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15 Essential Photoshop Retouching Tutorials

Everybody wants to look beautiful in photographs, even guys! So, who does not need the basic techniques on how to improve an image using programs such as Photoshop? Here, we compiled what we think are the most useful Photoshop retouching tutorials focusing on cosmetic enhancements. Through these Photoshop retouching tutorials, you will learn some digital cosmetic techniques such as whitening teeth, removing blemishes, removing wrinkles, softening skin, enhancing skin tones, changing eye color, enlarging breast size and even trimming pounds off. These are really useful for photographers who have clients who want to look good in their pictures or for editing pictures to be used for advertisements or glossy magazines. Even if you are not a photographer, you will surely also want to learn some basic techniques on how to improve the photos that you want to post in networking sites such as Facebook. The result will surely amaze your friends or clients.

To view the Photoshop retouching tutorial that you want, just click on the text link provided below each preview image and it will take you to a new page where you can view the step-by-step tutorials. I hope you will find these tutorials useful. Have a good day!

01 - Quick and Effective Facial Photo Retouching
Whether it’s for a friend, family member, or client, retouching images is very common these days. This Photoshop retouching tutorial from PSDtuts+lays down the basics of retouching and take you through the entire process, layer by layer.

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02 – Remove Blemishes in Photoshop
This Photoshop retouching tutorial from tutorialboard.net makes use of the Spot Healing Brush to remove blemishes. By using this technique, you can greatly improve a portrait by removing skin imperfections which are rarely a desirable feature in a photograph.

photoshop retouching tutorial

03 - Retouch Yellow Skin
This is a step by step Photoshop retouching tutorial on how to enhance skin color of people, especially the yellowish tint of skin color found in some photographs. The tutorial makes use layer adjustments using levels histogram, curves, color balance and saturation.

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04 – Virtual makeup in a snap
This tutorial will teach you how to quickly and effectively modify an image by focusing on areas where too much makeup was applied, thus, making the skin look flaky. In some cases, it is not an issue about makeup, it can also be noise that you want to remove from scanned images. Basically this tutorial can be applied to any picture that has excessive amount of noise. Using this technique, you can make your models look glamorous in no time!

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05 - Whiten Teeth Using Photoshop CS4
We can greatly improve every portrait in which the subject is smiling by applying a little digital tooth whitening. In this easy to follow Photoshop retouching tutorial you will be whitening teeth in minutes.

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06 - Professional Photo Retouching of Bikini Model
This Photoshop retouching tutorial is a step-by-step guide on how to enhance a bikini model photo like a pro! The tutorial makes use of various techniques for removing unwanted skin blemishes, some digital airbrushing process and even breast enlargement techniques.

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07 – Change Hair Color
One way of enhancing the appearance of your subject is by altering her or his natural features. For example, you can make some eye-grabbing results by just changing the color of a person’s hair. This Photoshop retouching tutorial will guide you on how to do it using some basic masking tools and layer styles.

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08 – Eye Color Change
Have you ever wanted to see what you look like with different color eyes? Well this is the Photoshop tutorial for you. In this Photoshop retouching tutorial, we’ll go through a very easy process of changing the color of the eyes to whichever color you want.

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09 - Increase Breast Size
This technique is commonly used by print magazines on their models. Learn the technique for augmenting the photo subject’s breast sizeĀ  through this tutorial. It mainly uses the Liquify Filter and the Bloat Tool to get the desired effects.

photoshop retouching tutorial

10 – Removing Spare Tires
In this tutorial we will see how to remove love handles or those extra fat around the waist using just the Pen Tool and the Smudge Tool.

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11 – Easy Digital Nose Job
In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial on digital photo editing, we’re going to learn how incredibly easy it is to give someone a digital nose job (not that anyone we know would need it, of course!). This photo editing technique is so simple and easy, you’ll be tempted to use it on photos of people who honestly don’t need it. Or at least, that’s what you can tell them when they ask you why you made their nose smaller. You simply had to because it was so much fun and so easy to do!

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12 - Digital Nip Tuck
Photoshop is probably the cheapest alternative to plastic surgery possible. Unfortunately, Photoshop is only helpful in computer land. This tutorial will show you how to do your own plastic surgery with a nose job.

photoshop retouching tutorial

13 – Creating shining hair like shown in shampoo ads
This tutorial will show you how to make the hair of your subject shine like those shampoo commercial models.This tutorial involves only a few steps and some blending modes to achieve the desired outcomes.

photoshop retouching tutorial

14 – Applying Eye Makeup
This photoshop tutorial will show you how you can add eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara to any model easily with Photoshop CS.

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15 – Applying Realistic Tattoo in 5 Steps
This tutorial show you how to apply realistic tattoo on the body. Using blending mode, color overlay, and opacity. This is a Quick and effective trick to apply tattoo on a photo.Check it out.

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3 Comments

  1. Good tips. but whether the way in above can be used in all types of photoshop

  2. @heaven_poet
    Good point. Now I need to revise my post to indicate which version of Photoshop each tutorial is intended for. Meanwhile, you can just click on the links to the full tutorial to find out. Thanks!

  3. I like the tooth whitenin process, looks very natural.

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