Sunday, April 15, 2012

How to spot obvious Photoshopping

So here is my photoshopping post and for the subject ill be using the well known "Dakota Rose" and myself. Since she is so infamous, rude and also don't like opinions that don't turn up her glory (and you know how I butt hurt about that) I don't really feel bad about it. And it was mentioned on my blog how everyone is turning her out or something (showing the truth). Yay I'm not alone on this so without further ado

I advice you for if you don't like for anyone to be called out, turned out or shown out the door ill put a stop like above before the posting, there will be a ......
after the posting and you can then proceed after. It is known for people with truth to get the most hate (killing the messenger). To save you and myself time follow this rule. If you don't follow it and proceed with your ignorance or lack of proof and theroy , I give myself the right to sin my soul and bash you out if needed to calm my frustration and giving me the feeling of revival to my wasted time.

Now are you ready.
Here you go, enjoy.
Always forget to put these Disclaimer: I don't hate photoshoppers I just don't like the lies. Whats so hard about saying yes I photoshop (though the over photoshop okay i don't like that either but its not all about what I feel it is what you can get out of this post). I do believe it should not belong in ads for the purpose of coverage. If I want your foundation or mascara show me the real results. Not the fake model who's filing in the blanks. Thank goodness gurus exist.

Let me show you the process and how easy it is nowadays to edit your pictures with free photoshop and quick moves. Come on people, it is more than easy to get photoshop off the net and get it free. I won't give you links or condone it but ill tell yah this it is easy. There is the internet, google is your best friend yet worst enemy.
The normal
Here is one of the subjects, the picture ill be using on my photoshop is me. Lets make something out of it and ill tell you how to spot PHOTOSHOP on the way....or after

HEYYY Liquid!

Here is liquify the tools of all tools when it comes to face and body editing. This is what the window looks like.

See the bulge tool?Its highlighted .

What have changed?
Notice how the eyes still look round?

Heres a tip: how many people you have seen or known with diamond eyes compared to almond eyes. I have almond eyes btw and lashes kind of make it diamond but not to this extreme.

The best tip: The bottom lid is parallel to the top bulge like my eyes are begging to escape.
Look in the mirror and open your eyes WIDE. How much do your bottom lid move compared to your top?Most likely hardly ever. HEY maybe there are talented people out there or lucky ones and lets not forget we are all different also I'm not a face specialist but this compared with others I'm mentioning later in post, it is almost impossible to have all at once or combined.

Do you see it? Look again even I had trouble finding what the hell was photoshopped after I saved this photo. Why do I have two pictures of the eyes being edited?
Its the nose
There is the opposite of the bulge tool in the options of liquify.
Small tip: The pixels are stretched. The reason for this being a small tip is for the reason of the editing done later where you can't spot a pixel for your life. Everything is smudged.

The chin edits (didn't make you guess this time even though its not too obvious)

Yes my favorite. I make it a challenge for me to spot new phtoshopping, its like a chase for Sherlock Holmes. A new mystery.

To tell you the truth I don't see any appeal to the chin thing and haven't seen a real person with that kind of chin. Long yes, pointy maybe , both hardly...that can be a tip but here is a better one...

Bigger tip: Inconsistency. They hardly ever keep it when editing massive amounts of photos. Some chins are long , some shorter than that, some don't seem right and others aren't even there.

Another tip: Don't want anything around their chin. Like hands or Jazz hand fingers and heres why; its harder to edit the chin when something is in the way like a finger or lollipop

Here is where the pixels disappear.

Here is where I start photoshopping with my own pictures (I don't like liquify, though for hair editing I don't mind cause like in reality you can move around you hair.....your face, not so much). I don't use the tools usually used which is the "blur" tool. Its good for smaller things like pimples but for bigger things like the face it looks OverDone and fake to me. I paint....well cause I'm a digital painter and for me that is the way to photoshop makeup. Hear this, there is no way in hell makeup will make a blur on your face.

Still I as well as many may have to change our ways cause all in all people love the blur tool on photos, and not only the photoshopper but the people who admire the photos. They think its perfect and rather pictures to be blurred than real.
But to me when you go way too far its just tatseless.
Whats to see other than the blur. You can't go out and show your face now thinking anyone would recognize you. I didn't even do the over blurring in this demonstration because I just don't like that look. Its trying way too hard in a sense.

Tip: When your face have the shadow of a glass of milk (which is hardly any shadow and muddy looking) its most likely PShopped. Look at the shadows of your face when in the sunlight or ambient light. Lighting don't work that way. When over blurring it gives the float face where it looks like your face is copied and pasted over the other especially when the body don't match. Look for highlights if there is none along with no harsh shadow then its most likely blurred (or extreme light but we are talking of a mix of PShoping)

Tip 2: No sharp corners to be found except your hair and maybe lashes
Only ru paul is allowed haha. It looks like he obviously does this.
(cause later in the show you see him without it. Only in drag he has this effect making it a character in itself)

Tip 3: You have no nose?

Tip 4: Pores and bumps exist. Here is what real skin looks like
+Click link for huge picture+
Im sure almost every dark skinned girl ( or any skinned girl but on darker skin its more apparent) have this up close, or at-least I do. Its called skin.

Though it looks blurred , you can still see the patterns on the skin.

Even a smaller picture and you can the realness in the lighting.
The forehead with the highlight you see smaller dents.
Look at my first picture here in the nose area where there is highlight. Even though I photoshop the picture i don't really edit them to the extreme. That may change.

The sharpen (on one side though)
Don't have to explain much here, you just sharper your lashes or your blur of the eyes to make it more realistic debunking the blur effect a little. But -

Tip: can't fix the glass of milk or the cut out and paste "face" effect. Like This
You can see every strand of her hair yet she has milk face
and this
See how muddy her highlights look?
Strands of hair seen, detail in flower seen face don't match these detailes
....milk faced
And omg this is the ultimates of milk face, I just can't take it.
Im lactose intolerant when seeing these of course another pet peeve.
Its an art thing I swear, my hands tingle looking at this.
wig detailed
jewelry detailed
lace detailed
face Milked
the shadow on her clothes have more definition.

I just sharpened both sids of the face here.

The overlay
Umm...I rather to lighten the other way.
This is just a copy of the picture, make the top "screen" layered and you get this.
To get the ru paul angel effect you glassian blur the top picture a bit and take down the opacity.

Levels are better
cmd+l gives you the levels (on a mac)
No tips on these its just lighting here nothing to see.


How do I look?
Not bad for a fast edit. Creepy but acceptable


Hey stop!!

Dakota rose

If you haven't seen it look at the other well known photoshooping of acceptance "Komi Xi"

Ill be using allot of links here (cause people have said it better)
I called Komi a character because basically I never really seen her claiming to be real or seen her fighting for her fake life on the net...well maybe its because she's foreign plain and simple. But this is different this one is not a character this is a girl believing in her lies or making others try to believe in it to seem perfect.

believe it or not this is her

and these

And we are saying this is her now?
I mean hint: NO...ONES...EYES ARE LIKE THAT. The hell would the eye sockets of the skull would appear to even look like. Have you not seen CSI? Where they can make a image just from a skull, that is real people. Also another hint: She has milk face and the light is coming from the top (look at the shoulders, and the top of her head = light source) Which means no harsh light on the face BUT: there is also a trick to that. You can reflect light to your face with a reflector....dont explain the eyes which is obviously PShopped. And seeming she is an addict at photoshopping everything she won't stop there.

Do I have to really go further on this? Really?
No Really? Sigh okay ill try.

Let me get this straight.
You can see the eye enlargement here?
This is mostly circle lens but look closer
...her lips change as well, her nose is turned down her chin is more pointed.

Let me tell you about after effects
look at this amazing tutorial from a novice

You know what , here is where I stop about this girl. Its too obvious too obvious. So much that I have to say it twice. Look for the resources below and it will tell you so much more about the girl and not only about looks but her attitude as well. And let me give you a hint.
hint: Her attitudes stinks
Rant over.








The haze on Jennifer's face kills me every time.
Now they are getting away with it in commercials for foundation.
Ever seen those mascara commercials where they wear FALSE LASHES? Yeah, this is just as bad. How the hell do you know its working for the model when you over blur it or do not ever show their real lashes.

Look for the god haze on those commercials.
I seen older commercials and it was hardly that way.
This I think recently happened.


now for me to edit plenty times when this is posted even though I have edited this post 3 times before hand.


Elli said...

Nice post :)

I knew dakota rose back in her scene days and I couldn't believe the girl in the pictures was supposed to be her -.-

Chantal said...


Love it~~.  I'm fairly adept at spotting photoshop, but this post definitely helps. Plus, folks are getting better and better at editing every day. @_ @

Also, I lol'd at the 'How Do I Look?' macro there. Haha. I love that show~.  (P.S. The answer is, like you said-- creepy. Your quick edit mad you look creeppyy. ; _ ; )

Phillicia "HeirOfGlee" said...

Oh I'm glad I can help. 

And I haven't watched that show in awhile, I used to watch it religiously. Ill always love the way she integrates blue into her hair every other episode of season. ( I bet its creepy and I seen people go stronger with the editing) +.+

Phillicia "HeirOfGlee" said...

She changed so many times. The weirdest ones to me are the one related to her with paintings.  And I just discovered the girl, I would only hear of her.

Mfuxer said...

you are amazing at pointing these things out! I think alot of girls need to realize the truth in all of this video/photo editing bullshit.!! People like Dakota and people in the entertainment industry make it so our generation and future generations become ill to the idea of how an ACTUAL human being is suppose to look like !!

Phillicia "HeirOfGlee" said...

Why thank you ^^.
And that is the main reason for me posting this.

I hate how the human body and skin is distorted for the new genreation.

Eliva Hellena said...

Thanks for your comment sweetheart! Great blogpost on how to spot obvious edits. You know what i don't get? How come that people easily believe in Kotakotis flawless beauty in a digitalized PS generation? Do Truth blogs REALLY have to nitpick on everything to prove people how much of a liar, racist and homophobe she is? I always thought that 'The Truthblogs' were exaggerating and obsessing too much over her. I never paid that much attention to her because she stayed out of 'my hobby' which happens to be 'Japanese popculture' 
But after spending an hour or two on doing some research and watching those videos of them, JUST swearing, throwing racial slurs and insults around like it's candy, acting all cocky and inappropriate, then switching over to her SUPER KAWAII videos with the high pitched voice and tryhard Japanese i felt like vomiting all over my keyboard. That girl is just termendously stupid, digging her own grave with the obvious act. I just hope Japanese people don't spend too much money on her fake cuteness, believeing that this laughable doll actually loves them for who they are. 

phillicia deanell said...

Oh you're welcome <3.
I think they want to believe it, they need something to idolize and I kind of get that because back then we had the typical princesses (compared to how close to real they are now) that was always in distress and wants the prettiest prince they can find. 
Then you hear the backstory of the real little mermaid or pocahontas and even nursery rhymes. You can't believe it and won't yet still enjoy the fantasy. Well I do I should say, I try not to but its hard to let go of a childhood. That is how I compare it to her. The girls these days don't really have anything else to follow. Where is the wonder woman and disney is kind of falling off a bit.

And yes truth blogs have to nitpick and even be called hate blogs to prove their point. And still get shut down by the fans cause of this fantasy they want to live themselves. Thats the thing, girls want that fake life and she is living it. Who but other than an expert liar can keep this going. I would feel sick to my stomach keeping this up, and sure other girls as well. I mean think of it anyone can lie and do this, but only a few have the guts and lack of a conscience to go through with it.
I only discovered her cause of Komi Xi (and discovered felice cause of dakota) another internet photoshopped beauty and much more obvious with it. And the racial thing I found much later and it seems allot is getting on top of that and she is loosing fans. Also I think most of the love blogs of her is her or her family. The way they compliment and not talk of the obvious problems like the TV appearance, you can't be that blind.

I really have no feeling for this girl, I know yeah I wrote a blog piece on her but I have the problems with how the digital medium is used. But when it comes to her as a person I have no feeling. Not hate not love, I kind of gave up on girls like her. What makes me angry though is the girls protecting her blindly as well even though I know of their fantasy drug problem. I don't know I can't even explain what feeling I have for this girl nothing but an empty stomach comes up.

I hope japan find as much on her as possible. But they also love the fantasy drug as well. So we can only hope.

MyuMyu said...

I tried photoshopping (my nose spreads when I smile -_-) and I always come out looking deformed.  Although I'm pretty good at removing blemishes. Im confused about the Dakota Rose thing though. You're saying that' her with the parasol? but in her videos she looks like the picture at the bottom (her standing by the trees)???? 

phillicia deanell said...

Yup thats her. She uses after effects for her videos.
She took photos with her fans and she looks nothing like that.

Jewellove said...

You're just a UGLY a/f and creepy black bitch to be honest and your just hating on Dakotas preetiness cuz you know that you would never ever wearing all that ugly make up that you use you will never look that pretty!...

Phillicia "HeirOfGlee" said...

I noticed you use the simplest terms

black (like since when is a color ugly)

bitch (a female dog I thank you they are loyal creatures)

ugly (preference my friend )

creepy (really? says the one with no face)

Anon and hiding = Honest ?

umm I don't know what a/f means but I'm sure your trying to say something mean and playing smart.  Knowing your are anon no one can say the same for you because you can't give them a chance to and adding that with your personality I don't think I'm the ugly one here. 

I have nothing to hide and that includes being behind photoshop and after effect all my video and photo life, I mean why would i show a post to spot the obviousness of photoshop. And I'm not the one hiding behind anon. And look at that I must be special to be your first comment on your new account. Was made for me right? Im sure it was

I rather be an ugly bitch according to you than not be comfortable with my actual appearance. That includes you and your princess.

Anything else?

Jewellove(The Pretty One) said...

im 100% sure ur Dakota xD LAWLZ, and well, to be honest she looks creepy as hell, so please stop ranting and dig yourself a hole :3 <3
Much Love!

Reapera said...

You are beautiful and your tutorials are amazing!

Phillicia "HeirOfGlee" said...

Thank you much <3

Silversnake said...

Thanks, this was good photoshopping information :) And, yes, Kotakoti (as she is calling herself now) is very fake. I've read so many truth blogs about her, and besides that anytime someone post something on Youtube or Tumblr exposing her fakeness her and her family report fake copyright claims against them. It's only a matter of time before everyone knows of her folly and she goes down in smoke

world said...

I really liked this blog you made, If "Dakota Rose" was so pretty like some people try to argue, then why does she have to photoshop every single aspect about herself. Even fake hair, layered on make-up, falsie eyelashes, and contacts arn't enough for her. She's photoshopping the shape of her nose, the shape of her chin, the shape of her lips..the shape and size of her eyes, and the size of her boobs, and body.. There is nothing to be jealous about. Maybe of the pictures but not of her. She is only a sad girl, who can't accept herself for who she really is. A modeling agency in Japan offered her a contract without seeing her in real life, Dakota had to take her own pictures and photoshop them because of obvious reasons. And to earn the agency more fame, they have now taken her down with the recent knowledge of publicity that she truly just is an average girl who had a little too much time with Photoshop. And Btw, I think you are very Pretty (=

People now have a desire to look like aliens, and I think anyone that's attracted to that is disgusting, they should be attracted to human females instead. Not creepy monsters. Are they straight?

Tifa SilverMist said...

shE's not the onlyy one photoshOpping dolly looks mEaningg theyy r alll photoshOppeddd

Kim Kye said...

hahahahaha.... supeeeer like :D

i love your blog..... Phillicia "HeirOfGlee

-they just won't give up....trying their best to pretend to be someone else, even though they have been cornered...

Mary Cubangbang said...

Thank you for putting up this lovely post. This post is a step closer in helping teenagers cope with self esteem issues and realize how the media is not what it's all hyped up to be. Just because of this post you have a new follower.
And thumbs up for referring to Dakota Rose. She is a very successful person now due to her foundation of lies. Unfortunately, many people are still looking up to her and accepting this fake beauty, even those who are aware of her lies (I cannot believe the ignorance of this world.) I know ppl might say that we should instead pity her, but doing that would only be a foolsh thing to do because what more can you pity from someone who's making more money than you'll ever make from a shit load of lies? and if anything, Kotakoti isn't the only target of self esteem issues and self hate. If her stupid fans are so worried about this issue, then they should go and support an organization instead of cheering on this one girl who doesn't need anymore attention.... Many more people suffer from these conditions to the point that they diet poorly or go under the knife without being a famous Japanese model in the process. She does not deserve pity- if anything she should be punished for cheating her way through a system people work hard in, and also punished for making the world look like idiots, insulting our intelligence and making the Japanese seem like they worship white people. I am glad you have posted her because she is a great example of how pathetic this society has come to be to admire someone who photoshops themselves. Kotakotii is to the extreme one of the most Photoshopped models I've ever seen in my life and many ppl should be aware of this