The Before & After Photoshop Pictures Of These Celebrities Are Unreal

Photoshop has been a boon to everyone since every ugly duckling can now be a pretty princess. When used with caution and in modesty, Photoshop can be a useful tool for enhancing our natural beauty and giving a self-esteem boost. Celebrities often have conventionally handsome and pretty faces and it is one of the reasons for their popularity. However, we often see pictures of celebrities with flawless skins and facial features which leads us to wonder if they are even real or just created by an artist on a canvas. The reason behind this flawless skin is Photoshop and many pictures are often photoshopped excessively and sometimes with the touch of inexperience. We have collected a few images of celebrities before and after their pictures were photoshopped and they are just unreal.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is one of the prettiest actresses in Hollywood and one of the prettiest women around the world. However, she is not perfect and there are many marks and blemishes on her face too. Someone decided to get rid of all the marks and photoshopped her picture to make her skin look absolutely flawless.

Candice Huffine

Many beautiful people in the world have voluptuous bodies. However, Candice decided that her curves were not to be displayed to the world and this was the result of the photoshopped picture where all her fat was sucked out of the picture and she was given a tighter tummy.

Kim Cattrall

Old age is natural and there is nothing about it that one should be ashamed about. However, one magazine decided that the wrinkles on Kim’s face were not worthy of the final draft that was published and they gave her flawless skin through the magic of photoshop.


Madonna has been around for a long time and it is only natural that she would get old. After all, she is not a vampire. However, the magazines and tabloids will have nothing to do with old age and wrinkled skin. They decided to photoshop Madonna’s wrinkles out of her picture, giving her the youthful look that we all remember.

Britney Spears

Even though Britney Spears is only in her late-30s, she looks so old. Perhaps it is the stress of the job. However, Marie Claire magazine decided to bring a youthful look along with tighter skin to Britney Spears’s pictures and you can see how unreal the changes look from the actual picture.

Justin Bieber

This picture became the topic of a lot of debate because there were a lot of changes done to the original picture to make the underwear look more appealing. Justin Bieber was given rock hard abs that he did not have and also was made to be well-endowed.


The Queen of Pop needs no introduction. She has been an inspiration to many ladies around the world and it is only hurtful that she would want to 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 as well as unbelievable. 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 quite amazing how much effect Photoshop can have if you are looking to defy the boundaries of age.

Britney Spears

This was during the Candie’s ad campaign when pictures of Britney Spears went heavy retouching to make her look young again. Everything was lifted a little and the wrinkles on her body were removed to give her the younger look.

Cindy Crawford

When posing for Marie Claire Mexico, Cindy Crawford was wearing a 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 leaked that we got to see how old Cindy had really gotten.

Penelope Cruz

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

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.

Keira Knightley

When the final picture came out, Keira Knightley was quite mad 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.

Faith Hill

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.

Jennifer Lawrence

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

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, and we can see how much difference it can make in the after picture.

Miley Cyrus

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.

Miranda Kerr

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 on their computer, opened up Photoshop, and made Miranda look like a doll with tons of makeup by removing all the shine from her face.

Kristen Stewart

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.

Avril Lavigne

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

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 her picture.

Kim Kardashian

You might think that there is no visible difference in the two picture above but when you look closely at the legs of Kim Kardashian in the two pictures, you will begin to notice the differences. Her skin has been made smooth and her legs have been slimmed too.

Katy Perry

Here is another picture where Katy Perry has undergone a lot of airbrushing in the pictures. In the final picture, her skin was made smooth as a baby and you can tell that either she has a lot of makeup on or that it is Photoshop working its magic. Clearly, it is the latter.

Gwen Stefani

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 a sheer disappointment.

Sharon Stone

Even at the age of 62 years, 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.

Leighton Meester

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 out your body fat. However, people were still not satisfied with Meester’s body and decided to slim her down even more.

Britney Spears

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 belly. People should focus on her talents as a singer and a dancer rather than the amount of body fat that she has.

Sharon Stone

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.

Meghan Trainor

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

Lady Gaga has also been around for a long time and even though she is also in her mid-30s, it seems like 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.

Nina Garcia

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

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

Megan Fox was once the heartthrob of every guy but she has not been much active in recent years. In one such public appearance, she was photographed and her skin was smoothened out with the help of Photoshop.

Lady Gaga

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.

Miranda Kerr

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.

Eva Mendez

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 Mendez appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan, her face was retouched to provide a fairer skin without any marks.

Britney Spears

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 smoothened out her skin.

Lindsay Lohan

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.

Tyra Banks

We are all humans and not Greek gods that we would have flawlessly smooth skin. Perhaps the photo editors are aiming to make everyone look like a Greek God or Goddess in the pictures that they edit like we see above in the picture of Tyra Banks.

Kim Kardashian

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.

Kim Kardashian

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 look slimmer.

Prince George

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.

Nicole Scherzinger

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.

Miley Cyrus

Here is another picture where the pictures of Miley Cyrus underwent slimming 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 years, 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.

Kate Middleton

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.

Natalie Portman

This was a picture clicked on a red carpet and all things considered, Natalie Portman should have had a little more makeup on since 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.

Serena Williams

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.

Selena Gomez

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 eyes around her eyes.

Oprah Winfrey

When this TV guide wanted to print a picture of Oprah on their cover, they decided to just take a picture of Ann Marget and photoshopped Oprah’s head on the picture. They did not even bother to change the dress.

Emma Watson

Emma Watson is one of the most beautiful women on Earth. However, an amateur decided to make some edits to the picture and change a few things here and there. She looks more like a plastic doll in the edited version.

Ally Brooke

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 in Photoshop and the magazine had to own up to the mistake later on.

Chicago West

While all parents saw that their children are all the same to them, 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.

Ariana Grande

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.

Khloe Kardashian

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.

Britney Spears

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.

Selena Gomez

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 doorframe is bent in the picture, you will realize that the young star also likes to retouch her pictures.

Adam Levine

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

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.

Oprah Winfrey

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 and 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 was not expected of her.

Kourtney Kardashian

Do you notice something wrong with this picture? Yes, Kourtney’s leg seems to be coming out of nowhere in this picture and once you see it, you cannot unsee it ever again.

Nicole Scherzinger

There are many companies around the world that simply take a picture of a celebrity and photoshop their product to show the celebrity’s 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.

Gigi Hadid

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.

Emma Watson

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 nothingness. Or perhaps, she was in the middle of a spell.

John Mayer

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 dabbed in Photoshop to make his skin flawless.

Kim Kardashian

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.

Khloe Kardashian

You can clearly see that Khloe gets her pictures edited. In the pictures above, you can see how Khloe looks in her real life and how she looks in the pictures that she posts. Clearly, she has some issues that need to be addressed.

Blake Lively

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 slippers were drawn on.

Allison Langdon and Karl Stefanovic

While you may think that this is a very good picture, if you look closely, you will notice that Allison has her right arm missing in this picture. It was posted for the promotion of The Kyle and Jackie O Show and even Allison noticed that the picture had some edits in it.

Angie Kent

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.

Tammy Hembrow

Australia’s own Instagram queen Tammy Hembrow has been forced to deny altering her steamy swimsuit pics before uploading them on several occasions. In the background of the snap the edge of the Queenslander’s living room rug seems to be distorted hinting that her famously pert derrière may have been digitally enhanced.

Prince Phillip

This picture was posted for the Duke of Edinburg’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 on the grounds.