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Digging through our closets: Photoshopped to perfection

January 1, 2010 | 12:05 pm
Before heading out to the holiday sales, gift receipt in hand, get some fashion inspiration from some of our readers’ favorite features from 2009. 

In April, Complex magazine accidentally posted a photo of Kim Kardashian on its website -- accidental because it showed Kardashian before her thighs, arms and waist had been digitally sculpted with Photoshop.

It spurred a story by Times staff writer Jeannine Stein about the immense power of digital alterations to help people look their best and to set impossibly high standards for beauty -- and how prevalent Photoshopping images really is. Read the details at the end of this story about all the changes photographer and retoucher Michael Kubeisy made on the photo above of Debbie Johnson.

What do you think about the rampant use of Photoshop to alter images in the public arena? Tell us in the comments section below.

-- Kelsey Ramos

Photo: Photographer and retoucher Michael Kubeisy Photoshopped this image of Debbie Johnson to show how portraits can be altered. Photo credit: Digital-Ops