Bitchery reader Paul did some mad Photoshop action on the hot stepping leg model, and look at what he came up with:
I did some quick Photoshop work to test your theory about the leg model and the trenchcoat. You’re 100% right, it’s the same model. See attached (I cut off the left leg, changed its angle, adjusted for the same skin tone, and then filled in the gaps).
The “Girl’s Guide” cover designer had a few more changes – impossibly flat toes in those new stilettos, and softer muscle definition on the legs.
Now, aside from the fact that there’s no way the leg model has thighs that wide that aren’t airbrushed into impossible thinness, Paul is totally onto something here. I also think that trenchcoat model’s shin – the one marching up in the air – was thinned out through the magic of editing as well. I’m fascinated by the art of retouching on the whole, and of how much of it goes on. But special note to cover designers: as Bitchery reader the high stepping lady can be used with some degree of effectiveness.
And speaking of seeing double, Bitchery reader Tez is dying to know if this is the same stock image:
In this corner, we have the re-release of Marta Acosta’s Midnight Brunch at Casa Dracula:
And in the other corner? Keri Arthur’s Embraced by Darkness.
Tez says, “Never mind that the right is left, and the left is right…I’m convinced these amorous couple is the same…. Never mind that Riley Jenson is a redheaded Australian and Milagros de los Santos is a black-haired Latina hottie… Or am I losing my marbles in this respect?”
I dunno – Tez’s marbles are on the line. You be the judge – is this the same couple?