Picture Perfect

Description: Students consider how digitally manipulated photos can affect the way people feel about their appearance, as well as help sell products. After learning that photos can be transformed on the computer, students first discuss how photo alteration can be both creative and, at times, deceptive. They then watch a short video that shows the evolution of a makeup-free model into a digitally enhanced billboard ad. Finally, students work in groups to analyze the messages on two magazine covers featuring digitally altered photographs.

Grade:  cycle 3

Time: 45 min


  • Internet access along with a computer and projector for demonstration purposes
  • Copy of PDF (free account needed)
  • Magazine Magic for students (on SMARTBoard or print copy) – included in PDF



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