Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Photo Retouching

Retouching is very neccesary if you’re a photographer. It can be pretty fun if you just want to try it out as well. In this article there are collected newest and best retouching tutorials from the web. Of course there are a lot more outside, but I believe you don’t need them all. You can find anything here from the basic skin smoothening with gaussian blur to complex picture part extracting from background.
Tutorials are sorted in categories, so there shouldn’t be any problem finding the right one for you. I didn’t create this article for you to scroll down 100 same, old, basic tutorials and just tweet them further. I created it for you to find something useful for you, acutally read it and learn something.


1. Retouching Skin Tutorial

Learn the basic things to do when you need to smoothen someon’s skin a bit. If you aren’t familiar with the art of retouching, you should take a quick look into this.

2. Superb Skin Airbrush Technique

This is pretty basic tutorial as well. If you didn’t like the previous one, take a look into this and I’m pretty sure you will understand the basics of skin smoothening.

3. Skin Softening Tutorial – High/Low Pass

Video tutorial – learn how to smoothen skin tones, while retaining skin detail and texture using High Pass filter.

4.Create Action for Smooth Airbrushed Skin

In this tutorialyouwill seehow to create an action to use in your photos for simple retouching jobs using blurring techniques and grain filters.This is recommended only for beginners, because you can’t replace retouching skills with an action.

5. Removing Skin Blemishes With The Spot Healing Brush

Learn how to ably use Spot Healing Brush Tool to remove blemishes and clear up ugly spot.

6. How to Get Perfect Skin

Litte bit more explained and advanced use of default retouching tools – Healing Brush, Clone Stamp, Gaussian Blur.

7. Soften Skin with Surface Blur

Another easy, fast way to smoothen skin. You will see the difference between Surface and Gaussian blur here. Ofcourse this blurring doesn’t replace work with Healing Brush Tool, but it ain’t so bad either.

Whole face

1. High-End Facial Retouching Video Tutorial

This is a video tutorial that’ll teach you to make the necessary steps in high-end fashion/skin photo-retouching on all of your photographs.

2. Correcting Reflective Make-Up

This video tutorial shows you one way to address reflective make-up on a model or in a portrait.

3. High Quality Portrait Retouching

In this tutorial you’llbe demonstrated the level of editing that goes into removing any discrepancies in the skin.

4. De-Aging in Photoshop

See some of the common retouching tools in action.

5.Professional Photo Retouching Tutorial

Another tutorial to see retouching in action and learn something you didn’t quote understand from writen tutorials.


1. Professional Hair Retouching

Learn not just how to change hair color, but also how to remove unwanted strands, work with shadows and highlights, boost image vividness.

2. Change Hair Color With Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to change the hair color easily with Photoshop. You can experiment yourself with color tones to achieve different outcomes.

Whole Photo

1. Professional Photographic Retouching Tutorial

In this video tutorialyou will be guidedinto acomplete, professional photographic retouching from start to finish. Additional to all the standart retouching techniques, you’re also going to learn how to simulate realistic depth of field and how to enhance some photos areas.

2. How To Straighten Crooked Photos

In this Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to learn a quick and easy way to straighten crooked photos.

Face Parts

1. Easy Digital Nose Job In Photoshop

In this tutorial you’re going to learn how incredibly easy it is to give someone a digital nose job.

2. How to Digitally Paint Lip Gloss

This tutorial demonstrates how to use digital painting with a drawing tablet to create the illusion of lip gloss on bare lips.

3. Face Shaping

Learn how to change the shape of nose, chin, lips, eyes etc using Warp and Liquify Tool.

Quick Tips

1. Whiten Teeth in Photoshop

Learn how to quickly whiten teeth in Photoshop in just a couple of minutes.

2. Virtual Weight Loss in Photoshop

Learn how to use Liquify Tool to remove overwightusing Photoshop.

3. Removing Makeup in Photoshop

Really easy tutorial showing you how to get rid of the needless make up using just Brush Tool.

4. Eye Make Up

Learn how to easily apply make up to eyes. You can use this technique to other face parts as well.

5. Retouch Eyes

Learn how to hightlight eyes, apply a bit of make up to make them look beautiful, not hyperbolic.

6. Dodge and Burn Tool Retouch

Learn how tu use Adjustment Layers, Dodge and Burn Tool to achieve similar result if you would used something like Healing Brush Tool.

8. Changing Eye Color

In this Photoshop photo retouching tutorial, we’ll learn a very simple technique for changing someone’s eye color in a photo using a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. This is basiccly the most popular way to change the eye color. After you get more familiar with other Adjustment layers, you can experiment with them too.

9. How to Quickly and Effectively Clean Out Body Hair in Photoshop

Use Smudge Tool to quickly clean out body hair. This technique isn’t nearly as good as Healing Brush Tool, but it can be a good time saver and sometimes the effect isn’t so bad.

10. Applying a Realistic Tattoo

In this tutorial you willhave demonstrated an advanced technique to achieve a realistic tattoo.You will be using masks, adjustment layers, displacement maps, and several brushing skills will be applied.

11. Using The Red Eye Tool Non-Destructively

This photoshop tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop Red Eye Tool tool in a non-destructive way. You will alsosee you how to use the red eye tool to create a mask that you can use for any kind of red eye correction.

12. Healing Brushes

See how all of the Healing Toolswork.

Color Adjustments

1. Awesome Photorealistic Coloring Techniques


2. Fix Tone and Color with Levels In Photoshop

Learn how to use basic Photoshop Adjustments to make your photos look more professional.

3. Simple Focused Lighting Effect In Photoshop

In thistutorial, we’re going to look at how to bring focus and attention to a specific part of an image using a simple and easy to create lighting effect.

4. Advanced Color Correction Tutorial

In this tutorial you’re going to learn how to use Curves adjustment with concrete Channel. It is a more sophisticated technique of removing unwanted color casts

5. Add Dynamic Lighting to a Flat Photograph

In this tutorial, you will seehow to spice up a fairly dull and flat photograph. It’s very easy and fast. Go from flat photo to a uniquely lit style.

6. Using the Selective Color Adjustment

This is a tutorial on how to use the selective color adjustment layer in photoshop to optimize colors and tones in your photos.

Landscape Retouch

1. Retouch a Damaged Photograph

In this Photoshop tutorial we’re going to improve the quality of a landscape photograph. Learn how to reduce noise, fix damaged areas and use Adjustment layers.

2. Improve Colors of Your Photo

Learn really basic Adjustment Layer techniques to achieve good looking result.

3. Landscape Retouching and Editing in Photoshop

A video tutorial on how to retouch landscape photos; includes information on brightness adjustment, sharpening, noise reduction, proper flattening, and artifact removal.

4. Professional Sharpening For Landscape Images

Learn how tu use Smart SHarpen Filter and get the effect done with blending modes.

5. Enhance Photography

Enhance many aspects of your photography such as saturation, contrast, sharpening techniques and finish of the final presentation with an extremely slick border.

Extracting From Background

1. Selecting & Extracting Hair – Masking Tutorial

One of the most challenging montage or masking jobs in the profession of post-production editing is the hair lift. Learn how to extract hair from background with masking.

2. Background Replacement Tutorial

A tutorial showing you how to add backgrounds and textures to your existing images using Color Range and Layer Masks.

3. Advanced Selecting Hair

Watch step by step videohow to use channels to extract difficult image areas like hair.

4. Digging into Channels as an Extraction Tool

Learn how tu use channels as an extraction method. Again, the example is a portrait with hair in it, so you could see the power of this technique.

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