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Photoshop In the Media

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Kailinn Hairston

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Transcript of Photoshop In the Media

Photoshop In the Media
By: Meghan Owens & Kailinn Hairston
Photoshop- a computer application that is used to digitally alter images.

It is often used in the media (i.e.: magazines, commercials, and TV Shows)

It is the leading application for digital photo altering.

Started being used in Hollywood In the 1930s to make actresses look more glamorous. (Wilson)
Supporting Details- Mental Problems
Counter Argument
What is Photoshop?
How is it used in the media?
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In today's society, images are a large part of everyday life. A number or the images that are circulated have been altered, or more commonly known as Photoshopped. Using Photoshop in the media is wrong because it has negative effects on society such as body modifications, health problems, and mental issues.
Works Cited
It is used most often to make people/things more appealing.
Celebrities use it to make them appear flawless.
Supporters of Photoshop in media would say that there are some positive effects if it.

- Before advertisers would have to hire someone to take photos for them, now they can hire someone to do it on a computer. (Campbell).

- It can be used to expand our imagination. (Campbell).

The view of the world
- We receive a new perspective of the world around us. (Campbell).
It is also used for comedic purposes and other forms of entertainment.
- with Photoshop we can create things that have the ability to make us laugh.
The way we view history
- Photoshop lets us question the fact whether a picture from history is real or fake.
"Real history painting, or modern Photoshop art?" (Campbell).
Barnes, Sarah. "Beauty, The Photoshop way."
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July 7 2008. Web. 7 November, 2013.
Campbell, Steve. "10 ways how Photoshop changed the history of photography."
Make use of it
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9 April 2010. Web. 9 November 2013.
Djoukoue, Armelle. "Keep it real challenge: Photoshop's impact on body image."
Umkc Womens
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Fryer, Wesley. "Perceptions of Beauty, Photoshop, and Media Literacy."
Moving at the speed of
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Jessica. "Jessica's Story - Bulimia Nervosa."
Eating disorders- Disordered Culture
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n.p. Web. 11 November. 2013
Kite, Lexie. Kite, Lindsey. "Photoshop phoniness: Hall of shame."
Beauty redefined.
26 June, 2012. Web. 9 November, 2013.
Purtle, Jonathan. "Diagnosing a public health problem: Photoshop."
2012. Web. 7 November 2013.
Simon, Richelle. "Photoshop effect... Good or bad?"
Richelle's CSCI 1300 Experience
. Google Sites.
21 October, 2011. Web. 8 November, 2013.
Wilson, Eric. "Smile and Say 'No Photoshop.'"
The New York Times.
The New York Times Company,
2009.Web. 11 November 2013
Zapata, Kimberly. "Bent on body image: The media, mirrors, and photos versus Photoshop."
Clarity Digital Group. LLC. 7 October, 2009. Web. 11 November, 2013.
Health problems- Photoshop has become so serious that it has caused health problems such as..
Bulimia/ Binge-purge eating

"Many of our struggles are rooted in our society and that we owe it to our daughters and granddaughters to break the cycle." (Jessica).
Body image has become thinner and thinner over the last few decades.

Media influence- what can be defined as another type of influence, such as external and/or parental influence factors.
News reports

Women and girls strive for the ultra thin body.
Dove conducted a study in June of 2008 called " Real Girls, Real Pressure: A National Report on the State of Self Esteem." The results were:
7/10 girls believe that they aren't good enough. (Fryer)
low self esteem greatly impacts girls overall feel about their own beauty. (Fryer)
girls with low self esteem are more likely to engage in negative behaviors. (Fryer)
High Exposure to Media has a large impact on womens' self esteem. (Djoukoue)
The effects of photoshop take a toll on everyone.
Anorexia- In 2009, 14.5% of girls and 6.9% of boys in high school didn't eat for 24 hours to lose weight. (Purtle)
Bulimia- 5.4% of girls and 2.6% of boys purged or took laxatives in order not to gain weight. (Purtle)
In today's society, images are a large part of everyday life. A number or the images that are circulated have been altered, or more commonly known as Photoshopped. Using Photoshop in the media is wrong because it has negative effects on society such as body modifications, health problems, and mental issues.
Real Beauty?
Photoshop makes us question if real beauty even exists.
When teen girls were asked to describe what they thought was real beauty, they picked out what they thought was real beauty in a magazine. They were unaware of the fact that most of the images had been altered in a way. (Barnes)
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