I hadn't gotten up from Sittin On Tha Toilet when I thought we usually see the provocative before and after photoshop images of celebrities but... I have decided to show a personal take on it and do an early morning right out of bed un-showered self portrait before and after photoshop job. Why am I doing this? 1 because people still don't realize that the images they see are enhanced and touched up. 2. To show my clients that it's ok to strive for external perfection but only a great photoshop artist will reach it.
Yes that is me. I woke up, set my camera on its tripod and took a self portrait to do a before and after photoshop touch up job on myself. However, I must tell you that this guy in the self portrait didn't have any coffee, didn't take a shower, didn't put on make up, didn't have clean clothes on and didn't have a desire to take a self portrait. Ok! Let's take a closer look at what you are looking at.
This is what you will notice (or not) in the image to the right before I photoshoped myself to perfection.
Please Know The Facts.
Television and magazines create illusions. Hollywood celebrities and models have many more issues of self than you and I can imagine. As a headshot photographer I have yet to see anyone come in for a session who looked as flawless as I photoshoped myself to look.
To further the point here is a good article that I want to share with you from 10steps.sg.
40 amazing before and after photo retouching photos of celebrities.