Can you tell how Photoshopped these celebrity magazine covers really are?

Results from AI Photoshop detection tool
(Image credit: Within)

We all know that images used in ads and on magazine covers are routinely Photoshopped. However, with the exception of botched jobs that make the manipulation all too obvious, most people usually can't tell how (or how much) an image has been retouched. But it seems AI can help us with that.

AI has been the source of much controversy of late, but as well as creating manipulations of its own, it can also be trained to unearth them. A while ago, researchers trained AI to detect the use of Photoshop, and now someone's put it to the test on magazine covers featuring some of the best known celebrity beauty icons (using Adobe's image manipulation software yourself? See our pick of the best Photoshop tutorials – or see how to download Photoshop if you still need the software).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.