These days, it would be a rare occurance to see a photo of a celebrity that hadn’t been photoshopped or re-touched in some way.

And thanks to aps like Face Tune and PhotoWonder, it’s now easy to apply these same sneaky tactics to your own photos from your smartphone.

So, how can you tell when your friends are doing the sneaky and touching up their photos? Well, there are a few telltale signs you need to be aware of to catch out a serial retoucher…

On my way to @michaelkors #ELLEJapan event in Tokyo 💋

A photo posted by Miranda (@mirandakerr) on

#1: Blurred lines

Take Miranda’s Instagram snap as a good example. see the lines on the carpet beneath her feet? Well the carpet you can see to the right of her looks to be slightly wavy compared to the other side. So either the hotel she’s standing in hired a dodgy carpet layer, or she’s cinched in her waist.

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on

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#2: Warped items/limbs

Often retouching spells havoc for the other items in your photo, this is because you’re pushing at your thighs to make them look slimmer, meanwhile – your iPhone ends up looking like Beyonce’s!

Look at Jackie’s arm and the WALL! Warpsville.

Classic Yolandi x

A photo posted by Rebel Wilson (@rebelwilson) on

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#3: REALLY smooth/porcelain skin

Kim Kardashian is probably the most guilty of this, but recently Rebel Wilson has been seen to have a dabble with it recently! 

Check out how it looks on Jackie O!

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#4: Use of the clone tool

If you want to make something look smaller without making the background look warped, the clone tool is the perfect tool. It allows you to capture a piece of a background and literally clone it somewhere else. This means that you can do something like, create a box gap with the background looking normal, right Beyonce?

#5: Pixelation

This can often look like blurring and is used to take the focus or sharpness off a certain area. Kyle and Jackie O have used this method to take focus away from the bottom half of the focus.

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