A Helpful Photoshop Portrait Retouching Tutorial

The majority of portrait photographs are only half finished once the shutter button is pressed; almost every image will require some degree of post-processing to be complete. This helpful video tutorial will show you an effective, professional-level retouching workflow using frequency separation and dodging and burning that will help you create compelling, polished results. 

Coming to you from Prince Meyson, this great video tutorial will show you how to retouch a portrait using dodging and burning and frequency separation. Though frequency separation sometimes gets a bad rap, that is often because it is such a powerful tool and as such, it can lead to overdone results that looks quite artificial. When used for the right purposes and with a careful touch, it is a great tool to have in your arsenal. Beyond that, dodging and burning has long been one of the most effective and powerful tools in a photographer's toolkit, one that pretty much everyone should know how to use. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Meyson.

If you would like to continue learning about the art of portraiture, be sure to check out our range of tutorials on the subject in the Fstoppers store.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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