect.
Feb 22 13 07:42 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
AJScalzitti
Posts: 12,528
Atlanta, Georgia, US


DavidCoward Photography wrote:

Q: What does Matthew Broderick say when he's having sex with his wife?
A: "I'm on a horse!"

I would have expected more for Ferris Bueller tongue

Feb 22 13 07:50 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Nikki Magnusson
Posts: 6,841
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


I saw this cover earlier in the week..

thought about opening a thread on it..

and then thought..

why bother..

what needs to be said...

so sad..http://a1.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/129/56355047c63340658461981eb7b5a3a6/l.gif
Feb 22 13 07:51 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ed Woodson Photography
Posts: 2,644
Savannah, Georgia, US


I liked the first line in the article.

"The general idea of Photoshop is to help make someone look flawless, while still maintaining their unique and human qualities."

What a unique concept.
Feb 22 13 07:59 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
TMA Photo and Retouch
Posts: 713
New York, New York, US


Everyone is at a different place... for a different reason...that can be very different from where WE are at right now.  Life is a journey... with a full spectrum of people with different competency levels...all trying the best they can to get through.  There are always people behind us... with work that is inferior to ours...and people way ahead of us... that we wish we could look like. 

Who knows...it could also be that the magazine art director is a jerk...or the production/retouch team is an incompetent, annoying relative of the boss. 

Bad images happen...good ones take a lot, a lot of work and art...and time... and skill... and experience... that We gain along the way.    AND...Im not as pretty as I used to be either...and its heading in the wrong direction for me too.

Cheers
Feb 22 13 08:12 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
K I S S P H O T O
Posts: 571
Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom


doubtful but who knows, maybe it's deliberate to get it noticed again and people to buy it,, bad publicity is still good publicity?   Lool
I think the most frustrating about it is the lens blur halo around it
Feb 22 13 10:18 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
J M
Posts: 372
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


JimBobLc wrote:
Seems to be a Chinese publication. Maybe they are meeting Chinese customer expectations on a Chinese budget?

It does look very unnatural though (darkening behind the hair etc) but again are Chinese presses able to print out a high quality image? The final in print might be very poor anyway due to limitations on their color printing capabilities. Who knows this look might work better given other factors such as paper, ink, etc.

Wow, that's awfully ignorant of you.
China have pretty high budgets at least enough to get this sort of work done. And why would their presses be any worse? China's one of the most successful economy's at the moment and the fashion industry there is booming because of it.

Ps I don't get SJP hate, I thought she was kinda cute in the tv show. She hasn't aged well I guess but at least hasn't gone plastic, at least not that I'm aware of?

Feb 22 13 07:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Rafael_Alexander
Posts: 82
Atlanta, Georgia, US


I really would love to see the original image because it could be a botex issue as well as the retoucher removing key facial lines....I did like the fact that they didn't mess he hands up this time......
Feb 24 13 03:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Daniel Ecoff
Posts: 414
SHERMAN OAKS, California, US


why the long face ?
Feb 26 13 10:59 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
PhotoByWayne
Posts: 1,196
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Maybe better off to use this cover in Thailand instead.
Feb 26 13 07:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dana Russel
Posts: 1
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


The image and photoshop work isnt that bad, the problem is that they put a women in her late 40's on the cover of a magazine and try and make her look 22. Magazine covers are always overdone, but when you get to a certain age, it actually looks like youve been over done because they try and hide your age.
Feb 28 13 01:01 pm  Link  Quote 
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