Why Retouching is Important

Note: This was an email sent to our subscribers (buyers of our online courses) on Wednesday, 3rd May 2023.


Day before yesterday I did a portrait shoot for a client where we had a good make-up artist.

But even then the tones on the skin were not appearing smooth and some blemishes were visible.

So I corrected things by retouching in Photoshop. Here are the before and after results:

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You can see that it improved the portrait massively.

Here are the exact things I did:

  • Used Frequency Separation to make the skin tones more even and smooth
  • Used Dodge and Burn to add depth to the highlights and shadows.
  • Used the Spot Healing Brush Tool to remove minor blemishes and stray hair
  • Did color correction by using the Hue/Saturation function

That’s it!

These 4 steps did the job and it took me less than 10 minutes.

I teach these exact steps and much more in my  Portrait Editing MasterClass Course .

This course is also a part of our  Advanced Course Package  which has 12 Courses.

Let me know if you have any questions on Retouching.


Kush Sharma

Creative Pad Media

About the Author

portrait photographer for portfolio shoot in pune

Hi there, I'm Kush Sharma, the founder of Creative Pad Media, an organization dedicated to simplifying photography and videography education.

We have over 40 online courses that cover various genres in photography & videography, catering to both beginners as well as professionals. These courses are available via Udemy.com. Our courses have been downloaded in over 170 countries.

I hope to see you inside a course very soon!

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