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How To Spot Photoshopped Pictures

Have You Ever Photoshopped a Picture of Yourself?

Scientific American has a tutorial on how to spot a doctored photo, which is really interesting when applied to timely news photos, but for this gossip junkie, it doubles in interest when you use it to spot photoshopped celebrity photos! In the new Sex and the City movie, Carrie is swayed into doing a magazine photo shoot with two words: "Vogue airbrushing." I won't lie to you, my vanity perked up when I was first learning Photoshop, because I was thinking "Yessss! No more zits!"

If you don't do what you can to look your best while taking the photo, you know you have post-pic options. Though I have yet to erase my own blemishes with Photoshop, I have fixed red-eye and offered my skills to friends who have complained about unflattering photos of themselves.

So, spill: Have you used your Photoshop skills to fix a photo of you, or had someone do it for you?


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charismatic1 charismatic1 8 years
yeah I have done it many a times, infact i am quite good looking even used my pics for many of the roulette gambling site and for finance sites. As suggested by my husband. Nice strategy to become famous naa... lol !
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
no photoshop but I have cropped certain things out and changed to B&W to hide my pale skintone a few times!
theavalanches theavalanches 9 years
Eh... yeah - but ofcourse! I try to keep it to a minimal. Sometimes I do it to make me feel better. Sometimes I feel like I don't need it.
evalution evalution 9 years
Electronic Botox, I do it all the time.
sparetimer sparetimer 9 years
oh man, totally guilty
calamari calamari 9 years
Every photo on my computer has passed through photoshop. 24/7/365!!!
witchbaby witchbaby 9 years
I kinda do it for everyone in my pics like my mom, dad, and me. I take out my zits and smooth out their wrinkles :)
ladygypsy ladygypsy 9 years
I remove blemishes, redeye and occasionally will lighten up under my eyes if they look baggy.
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 9 years
When I was younger, I wish I could do it because people knew how to make themselves look like super models! Now, I would never do it, but if I want a photo that needs to be enhanced, I'll ask my boyfriend. I don't ever want to retouch pictures of myself, but I would love to retouch pictures of scenery that were white washed or whatever from the sunlight.
luckiedog luckiedog 9 years
I photoshop pretty much every picture I know I'm going to share with a bunch of people: graduation pictures, Facebook photos, you name it. Why should celebrities have all the fun?
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
not that i recall.
kelliegonzo kelliegonzo 9 years
i actually do it to almost everyone of my pictures. my friends always tell me how photogenic i am. oh well ;)
neonbee neonbee 9 years
I just change the lighting. Other than that, nothing else.
gooniette gooniette 9 years
my boyfriend is the photoshop expert. i usually don't do that much with it because i never print pictures anymore.
jasmint jasmint 9 years
Hell yes! Usually it's just a little tinkering with coloring and contrast. I don't think there's anything wrong with it.
CrazySexyCool CrazySexyCool 9 years
I rarely photoshop pics of myself other than the occasional red eye removal. Typically if I photoshop a picture of myself it is to add a caption, or object for humor. One time I photoshoped a picture of myself to get a mirror in a mirror effect just because I thought it would look neat. Most of the time when I am using photoshop it is to create web graphics, seamless textures, or some other form of art work.
shmuffin123 shmuffin123 9 years
Haha! I photoshop myself so much I can't remember which pics are pshop'd and which aren't.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 9 years
Usually just to fix red eye... occasionally to remove a blemish. Otherwise, I prefer to leave it be. If I don't like the way I look... it's more motivation to change it. :D
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 9 years
I tweak the lighting usually. Sometimes because the lighting sucks and sometimes because I want the picture to look artsy. I've never altered a body part or anything though. I've never even tried to shop my acne lol.
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 9 years
I'll admit it, I do it sometimes. Especially if the pic is going up on some place that old friends will see it. I wanna look as hot as possible.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I on;y know how to do simple things like, red eye and brightness. Geek you should do a post on the ins and outs of photo shopping, I wish I knew how to do a few fun things on it.
LOVErickii LOVErickii 9 years
i love to change the contrast/brightness & hue/saturation
CoralAmber CoralAmber 9 years
I have acne, and while usually I go natural, I saw some pictures of me from a wedding and it was really apparant. So on a couple photos I had to shop it out. I'm too lazy to do it all the time, but I really don't like how I look in photos now.
hkmarks hkmarks 9 years
Oh yeah... Not too often myself, but I did photoshop the picture that was used for my school ID. Mainly because there weren't supposed to be shadows behind me, but I went a little overboard maybe. I've photoshopped tons of pictures for my mom... mostly her friends but some relatives too. Whitening teeth, removing specular highlights, removing wrinkles, making skin look healthier, adding makeup... I've done it all.
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
absolutely. just to get rid of blemishes though. they're not there all the time anyway! i've never done any major virtua
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