Before and After Photoshop Images of Me

The purpose of this post is to expose the use of photoshop in model photography. It’s not ALL ABOUT making people look skinny, many other features make a photo “pop”: contrast, color, cropping, etc.

Before I started modeling, I was insecure about scars, stretch marks, and even freckles that most people don’t even notice. There are so many women out there who obsess about tiny aspects of their body, but do not realize how insignificant their perceived “flaws” are.

Basically: Awesome images can be created for anyone! Having a good eye for composing imagery and knowing your camera skills are super important, And photoshop can help bring even more life to your images. 

In the following images, you can see an unedited photo next to an edited version. I am confident in my posing and I truly believe my inner muse shines in all my images- edited or NOT.  However photoshop can be used to enhance colors, highlights, shadows, and remove distractions. Here is a growing collection of some before-and-after photoshop images of me.

Here Photoshop is used to enhance contrast, brighten colors, and adjust the electrical tape lines on my body. by John M Studios

Before and after by John M Studios




Before and After Photoshop by Joe Duerr: Color enhancement, highlighting, skin smoothing and skin tone evening, cropping

Before and After by Joe Duerr




Changed the background to white, enhanced skin vibrance, contrast, vignette





Before and after by Despayre FX



Contrast, Color, Skin retouch, cropping to enhance beautiful cabaret image


Jason Salvatori used photoshop here to enhance contrast, bring back texture, even tones, crop, and enhance colors




Cropping, Color & contrast enhancement, skin smoothing,


color pop, contrast, highlighting, smoothing, longer legs & thinned waist



brightened, color pop, skin touch up/ smoothing



lightened, contrast, brought out colors



Contrast, colors, clarity



high contrast, highlighting, skin touch up, smoothing, color pop




high contrast, highlighting, skin touch up, smoothing, color pop




Skin touch up, smoothing, contrast, color




Skin touch up, color pop, skin smoothing, removed tummy crease and waistline bulge




Skin touch up, color pop, skin smoothing, removed side crease



So there ya go! The best way to get great photos is to be confident in yourself and know your angles, the lighting and photography skill should be done as well as possible, then post processing photoshop work is a great tool to further beautify your images!

If you’re a photographer and have more before-after photos of me you’d like me to share, please contact me! 🙂

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  1. Anonymous

    Point well made BUT you have not yet had a bad picture . They areally all very well done . If you were here I would NOT hesitate to show them to the world . Your just Fine the way you are . Always push forward and never look back . Good luck in all you do .

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