Photographer Creates Animated GIFs To Show How Much Retouching Goes Into Commercial Photography
Dive into the artificial world.
You know all those glitzy magazine ads that portray some alternate universe where everyone is ripped and has a beautiful skin?
We all do. We also know that it's the end result of skillful Photoshop adjustments.
Ashot Gevorkyan, a photographer and retoucher based in Russia, created a series of animated GIFs to show how composite images are made. With the gifs, Gevorkyan gives examples from both the final results and the making-of, revealing the staggering amount of post-production needed to get those flawless shots.
The making-of. Watch how the girl in the back's expression changes.
The making-of. Her red bra was a no-go.
The making-of. They weren't in the desert -- and they didn't even pose at the same time.
The making-of. There were no birds, no waves and definitely no mermaid tail.
The making-of. Look how the two dancers in the back change their pose.
The making-of. Notice the model's left foot changes.
The making-of. There was no drama before Photoshop.
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