Photoshop: Portrait Retouching


Intended Audience: Any EIU student who wants to learn about some of the methods used in retouching portraits.


Adobe® Photoshop® is a digital image editing software.

In this hands on session, participants will learn how to use some of the tools in Photoshop to retouch a photograph.


Reducing blemishes; Changing color tone; Lightening dark circles; Whitening teeth; Smoothing skin; Makeup.


1) Duplicate layers 2) Use Spot Healing Brush tool to reduce blemishes 3) Use Curves adjustment layer to change color tone of picture 4) Use Healing Brush tool to lighten dark circles under eye 5) Use Dodge and Sponge tools to whiten teeth 6) Apply layer blending modes 7) Use Gaussian Blur filter 8) Use Smart Sharpen to add some details to the picture 9) Use layer masks to selectively retouch portrait

Additional Information

Photoshop CS6 Tutorials are available at:


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