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A Quick and Easy Photoshop Portrait Retouching Workflow

When it comes to retouching skin, there are several ways to accomplish the same task, some more efficient and easier than others. If you would like an easy way to quickly and effectively edit skin in Photoshop, check out this great video tutorial that will show you just such a workflow. 

Coming to you from Kayleigh June, this excellent video tutorial will show you an efficient and effecting workflow for retouching skin in Photoshop. When it comes to editing skin, the important thing to remember is that, in general, less is more. The biggest mistake new photographers tend to make when editing portraits is simply overdoing it by editing out every little blemish or the like until the person essentially looks artificial. People need some variations to appear human, and perhaps the most crucial skill professional retouchers have is a good sense of balance. One of the best things you can do is to finish an edit, then table the image for a day or at least a few hours. After this, come back to it with fresh eyes and reevaluate your work. You might find that you want to pull it back just a little. Check out the video above for the full rundown from June. 

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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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