Most of these are just lightening and brightening. I work with photoshop every day… as far as it goes most of these images are really good to start off with and need little work to improve them…

Models and celebrities always look stunning with their flawless skins on magazine and album covers. Photoshop not only can do enhancements to poorly shot photographs, but also able to turn an ordinary person into someone with superstar qualities. Below are 40 great examples in showing the magic that Photoshop can do to an average or lousy image. The original photo is on left and enhanced version on right.

I have written a simple tutorial earlier on how to do photo retouching on a bikini model. It may help a little if you wish to try doing one by yourself. Every image is linked to their original source and you are recommended to check out other amazing works of the photographers/designers.