Chapter 6

Retouching people

Tips for retouching portraits


This chapter is all about how to retouch portrait photographs and shows some of the retouching tips we both use when working in Photoshop. The key to good retouching is to do so in a way that it isn’t noticed in the final image. Here, we have shown examples of ways to disguise your retouching to make the work that’s done less noticeable, plus one example that isn’t quite so subtle!

Fashion and beauty retouching

Adding lightness and contrast to the eyes

If you lighten the eyes too much they will look unnatural. Worse still, if you make them too white, the whites of the eyes will appear ...

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