Sunday, July 10, 2011

Epic Photoshopping

Oh hello there! I'm not here right now. I'm in Canada, but you knew that. But I didn't want to leave you all high and dry while I was gone, so I wrote this lovely post while eating cupcakes and drinking vodka the day before I left. Don't you feel special?

Anyway, it all started when I was trying to find a swimsuit bottom for my trip. I bought a new top back in like January, since all of my old suits are literally from the year 2000. However, I never got around to buying the bottom half, so I found myself a couple of days before my trip with a mismatched suit. Being totally broke, I tried searching Wal-Mart.com for one that was like $5 (no luck). But I did find this:

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Wait.... WHAT? I know that clothing companies often digitally alter photos when they sell the same item in lots of colors to avoid having to photograph the model in every one, but this is the worst photoshopping EVER!! It looks like they just drew it on in pink highlighter!! I especially enjoy the spot on the right where her hair appears to be UNDER the bikini.

There's also this variety on the site:


It's admittedly a LITTLE better than the pink but still... Is Wal-Mart paying a 10 year old to do their photo editing?? And what did they DO to her left boob? You can see where they tried to smooth something out, but whoa, that's AWFUL. I also enjoy the ample use of the soften brush on her abs.

Wouldn't it have been easier to just photograph the bikini top on a mannequin? Or just post a picture of the top itself?

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