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How to retouch a face in Photoshop

Professional High End Retouching techniques in Photoshop.

This Photoshop tutorial shows you how to retouch a face in a natural looking way while using best practices.

You will learn how to tone a face, remove acne and blemishes, reduce the appear appearance of wrinkles as well as the correct way to whiten eyes and dodge and burn.

We will not blur the skin or change the bone structure in this tutorial. This is also a very natural way of retouching which works on all people young and old. We are also not going to use Frequency Separation on this, these are the kinds of techniques used in professional retouching and photographic studios.



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I hope you enjoy this tutorial and the workflow that you learn. Here are a few more retouching tutorials for your reference.

Retouching eyes
Frequency separation
Change hair color
Clone stamp
Dodge and Burn
Gradient maps for high-end toning

Thanks for checking this out!


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4 responses to “How to retouch a face in Photoshop”

  1. Thanks Colin. You have explained the “happy medium” of retouching the best that I have found.

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