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Photo manipulation

Photo manipulation involves transforming or altering a photograph using various methods and techniques to achieve desired results. Some photo manipulations are considered skillful artwork while others are frowned upon as unethical practices, especially when used to deceive the public, such as that used for political propaganda, or to make a product or person look better.

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Do you think she's the perfect woman?

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Photoshop has gone a little bit too far now

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Image to the left is the original model and image to the right is the finished manipulation :)

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A dramatic look at how magical and terrible photoshop is.

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Artist Erik Johannson creates amazing photo-realistic fantasy images that stretch the imagination, almost making us believe that such things could actually happen.

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It's amazing how jaded our society's view of beauty and perfection is.

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Photo alteration has sparked some wide debates over the years, especially in magazines meant as news sources. This article talks about Times wanting to add fat to a model's picture because the editors believed she was too thin. I see two problems here. One, she became that thin because YOU made her feel she had to in order to get a spot on your magazine cover and others, as I'm sure she models consistently. Two, take pictures of who you want to take pictures of. If you don't want a skinny model on your cover because you don't want readers to think you're advocating the eat-practically-nothing diet, then don't hire models who struggle with those restrictions in their daily life. It's hypocritical to support an industry, but then make yourselves look like you're not. Ridiculous.

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