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Post time 2013-11-5 13:55:17 |Display all floors

All-over cover: Body foundation helps conceal any imperfections in the skin on the torso and legs (the hairpiece has been removed, but gets replaced moments later)


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Click! The studio lights are turned up, focus is sharpened on our model, and the photographer takes his snap


[size=1.2em]In the click of a mouse, Mrs Gifford Piper's complexion is smoothed and given a doll-like sheen. Her eyes are made wider, her nose slimmer and her lips fuller.

[size=1.2em]The retoucher then goes on to raise the shoulder, lengthening the entire upper arm.

[size=1.2em]They then radically slim the stomach, giving the illusion of larger breasts which sit proud rather than relaxed as gravity would normally dictate.

[size=1.2em]The legs are also made significantly longer, and the calves are narrowed. Mrs Gifford Piper's neck, too, is lengthened and narrowed.


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Airbrush time: The photographer now begins retouching Mrs Gifford Piper. In the click of a mouse, the shoulder is raised, lengthening the arm, her midriff is narrowed and the bust is lifted




Supermodel treatment: The legs are made significantly longer, and the calves and feet are narrowed


[size=1.2em]The skin on the body is brightened, giving it a reflective sheen and once again, as a finishing touch, the backside and thighs are slimmed.

[size=1.2em]The result is that the model in the finished photo bears absolutely no resemblance to the woman who sat for the photographer.

[size=1.2em]The video added fuel to an ongoing debate surrounding airbrushed models and how they can set unrealistic examples to impressionable young girls.

[size=1.2em]Last year, a group of teenage girls staged a protest outside Teen Vogue's offices, demanding that the fashion magazine publicly commit to using 'Photoshop-free, diverse images of real girls.'


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From hairbrush to airbrush: Mrs Gifford Piper with no make-up (left) and with make-up (right), just as the photo retoucher begins smoothing the surface of the skin...


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Digital bust-lift: The lower breast has been raised in a comparison between the pre-Photoshop grab and the post. The waist has also been narrowed quite dramatically. The neck is lengthened and the face narrowed


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Post time 2013-11-5 13:58:01 |Display all floors

Last but not least... The retoucher gives the whole body a lightening sheen (seen on the hair, face, arms and shoulders so far) - it gives the skin a glossy doll-like finish that one might otherwise assume is thanks to good tone, plenty of exfoliation and body make-up





Voila! Mrs Gifford Piper looks nothing like the woman who first appeared on set proving just how much work goes into a magazine ad campaign or fashion shoot




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