Pinup Girls Before and After: The Original Photoshop

It's well-established that the person you see on the cover of a magazine often bears only passing resemblance to how they look in real life. But well before Photoshop ever stamped out its first blemish, illustrators were transforming women into pin-ups that would make Tex Avery blush.

Here are some of those before and after shots, from a time when the best image software available was a paint brush:

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