From Digital Disfigurement to Excessive Retouching

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Jun 29, 2010
I've seen far too many 'Photoshop diets' than I like to admit in my time working in media. From slim models who are dissected to pin-thin stature to overzealous retouching, tabloids and the fashion industry have combined forces for a killer one-two punch on body image.

These viral examples of Photoshop diets represent just a few cases in which Photoshop and other image-retouching applications like it have been used to remove models' "flaws" and, in doing so, have drawn attention for all the wrong reasons. Stats for 20 Shocking 'Photoshop Diets' Trending: Older & Warm
Research: 38,855 clicks in 308 w
Interest: 8 minutes
Concept: Photoshop Diets
Related: 190 examples / 146 photos
Segment: Females, 18-55
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