[Pic] Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Is the Worst Photoshop I've Ever Seen

[Pic] Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Is the Worst Photoshop I've Ever Seen

Ok, maybe it's not the worst Photoshop I've ever seen but it is probably the worst Photoshop I've ever seen on the cover of a national magazine. It's definitely the worst Photoshop I've ever seen on the cover of SI. I thought the SI Swimsuit addition was supposed to be about natural beauty shot with natural light in exotic locations.

Kate Upton's face has either been completely replaced or they airbrushed the crap out of her chin and removed all realistic shadows. How could this have happened? What do you guys think? Am I over reacting or is this offensively bad?

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I didn't notice it when I took a cursory glance at the cover earlier, but, yes, that chin looks ridiculous.

Lee Morris's picture

I'm not even convinced that face goes with that body. 

Ha ha forget the chin!  Look at the blue from the sky on the lettering behind her head. 

JimmySchaefer's picture

Good find!  Although this could just be a water mark for the image as its still owned by someone online!

YESSSS. A piece of my soul and every other retoucher's soul died when this cover was released.

It appears they either did a replacement head or they did a "digital fill flash" on her face because the shadows were too dark. The shadows on her face don't match the tonal value of the shadows on her neck. You just ruined this for me.

Ceferino's picture

she has a face?! :)

that head looks like a barby... if you pull it out you have like a plastic round thing... am I the only one noticing something bizarre with her bathing suit? WTF

Dan Dawley's picture

lets hope her boob job wasn't as bad

This woman is a Goddess, I understand the need for retouching but ...seriously?

Check out Maxim magazine (Thailand edition) a lot worst than this one.

It was the first thing I noticed and I was shocked that SI would have went with that

Either she's had the miracle waxing of the century, or the retoucher also spend a lot of time removing "fly-aways" at the "bottom of her belly region", too! Looks like plastic.

James's picture

In all honesty, and no offense, but is anyone really looking at this to see her face? No. I'm certainly not looking at her face.

Graham Marley's picture

The whole thing is completely absurd:


That's not skin. Sorry guys.

Lee Morris's picture

lol, that one is just as bad! What is going on this year? 

SI started hiring all of their retouchers from Craigslist and FB haha... 

Graham Marley's picture

I wouldn't even be surprised if it's a "If you do one, you gotta do them all, lest some agency has a nit fit." Or they're just mailing it in.

 They got what they pay for...

This one is the worst. Look at her right leg! http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/swimsuit/modelfeatured/nina_agdal...
It looks like a vector drawing!

Dear lord that's what I do when I want to show my daughter of an example of going WAY too far with edits and luminance.... and these "pro's" publish this s#!t?

The creep factor is ridiculously high. What art director thought that would entice people to buy that magazine? Bleah!

Rob Mills's picture

probably catering to Fat America... but even fat America probably doesn't like looking at it, fat that is.

Are you guys freaking kidding me???????
You don't need to be an expert in body shape to NOT NOTICED her left arm???
The day one of us had a shoulder like that is because you became direct from an motorcycle accident! And together with her "other arm" I can say EASELY she is the lost sister of Rubber man!
But FINALLY they start to make bikinis with the right frontal lengh size ... why had to come so high??? Hehehehe ...

Tanis Seeber's picture

The first thing to catch my (female photographer) eye was her lower half, which seems ill-proportioned. But that just might be her body. 
The background also seems a bit too perfect, but again, I just might be getting a bit too critical. 
And the problem with her left shoulder is that she is missing her armpit, which is a common over-retouch. 

This is the new content un-aware filter from photoshop??

vladimir byazrov's picture

Damnit! They look for the most beautiful young perfect girls in the world
and yet somehow those girls apparently are  so ugly that
ridiculous amount of retouching is applied. 
Dolly Parton and Cher are never airbrushed this much.
It's crazy!

Her boobs are gross looking. They need more support too. But that's not what this post is about ;)

If anything, all I can see is a little lightening around her chin...Shes been on about 12 shows this week and this is how she looks... Have a look at the actual magazine before you comment or get a life...