I stumbled across a couple of videos this afternoon and thought it very interesting to see the process behind a magazine cover.
Click HERE to see another example of retouching. Fashion magazines made a HUGE impression on me during the teenage years and provided ample fuel for my disordered thinking. Unfortunately, young woman today face even bigger challenges with the proliferation of sexualized images in the media. Click HERE for an article on the topic. A report from the American Psychological Association is HERE. Perhaps you heard something as well about the impact sexy television shows are having on our teens as well. (If not, the article is HERE.)
As parents, we need to pay attention to the messages our kids are receiving. We need to help them process and understand that what they see in the media is NOT what they get. (Another retouched image is below. Retouch left, real life right.)
If you're the mom of young girls, you might want to check out THIS WEBSITE and THIS BOOK (the boy version is on my shelf to the left).