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 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.
There are many beautiful people in the world who have volumptous 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.
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.
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.
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 affect 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 went heavy retouching in order 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.
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.
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 on the basis of 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 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.
In the original picture, we can see that Faith Hill is quite beautiful and there are some little signs of age that 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, 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 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.
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 so as 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 her picture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 much active in recent years. In one such public appearance, she was photographed and her skin was smoothened 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 Mendez 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 an overkill and smoothened 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 that we would have flawless 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.
The people want to be able to relate to Kim Kardashian rather than putting her on a pedestal and worshipping her. In order 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 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 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 the 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.
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.