Retouching Tutorial

Ever wanted to see how we retouch and stylise our images? We’ve put together a video that runs through our techniques for creating a polished, magazine ready image. We cover tools and techniques in Photoshop such as Spot Healing brush, Clone Stamp tool, Skin Tone blending, Eye Colouring, Sharpening, Frequency Separation, removing unwanted background objects, creating specular highlights, dodge & burn and much more.

Retouching is a way to bring the most out of your image and really give it that bit of extra punch for the viewer. Like make-up and hairstyling, retouching is a digital way to conceal and remove any unwanted objects from your captured image. In this tutorial, we will show you how to make subtle changes to ensure you end up with a natural image worthy of any magazine cover.

Grab your favourite beverage and relax while you watch in real-time as we edit an image from the Custom Tattooz Magazine calendar photo shoot.

Tools used in this video:
Photoshop CS6
Wacom Tablet Intuos 3
Mac Workstation Pro