Let's face the facts and admit that frequency separation is quite likely the most misunderstood and misused retouching techniques, plain and simple. If you've never heard of frequency separation, then do yourself a favor and browse YouTube on the subject before reading on.
If there is a question I get asked the most about my retouching approach in Photoshop, it's: "how do you achieve your skin tone?" While I, of course, appreciate the acknowledgement, I also wondered how I could create an action in Photoshop that would help me streamline my usual skin tone workflow. After a while, I came up with something I thought worked well and decided to give it away to you. Check it out!
As we have learned from many a celebrity faux pas, nobody is immune from a Photoshop fail. The latest victim is none other than Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, whose official website published an image showing him with two left feet. He’s now responded after becoming the subject of ridicule online.
The understanding and mastery of the seven elements of design — lines, shape, form, texture, pattern, color, and space — separates artists from hobbyists. Photoshop is a powerful tool for manipulating one of those elements, and this tutorial will help you master it.
Sharpening an image using a high-pass filter can really make it pop, however sharpening the entire frame doesn't always provide the best result, and adding tons of layers can become cumbersome. Fortunately, PiXimperfect's Unmesh Dinda has come up with a great new way to sharpen selected areas without adding a lot of unnecessary layers.
Dodging and burning remains one of the most classic and powerful techniques to shape the light in your photos and emphasize your subject in a straightforward and natural way. This quick and helpful tutorial will show you an easy way to dodge and burn your images using Photoshop.