Dodging and burning and frequency separation are two of the most commonly used techniques for retouching skin, but they both have their own sets of pros and cons that may make one or the other the better choice for your own work. This excellent video will show you the results you can achieve with both methods and will detail what it is like working with them.
Coming to you from Kayleigh June, this excellent video discusses frequency separation versus dodging and burning for retouching skin. Frequency separation has gained a somewhat controversial reputation in recent years, as it is very easy to go overboard with, and the results look highly artificial and plastic when you do. However, when used carefully, it can be a very powerful and efficient technique, which is one of the primary differences between it and dodging and burning, which tends to be a bit more tedious and involved. Nonetheless, a lot of top-end retouchers and photographers prefer dodging and burning for the best results, resorting to other methods only when a client's budget is not big enough for the time required for dodging and burning. Check out the video above for June's full thoughts.