Over-the-top Photoshop jobs
It's no surprise that publications touch up their photos before going to print. Models and celebrities have their cellulite, frown lines and blemishes airbrushed until their bodies appear picture-perfect. But these blatantly altered images go beyond the usual tweaks and touch-ups.
Ann Taylor’s wonky Web pics
In 2010, this prim and preppy women's clothier came under fire for a string of photo augmentations posted on their website. Their models appeared to have impossibly slender torsos, missing arms and even misplaced fingers.
L'Oreal's unreal Beyoncé ad
H&M's literal face-lift
Two years ago, the fast fashion chain posted a major slip-up on their website. Their floppy hat and boho tunic combo may have been a complete look, but this model’s body was far from complete.
A Ralph Lauren model gets whittled in the middle
Model Filippa Hamilton was the face of Ralph Lauren's Blue Label, but it wasn’t her face that got all the attention. Her midsection was photoshopped so severely in the ads that she resembled a bobble-head doll.
Jennifer Love Hewitt's seduction reduction
J. Crew's messy finishing touches
The folks at J. Crew.com must've had a lot on their plates when they uploaded shots of this smart cashmere set. How else would you explain a photoshopping job so sloppy it looks like it was done with a Wite-Out brush?
Kim Kardashian's curves got carved
The reality star-turned-mogul posed for Complex magazine in 2009, showing off her signature curves. By the time the art department was done with her, Kardashian had a smaller chest, thighs and midsection. Complex accidentally posted the "before" shot on its website and then swiftly swapped it.
Vogue gave Lady Gaga a virtual girdle
For the cover of last year's vaunted September issue of Vogue, Lady Gaga's waist and knees were hit with a shrink ray. The end result looked almost cartoonish. It would seem the editors needed to tune in to her hit single, "Born This Way."
D&G softens Madonna's edge
Stripped-down Italian realness seemed to be the theme of Madonna's 2010 Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign. However, the serene shot that went to press didn't quite convey the raw look the pop star actually brought to set.