By NICKY CHAMP

If you’ve ever found yourself comparing your skin/hair/body to a celebrity or model and felt that you came up short, there is a very good reason for that: Photoshop.

Take a look at these celebrity before and afters below, see just how Photoshop is used to shave down waists, even out skin tone, make freckles disappear and smooth over minor imperfections.

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In our vast internet travels here at Mamamia, we’ve seen plenty of airbrushed and retouched digital images of models and celebrities (and some of these in non GIF form before) but there is definitely a mesmerising quality about these we found via Buzzfeed.

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Brittany Murphy

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Angelina Jolie

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Britney Spears

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