In honor of the current Ralph Lauren model Filippa Hamilton-Palmstierna Photoshopping controversy I wanted to go through 10 of the biggest Photoshop disasters. Usually I try and keep things positive, and derive inspiration from the best of each class, but sometimes it is important to review “photoshop gone bad” in order to know what not to do. This can very often be some of the best inspiration. It is clear that you can’t always trust pictures. Sadly, as we will see, even the news is sometimes guilty.
Ralph Lauren Model
In possibly the worst offense in recent memory model Filippa Hamilton-Palmstierna’s body is so grotesquely Photoshopped that her head appeared bigger than her pelvis. It then came out that she was fired for being “too fat”.
Original image used in U.S. Microsoft site. Same picture used in Polish site with one slight change. Check out the guy in the middle. They didn’t even bother changing the color of his hands
AP Photo of Condi Rice
An Associate Press photo that appeared on the USA Today website showed then Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice with unusually menacing eyes, a result of too much retouching.
Doesn’t defeat the purpose of giving away sunglasses when they don’t even protect your eyes and were so clearly added after you took the picture? Notice how they don’t totally go to the ears.
Guy sitting down in the chair lost his head after seeing this dunk
Doctored War Shot
Reuters was caught and admitted to adding and darkening billowing smoke to this photograph from the war in Lebanon
It is clear that the uncomfortable looks on their faces is due to the fact that their heads are so poor attached to their bodies. Considered by many to be the worst Photoshop editing job in a movie poster.
Someone forgot to finish cropping out the hand on her shoulder
Photo of poverty in Haiti
After submitting his stunning photos of Haiti to a Danish photo contest, the judges were so shocked they asked to see the original unedited photographs. The difference was so substantial that they disqualified the photos, deeming them to be “unacceptable.” Christensen admitted that he had heavily processed the photos, but maintained that the result was within his limits.
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