Photoshopping flaws away: How experts do it

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  • Photoshop expert shows how magazine cover photos come to be
  • Lynn Berry talks with models about how seeing their bodies altered on the page affects them

Victoria's Secret Model Doutzen Kroes says she does not wake up looking fabulous, it takes a lot of work -- and Photoshop.  

Photoshop is a program that allows talented graphic artists to erase blemishes, taper waistlines and do a number of other touch-ups when they're getting photos magazine cover-ready. The final result is an image of a person who may look quite different from the photo's original subject. Some argue that this creates a beauty ideal that is impossible to attain, and that can cause body image issues in teens and adults.

Read more: How to tell if a magazine cover is Photoshopped 

To show how much goes into touching up magazine pictures, we had an expert take on our own Lynn Berry. We submitted a photo of Berry and let the artist go to work.

On Evening Express, Berry talked with supermodel Emme and Cynthia Bailey from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" about retouching and the unattainable expectations it creates.

PHOTOS: They do WHAT to retouch cover photos?

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