This article was published on January 16, 2009

Hello Berlin, meet Photoshop. It’s the essence of beauty


Hello Berlin, meet Photoshop. It’s the essence of beauty
Ernst-Jan Pfauth
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Ernst-Jan Pfauth

Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He a Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He also served as The Next Web’s blog’s first blogger and Editor in Chief, back in 2008. At De Correspondent, Ernst-Jan serves as publisher, fostering the expansion of the platform.

Photoshop AdbustingWe, the geeks, know about Photoshop. We realize there’s an army of marketing folks brushing up the supermodels of the world. Sure, a few million people have seen the infamous Dove ad, but that probably doesn’t stick for too long.

Every girl with a low self-esteem caused by the Photoshop filters, masks, and stamps should follow blogs like Photoshop Disasters on a daily basis. Oops, somebody did lose 2 inches of their waist line, but where’s her second leg? That kind of stuff.

Berliner girls will probably get aware of this soon, since a rather professional ad buster has made some incredibly good stickers depicting the Photoshop interface. Like Gizmodo says, this is “pitch-perfect adbusting right here”.