Friday, 20 March 2009

Beauty is a cruel mistress

Photoshop day. Despite rumors i heard about the digital classes not being so good, i signed up for an intensive digital workshop for the second semester. The people that said it wasn't good were the first semester (first time ever) lab rats so it might have gone a bit astray but this semester's classes are quite good.

Apart from the masks and layers and whatever else we learned, today we stumbled onto the perfect skin. Model's skins. The ones you see in the glossy mags that have no black heads, no zits, no moles, nothing. The perfect woman.

Having Jon Hempstead's image at our side, both initial and the final outcome, we got the idea, well Alex Kent did, but still, we were there so it counts, to blend the images in "differences" mode. For those of you who don't really know what it is (which i was part of until some time ago) it shows the differenced between any two layers/images. If the image is blac, the layers are the same. The more colorful it gets, the bigger the differences. So, from beast to beauty... this is the difference.

Hair, face, everything was retouched. So girls stop feeling bad about yourselves. Kate Moss ain't that big of a beauty and she made it. On the other hand, some other people i know don't need photoshop, they need a new face.