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Friday Funnies: Unbelievably Shocking Photoshop Transformations

By Hanssie on January 31st 2014

As the war against Photoshop (or rather excessive retouching with Photoshop being named as the perpetrator) wages on, we’ve come across more evidence of ridiculous amounts of Photoshop abuse.

These are quite unbelievable, as you will see in the following images. the amount of work that it takes for someone to take a normal photo and transform it to an almost unrecognizable caricature of the original model. When will society put their foot down and accept the fact that people aren’t perfect and will never look as perfect as the airbrushed drawings that magazines try to sell us as real people?

[REWIND: Funniest Photoshop Commercial Ever! Friday Foto Funnies]

Here is one example of the extent of that the beauty industry will go:


There are subtle differences in this one, but in the end, it’s no wonder that people have self esteem issues:



How could the media lie to us like this??Photoshop-transformations-7

Good thing they posed the arm better in this after shot:Photoshop-transformations-6


As if we couldn’t tell the terrible Photoshop job done on the clouds:Photoshop-transformations-5

Now that you know the extent that some magazines will go through to sell you a product, it’s time for you to take a stand and stop the madness! Happy Friday :)

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[Via @Funny or Die]

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Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

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  1. Basit Zargar


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  2. Chris

    It’s funny to look at but this is literally what i do at my job everyday. Clients actually ask for some of this stuff, even the ludicrous ones like changing vans to airplanes.

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  3. Jay

    Well played.

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    • Hanssie

      Ha! Tell that to the people on Facebook who’ve been arguing all day about one of the images I put up, thinking it was a serious post :)

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  4. Dade Freeman

    Classic! :)

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  5. Shannon Hemauer

    HA! These are great!

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