Sunday, December 2, 2007

The movie stars do it, so why shouldn't we?

Okay folks, you remember those family shots that we had taken? Well a couple of you are photoshop masters out there and you graciously volunteered to "fix" them if you will. I have been seriously impressed and a little bit disturbed to see exactly how much my friends are able to manipulate these photos. Let me just provide an example for you:
Do you see the second shot below? (I would move it to the first position, but blogger is having issues with picture downloads and I can't understand the help language they provided) My friend, and Photoshop master manipulator Jessica, did the following to this photo:
1. Erased all the bird droppings from the bridge.
2. Whitened all of our teeth.
3. Erased all of our wrinkles (must be talking about my hubby here-since I'm so naturally beautiful).
4. Eliminated people and a red bag that were in the background.
5. CHANGED Owen's head from a different photo onto this one.
6. Brightened my jewelry.
7. Erased a bird in the background. Disclaimer: No birds were injured during the editing of this photo.
8. Brightened the grass from yellowish/green to beautiful, like it was summer green!

NO, she did not remove any weight from me. I bet she would if I asked her to. However, when you all finally see me in person you might be a little disappointed if I had her edit that.
So, the moral of the story is twofold: When those Christmas cards and photos come this year. Don't believe them for a second! AND, why diet when you can photoshop?
Here are some other photos edited by Jess and by sister & brother in law Kjirsti and Tom.





10 comments:

Crazymamaof6 said...

oh yeah love photoshop and people with the skills to maximize it! I personally choose to go for it and have my other in law thin our my chin and am always thrilled with the results! not that you need it. if only diet and exercise were as easy as photoshop! you however look fabulous and don't need the photoshop slim down. But i super love it. and admit my christmas cards will be photoshopped for maximum effect.

brooke said...

Ha! I love it. I can only mess around so much with our pictures with the program we have. When we get a new computer we will get photo shop and then I will really start learning! Amazing how not so good photos become amazing photos!

By the way I think ALL of you look GREAT.

Lara said...

Isn't it great! I took my parents' Christmas card photo this year and my mom made me edit it within an inch of its life!

I told her everyone is going to think she had plastic surgery because she now looks younger than I do! But she doesn't care. She also didn't want me to edit my dad's wrinkles too much since he looks "distinguished" with them. Her words.

Heather said...

Love it! Photoshop is amazing!

Ryan & Rischel said...

Audrey,
Do you remember asking me what I wanted for christmas? Don't worry about not remembering. I would like photoshop please.
THanks!

wackywilsons said...

Your pics are beautiful...but, they didn't need too much work when they have such photogenic people as yourselves!

I love the hairdo too, very chic...and how did Owen get to darn happy and handsome? I love his smile...so fun

wackywilsons said...

Your pics are beautiful...but, they didn't need too much work when they have such photogenic people as yourselves!

I love the hairdo too, very chic...and how did Owen get to darn happy and handsome? I love his smile...so fun

Lacey said...

They all turned out so good....photoshop'd or not...can't wait to see what they look like on your wall...I love family pictures!
Note: I got my 11x13 and 8x10's done at Costco and they always do a fabulous job!

Amber said...

Okay, LOVE your pics! You are one hot mamma! I have just recommitted myself to exercising! :) (I just enjoyed Fazollis and cheesecake though). I love pic. #3. You are all looking. I also love the one of Owen laughing. SO CUTE! We were gone for a week for Thanksgiving...so I had to play catch up. Thanks for checking in!! More later.

SHERI said...

They look great!