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WATCH: Magazine Photoshop Fails That Actually Got Published

July 23, 2016 | Saturday

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Most of us have been there. We’re standing in line at the grocery store, waiting to unload our baskets, when our eyes catch the variety of magazines on display. From fitness to fashion to gossip, these strategically placed magazines are meant to pull us in and get us to make that one extra purchase. For a lot of people it actually works. We just can’t resist the stories and secrets that are being displayed on the cover. Even if we manage to get past that, the cover picture usually finishes the job as we want to see more of a scandal or popular celebrity who’s been photographed during a shoot or by the paparazzi.
Despite earlier predictions about the power and influence of the internet, magazines aren’t dead yet. Circulation for the more popular publications range from a couple million readers for the likes of Redbook and Glamour, to several million for magazines like National Geographic and Better Homes and Gardens. Sure, a lot of these publications can be found online, but people are still willing to pay money to have a hard copy in their hands. There’s money to be made here and that’s why magazines continue to work so hard to fill those grocery and newsstands and attract potential buyers.

What’s the secret to selling magazines and the stories they have inside? You need a reputation for providing good stories, supplying information that people want and, of course, including relevant pictures that tie in with the story and hold out interest. Let’s face it, we are heavily influenced by visual cues and most people are drawn to magazines thanks to the pictures on the cover. We also love celebrities and stars, so when a popular person or individual caught in a scandal gets thrown on a cover or handed a several page photo shoot found inside, we are likely going to pick up that magazine. This means that publishers work hard to get the best pictures and images that really pop. Naturally, they can go to extremes touching up images to remove wrinkles, shadows and other distractions so the individual looks their best on a cover. Sometimes this goes more than a bit far and the final product is so altered or ‘Photoshopped,’ that it doesn’t look right.

The 10 magazine images ahead have all been Photoshopped or edited to some degree. In all cases, over editing or poor work has produced a picture which has caught people’s attention. These Photoshop fails have produced a range of reactions after people caught on to the alterations. From anger related to the female body image portrayed by bad editing to straight up bemusement concerning what can only be considered lazy Photoshop work, these fails make you wonder what sort of people are in charge at these companies and who is monitoring quality control.




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