E45 Lotion: Limbs Out of Wack

Posting PSDs of babies is always a risk given how flexible they tend to be. I’ve looked at the PSD below for a while now and just can’t understand how or why that smaller baby leg is there. Anyone want to take a guess as to what’s going on? Did they remove a leg and replace it with an arm or is it the babies other foot?

Thanks Cheryl. The original can be found in the Closer magazine Nov issue. If you can’t see the PSD, you can check out our red circle image gallery.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=619586555 Leif Beaver

    I am trying so hard to dis-prove this…Shes holding the baby, could it be a munted hand?

  • Lollie

    I think it’s the mother’s arm supporting the baby.

  • http://twitter.com/humantorch Scott Kosman

    At first glance (before reading the text) I thought the PSD in this picture was the mother’s freakishly-long right arm. Held straight down at her side she’d nearly be able to scratch her kneecap without leaning over. Or am I crazy? I might be crazy.

  • Simon

    Well the baby can’t possibly be that long in the body considering the other proportions. So I think the lower limbs are pasted in to make a better cuddle and they used another picture where the childs arm was in and didn’t remove it in the edit. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/nomasan Damon Blackheart

    Notice how the shadow just above the baby’s larger knee ends abruptly. I think they did a horrible job at mixing shots with different babies/kids. Clearly a nice PSD :)

  • Thatonelady65

    That’s a baby leg, not mama’s hand supporting the baby. 

    It’s “whack” btw

  • Trevor

    It’s the mom’s left hand, bent at the wrist.  It looks weird at first, but I think it’s legit.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L5DQFVHHBFI4PF2NWAP3RBJAHA kleenex

    Come on posters, that is a mutant baby…

  • teleromeo

    why don’t they just change the opacity of the text banner and move it a bit to hide their lack of skill…

  • ganmerlad

    Well this is scary because *I* use E45!  I guess I needn’t worry since I mainly use it on my face.


    • Waldobaby

      Why are you spamming for the Web Design Library? That’s what happens when I click on the pic.

  • Synthprax

    Things are wrong.

  • Bev

    That has to be a mistake — there’s no way that could be the mom’s hand.  Plus, the skin is the same color as the baby’s; both mom and dad are more tan than pink.

    • ganmerlad

      I do think it is the mom’s hand but the photoshopper dodged it to match the baby’s skin tone…whether it is because they were confused as to who the body part belonged to or because they just thought it looked better…one thing is clear with these PSD’s and that is that there are a lot of people out there called ‘editors’ that aren’t doing their job.

  • Desirai

    Does anyone else notice the anatomically impossible angle of the father’s shoulder/arm? It looks like he was originally turned in a different direction, but they took a piece of another photo to give the illusion he’s turned in that direction

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ariel-Alejandro-Castro-Olguin/100000767641055 Ariel Alejandro Castro Olguin

    None. He is the son of the devil. That is his mighty tail.

  • http://twitter.com/BBKing77 Ben Bennett

    Ok, I thought it was a PSD for a while, but now I agree with the “Mom’s left hand” theory.  Dad’s arm is hiding her thumb.  The back of her wrist is the part against dad’s stomach, and it’s a little darker. You can also see the kinda wrinkly surface of the edge of the palm of the hand.  The graphic hides her fingers, but if you look closely, the fingers are there and they contour to the kid’s thigh.

    My verdict: no psd! But I can easily see the confusion!

    • Waldobaby

      “… I can easily see the confusion!”

      Doesn’t that mean there really IS a psd? If PS is used to modify a pic for aesthetic reasons, then leaving confusion behind in it’s footprints is an error.

      • http://twitter.com/BBKing77 Ben Bennett

        Not PSD, just odd angle when taking photo.  Completely different. The confusion wasn’t caused by PS.

        • Susan Wensel

          I disagree – the skin tone is all wrong for it to be Mom’s hand.

          Let’s just say it is part of Mom. If it’s her hand and her wrist is against Dad (and under baby), then her palm has to be as long as baby’s thigh for her fingers to be hidden under baby’s leg and the text. As well the back of her left hand would have to be a lot, lot, lot lighter than the back of her right. And it would be strangely shaped – even if shot edge on. If we’re looking at the palm, ow. Just ow.

          If it’s her hand and her elbow  is against Dad (and under baby), then her shoulders would be canted in a very odd way, which I would expected us to be able to see. Her forearm would be as long as baby’s thigh, which would be just a bit short for an adult. And it would be a lot, lot, lot lighter that than her right arm.

          • http://twitter.com/BBKing77 Ben Bennett

            Her palm is against the baby’s leg.  If you look closely, you can see her fingers, they’re just hard to see because they’re behind the faded section.  You can even see them start to wrap under the kid’s thigh.  The reason you don’t see much skin tone is because the darkest section of skin is the top of the wrist, which is against the guy’s stomach.  What you’re seeing is the side view from just above the base of the thumb, right up the inside edge of her hand.

          • Susan Wensel

            The skin tone is still far, far too light for it to be Mom and matches baby’s skin tone perfectly. And if it’s any part of Mom’s lower arm as you assert, where is her shoulder at? Either her upper body is at the world’s weirdest angle or she has the world’s longest upper arm for her to support the baby with her lower arm as you suggest. I’ve held babies the way you suggest and you can’t hold them on the opposite hip the way the picture shows.

    • Bev

      I still can’t tell that’s hand.  Is the bend her wrist or her elbow?  

      • http://twitter.com/BBKing77 Ben Bennett

        Wrist.  Definitely wrist!  Just imagine that her thumb is wrapped around the top of the kid’s thigh, and is being blocked by the guy’s arm.  Once you can picture it, it all makes sense.  It’s just a matter of getting to that point in your mind, and then you realise that there’s no bad edits at all.  It’s just an awkward coincidental angle.

  • Susan Wensel

    I think this is two different babies – one on top and one on bottom. It looks to me like the kid was in two different poses and they put the top of one together with the bottom of the other. Or he has a badly dislocated hip.

  • Dhawkins1234

    Seriously people? It’s the baby’s right foot. It’s not even an unnatural pose, I’m sitting like that right now. You can see the big right toe if you look closely.

    • Susan Wensel

      Your foot is longer than your thigh, really? Wow!  Mine isn’t anywhere nearly as long as my thigh.

      • Dhawkins1234

        Firstly, yes my foot is nearly as long as the part of my thigh below the hip and above the knee. And I am of average height and have average sized feet. You obviously didn’t bother to compare it yourself. Secondly, the baby’s left leg is splayed outward, so the perspective shortens the apparent length of the baby’s thigh.

  • Le_Bob

    I’ve seen lot of babies, but the lower back of this one is scaring me.
    Given the visible leg’s position and SIZE, it might belong to this baby, but not in the same snapshot as the top of his body. Try to trace the baby’s spine with regards to the leg (the visible one, not the even the questionable one). That’s one stretched kid, stop squishing it, people!

    Babies move, they put two shots together to get the cute face as they needed it. Scale and offset didn’t quite make it.

    The mystery limb? I really don’t know.

  • OurJames

    She: “I think this one’s a keeper! When we go out, I’ll use this pose to disguise the freakish deformation of our newest experiment, and I think my strangely elongated arm will attract most of the attention. But in the privacy of our home we can openly rejoice in the success of baby #1287. Now, on to the head!”

    He: “Yes, I’m embarrassed that we wasted so much time on Lotion 44. Our early trials should have been enough to tell us that it wasn’t going to give us the results we needed. But when you are so invested in your work that can happen, I suppose. But, no matter – we’re back on track for December 2012. Our Mayan overlords will be pleased to see how closely #1287 matches the glyph for “cornmeal.” Soon we’ll have the entire inscription duplicated with deformed human babies! Then the New Cycle can begin!”

  • Guest

    Look at that baby’s face! It is so perfect it must be pasted in. AWWWW.

  • Yo Momma

    Recipe for making an ad illustration of two adults and a baby:

    1) Find the right number of arms and legs
    2) Double it–you don’t want to run short
    3) Load them in your Photoshop cannon
    4) Shoot them against the wall, use whatever sticks.

  • Bargonzo

    Daddy’s breastbone is broken, too…

  • Bargonzo

    Did you know that E45 ist the ICD-10 medical classification code for malnutrition?

  • CragAntler

    I know of a great conditioner that should untangle that mess.

  • Windspear

    Is this the kind of lotion that makes you slip on your Wacom tablets?

  • ck

    It’s the mom’s hand supporting the baby….you’re only seeing her hand, the bend at the top is where her wrist is bending. If her arm wasn’t there the baby would only be supported by being squashed in between them, which I hope isn’t the case…

    • Kerrytrout

      You’re exactly right.

  • Jugstopper

    Don’t make fun of the kid for having a parasitic twin.  Shame on you all!

  • M0nicaSchweppes

    NOT PSD in my opinion, mom’s hand =)

  • A new set of eyes

    Clearly the mother’s hand holding the baby.

  • Em

    I didn’t see it at first, but I do think it’s the mom’s other hand. The only questionable thing about that theory is the skin tone. It’s very much lighter than the rest of her body. But when you compare that hand to the other arm, it looks the same. Just hitting the light a different way, I guess. That is most definitely not the baby’s 0ther foot, though. Wayyy too long to even consider that. It would have to be as long as the thigh, ridiculous. Yep, I’m positive it’s the mom’s other hand.