Beauty retouching is probably one of the most
popular application areas in which Adobe Photoshop is used extensively.
There are two simple reasons for that. First, Photoshop offers a
variety of advanced tools to smooth out skin and hair, optimize body
proportions and emphasize some beautiful details. And second, if you
have some experience with Photoshop it is easy to learn the basics and
quickly produce very impressive and beautiful results.
Of course, beauty-retouching is a quite deceptive art. The masters
of Photoshop create illusions which are hard to tell apart — unless you
have both a genuine photo and the final result in Photoshop and can
directly compare them. In fact, every day we consume perfectly
retouched stars and models online and offline which just look different
in the real life.
Still, it is not the reason to avoid learning advanced Photoshop techniques for beauty-retouching
and study examples of how it is done in practice. The list below
presents both image-tutorials as well as video-tutorials. Most examples
have a before-vs.-after-comparison and you can follow the modifications
with Photoshop step-by-step.
You may want to take a look at the further Photoshop tutorials selections we’ve presented earlier:
- Adobe Photoshop Tutorials: Best Of
- Adobe Photoshop Video Tutorials: Best Of
- Adobe Photoshop Tutorials: Rainbows, Glows and Light Effects
- Beautiful Skin
Not everyone has beautiful skin but you can make it better - at least in your photographs.
- Smooth skin
How to make a skin like the ones you see in magazines like Playboy.
- Beauty Retouching
retouching is one of the most demanding parts of photo manipulation.
The main trick for your results to be astonishing is patience.
- Remove Freckles
slight freckles naturally without using the Healing Brush. In this
Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to subtract freckles using a
- Perfect Skin
How you can get rid of all the acne and pimples and blemishes and scars on your face.
- Skin looking smooth
During the course of this Photoshop Lunacore shows you how to make skin look smooth.
- Makeup makeover
How to remove hair in front of someone’s face, retouch skin and apply makeup using Photoshop.
- Dark skin - bright skin
This tutorial shows you how to make a dark skin bright(er).
- A chapter of Beauty Retouching
A free sample chapter of “Skin”, a Photoshop Retouching Book by Lee Varis about Beauty Retouching.
- Changing Hair Color
How to change hair color.
- Shining hair
Creating shining hair like shown in shampoo ads.
- Removing Hair Roots
A fairly straight-forward method for removing hair roots that takes mere seconds to accomplish.
- Color hair locks
Changing hair color in just few minutes.
Body (breasts, bum, figure, etc.)
- Trimming weight
Trimming weight off with the Liquify tool.
- Digital Nip Tuck
Photoshop is probably the cheapest alternative to plastic surgery possible.
- Digital Nose Job
Simple and easy photo editing technique to give someone a digital nose job.
- Spare Tires
In this tutorial we will see how to remove love handles (or the extra fat around the waist).
- Smaller Nose
This tutorial will walk you through the steps for reducing the size of a nose in a photograph using Photoshop.
- Bigger Bustline
Learn to make a bustline look huge and comically big.
Eyes, mouth and teeth
- Enhancing Iris Color
is said that the eyes are windows into the soul. This tutorial details
a simple yet powerful technique for altering eye color using basic
- Red Eye Tool
This photoshop tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop CS2’s Red Eye tool in a non-destructive way.
- Whitening Teeth & Eyes
Some methods to make natural elements white or whiter.
- Make eyelashes thicker
Learn how to make eyelashes thicker.
- Apply Eye Make-up
This photoshop tutorial will show you how you can add eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara to any model easily.
- Eyebrow Piercing
This tutorial shows you how to add an eyebrow piercing to a photo.
- Photoshop dentist
Everybody can be a good dentist - with Photoshop.
- Whitening Teeth
Another way to make whiter teeth with Adjustment Layer.
- Celebrities Before and After
Shows some photos of celebrities before and after beauty retouching.
- Greg Apodaca
Rolling the mouse over most of the images of this digital portfolio will display the original scan before it was retouched.
- Touch of Glamour
Photo Retouching and Enhancement for Pageant, Model and Glamour Photography - Rollover effect also here.
- Amy Dresser
Portfolio of a full-time retoucher and illustrator.
Norm Nason is a senior graphic designer and fine artist.
- The art of retouching
Glenn Feron was born, then found art and was born again.
Portfolio of Pablo J. Castillo.
- Digital Retouche
A German professional retoucher.
- Artist 2 Design
Experience retouching thousands of actors headshots over the years has taught Shawn the art of what to retouch and what not to.
- Digital Retouching Services
From very basic blemish clean ups to full out magazine quality beauty skin retouching.