The Before and After Files #3

    This is one of my favorite photos to show how a Photoshop expert can basically transform an item of clothing. Next time you ask, “Why does this dress on the rack look nothing like the dress advertised in Seventeen?” …just look at this photo!

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    Nicole Weider is a Salem, Oregon native who moved to Los Angeles and quickly found success as a fashion model at the age of 17. Today, Nicole is an active wife, mom, producer, actress and author and has made it her mission to share her personal story, the bright moments and the challenges, with young women around the world.


    1. Photoshop shmotoshop. You look healthier, more alive, and REAL in the first picture. Airbrushing is so stupid, no wonder teenage girls are so self concious about their skin…they can’t make it look like the pictures in magazines no matter what they do.

    2. I’m a teenager and I sometimes feel really sad about how so many of my fellow classmates that are girls think. It’s pretty crazy how this world can twist and jack your mind up. That’s why as Christians we are so blessed to have Jesus as our Lord and Saviour He watches over our souls. I’m really going to pray for everyones though.

        • There is nothing wrong with giving an opinion, like you have said before. She IS showing to much cleavage. Giving your opinion about something does not mean you are being judgmental. Please stop being so oversensitive. Society as become that way to much these days.

    3. I actually love the first one a lot! The second one has too much lighting in my opinion. It looks more real in the before shot, but that’s obviously because it IS real. Lol. Gorgeous shot!

    4. I don’t understand why he changes your skin tone and hair color, it looks so much better in the before picture. The after picture is ridiculously fake. Your skin naturally glows, and if you were meant to have darker hair and ligher skin, that’s what God would’ve given you. But you weren’t, which is why people need to stop trying to make celebrities look perfect.

    5. The originals are always the best pictures, because they are the real you. Yes, I think that the refinished photos are pretty, but they aren’t the real you. I would love for you to write a section on inner beauty in a popular teen magazine, such as teenVOGUE, Seventeen, or Girl’s Life (GL) to show what is done to make a model look more appealing and how teen girls should appreciate their natural beauty.

    6. Wow! Never again will I look at a picture in like a magazine and think wow, I want to be like that! It’s amazing the technology in photos! But you are pretty inside and out without the photoshop!

    7. You don’t have to dress like a nun or be Amish like to be Christian it’s 2011. It’s not about what you reveal as much as it is about how you do it and what your intentions are. She’s also a woman with good morals and ethics. Besides only GOD can judge her and God knows her intention. By the way I’m going to pray for you to get better at not being so picky. 🙂

    8. Both pictures r really pretty but the first one is beautiful u look real and alive. Now i know y all the girls in school are so self concise its because of these magazines making people look so fake. its impossible to attain these looks

    9. Hey, Nicole, I just wanted to say that I think you are so much prettier in the first picture. Your skin glows and you don’t look unhealthy and too skinny, like in the second picture. Your hair is (in my opinion) a prettier color, and you just look beautiful in the first picture. The second picture is pretty, sure, but it just looks fake. I’m 14 and struggle with how I look, just like a lot of girls my age. Thanks for being such a great inspiration 🙂 God bless you!

    10. well my dad is a photographer and i know a lot about lighting and other things that need to be done for a good photo that doesnt need retouching, of course some need scars or pimples taken out but you didnt need anything changed in the photo, i think personally the lighting sucked but it was still a great photo and an amazing woman in the photo

    11. This is like my 10th comment. Not on this but altogether. I have to say I was kinda dissapointed to see so much cleavage. The 12th grade English teacher at my school always says modest is hottest. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL THOUGH!!!!I just wanted to share my opinion.

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