45 Obvious Photoshop Mistakes That Could Have Been Avoided

If you think your own photoshop skills are poor, check out the absolutely ridiculous photoshop mistakes below. The photos here were overlooked by the editors and were actually published in magazines, advertisements or websites. A big thank you goes out to PhotoshopDisasters for putting most of this together. Check them out, they have 100s more of unbelievable photoshop disasters!


 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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78 Responses:

  1. mili says:

    it’s not always clear what the mistake is in the picture. would have been best if there were explanations attached or something

    ( 2 years and 964 days ago )
  2. diane says:

    OMG LOL I actually laughed out loud looking at these :D

    ( 2 years and 964 days ago )
  3. Mario says:

    agree with mili

    ( 2 years and 964 days ago )
  4. erikuri says:

    Maybe some pics were difficult to notice what kind of mistake had in it; but in some of them, the mistakes were so gross, noticeable even without any explanation!

    ( 2 years and 963 days ago )
  5. rudy says:

    these were the best pics ever lmao

    ( 2 years and 961 days ago )
  6. bartonski says:

    Oh… I thought Anne Coulter’s hand actually looked like that… she is a Visitor after all…

    ( 2 years and 961 days ago )
  7. heh says:

    There are plenty of women through various operations no longer have a belly button,

    ( 2 years and 961 days ago )
  8. Simon says:

    Some of these were pretty funny and obviously hastily done but some of them definitely weren’t photoshop mistakes…

    ( 2 years and 961 days ago )
  9. Steve Takacs says:

    How do we know the mistakes weren’t photoshopped in just for this article?

    ( 2 years and 961 days ago )
  10. Jack says:

    Some people have WAAAYYYYY to much time on their hands.

    ( 2 years and 961 days ago )
  11. trish says:

    Why are hands so difficult in photoshop? I’m not an expert or even good at it so I wonder why.

    ( 2 years and 961 days ago )
  12. zooomn says:

    nice collection Giulia,

    I love the idiot standing next to the hummer.

    ( 2 years and 961 days ago )
  13. roytoy says:

    I don’t think the one of Ann Coulter is a mistake. I think she really does have hands like that. To snatch babies. And eat them.

    ( 2 years and 961 days ago )
  14. Shane says:

    I don’t think I wanna take a trip on Turkish Airlines if they are too chincy to spring for front wheels.

    ( 2 years and 961 days ago )
  15. Dale Clark says:

    haha, yeah some of those are pretty bad!

    ( 2 years and 961 days ago )
  16. hitomi says:

    OMG, I cant believe that professional can do such silly mistakes too

    ( 2 years and 961 days ago )
  17. Lakawak says:

    It is amazing that after more han a year, morons are still showing that Curves cereal box as a mistake. Your complete ignorance and stupidity is not a photoshop mistake. The woman is wearing a flesh colored undershirt. That box was part of a series where several differnet women wore a similar outfit of various colors. And it was obvious from all of htem that it was a shirt.

    ( 2 years and 961 days ago )
  18. Ashwin kandel says:

    very nice. i enjoyed looking at it.

    ( 2 years and 961 days ago )
  19. Generate UK says:

    HaHa, massive Fail. careless mistakes,
    People seem to have massive problems with being able to edit hands!

    ( 2 years and 961 days ago )
  20. aaa says:

    All good but you can’t slim legs and make a shadow of the wider legs automatically appear.

    ( 2 years and 961 days ago )
  21. aaa says:

    Oh and, DISGUSTING D&G models. Ewwwwwww.

    ( 2 years and 961 days ago )
  22. Nikki says:

    Maybe I’m just bad at spotting ‘shops, but some of them didn’t seem so obvious to me. An explanation would have been nice

    ( 2 years and 961 days ago )
  23. Maya says:

    Great finds

    I just wonder there are some very small mistakes hardly anyone will recognize

    ( 2 years and 961 days ago )
  24. Zephyr says:

    The one that has the redheaded girl with the banner across her forehead reading “Sei klug…” may be intentional: in German, it’s saying “Be smart: study in Halle.” The ad really is emphasizing brains, not beauty. :)

    ( 2 years and 961 days ago )
  25. Fred says:

    A few of these are not mistakes; they’re special effects done on purpose.

    For instance, look at the one with the guy who doesn’t appear in the mirror. It’s titled “The Saint and the Sinner.” He’s supposed to be a vampire! That’s why he has no reflection!

    ( 2 years and 960 days ago )
  26. Blade says:

    Some are NOT mistakes. For example, the Curves cereal is supposed to look that way. The woman on the box is wearing another shirt under her sweater.

    See example:
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3250/2387296499_f2b47524d4.jpg

    ( 2 years and 960 days ago )
  27. Anonymous says:

    I don’t think the 9th one is an error; you just can’t see the far side of the cupboard door on “this” side of the mirror, but it is reflected in “that” side.

    ( 2 years and 960 days ago )
  28. VFB58 says:

    If you a not a photoshop user, these “mistakes” will not register or be obvious. Photoshop users will get it without much explanation because they understand the process.

    Make the same analogy for music and you will get similar results. Non-musicians will not discriminate against poorly crafted music. That could explain why there is so much bad music on the radio.

    This also explains why mistakes in publications can go unnoticed without some prompting by an expert.

    ( 2 years and 960 days ago )
  29. Anonymous says:

    I bet half of these are bullshit

    ( 2 years and 960 days ago )
  30. Anonymous says:

    this list is whack

    ( 2 years and 960 days ago )
  31. Davidmoreen says:

    I can’t believe that the Microsoft fuck up, didn’t make it here…

    ( 2 years and 960 days ago )
  32. nomi says:

    Shocking to see most of them are not just mistakes they are big blunders. I can’t believe they could clear the proofing?

    ( 2 years and 960 days ago )
  33. Sushil says:

    Liked it..Nice observation!

    ( 2 years and 960 days ago )
  34. mariosilva says:

    great,thanks giulia:)

    ( 2 years and 960 days ago )
  35. whatever says:

    a few of these are funny, most of them are stupid. what’s wrong with the first girl’s knee? is it because they didn’t PS the shit out of it? because i don’t see a problem with that.
    While the asian woman is in an awkward position i tried and it is definitely possible to stand like that.
    The venus razor woman has big long legs. big deal. she’s probably 6 feet tall. I’m 5’2 and I can rest my head on my knee.
    I’m pretty sure they PS’d out the victoria’s secret model’s ass crack on purpose, if they hadn’t people would complain about it being obscene and you’d probably post that as a mistake.
    As far as the curve’s cereal model, I didn’t realize african american woman weren’t allowed to wear beige/yellow tank tops. That clearly isn’t someone else’s stomach.
    There’s a few others that i’m iffy about whether or not they are actually mistakes but I don’t have as much time on my hands as you do.

    ( 2 years and 960 days ago )
  36. Anonymous says:

    Some are really good, but there were some that I couldn’t tell what the mistake was. Explanations would be good.

    ( 2 years and 960 days ago )
  37. Angela says:

    I love this!! Well done!!

    ( 2 years and 960 days ago )
  38. SETH says:

    I agree with MILI! Funny, as it is!

    ( 2 years and 960 days ago )
  39. leftofted says:

    I love the put down ” well some have too much time on their hands” or some such shit. Quit trying to boost your fucking self esteem by putting down others.
    If you don’t like it MOVE ON!

    ( 2 years and 959 days ago )
  40. Digital Touch says:

    Nice Post really funny pic

    ( 2 years and 959 days ago )
  41. hahaha says:

    Hey “leftofted”, take your own advice!

    ( 2 years and 958 days ago )
  42. Raj says:

    Just need extra strong QC to avoid these…

    ( 2 years and 958 days ago )
  43. Daniel says:

    Not all are mistakes. The one from Gillette Venus is clearly intentionally.

    ( 2 years and 957 days ago )
  44. Felicity says:

    Some of these were hilarious, but for a lot of them I couldn’t
    tell what the problem was. You definitely need to add captions
    with explanations to make this article work.

    Also, your comment form doesn’t have word wrap, which is why I
    am having to add manual carriage-return line-breaks at the
    end of my lines, which will probably look weird after the
    comment is published.

    ( 2 years and 957 days ago )
  45. fumoffu89 says:

    This is awesome, tot I was bad….
    A description for every mistake wud be better

    ( 2 years and 957 days ago )
  46. frelbow says:

    They were all funny.! Thanks for the laugh : )

    ( 2 years and 954 days ago )
  47. Yvee says:

    It is just nice to know,nobody is perfect and we sometimes make mistakes. Have a great day everybody :)

    ( 2 years and 953 days ago )
  48. Kiryl N says:

    The last one is so stupid. What aircraft has only 2 pair of wheels in the backside!?

    ( 2 years and 949 days ago )
  49. Davo says:

    “Anonymous says:

    I don’t think the 9th one is an error; you just can’t see the far side of the cupboard door on “this” side of the mirror, but it is reflected in “that” side.”

    um the dude is not there.

    ( 2 years and 948 days ago )
  50. Slayer says:

    The add with the BMW wheels still moving is not a mistake. It’s part of an intentional ad campaign.

    ( 2 years and 946 days ago )
  51. Look says:

    This is a good collection. The only one I have seen was the Ralph Lauren one and I remember all the angry fatties.

    ( 2 years and 941 days ago )
  52. aggy says:

    Seriously, people are stupid. A lot of these are intentional, which only shows that some have no sense of humor at all. Some of them are mistakes, but not really disasters. There are a few funny ones, but not that many. Most are just failures to completely remove extra hands from photos where people were cropped out. That probably had more to do with time constraints than simply forgetting or not being able to do the changes. Hardly “disasters.” Then there are the ones like the woman with the sheer wraparound skirt that aren’t even errors at all: the problem is all in the sick mind of the person looking at the photo. Photo compositing takes time. Often more time than editorial deadlines allow. Considering that (and I’ve been doing this sort of thing professionally for fifteen years) it’s obvious that the photo editors were trying to minimize the obvious flaws in the photo. Most did a great job. Others clearly did not.

    ( 2 years and 930 days ago )
  53. c11hm3xu says:

    I never knew that there were TWO suns…

    ( 2 years and 920 days ago )
  54. akindele mayor says:

    did i notice a tranny!

    ( 2 years and 914 days ago )
  55. Jern says:

    Maybe I’m just bad at spotting ‘shops, but some of them didn’t seem so obvious to me. An explanation would have been nice.

    ( 2 years and 897 days ago )
  56. buzzknow says:

    silly…why editor didnt notice bout that??

    ( 2 years and 882 days ago )
  57. John says:

    wow how DUMB are some people saying that you need to explane the faults better. try turnning you bloody monitor ON…Geee’s

    ( 2 years and 873 days ago )
  58. Kisan says:

    It was so easy to notice the mistakes. Only a person using PhotoShop will understand these mistakes and these mistakes are so obvious.

    ( 2 years and 825 days ago )
  59. adam says:

    i don’t think these are actual published mistakes as much as it is someone intentionally photoshopping the errors in. some of these errors are so obvious that there is no way a reputable company could overlook it.

    ( 2 years and 704 days ago )
  60. Mob Game Portal says:

    My fav is the plane without front wheel… LOL!!!

    ( 2 years and 683 days ago )
  61. Hmm says:

    This one with the two sunsets looks like a mirror since a lot of things are repeated

    ( 2 years and 649 days ago )
  62. ummm... says:

    Pretty sure Victoria’s secret edits buttcrack out on purpose…

    ( 2 years and 649 days ago )
  63. abdulsalam abuelez says:

    very funny very nice site very good show
    thankyou so much

    ( 2 years and 649 days ago )
  64. Mie says:

    hahahaaha

    ( 2 years and 647 days ago )
  65. Nick says:

    Sometimes advertisers make these mistakes intentionally so that people will remember the ads more.

    ( 2 years and 643 days ago )
  66. THECHOSENONE says:

    I hope these people were fired..

    ( 2 years and 616 days ago )
  67. Yolanda says:

    nice collection of the malleability of reality.
    thanx for sharing it!

    ( 2 years and 572 days ago )
  68. yay says:

    awesome, i liked the woman thats showing her beep the best

    ( 2 years and 541 days ago )
  69. Iznogud says:

    GREAT! :-))))))))

    ( 2 years and 345 days ago )
  70. Jazzy99 says:

    I’m Pretty sure Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Album “Barenaked” has been photoshoped.. Her head seem unnatural to me. Like she has a perfect 90 degree angle on her right shoulder.

    ( 2 years and 321 days ago )
  71. Ben says:

    You seems like James Bond :-)
    Nice Post ….

    ( 2 years and 231 days ago )
  72. Hammy says:

    I find it sad that they’re trying to make the girls skinnier in most of the photos. They’re saying that they’re not good enough being who they are :(

    ( 2 years and 172 days ago )
  73. Hammy says:

    OMG!!! FOUND A BLOOBER ON THIS WEBSITE!!! I posted the comment above and it says I posted it 4 hours ago but I posted it at 2.01pm. Right now it’s 2.02pm for me, lol!!!

    ( 2 years and 172 days ago )
  74. wallpapers says:

    This is too funny lol.

    ( 2 years and 91 days ago )
  75. SMK says:

    I don’t think these mistakes are that huge of a deal. In most cases they are for amateur advertisements or for magazines in which creation time is limited. Doing a lot of photoshop as a hobby I have found myself to make ridiculous mistakes when rushed or tired. It’s especially common when your staring at the same picture for hours on end. You lose track of the flaws, especially things like proper shadow and reflection. Some of these though are too ridiculous not to be noticed. I blame it on the editor though, they should be watching out for this. In many cases the visual designers hired to do minor photoshop like this tend to be fresh out of school and are much more likely to make the simplest of mistakes.

    ( 1 year and 300 days ago )
  76. Sandip Bhosale says:

    I am in the Creative industry from so long time. My experience says, some of these photos are believable and some are not. Because not matter a person who knows photoshop, only he can make the mistakes or observe them, everybody has eyes to see, so anyone can observe the mistakes and tell to correct them. There are Experts working in Creative industry, so it is obvious that they check the design or photo before it gets published.. So it is bit difficult to believe that such disastrous mistakes not got noticed.

    ( 1 year and 289 days ago )
  77. Anonymous says:

    Number 3 is obviously a mirror, or am I missing something everybody else sees?

    ( 1 year and 203 days ago )
  78. Rijschool Oostrom says:

    Brilliant. Made me laugh aloud!

    ( 1 year and 59 days ago )

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