This is a German site (at least, I think it’s German) that has a cool but disturbing demonstration of magazine retouching. When you go to the site, a pop up window will open. In that pop up window, click on “Retuschskolan” at the bottom. A new pop up window will open. It will look like a magazine cover – give it a little time to load, then click on the model. A menu will show up on the top left. As you click on each item, you will see the retouching that has been done to the model, from whitening her teeth and making her top lip fuller to plumping up her bust. It’s a good reminder not to compare yourself to what you see in magazines.
She’s Not Real
July 5, 2005 by