This is why you should never compare yourself to the photos others upload to their social media profiles.
Let’s get real — social media is a glorified highlight reel of people’s lives. And, more often than not, the images which are uploaded alongside stories have been highly edited to reduce fine lines, extra weight, or unflattering angles. No wonder so many people are developing eating disorders and body dysmorphia!
Aware that most people edit their photos to some extent before sharing them, a Photoshop expert who goes by the Weibo name Kanahoooo took to the internet to show why you should never trust photos others upload to their social media platforms. In China, Kanahoooo is known as “Photoshop Holy.” That’s because her skills are nothing short of Godlike.
Don’t believe us? In the following images, the Photoshop expert shares “before” and “after” images she edited — a task she is paid to perform for thousands of clients every year. In fact, MSN describes her day job as making people “shiny.” While this improves people’s egos in the short-term, it can wreak havoc on one’s mental well-being long-term.
“Don’t believe the perfect thing you see online!” she says. “If you want to find out about somebody, then see them in real life.”
Following are 10+ before & after photos that were edited using Photoshop.