Celebrities are just people. They have the same flaws, the same insecurities, and the same pitfalls as the rest of us. Unlike the rest of us, they have hundreds of thousands — if not millions — of people who creep on their Instagram photos daily. Thus, they want to look as good as possible whenever they can. Sometimes, that can mean using a little bit of Photoshop to cover up an imperfection or two. Sadly for them, these attempts frequently result in celebrity Photoshop fails.
A Photoshop fail happens when a celebrity does not adequately cover up the fact that they've used Photoshop or FaceTune, or whatever apps they're using to brush away their acne or cellulite or curve their booties to perfection. These fixes are supposed to blend in seamlessly with the reality of the photo, but for one reason or another, it becomes evident to the public. Sometimes, it's just because things don't look quite right. Other times, it's a warped wall or carpet that gives them away. Whatever the tell is, though, there are plenty of embarrassing celebrity Photoshop fails to go around.
A lot of the time, the easiest way to tell whether a picture has been Photoshopped is by checking the things surrounding the subject of the image. This pic from Miranda Kerr is a classic example. In the image, the carpet around Miranda's silhouette seems to be warped in a way that probably wasn't in the design.
As a result, many online have suggested that the model Photoshopped the photo to make her curves ~pop~ a little more before she posted it. We can't say for sure, but this one seems pretty clear. She may not have wanted the world to notice, but we definitely did.
It's likely that most members of the Kardashian family apply Photoshop pretty regularly. After all, a huge part of their fame comes from being active on social media, and that means posting lots of pics. Unfortunately, Khloe Kardashian seems to be the worst at hiding her Photoshop attempts, which means she has quite a few entries on this list.
In this photo, in particular, we can pretty clearly see that Khloe's right hand seems to have one more finger than it should. You have to wonder how mistakes like that get made. What were the people editing this photo doing messing with her hands?
Sometimes, all you can do is speculate about whether a celebrity has used photoshop to digitally alter a photo of themselves. Other times, though, there's pretty clear evidence. That was definitely the case with this photo from Rihanna, which also happens to feature a truly fabulous outfit.
In this case, Rihanna posted a photo where she appears to be sporting an extra thumb that looks an awful lot like her actual thumb. It's pretty clear that some fairly shoddy work was done in an attempt to edit Rihanna's stomach or waist. In the end, though, that work didn't pay off in seamless results. Though most people were probably focusing on her other assets as opposed to her hands when they were gazing at this particular photo of BadGalRiRi.
Khloe just can't seem to catch a break when it comes to bad celebrity Photoshop jobs ruining her fingers. Like Rihanna, fans were quick to spot that Khloe was sporting an extra thumb in this picture posted to her Instagram. The image was clearly edited, although it's not totally clear why the photo would have been edited there unless they were doing some serious work on her jawline.
Whatever the reason, it seems pretty clear that something was done to the photo before it was posted. The Kardashians might be a wealthy family, but that doesn't mean they're adding extra digits to their hands just yet. That feels like a bit of a stretch.
Most people don't want their stomachs to look large in photos. Kendall Jenner probably has that problem less than the average American, but that doesn't mean she's immune from a little photo editing magic to make her stomach look just a little smaller.
That seems to be what happened in this photo, in which you can see that the door frame near Kendall's stomach appears to be just slightly warped. This is far from the worst Photoshop fail on this list, but it is noticeable, especially once it's been pointed out to you. Still, who can blame her for wanting to look her best?
Human bodies don't have very many horizontal lines naturally. Things tend to be more curved. In this photo from Khloe Kardashian's Instagram, though, there's a pretty clear horizontal line where there probably shouldn't be. If you look on her right side, you can see what appears to be some bad Photoshop at work which keeps Khloe's body from having a natural shape.
You would presume that someone would have to check the editing job on these photos before they're posted, but maybe not. It would certainly explain why so many rough editing jobs end up on her social accounts in the first place.
If you've ever taken the time to check this out, you'll find pretty quickly that Ariana Grande is a fairly small person. That's why so many people were a little alarmed when it seemed as though she had one unnaturally long hand in the Instagram post above.
While some may have thought that, most quickly realized that this was likely a celebrity Photoshop job gone completely wrong. After all, there's no way Ariana's hand is supposed to look that long and bony, and that's definitely not what it actually looks like. Somebody went a little Photoshop crazy on this pic, and the world took notice.
Sometimes the effort these celebrities put into editing their photos is so obvious that it hardly feels worth pointing it out. In this photo, which Kris Jenner took with Gordon Ramsay, she clearly applied FaceTune a little too heavily. Given the fact that both of them were likely already wearing fairly significant amounts of makeup, it seems a little ridiculous to apply such a heavy filter too. They're beginning to look like plastic!
Kris Jenner probably didn't need to do so much work to try and coverup every crease and line in her face. You know what, though? To each their own. If she wants to apply heavy filters to every picture of herself, she's totally within her right to do so.
The Kardashian women are famous for having butts that are quite large. Although many suspect those are actually implants, it's never been totally confirmed one way or the other. In this photo from Kylie Jenner's Instagram, though, we see that implants may not always be enough.
There are plenty of people online who think the photo is Photoshopped to make her butt look bigger, in part because all of the features on Kylie's jeans appear to be more than a little stretched. It's possible, of course, that they were designed that way. It's also possible that she's editing her photos to make her butt seem bigger. Her hair does seem to curve exactly in line with her waist...
This photo, which was posted by Victoria's Secret, appears to reveal that Martha Hunt's arms are much longer than a normal person's. That stray elbow that's showing behind Stella Maxwell doesn't seem like it could possible be Martha's. If it is, her arm is either freakishly long or she's posed in a much stranger way than she appears to be.
It's more likely that this is just a run-of-the-mill Photoshop fail. It's interesting to see a high-profile brand like Victoria's Secret run into this problem. You would think they would be photo editing experts over there after all the work they do with models.
Most door frames are straight. They don't tend to curve at one end, because that makes it harder for doors to fit into them. In this photo from Kim Kardashian's Instagram, though, Kim's door appears to be quite curved at the bottom by her stomach. That's led many to speculate that Kim took advantage of a little Photoshop to make her stomach appear smaller.
There's no shame in showing off a body your proud of online, but when you Photoshop images of yourself, you begin to undercut that body positivity. The Kardashians definitely spend a lot of time on social media, and sometimes it seems they're setting unrealistic standards for beauty.
This one isn't a sure thing, but there are plenty of people who speculate that Britney Spears's back looks a little too tiny in this Instagram post. Being thin is admirable to some, but being that thin seems like it might be dangerous. The curve of Britney's back seems more than a little bit unnatural, so it's a fairly safe bet to guess that this was Photoshopped.
Besides, who lays like that? Maybe Britney has truly immaculate posture, but if she doesn't, it seems like she would want to rest her back on the ground. Whatever the case may be, it's good to see her out relaxing.
In this photo that John Mayer took with Ricky Van Veen, one of the creators of CollegeHumor, the two of them seem to have been FaceTuned out of existence. The editing is so heavy on this photo that it almost seems like it could be a joke. Whether it's serious or not, it almost feels like an overstatement to say that we caught John using FaceTune.
He had to know that posting a photo that was obviously edited would make his followers suspicious. After all, what's the internet for if not pointing out when celebrities do something just a little ridiculous? This FaceTune job definitely falls into that category.
Look, Beyoncé can do whatever the heck she wants. If she wants to Photoshop something, she's more than entitled to. Who are we mere mortals to criticize her decisions? Still, more than a couple of people pointed out that in the Instagram post above, the Queen's wine glass and iPhone both appear to be a more than a little bendy.
Those are two tell-tale signs that the photo's been Photoshopped, although it might not have been changed drastically. Even the best of us makes a careless photo editing error every once in a while. Although she's closer than most, even Beyoncé's not perfect.
This photo is so obviously Photoshopped that even Kim had to admit the truth. If you look to Kim's right, it appears that an entire vehicle has folded in on itself, and the curb is also bent in an odd way. This is not a little bit of warped door. This is a photo straight off the set of Doctor Strange.
Eventually, Kim came forward and said that someone else had Photoshopped the image, which most of us could have guessed from the jump. What's still unclear is what the point of the editing even was? Whatever it was, it wasn't exactly handled seamlessly.
Kourtney Kardashian tends to be one of the lesser offenders in terms of noticeable photoshop on her pictures. In this picture, which she posted this photo to Instagram with her friend Larsa Pippen, people were more than a little confused about what was going on with her armpit.
Although it's possible that it's just an unflattering photo, the shape of it seems more than a little unnatural. It's possible that, in an attempt to make her arm look more slender, Kourtney inadvertently got her armpit caught in the crossfire. She may not be the worst offender in the family, but this photo proves she's not innocent either.
For every girl using Photoshop to make themselves look a little thinner, there are at least two guys trying to use the tool to make themselves look more muscular than they are. Enter Jake Paul, who seems to have made an attempt to beef himself up for an Instagram post about a fight night he was involved in.
If you look at Jake's right shoulder, you'll see that the backdrop appears to bleed into his shoulder in a way that's unnatural to say the least. It seems that he enhanced those particular muscles with Photoshop, and made his body look strange in the process.
Ashley Graham may be a body-positive model, but even she isn't immune from some Photoshopping, at least when it comes to her cover shoots. One particular photo, which was featured in Sports Illustrated, seemed to show Ashley with a pixelated butt. It appears the magazine just couldn't handle her behind in its full glory.
Nobody would have noticed if they'd done a better job with the edits. After all, most celebrities get Photoshopped before they appear on the cover of a magazine. Still, it seems in this particular case like the folks at Sports Illustrated didn't do the best job.
Again, far be it from us to criticize the Queen, but this photo of Beyoncé playing golf does seem a little suspect. Specifically, her left thigh appears to be ridged in a way that doesn't seem entirely normal. That's the only thing that's off about the picture, so it's possible that it's just an odd angle.
Of course, it's equally possible that Beyoncé had someone do just a little bit of editing to make her thigh look better, and this picture was the result of that work. Whether that editing job was a good one or not is another matter entirely.
Kim can't seem to quit with that door frame. In another selfie taken in almost exactly the same location, the door frame once again appears to be distorted, and for what look like similar reasons. Again, Kim seems to have Photoshopped the image to make her own waist seem smaller. On the other side of the photo, you can catch a glimpse of another white door or doorframe that seems to curve with Blac Chyna's waist as well.