I remember year nine in I.T we were recquired to make a monster out of our faces with photoshop. I turned myself into a vampire. I would show you the result but apparenlty 2GB USBs don't last for years on end. And I don't know where it is. So, I can't show you. I remember getting an A+ for it though.
So, here is a photo of me from Halloween:
This was taken with my Iphone 4s. Which apparently has a shit camera, but I digress.
I decided randomly one day, for no reason at all, to photoshop this. I decided, why not try and morph my face into something possibly considered beautiful? I don't know. Personally I think I look better here ^^ but, I'll let you decide.
Now to tell the truth, I don't know exactly what the standard of beauty is. I never have. I have bad face recognition so if you showed me a picture of a so called beautiful person and then showed me a picture of a so called ugly person, they will look the same to me. That's the truth. So trust me when I say beauty means nothing to me, if you look natural, then you are beautiful. I prefer freckles to concealer. Just saying.
So you have me up there, with a face painted to look like a zombie, though my attention keeps being drawn to the lipstick. I really need to start wearing lipstick, my lips look really nice there. Anyway.
We have photoshop.
Yup. So what I did was I considered what I had heard makes a person 'beautiful' and it came to me. Small. Small shoulders, small face, small nose. I'm pretty sure that's it. So I moved my shoulders down, made my neck a little skinnier, (That whole long neck thing I've heard about), I made my forehead a little shorter, and pushed my cheeks in a little. The background is blurred because I am pretty shit at photoshop. I've pretty much completely forgotten how to use it. I did a bit of colour adjustment, not much though because when I tried to do more than the mouth and eyes, it looked crap. Oh, I also adjusted the chin.
Personally, I prefer the original pic, and my boyfriend does too (the second creeps him out) though he could have been trying to avoid being slapped, really, I do realise how much of a trap questions like that can be. I didn't mean to be that girl I swear.
Anyway, I don't support the use of photoshop in media. It raises everyones standards to unachievable levels, which in turn lowers their esteem.
What do you guys think of photoshop?