Oh Photoshop, what wonders you perform: creative freedom second to none, the bitmap tool of choice for most digital artists.
The best part of 2 weeks salary, for the average American, to purchase; and countless hours to master; Photoshop is the de facto standard for all professional image manipulation.
But there’s a darker side to Photoshop; relied upon heavily by magazines to airbrush women into idealized versions of themselves, it’s hard to find a photoshoot of a female celebrity that hasn’t been lit, reshaped and tanned to “enhance her femininity”.
When worth1000.com took the idea to its natural conclusion and ran a competition to see how feminine Photoshoppers could make male celebrities — the best of which are picked out below — the results were disturbing to say the least.
It turns out The Woman in Black is a scarier film than we thought. (Will Smith.)
Bond girls aren’t what they used to be. (Daniel Craig.)
This celebrity ought to be Leaving Las Vegas immediately. (Nicolas Cage.)
The Scorpion Queen seems to be enjoying her new look. (The Rock.)
Are your Eyes Wide Shut? Good. (Tom Cruise.)
I bet she doesn’t look like this in her high-school picture. (Zac Efron.)
Could this be Voldemort’s revenge? (Daniel Radcliffe.)
No one forced her to take part. (Hayden Christensen.)
Giving ladies a bad name. (Jon Bön Jovi.)
Pirate or not, she seems alive to us. (Orlando Bloom.)
Make it so. (Patrick Stewart.)
Not such a good fella after all. (Robert De Niro.)
Robert De Niro
Can you name each of these celebrities? Which is the most convincing? Share your thoughts in the comments.