A curious title.. i grant you..
It translates into PhotoShop Public Service Announcement. My PS motto is.. just because you could.. doesnt mean you should..
After spending my earlier PS years making models look 'perfect' - (read stick thinner/spot free/blemish/dust and life free).... for print ads and in store materials... I am very very very cautious about the capacity of PS and its uses..
I follow the 7 day rule.. if it could be gone after 7 days.. take it out. (this covers pimples, blemishes, hair in odd places) etc etc
I do NOT remove wrinkles, reshape noses, remove double chins, recolour eyes etc.. Can I...sure.. i matter of seconds.. will I.. NO!
I admit to being KIND... with tired Mothers, gentle with women who are ageing a lil faster than their spirits and boys who needed a few drinks the night before their shoot ;) but kind .. is one thing...
I LOOOOOOOOVE the totally rad actions... LOVE them. Crazy fan of them! The one tool in their set that bothers me is the pro retouch tool. It rocks.. dont get me wrong but I see it.. and its like minded tools used BADLY all the time.. Go gently gently... or you will create your own version of a Barbie doll...
Why I am writing this post... NOTHING to do with the FAB actions from Doug and Chenin... no siree.. It is because I was looking at tickets online for concerts and came across this rather disturbing image of Michael Buble..
I am sorry.. but WHO approved this... WHO thought this was a good idea? WHO... WHO in their right mind sat there and did THIS ... with what I can only assume was a professionally shot image? Come on kids.. tired retoucher or not.. this is just BAD
Do not try this at home folks... really.. and.. for goodness sakes.. use the opacity slider!!
I now completely understand why I was once sentenced to enhancing and enlarging each individual sesame seed on a Maccas burger... until it reached McPerfection.... after I collected and collated a model's blemishes on her forehead (I was trying to stay awake and it seemed like a good idea at the time)... my supervisor was terrified the wrong copy would go to print on billboards everywhere and I was sent to seed hell until my attitude improved. LOL but this is why.. I get it now... Someone let the wrong file out.. surely? This was not done on purpose???
OK.. I have moved on from my PS moment..
I have been SICK.. ruley ruley sick... Lochie got sick Tuesday afternoon and was a sick lil guy all night, all day wednesday and bounced back on Thursday.. he went to play at Mum's just in time for both Andrew and I to be struck down on Thursday night. It hit HARD and fast.. we made up two beds in the lounge room and summoned enough strength to change channels/swap out the DVD... and dozed. Mum.. (ahhhh thank goodness for MUM!) decided we sounded like crap and kept Lochie.. we picked him up this morning (Saturday).. having spent 40hours laying very still and moaning about how miserable we were... and how much we missed our gorgeous boy!
Love you Mum. and thanks! we are SLOWLY feeling better... i see a quiet day planned tomorrow..