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35 Fantastic Photo Retouching Tutorials

October 19th, 2010

Whether you want a glow effect on the bride’s face in her wedding photographs, or want to make an ordinary face more attractive by removing her blemishes or wrinkles, Photoshop is a widely used tool for photo retouching. Photoshop is known as best remedy for giving a fresh look to an old or dull photograph. Today we present some nice tutorials which will take you through different aspects of Professional Photo Retouching.

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Photo Retouching Photoshop Tutorials

Rose The One – The sexy pink tutorial
Author has given a pink tone to the original photograph. This effect is just suitable for indoor photos as its background is based on a light color, a bit dreamy, so a background with high contrast between dark and light doesnt fit this tone.

Rose The One - The sexy pink tutorial

Adding color to your subjects in photoshop
Most of us now use a handy little tool “Actions” in Photoshop for correcting an stylizing our photographs. But if you want your subject to pop, and actions sometimes seem to flatten the colors of your image especially of your subject then ypu must go through this article.

Adding color to your subjects in photoshop

Soft and dreamy movie effect
Author will create a soft, dreamy effect on the face also make it stand out with warm color from the background darkened. With few simple steps your photograph can get a special effect like its in a movie scene.

Soft and dreamy movie effect

Reducing Wrinkles With The Healing Brush In Photoshop
In this tutorial, author will tell about the Healing Brush, by far the best photo retouching tool in all of Photoshop, and how we can use it to easily reduce distracting skin wrinkles in an image.

Reducing Wrinkles With The Healing Brush In Photoshop

Color your Black and White Photos Easily
Ever had a photograph you wished was in color? Read on and find out how to color it in using nothing more than the Brush Tool and Curve Adjustments.

Color your Black and White Photos Easily

Removing Skin Blemishes With The Spot Healing Brush
In this Photoshop tutorial, author will tell about ne of the most amazing and time saving photo retouching tools available, the Spot Healing Brush, the first of three image “healing” tools in Photoshop.

Removing Skin Blemishes With The Spot Healing Brush

Blending exposure and adjusting light in Photoshop
This tutorial is a advanced version of exposure blending where you take one RAW shot that is exposed correctly for the land and then sky is recovered afterwards and saved as a second file. These two files can then be blended together using masks. This tutorial will also show you how to use photo filters to alter the light in your image.

Blending exposure and adjusting light in Photoshop

Basic exposure blending in Photoshop
One problem you can encounter in photography is lack of dynamic range. The dynamic range is the range of light levels that can be seen from black to white. In this tutorial author will share with you some techniques for basic exposure blending.

Basic exposure blending in Photoshop

Complete portrait retouching
In this tutorial author will tell you how to make a complete portrait retouch. You will know how to remove blemishes, retouch and enhance the skin, eyes, eyebrows, lips, as well as improve the highlight and shadow to make your picture look natural, vivid and beautiful. During this process many different techniques are shown and everything is explained in detail.

Complete portrait retouching

Adjusting skin tones in Photoshop
In this tutiorial, author have answered a common question about how to adjust skin tones in a photo. This can be anything from someone coming out looking a bit overly red to hiding a rash that isn’t normally there.

Adjusting skin tones in Photoshop

Post-Processing Infrared Photographs in Photoshop
In this tutorial, author will share his method to editing those starkly ‘red/magenta’ photographs or we can say Infrared Photography.

Post-Processing Infrared Photographs in Photoshop

Selective Noise Reduction using Photoshop
Its every photographers nightmare. That fuzzy grain and colour dotting that seems you ruin your images. Noise. It lives in the shadows, loves high ISO’s, grows as you correct underexposed images and it destroys detail throughout a shot. Author will share you about how to beat this noise.

Selective Noise Reduction using Photoshop

High Key Glow Effect In Photoshop
In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll learn how to create a high key glow effect, which is a fancy way of saying we’ll be applying a glow only to the highlights in an image. This effect works especially well with wedding portraits since it’s great for adding a romantic, magical look to your photos.

High Key Glow Effect In Photoshop

Quick-Masking Soft Light Leaks on Photographs in Photoshop
This is a tutorial on how to recreate light leaks on photographs similarly to the those found on film photos that have been exposed to light via a crack or gap in the case. It is not as sharp and defined as most light leaks, as a softer finish is more appealing in this case.

Quick-Masking Soft Light Leaks on Photographs in Photoshop

Action Zoom Blurring Effect In Photoshop
In this Photoshop photo effects tutorial, we’ll learn how to add some action and a sense of motion to a photo with a zoom blur effect. We’ll use Photoshop’s Radial Blur filter to add the initial blurring, then we’ll bring back some of the original image using a layer mask and the Gradient Tool.

Action Zoom Blurring Effect In Photoshop

Lomo-Effect on Photographs in Photoshop
The Lomo-Effect on photographs is used frequently to provide an old photograph feel or simply a colour manipulation.Author will explain you how to achieve this effect.

Lomo-Effect on Photographs in Photoshop

Photo Treatment: A Delicious Hamburger
In this tutorial author will edit a photo of a hamburger, making it looks more delicious but not very artifical. Light and a few adjustmes like deleting little holes of the bread makes a lot of difference.

Photo Treatment: A Delicious Hamburger

Quick Tip: Precision Colour Control in Photoshop
n this quick tip, Author will show you a simple and easy way to take control of the colours in your Photoshop documents using the power of adjustment layer

Quick Tip: Precision Colour Control in Photoshop

The Color Replacement Tool In Photoshop
The Color Replacement Tool is not the most professional way to change colors in an image and won’t always give you the results you need, but it usually works well for simple tasks and it’s such an easy tool to use that it’s worth giving it a try before moving on to more advanced and time consuming methods.

The Color Replacement Tool In Photoshop

How To Repair Scratches, Tears, and Spots on an Old Photograph
In this tutorial you will learn how to repair cracks, scratches, and spots. Author has purposely avoid using some of the quick fix tools such as the healing brush so that you can gain an understanding of the basics of photo restoration.

How To Repair Scratches, Tears, and Spots on an Old Photograph

Faking a Dental Ad: From Gorgeous to Gross – Reverse Cosmetic Dentistry
In this reverse cosmetic dentistry tutorial, where author made an ugly set of teeth for a dental template’s “before” photo, and kept the original spotless smile as the after in the Delicious Smile Template.

Faking a Dental Ad: From Gorgeous to Gross – Reverse Cosmetic Dentistry

Photo Effects With The Dissolve Blend Mode In Photoshop
In this tutorial, author will tell you about a lesser known but useful tool of photoshop, known as Dissolve Blend Mode. After applying a simple sepia tone effect to the image, he will add a bit more of an artistic look to it by combining the Dissolve mode with one of Photoshop’s filters. Then he will tell how to use Dissolve to easily create a speckled photo border

Photo Effects With The Dissolve Blend Mode In Photoshop

Photoshop Tutorial – Photo to Pencil Sketch
This tutorial will show you how to easily transform a photograph to a pencil sketch using only Photoshop’s built in tools and filters.

Photoshop Tutorial – Photo to Pencil Sketch

Photograph Retouching Tutorial
Here is the step by step detail on how to retouch photo using Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop.

Photograph Retouching Tutorial

Gritty HDR Photo Effects
In this tutorial, author will show you how to give your photos a grunge look with this popular Photoshop effect. Although this Photoshop effect is commonly referred as HDR Photo effect, it is it can be done with regular, non-HDR photos.

Gritty HDR Photo Effects

Outlining The Action In Photoshop
In this Photoshop photo effects tutorial, author will tell you how to highlight the main subject of a photo with a simple outline and he will throw in a blur effect to further reduce the importance of the background.

Outlining The Action In Photoshop

Photo Souping up By Photoshop
There are times when a regular photo just doesn’t cut it and you need your photo to pack a punch. Here is one technique that you may find useful. As with all photo-based techniques, it doesn’t really make up for having a crappy photo but a general re touching.

Photo Souping up By Photoshop

High Speed Motion Trail Effect In Photoshop
In this photo effects tutorial, we’ll learn how to add a sense of speed to an object using an easy to create motion blur effect! This “speed trail” effect is very popular in sports photography since it’s a great way to add motion, direction and excitement to an image.

High Speed Motion Trail Effect In Photoshop

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34 comments for „35 Fantastic Photo Retouching Tutorials
  1. Alessandra on October 19th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks for mentioning my tutorial Photo Treatment: A Delicious Hamburger! :)

  2. Avik on October 19th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    seriously love it :) <3

  3. Jenny on October 19th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    awesome :) I’ve been looking for a way to do some of these but could never find the tuts. Thanks so much for this!

  4. Fernando on October 19th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    i’ll try it out next time i work with photo manipulation , thanks a mill

  5. 3arbia.info on October 19th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Wow very nice tuts
    Thnx :)

  6. kaliteliforum on October 19th, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Really great tutorials thanks for sharing.

  7. Tutorial Lounge on October 19th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    beautiful results, useful trainings for photographers.

  8. Rebecca on October 19th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    That is a nice collection of tutorials.

  9. Shirley on October 20th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Some of them are good, but 80% of them are useless and very unrealistic.

  10. Steve on October 20th, 2010 at 2:57 am

    very nice group of tutorials. I will definitely try some of these since I am new to photoshop it’s bound to make it more fun to learn.

  11. Taddeo on October 20th, 2010 at 5:04 am

    Awesome! These are great tips. I have wondered for sometime how to add motion to my automotive images… Thanks,

  12. Arafat Ashraf on October 20th, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Amazing and great. Thanks for such a wonderful article.

  13. Scott on October 20th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Thanks for the list some look really useful.

  14. Ryan on October 20th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Awesome list, really amazing what you can do in photoshop!

  15. Alfonse Surigao on October 21st, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Wow these are some awesome tutorials! Very very useful for sure.

  16. benedetta.s on October 21st, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    very useful tutorial. I going to explore this advices right now. thank you very much!

  17. Morten on October 21st, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    No!

  18. Mike on October 23rd, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Great stuff, thanks for the add!

  19. Surajit Kayal on October 23rd, 2010 at 7:23 am

    I loved the PS skills!

  20. Jennifer Perry on October 23rd, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    I am entering my second yr in the professional photography industry and am discovering new things continually, such as this posting – thank you for this blog. Jennifer

  21. Adrian Cisneros on May 31st, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Love it! but some of the links are turned a website which has nothing to do with it. Maybe you have been hacked.

    • Robert Bowen on May 31st, 2011 at 8:44 am

      Thanks for the heads up, Adrian. We weren’t hacked, but as it turns out, a couple of the sites are no longer around or have the content up so we have pulled all of those that the links did not follow through.

  22. Jay Rajput on August 16th, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Nice tutorials

  23. poujok on October 13th, 2011 at 10:04 am

    this is very helpful for me n m sure it is for millions of people out there too…thnx alot

  24. Yucel on May 4th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    “Color your black and whites easily” link is expired. Too bad… was interested… Got new link?

    Thank you.

  25. Antuan on May 24th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    There is an easy-to-use tool which removes unwanted objects imperfections from your photos
    Photo Retoucher can be downloaded at
    http://photoretoucher.org/

  26. Anirban on May 31st, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Great list and categorization of tutorial. Specially liked the “Soft and dreamy movie effect” Thank you for such nice tutorials all at one place.

  27. Johar on June 16th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Wow wonderfull, your tutor give me lots information, need more learn about photosop, thanks

  28. Aditya on July 10th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Wonder full tuts collection . Thanks for updating us.

  29. Rachel on September 12th, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Thanks for putting these together – awesome collection! Definitely bookmarking :)

  30. bilal on October 24th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    creative , Nice , informative , amazing that all what i want to say

  31. Amjad on July 27th, 2013 at 10:06 am

    very good

  32. Robert Sail on September 15th, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Hello,
    Thank you for providing this useful list of photoshop actions/tutorials. Was just what I was looking for.

    Regards
    Rob

  33. Alphonso on November 25th, 2013 at 1:45 am

    Just saw your blog, thanks for the info, will bookmark for future use….