A Complete Guide to Frequency Separation, Dodging and Burning, and Color Grading in Photoshop

Retouching a portrait in Photoshop often takes the use of a wide variety of techniques, all of which you must have a good grasp of to create a professional image. This fantastic video will show you how to use frequency separation, dodging and burning, color grading, and more to retouch a portrait in Photoshop.

Coming to you from Eli Infante, this fantastic video will show you how to retouch a portrait in Photoshop using a variety of common and popular techniques. In it, Infante uses frequency separation for getting rid of flyaway hairs, dodging and burning for retouching, and color grading. He also covers additional topics like layer masks, selective color, levels adjustments, and Blend if. 

One of the most important things to remember when retouching a portrait is to not go overboard. Since you are frequently zoomed in quite a bit to work on local details, it can be easy to lose track of the overall look of the image, so be sure to zoom out frequently to evaluate your progress. And when you are done, try to step away for a few minutes, then come back with a fresh pair of eyes before you export the final photo. Check out the video above for the full rundown.

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