With photos these days, it's all about looking good. People are just not ready to show the world who they truly are and, more often than not, they will seek the help of photo editing tools, such as Photoshop, to alter their photos. This software in particular is extensively used to hide flaws and marks. People admire celebrities for their conventional beauty, however, many celebrities themselves use Photoshop to look the way that they want to. We have collected a few images of celebrities before and after their pictures were photoshopped and they are just shocking to look at.
When you talk about the prettiest women around the world, Angelina Jolie is one of the names that often comes to mind. However, even the prettiest women in the world have a few flaws on their skin and someone tried to airbrush them off Angelina Jolie's face.
There are many people in the world who have curvy bodies and they are still regarded as beautiful. However, V-magazine decided that Candice needed to reduce her curves when they posted a picture of her on the cover of their magazine.
It's natural to get old but people can still be beautiful as they start to show signs of old age on their faces and bodies. However, a magazine decided that it was not cool to have wrinkles on Kim Cattrall's body and they decided to airbrush her whole picture when they printed it in their magazine.
For a long time, Madonna has been an icon and a role model for people worldwide. It is really sad to see that she too was airbrushed in a Steven Klein photoshoot. There is no need for photoshop edits when it comes to wrinkles around the eyes.
Britney Spears has been a heartthrob for so long that two generations of teens have loved her for years. Looking at the first picture, you would never believe that she was just in her 30s and that is probably why Marie Claire magazine decided to airbrush her picture.
This picture was the reason for a lot of backlash towards Calvin Klein underwear simply because of the way that they accented Justin's body. The real picture was released soon after and you can see how many changes were done to his body for the ad.
Beyonce, better known as the Queen of Pop, has been an inspiration for a lot of people who believe that they too can become great someday. It is very hurtful to see her look unnaturally young with the help of Photoshop. Also, you can see that the retouching has been done by a complete beginner simply from the way that her nose has been retouched.
With nearly 5 million followers on Instagram, Fergie is one of the most beloved singers around the world. However, she too has been around for a long time and we can see how the years are starting to show. Nevertheless, magazines are not fond of the wrinkles and therefore she was photoshopped and made to look just like she did in her younger years.
Now, this is just amazing. Looking at the second picture, you would never be able to guess that it is Madonna and not her mother on the left. It is astonishing to see how much effect Photoshop can have if you are looking to defy the boundaries of age.
This was during the Candie’s ad campaign when pictures of Britney Spears did heavy retouching to make her look young again. Everything was lifted a little and the wrinkles on her body were removed to give her a younger look.
When posing for Marie Claire Mexico, Cindy Crawford was wearing lingerie that displayed the wrinkles all over her body. However, people only saw the airbrushed version in the magazine and it was only later when the real image got leaked that we got to see how old Cindy had really gotten.
Growing up, we loved watching Penelope Cruz’s beauty come to life on the big screen. Even in her old age, she looks so beautiful and we can never understand why the magazine decided to remove all the wrinkles and other signs of old age from her picture.
Katy Perry has been a role model for many women who are looking to pursue a career in singing. We believe that people should have role models based on talent and not body fat. In the picture above, Katy Perry was slimmed down with the help of Photoshop.
When the final picture came out, Keira Knightley was angry at the way the poster of the movie depicted her. She was mad that her breasts were enlarged in the final draft without telling her.
In the original picture, we can see that Faith Hill is quite beautiful and some little signs of age are beginning to show. However, on the picture on the right, we can see that all those wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes were removed and her arm was slimmed down too.
You can see how Jennifer Lawrence does not have the hourglass figure that we see in the pictures. However, when she posed for a Canadian fashion magazine, her waist was pushed towards the inside to make her look thinner.
Lindsay Lohan has had a long history with drugs and the effects have started to show. Being a celebrity, she has to look flawless and Photoshop came to her rescue here, and we can see how much difference it can make in the after picture.
Just looking at the two pictures, we can see that an amateur has been at work on this picture. You can clearly see that her nose has been shifted towards the inside of her face and her bosoms have been enlarged too.
Having an oily face is not a bad thing. It keeps your skin moisturized and you get to be a real person. However, someone sat down at their computer, opened up Photoshop, and made Miranda look like a doll with tons of makeup by removing all the shine from her face.
One might think that these are two different pictures but in reality, it is the same picture that has been airbrushed. The editor removed her blemishes and dark circles, and closed her mouth to remove her buck teeth from the picture.
When people see pictures of Avril on the internet, they tend to believe that she is a vampire because she shows no signs of aging. From the before picture, we can see that the statement may be true because she is showing very little signs of aging. However, in the after picture, she looks like she has just come out of her teen years and is at the peak of her beauty.
Kate Winslet is one of the most adored celebrities in the world right now. Her role in Titanic was iconic and editing her pictures is an insult to her. You can see that a lot more light has been added to the picture to make her fairer and the editor also added teeth in the second picture.
You might think that there is no visible difference between the two pictures above but when you look closely at the legs of Kim Kardashian, you will begin to notice the differences. Her skin has been made smooth and her legs have been slimmed down too.
Here is another picture where Katy Perry has undergone a lot of airbrushing. In the final picture, her skin was made as smooth as a baby and you can tell that either she has a lot of makeup on or that Photoshop is working its magic. Clearly, it is the latter.
American singer Gwen Stefani has a lot of fans around the world and they would be quite disappointed knowing that her pictures also get airbrushed. You can see how her face has been retouched and the final result may look appealing but it is disrespectful to her.
Even at the age of 62, Sharon Stone looks absolutely stunning and we are surprised that someone decided to work with Photoshop on her pictures too. She does not need any retouching done on her face.
When you are in your mid-30s, you are at the peak of your youth. You do not need any retouching because you have enough energy in your body to simply work off your body fat. However, people were still not satisfied with Meester’s body and decided to slim her down even more.
Here is another picture of Britney Spears and it looks like people are obsessed with slimming her down. She has lived quite a life and she is allowed to have a little bit of a belly. People should focus on her talents as a singer and a dancer rather than the amount of body fat that she has.
We have already remarked at the beauty of Sharon Stone, and yet people seem to be bent on making her skin look smoother. We are sure that you would also agree that the before picture looks better than the after picture.
We were not expecting Rihanna to be on this list because she is just perfect. However, the photographer found irregularities even with her and decided to photoshop her forehead into a smaller one.
You can clearly see in the pictures above how the editor of the picture saw an opportunity to display his skill in Photoshop and make Meghan’s body slimmer. If it were us in his place, we would not have messed with the picture because everyone is perfect the way that they are.
Lady Gaga has also been around for a long time and even though she is also in her mid-30s, it seems like she has been around forever. The reason is that she started performing as a teenager and has seen a lot in her life. While there was not much needed in terms of retouching, the editor decided to go ahead and smoothen her skin out anyways.
Zendaya is quite young and we are sure that she does not need any retouching on her pictures. However, even her pictures were retouched when her legs looked a little full and the editor wanted them to be slim.
Fashion journalist and editor-in-chief of Elle magazine Nina Garcia also found herself to be the victim of retouching and airbrushing when the blemishes and wrinkles on her skin were too much for the photographer.
Kris Jenner & Gordon Ramsay
Both of them posted the pictures on their respective social media handles. While Gordon decided to go with an unedited version of the image, Kris decided that she did not want her age to be reflected in the image and decided to get it retouched.
Jennifer Aniston is one of the most beloved actresses in the world and we loved her character Rachel in the 90s series Friends. A long time has passed since then and yet, the actress continues to be active in her career. The photographer decided to retouch her picture to remove signs of aging.
Megan Fox was once the heartthrob of every guy but she has not been very active in recent years. In one such public appearance, she was photographed and her skin was smoothed out with the help of Photoshop.
Here is another picture of Lady Gaga which was retouched to get a completely different result. This was for Vogue magazine and you can see the overall slimming, retouched face, and color changes that are quite evident.
Not everyone can have the body of a supermodel and it is okay. However, the photographers do not believe so and they tend to give everyone a slimmer and more toned body. We can see the evidence in the pictures above.
If you are appearing on the cover of a magazine, chances are your picture will be retouched because it will be the face that sells the magazine. When Eva Mendes appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan, her face was retouched to provide a fairer skin without any marks.
Considering that Britney Spears had alcohol and drug problems in her past, the picture on the left is quite good and we can clearly see that there is no need for any retouching. However, the editor decided to go for overkill and smooth out her skin.
This is the work of an amateur and we can see it clearly because the image on the left is far prettier than the image on the right which looks outright scary. Just focus on the eyebrows and you will see what we are talking about.
We are all humans and not Greek gods and goddesses, therefore we do not have flawlessly smooth skin. Perhaps the photo editors are aiming to make everyone look like a Greek God or Goddess in photos that they edit like we see above in the picture of Tyra Banks.
The people want to be able to relate to Kim Kardashian rather than putting her on a pedestal and worshipping her. To relate to her, people need to see the real Kim with marks on her face and not the retouched version.
We are sure that if Kim wanted to get slimmer, she would do so by either hitting the gym or getting the fat sucked out of her. She does not want to do so and yet everyone is obsessed with photoshopping her to make her look slimmer.
This is just beyond all reasons and rationale. Why would someone want to retouch a baby? All babies are cute and flawless and they do not need the magic of photoshop to be working on their images.
Now, this is just outrageous. The real Nicole looks so much prettier than the photoshopped one. The editing has been done poorly and you can see that her nose and cheekbones have been truly messed with.
Here is another picture where Miley Cyrus has been slimmed down. It is rather sad to see how people around the world are obsessed with having a slimmer body for celebrities.
Even at the age of 62, Madonna is still rocking the music scene. However, all these years of her career have taken a toll on her body and we are sure that she is okay with being displayed as she is and does not want Photoshop to play any role in her beauty.
Since the magazine could not get a solo shot of Kate Middleton, they decided that they would improvise with the help of Photoshop and make her the cover of their magazine. You can see that it is from the picture on the left and it is rather amazing how they managed to make both her arms symmetrical.
This was a picture taken on a red carpet and all things considered, Natalie Portman should have had a little more makeup on to hide the tiredness around her eyes. However, in the edited version, she looks quite sharp and this might just be the first time that we are thankful for the edit.
While you may argue that this is not the same picture, you can clearly see the difference between the original and the edited version. Look how the editor has tried to remove all signs of aging by tightening her skin and removing the wrinkles on her arms.
When you are doing a full-body photoshoot, you have to be confident in your body and everything on it. It looks like Lady Gaga was not impressed with the way that the pictures came out and decided to have them retouched for the album cover.
Being an athlete, Serena Williams is one of the fittest women in the world. Even at the age of 39, she has maintained a well-toned body that is perfect for the sport. However, the editor of a magazine decided that she was way too toned and got her picture edited to increase the femininity of her skin and body, and also make her waist a little slimmer.
The young star does not need any introduction and neither does she need any retouching. However, we can see in the pictures above that someone decided to photoshop her picture and make her nose smaller and reduce the dark circles around her eyes.
When this TV guide wanted to print a picture of Oprah on their cover, they decided to just take a picture of Ann Margret and photoshopped Oprah’s head onto the picture. They did not even bother to change the dress.
Emma Watson is one of the most beautiful women on this Earth. However, an amateur decided to make some edits in the picture and change a few things here and there. She looks more like a plastic doll in the edited version.
Remember the time when Ally Brooke appeared in Billboard magazine and the whole world saw that she had two right feet in her picture? Clearly, it was a mistake made from Photoshop and the magazine had to own up to the mistake later on.
While all parents feel the same way about their children, there are always some clear favorites. For instance, it seems like Chicago West was an afterthought in this picture and that Kim Kardashian simply got someone to photoshop the baby in later on.
You can clearly see that this picture of Ariana Grande is photoshopped simply by the way that her thumb has been elongated in the picture. We are not sure why the editor would have elongated the thumb since he should have known that people would clearly notice it.
Everyone around the world knows that the Kardashian clan has members who are regular visitors at the plastic surgeon. However, we do not believe that Khloe Kardashian would have gone to the surgeon and requested to have two thumbs on the same hand. Clearly, this was a photoshop fail.
We are not sure what is going on with Rihanna in this picture. She too seems to have two thumbs on her right hand. It could be a new fashion to have two nails on your thumb but this one right here is clearly a photoshop fail.
The Bible says that Jesus performed the miracle of walking on water. It seems like Britney Spears has been learning tricks about lying down on water. Or perhaps, we could believe the more obvious truth that the picture has been photoshopped to make her tummy look thinner.
At first, you wouldn’t notice anything out of place in this picture and you would believe that it is simply a picture of Selena Gomez taking a selfie. However, once you see that the door frame is bent in the picture, you will realize that the young star also likes to retouch her pictures.
Adam Levine was shooting for the cover of Vogue Russia and they decided to airbrush the picture for some reason. His body completely disappeared behind the model’s leg and perhaps the reason is because when the editor was making the edits, he simply forgot about Levine’s body.
Lena Dunham was shooting for Vogue and we can clearly see that the picture went through some edits. As you can see in the picture, Lena’s left arm is nowhere to be found and it is simply because the editor made a bad edit in the picture.
This was during a shoot for Vanity Fair. Even though the magazine is highly popular among the readers and the celebrities alike, people were very upset about the fact that the magazine edited the picture above and accidentally gave Oprah Winfrey three hands.
Pretty Little Liars
As you can see in the picture above, the editor made a huge mistake. Even though there are four people in the picture, the number of legs is only seven so one of the girls is missing a leg.
People may not have noticed anything off with this picture if they did not look closely at the steps behind Beyonce. The small misalignment of the step shows that the picture has been retouched and we are very upset with the Queen since it is not expected of her.
Do you notice something wrong with this picture? Yes, Kourtney’s leg seems to be coming out of nowhere and once you see it, you cannot unsee it ever again.
There are many companies around the world that simply take a picture of a celebrity and photoshop their product to show the celebrity endorsement of the product. This is what is happening in the picture above since you can see that the dessert is not actually in Nicole’s hands.
In this advertisement for Guess Girl, Gigi Hadid seems to have a ghost foot attached to her left leg. We can clearly see that she is using her left leg for the balance she needs for the pose and yet, her left foot seems to be coming out of nowhere in this picture.
In this advertisement for Burberry, the editor seems to have kept Emma Watson’s right leg for himself. Apparently, once her leg went behind the model, it vanished off into thin air. Or perhaps, she was in the middle of a spell.
You can clearly see that a lot of retouching has gone into this picture. John Mayer posted this picture on his Instagram and fans were very disappointed to see that he also dabbled in Photoshop to make his skin flawless.
This was a picture that Kim Kardashian posted where she made some edits. You can clearly see that it was a Photoshop fail since her arm was hidden behind her sister. It was an attempt to make her sister look slimmer.
You can clearly see that Khloe gets her pictures edited. In the pictures above, you can see how Khloe looks in real life and how she looks in the pictures that she posts. Clearly, she has some issues that need to be addressed.
Blake Lively posted this picture at the same time that Ryan Reynolds did. We knew that this was photoshopped because in the picture that Ryan had posted, Blake was barefoot and it was quite easily discernible that her shoes were drawn on.
Alison Langdon and Karl Stefanovic
While you may think that this is a very good picture, if you look closely, you will notice that Alison has her right arm missing in this picture. It was posted for the promotion of The Kyle and Jackie O Show and even Alison noticed that the picture had some edits in it.
To the keen eyes of an observer, there is something wrong with this picture. Angie’s right leg is missing from the shot and when fans asked her about it, she simply said that it was an action shot and that is why her leg is not visible. However, we know better.
This picture was posted for the Duke of Edinburgh’s 99th birthday and we noticed that there were dark outlines around the Queen’s hands. This led us to believe that the picture of the couple was picked from another picture and then superimposed onto the grounds.