For those of you who aren’t familiar with Adobe’s Photoshop, it’s a professional image editing program. While I only know basic uses, I found a web site of a guy who obviously takes it to a new level. He’s a professional touch-up artist who currently works for Apple, Inc.
Anyways, this isn’t a plug for his services as much as it is evidence that what we see in the media truly isn’t real life. Just take a look at his portfolio. It’s hard to see the changes he has made until you see the original picture, and shocking at how some consumers accept “front cover models” as a standard of what they should look like!