Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Photoshop Fail

While it may not be a nice thing to say, I sincerley hope the graphic designer who worked on this SATC2 poster was wrapped across the knuckles for making Kim Catrall look like a wax figure.

I know a tonne of media has already gone nuts over the over-use of photoshop on this particular image so this post isn't exactly anything new but I simply couldn't leave it be. I may not be a professional graphic designer but I do know when enough Photoshop is enough. And this is WAY past enough.

While SJP, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis still manage to look like, well, themselves, Ms Catrall barely looks like even a related family member, let alone the stunning lady she actually is.

I do wonder whether this may have been done on purpose -some people do say any publicity is good publicity but you have to question whether this kind of publicity actually does the movie any good (I suppose it's not exactly going to stop anyone from seeing it though is it?).

What does annoy me though is that age old debate of making women look completely nothing like themselves in order to sell something. Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem with airbrushing to sell magazines or a little Photoshopping to make you buy perfume/make up/clothes etc. but to go to this extent seems a little over the top. I would only hope that the actresses are as appauled by this poster as the rest of us and do something about it.

I guess it has certainly gotten more publicity for the movie though hasn't it - hell, I'm talking about it here so they've done their job!

Sex & The City 2 opens in Australia on June 2nd. Click on the poster to see a larger view.


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