"Photoshop" in the 1930s. pic.twitter.com/bV0rZoyAcF— Cool Old School (@CoolOldSchool) October 19, 2014
This isn't just some grease-on-the-lens trickery. A retoucher spent six hours in a dark room with a special machine, pencil, and chemicals. If you look at the before-and-after shots above, you'll notice that the pro made her skin tone more even (and glowier), smoothed her lines, and erased a dark spot on her cheekbone. In the "after," she looks much younger. And, this was all done without computers — which is pretty incredible.
The takeaway? Our "addiction" to Photoshop is nothing new, and neither are today's beauty standards. It shows that our desire for celebrities to always appear flawless isn't new, either. The biggest difference between then and now is that, thanks to the Internet, the discussion is now public. And, perhaps, that's for the better. It may help us shift our perspectives and recognize that people in the public eye are just that — people. (Bustle)
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