Rachael: Photoshop Tutorial, manipulated celebrity images are harmful

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Rachael Leigh Cook, the famous American actress known for her role in the movie, “She’s all that” is on a mission to provide women the information and awareness that a manipulated celebrity image is harmful for the young generation.

Rachael Leigh Cook has stated that the women must learn Photoshop to know how an image can be manipulated.

The famous actress is rallying against the manipulation in the female celebrity’s pictures and emphasizing on women to learn Photoshop.

Cook has joined hands with Girl Scouts of the USA, Institute on Gender and Media to battle and raise the voice against Photoshopping and air-brushing of women’s body.

She also focused and advised the young girls not to compare Photoshoped photos against the celebrity pictures because they are not original.

Cook stated that “I did not grow up getting told about how manipulated the images we see of women and girls out there are, and I think it’s an absolute travesty that young women are seeing what the media is feeding them,” Cook told Pop Tarts. “It breaks my heart to be part of an industry and part of a machine that really pushes out these images and propagates these really terrible standards that are false.”

“I remember gaining quite a bit of weight on the first movie that I worked on because, ‘hey, free food!’. You’re at that stage where your body is just changing so actively, so it was a natural change, but I remember finishing that film and realizing that I had gained probably 10 pounds over the course of filming which is a lot when you’re only 5?2,” Cook said. “I knew then that I needed to go and really try and get healthy. I went too far in the other direction and I worried my parents for a while, I think it’s fair to say. I think that it’s something that many, many teenage girls go through, especially ones that are achievers and ambitious. You’re looking for a sense of control, and when you’re in a really transitional phase in your teenage years, I think it’s a pretty normal reaction to develop food issues.”

“Nothing that you see is real, even if you look at what looks like a candid photo of someone, anything can be done. It is false advertising and false advertising is a crime so why isn’t this a crime? I’m just up in arms about it,” Cook added. “People need to know that there are actual lenses that are put on cameras that make people stretched out. If you saw these actors in person, you wouldn’t even recognize them as the people you see on TV. It’s just all a complete illusion and maybe it should be viewed as art, the way that art isn’t real. The way that a picture of a rose can be beautiful, but it’s not a real rose.”

 

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