How Photoshop is used to accommodate Middle East’s modesty laws

Jun 21, 2017

Pratik Naik

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How Photoshop is used to accommodate Middle East’s modesty laws

Jun 21, 2017

Pratik Naik

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I admit, the first time I saw these images I though they were fake. Someone probably added their clothes on as a joke. But when I realized the context and saw the source of the images, it made sense. The fact that the execution was bad made it hilarious. Accommodate

“Bikinis and mini-skirts may be commonplace in the Western world, but the Middle-East is a slightly different story. Countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran enforce strict modesty laws on women in keeping with Islamic tradition, and prohibit any skin other than the face and hands from showing. These restrictions even apply to Britney and Madonna, as it turns out.” – Bored Panda

For example, we have Christina’s album, Lotus. We’ve seen the cover, and then the bottom is the one seen abroad.

I had absolutely no idea they did alternative covers but it makes complete sense. It’s fascinating taking a look at a few of them!

To see more, you can find them on Bored Panda.

Shakira? Throw some leaves on that girl

I wish cropping solved all life’s problems.

Stripped? Not happening.

The best part about this one is they just took a big black brush and just painted all over here. You can tell from the way it just ends and her top starts. Great PS job!

More cowbell… or stickers.

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Pratik Naik is a high-end retoucher, photographer, and retouching teacher under his Solstice Retouch brand, he also runs the successful Retouchist Blog.  You can catch Pratik on social media on his Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook. This article was also published here and shared with permission

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3 responses to “How Photoshop is used to accommodate Middle East’s modesty laws”

  1. Filip Lomstar Łomnicki Avatar
    Filip Lomstar Łomnicki

    That’s not normal side of world. ????

    1. David Hovie Avatar
      David Hovie

      I think you meant: That’s the conservative side of the world. Europe and the USA are the biggest liberals.

  2. Dunja0712 Avatar
    Dunja0712

    Poor Tony Braxton, that shirt looks like my 3 year old niece drew it. :D