Cover photoshopping which went wrong

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i guess i meant i want to know whose chest it is, and why they thought anyone interested in an eight-hour hibiki otsuki special wouldn't want the actual chest. :)
 
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Ghostbird

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Surprised there are no examples of boobs or butts being photoshopped like you see on Facebook and stuff.

Hitomi Tanaka does it on Instagram.

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Obvious use of the liquid effect on photoshop.
 

ding73ding

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Akari's right eye looks like it's slipping off

Come on it's not even obvious her face got a lot of PS.

Anyway I've been waiting for some more Akari DP creampie action for months now. She had no new vids since October. :(
 

kharo88

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I'm usually terrible at spotting photoshop but when I saw Hoshino Chisa on the cover of one of her upcoming titles I couldn't help but feel that her face was off.

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In case someone doesn't know her, here's another cover where she looks much more like herself:

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ding73ding

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What are you whining about? The cover and the frame matches well enough. You might be forgetting a still photo is easy to hide a spare tire (assume that's your complaint) with pose and lighting.

If you are sensitive to rolls and bulges you shouldn't be digging for fat chick porn.
 

Casshern2

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You got me all wrong. I grabbed this movie BECAUSE OF her rolls and bulges. She looks so soft! I'm talking about what they did to her face. By no stretch of the imagination does it look like the same woman not touched up. The work on her chin is obvious as well as erasing her cute cheek lines.

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ding73ding

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But that's SOP isn't it? Have you EVER come across a half decent DVD cover that's not touched up to the same extent? Skin whitening, de-mole-ing, slimming, un-doubling chins. All SOP and expectable and nudge nudge wink wink no one ever expect the real person to look as Barbie perfect as the cover right? The exceptions are the production is so cheap that they don't even have the budget for a 15-mins PS job. I mean how much does that cost? Maybe 500 Yens, If it's not done, it's only due to negligence or unserious, not because the producer has any photo-honesty.

There's a whole school of artists who think of photography as a creative not reproductive medium. The girl is just raw material like canvas and paint, the point is to make an image that's beautiful or for commercial purpose, no amount of PS is too much or shameful unless it turns away a buyer.

The topic is "PS went wrong". Wrong means making the girl looks ugly or repulsive, not just obviously touched-up. Wrong means turning away a prospective buyer.

Say the post with Hitomi (almost) qualifies. The PS made her look like an inanimate rubber doll. But... it almost doesn't qualify... Hitomi's persona is always kinda rubbery anyway, so that pix doesn't look so wrong to her fans.


OMG, there's a lady on the same floor who looks exactly like this pic. Is it from a vid? What's the code?

BTW, the cover you added, VRTM-135, that's a PS job that doesn't appeal to me. ONGP-052 is reasonably attractive to me. But still I wouldn't call VRTM-135 a PS-fail, it appeals to a target audience which happens to not include me. That's kind of same as Hitomi rubberized.
 
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Casshern2

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Dammit, ding! I had to Google SOP thinking it was some term for PS touch-ups or something used in JAV specifically! That’s what I get for reading your reply early in the morning. Took me FOREVER to figure out it meant Standard Operating Procedure! LOL!! You got me there, friend!

Okay, I see what you’re saying. I included it because, to me, they made her look so much different than she actually looks…it seemed wrong. Wrong in this can be slightly subjective, but I’ll respect your interpretation because it does fit more of what is being discussed. I’ll try to keep more with the spirit of the topic as you explained it. But, hey! At least I found someone who's in your building! Off Topic: I love and hate when that happens! I love it because then my eye candy just got a level up! But I hate it because I still can’t do anything to her! HAHA! Notice I said “to”…not “with”.

BTW, that screenshot is from the beginning of that title, ONGP-052.
 
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paparoach408

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so is the theme of this thread obvious photoshops on covers, or how much the Photoshops are not matching the video?
 

CodeGeek

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OMG, there's a lady on the same floor who looks exactly like this pic. Is it from a vid? What's the code?
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Thanks, that would have been my next question. ;)

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BTW, that screenshot is from the beginning of that title, ONGP-052.
And thanks for information. :)

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The topic is "PS went wrong". Wrong means making the girl looks ugly or repulsive, not just obviously touched-up. Wrong means turning away a prospective buyer.
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Yeah, you nailed it. :)
 

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Just stumbled upon this on my usual JAV source site. It's an older release and I don't know the actress but it's very much in line with this topic.

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ding73ding

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Not trying to be contrarian, maybe I am... but try to take this as a discussion about cultural trend instead of a debate.

It could be WSES-018 is exactly what the studio/fans wants her to look like. To us, that face looks weird and almost creepy (if I met a woman who looks like this in real) but to Japanese fans (and the studio) this might be appealing.

In a sense it's not "went wrong", well it went wrong for us (in the West and/or over 25-years-old), but it might not went wrong for the target audience/customer.

There are now so many otakus (I use the derogatory sense of the word) in the Japanese (also slowly invading rest of the CJK market) that their manga- and anime-dominant 2D views is taking over the 3D world. It's almost schism from the West (or ROW) where we want Avatar (and post-Avatar) that virtual (CG) art is so realistic that we sometimes stop trying to distinguish CG from physical stunts, props and acting. But there's a not-so-sub culture in Japan of making the real look like the virtual. Kind of like cosplay gone mad, wild, and berserk. In this case (WSES-018) the eyes are enlarged, set wider apart, the face is flattened, the eye make-up is extremely heavy to simulate manga inking technique.

Basically it's for otakus who spend so much time inside their bedroom and not in eye contact with physical women, and not even watching enough TV/movies to be comfortable about the looks of physical human beings. They want this look, not just to stylize the real 3D people and things to be cute and fun and whatever (the way cosplay is), but way beyond that... their sense of reality is flat, 2D, simple, pastel.

There's a slight tendency of that effect in ROW too. Not so much 2D-ifying persons and objects, but in more and more shamelessness and deliberateness in the carelessness of CG or non-CG stunts. I don't mean in TV shows or smaller-budget films, I mean in even big production, e.g., SW7, when clearly there's plenty of budget and skills to make every scene and every details completely convincing and realistic, but even a child next to me was saying "that's very computerish" at least 30 times throughout the movie. This is beyond Jar Jar Binks, I mean Lucas knew that Jar Jar Binks would annoy some SW fans but he wanted Jar Jar Binks in there for some (new? young?) audience. But here is JJ Abrams saying, hey I have the skills to make a movie like James Cameron made Titanic or Avatar, but here's how I would out-do Cameron, I'd use all my skills to make some scene so wild and crazy that kids will say "WOW" and also "that's very computerish" in the same breath.

Sorry... maybe I am totally off-track. I'm a huge anime fan, so initially I enjoy the whole cosplay scene and live action hentai and all that manga/anime-influenced live action TV shows and films and JAV, but things is pushing a breaking point, I am starting to get plenty annoyed with 2D invading 3D.

Finally another side-track: is that Akari Asagiri in WSES-018?
 

Casshern2

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ding pointed out the "went wrong" of the thread title so it should be how the photoshopped images make the girls look ugly or otherwise messed up.
ding73ding, you're at it again with your long explanations as to what covers belong in this thread. Haha! Didn't I sum it up already? Does she not look ugly and/or messed up?
 

kharo88

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All right, so I don't know if this belongs here, but just take a look at these covers:

On this first one, the girl (Momose Runa) is absolutely beautiful:

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But on this second one...

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Is that even the same girl?
 

Supmop

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All right, so I don't know if this belongs here, but just take a look at these covers:

On this first one, the girl (Momose Runa) is absolutely beautiful:

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But on this second one...

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Is that even the same girl?

which one is the real her ?