Portrait retouching in Photoshop

Here’s a fast and  simple tutorial for retouching portraits in Photoshop.

▶ Scott Kelby’s Portrait retouching techniques in Photoshop – YouTube.

Portrait retouching can be accomplished using a variety of tools from Lightroom to third party software such as onOne. This is my preferred method since it allows you the most control over your post processing retouch. If you use something other than Photoshop such as Gimp or Paint Shop this tutorial can also be applied to the software of your choice as well.

Here’s an example of a before and after image. I shot this model about three years ago and used this post processing retouching method to smooth her skin.


Before (Medium)







After (Medium)












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