Though none of us need more reasons to believe that glam magazine photographs are excessively airbrushed, the most recent Photoshop bloopers deserve special mention simply because they seem to amputate necessary body parts like waist or an arm! Believe it or not, some of the world's most circulated celeb magazines' recent issues, featuring singers Adam Levine and Beyonce and actress Kristen Stewart seemed to be unaware of certain natural proportions without which one would normally be deemed disabled.
The weirdest of all seemed to be in the November edition of Russian Vogue which features a photoshoot of Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine with his girlfriend and Russian model Anna Vyalitsyna. A sizeable portion of the singer's midriff appeared slashed off during airbrushing by an overzealous digital re-touching team.
The star of the Twilight series of films, Kristen Stewart, was yet another victim of a magazine's ill-conceived sense of proportion. She had her left arm cut off, in the November issue of Glamour. Stewart was pictured with her left arm coming to a sudden halt just above her elbow, disappearing behind her left knee.
Finally, although Beyonce Knowles is pregnant and has a lovely and healthy body, Harper's Bazaar didn't seem to like her natural looking thighs. Harper's Bazaar's photographer, Terry Richardson, is being accused to shaving off bits and pieces off Beyonce's thighs in a photo feature for their latest issue.
Though these Photoshop bloopers seem ridiculous, the pervasive practice of digitally altering images may have a deeper psychological impact on viewers.
Real, serious and enduring problems occur when we don't recognize that the images and ideals of the human form being presented in the media are setting unrealistic expectations and standards for our country's female population, said Eva Matlins, co-founder of Off Our Chests, a magazine and fashion label, according to a report in the Daily Mail.