As this month comes to an end, we pay honor to some of the worst Photoshopping fails we've seen in July 2012.
Click through our slideshow and see just how out of hand it got!
Hollister's new ad campaign is as ab-happy as the rest, but the company seems to have gone a little crop-happy as well. What happened to the male model's left leg? Also, the female model's head is poorly placed at the same height as his, meaning that the photo editing folk had to elongate her torso and still, her neck looks wonky. <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150956471513741&set=a.10150954822433741.414886.115473663740&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">Hollister replaced the ad</a> that had originally been on their <a href="http://www.facebook.com/hollister" target="_hplink">Facebook page</a> with a new ad that fixed the models' legs. Still doesn't look quite right.
Kate Hudson for Ann Taylor
We've tried to replicate this pose and it's pretty much impossible, leading us to believe that <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/25/kate-hudsons-ann-taylor-ad-campaign-photoshop_n_1701908.html" target="_hplink">Kate Hudson's head must have been Photoshopped</a> to achieve an edgy look requiring almost no neck.
Banana Republic Knee Failure
Imagine our surprise when we opened our <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/25/banana-republic-photoshop-fail-knee_n_1703060.html" target="_hplink">Banana Republic email newsletter to find a Photoshop fail</a>. At first glance, there's nothing wrong with this picture and the two perfect-looking models look pretty much normal. A closer look, however, will reveal a Photoshop flub in the patellar region. The female model's knee looks like it's been rotated in the wrong direction and so not knobby that it basically doesn't exist!
Natasha Poly for Vogue Russia
When we saw this cover of Vogue Russia, we were confused to see Natasha Poly's hand growing out of her head. We put this <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/17/photoshop-fail-disaster-vogue_n_1679794.html" target="_hplink">Photoshop fail to the test</a> and realized that the model's pose is replicable, though a bad choice for the cover of a magazine.
Lily Donaldson for Vogue Russia
We know that models are flexible. They contort their bodies this way and that just to get that perfect pose--edgy and elegant. So when we saw this we weren't sure if it was a Photoshop fail or if Donaldson is a fan of Bikram yoga. Still, the curve of her back looks to have been accentuated and the angle of her head made to perfectly match that of her left thigh.
Lara Stone for Calvin Klein Jeans
Amidst the <a href="http://www.beautifully-invisible.com/2010/10/controversy-lara-stone-for-calvin-klein-2010-gang-rape-or-fashion.html" target="_hplink">controversy about Calvin Klein's ad campaign</a> featuring Lara Stone, someone must have forgotten to make sure that all of the models' limbs were complete in this photo. Take a look, Lara's left hand (or parts of it?) is missing, seemingly swallowed by the sleeve of her leather jacket.
INGA by Inga Savits
The model in this photo for Inga Savtis's catalogue either has an extremely long upper chest or her bra has been Photoshopped to appear lower than it possibly could. As a matter of fact, the bra looks like it's at the level of where her ribs should be. We know that models can do nearly impossible things with their bodies, but this is too much.
Catherine McNeill for Diesel: Portraits For Successful Living
Diesel encourages us to water our plants while topless to live successfully. Thanks Diesel! However, we'd like to suggest that they use less shadowing techniques in their photo editing to create a successfully flub-less ad. Catherine McNeill looks strangely un-proportioned with her left arm casting a darker shadow than it should on her torso and her left hip bone jutting out in an awkward angle.
Emma Stone for Vogue
Emma Stone is suffering a case of the missing hand in this spread for Vogue. Apart from her non-existant left hand, Stone's body looks strange, as if the top half is in a different dimension than her bottom half, which makes her waist look tiny and unnatural.
Victoria's Secret Thigh Fail
All of us have complained about our thighs at one time or another, but at least we have thighs! This poor Victoria's Secret model had either been horseback riding for days straight before this shoot or <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/03/victorias-secret-photoshop-fail-thighs_n_1645735.html" target="_hplink">VS's photo editors carved out her thighs</a>. It's a wonder that the company still has this photo on their <a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151017758199090&set=a.102351319089.87426.79775744089&type=1&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook page</a> when their mistake is so blatant.
The model on Brazil's Viva! magazine is so airbrushed and Photoshopped, she looks more like a cartoon than a real person. What most attracted us to this glossy cover, however, were the model's teeth: not only are they glossy white but they also lead to a red cavern of a mouth with no variations in color or texture.
Emma Stone on Her Vogue Cover Shoot
Emma Stone talks about gracing the cover of Vogue and her favourite looks from the shoot.