Amazing Retouching And Photo Enhancing Tutorials In Photoshop

title-retouchingAs graphic designer retouching photographies is essential skill You need to master. You could talk about principles, but at least I started with simple photo editing on Photoshop, trying to take off red eyes, lumps and change backgrounds of pictures I was using. In this You’ll find everything You need – facial and portrait, teeth, lips, eye retouching, background remove as well as simple color adjustments in video and image-based tutorials. In fact for color adjustments I would suggest You look for some premade actions available on deviantart, very handy if You’re just starting out. This list is not so big because it is carefully picked, I am starting to think it’s better to get quality than quantity. Enjoy!

1. Facial And Portrait Retouching

Professional Photographic Retouching Tutorial (40Mins, Start-To-Finish)

This is the second tutorial in a series on photographic retouching. The first part was all about evening skin tonal values and removing blemishes. In this part I will take you through everything else. So, as a result it’s a long video (40 Mins).


High Quality Portrait Retouching Part 1

Tutorial will try to demonstrate the level of editing that goes into removing any discrepancies in the skin.

Glamour Model Complete Retouching

In thiis lesson we’ll see how to retouch a face’s photo and make from a simple picture a very original one


Super Fast and Easy Facial Retouching

In this tutorial, I will show you how to repair some image noise from a low-quality shot, and I will show you an extremely quick and easy way to smooth out a person’s face. The woman in this shot is not a model, and she has a lot of character so we don’t want to overdo it with the smoothing. We will make it look real and natural.


Portrait Retouching

This tutorial will cover retouch this girls portraits by enhancing the skin, eyes and lips.


Make Skin Smooth and Beautiful in Photoshop

This tutorial is great for retouching portraits of people who have acne, wrinkles, and other blemishes that you want to smooth out or remove. Once you’ve completed these steps, you’ll be able to use Photoshop to make any portrait subject appear years younger and healthier.


Airbrushing, doing professional make up digitally


2. Teeth

How to Whiten Teeth

Excellent video tutorial showing easy and fast way how to whiten Your teeth in subtle way.


Whiten Your teeth and eyes

Whenever the need arises to make a natural element white or whiter, it’s tempting to set the foreground color to white and reach for the airbrush. This works if applied with care, but it’s easier to achieve a more realistic effect using other Photoshop tools. Here, a small amount of whitening applied to the model’s teeth and eyes will lift the whole image.


3. Eyes

Enchancing Iris color

It is said that the eyes are windows into the soul. In that case some of us must have really boring souls, but help is at hand if you want to your eyes to really stand out in photographs and creative photo manipulations. This tutorial details a simple yet powerful technique for altering eye color using basic Photoshop tools and a decent image of an eye.


Eye enhancing technique

Learn how to make eyes more beautiful in Photoshop in few simple steps.


Eyescapes resources

I stumbled across this great eye scape page, if You want to efficiency change Your eye color, these eye scapes are the best way to do it in very natural way. ( although it’s Photoshop).


4. Color Adjustments

Quick Tip: Color Correction in Photoshop with the Curves Adjustment Tool

Curves Adjustment tool not only helps in creating desired contrast, but at the same time it allows to color correct images. This tutorial will teach you how to use this tool to color correct photos efficiently.


Non-Destructive Photo Editing with Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

This is not so much about retouching as how to edit photos in non-destructive way so You can later go back and play with settings and compare results.


5. Lips

Lips Gloss

This tutorial demonstrates how to use digital painting with a drawing tablet to create the illusion of lip gloss on bare lips. Use this technique frequently for retouching, it’s a great digital painting exercise too!


Retouching Lips to Make Them Luscious

This tutorial will show you how to take normal lips and enhance them using photoshop tools to make them much brighter and fuller.

6. Remove background from images

5 Great Background Masking Techniques in Photoshop

Isolate objects. Extract objects. Cut out an image. Remove a background. Call it what you will, each of these phrases describes the same objective: take a photo and isolate an object in it from the rest of the image, without the background.


5 techniques removing Backgrounds with Photoshop

Photoshop offers a wide variety of tools for removing backgrounds. This tutorial will walk you through a few of my favorite methods for pulling objects out of their backgrounds with Photoshop. Click on a thumbnail below for step-by-step instructions on removing the background with Photoshop 5.5.


Background Eraser Tool

This technique uses the background eraser tool in Photoshop 5.5. Total time to remove the background from this image was under 3 minutes.

Channel Mask

This technique uses channels to create a mask. Total time to remove the background from this image was under 2 minutes.


Magnetic Lasso Tool

This technique uses the magnetic lasso tool and quick mask mode in Photoshop 5. Total time to remove the background from this image was about 10 minutes.

Pen Tool

This technique uses the pen tool to create a path around the image and convert the path to a selection. Total time to remove the background from this image was about 15 minutes.

Combination of Techniques

This technique uses a combination of techniques to remove the background. Total time for this image was about 20 minutes.

7. Hair editing

Change Hair Color in Photoshop in a Few Steps

An easy way to change hair color in Photoshop in just a few easy steps using the quick mask tool and new adjustment layers.

Advanced Hair Editing in Photoshop

This tutorial explains how to adjust all aspects of hair, including the color of the root.

Changing Hair Color

Great tutorial here on how to change the color of hair on a person in a photograph. What’s really nice about this is that it also shows how to apply streaks of color to the person’s hair. Have fun!


< How to do Complex Hair Selection in Photoshop

A simple way to pick out a complex image from a background using selection tools and channels; also includes information on why you would want to do this.

Creating shining hair like shown in shampoo ads


Advanced Hair Selection in Photoshop

This video will cover using channels to cleanly cut out complex hair selections of both brunette and blonde hair on a studio style background and an outdoor scene. You will learn a lot about how to select things in Photoshop using the techniques displayed in this video which will aid you in selecting many different things, not just hair.

Professional Photo-Retouching Video Tutorial: Hair

This tutorial will focus on the hair. Before watching please note that there is a lot of information in this video to absorb, so watch and re-watch areas. Some of the areas covered in this video are:

– Colour Correction

– Removing Unwanted Straps and Hair

– Adjusting tonal values

– Grading the image

– Boosting image vividness

– Removing blemishes

– Working with blending modes


Extracting hair

Extracting images from their source photographs, manipulating them, and then placing them into another document is a widely used function of Photoshop, and a staple of graphic professionals in many different creative positions. As the experts will tell you, however, this task is not as easy as merely using the ‘Extract’ tool, especially when human hair or animal fur is involved. This tutorial details an simple yet devious workaround for times when you need to mask out hair/fur, but don’t want to spend lots of time with your image and/or splash out on expensive dedicated plug-ins.


Tutorial: How to change hair colour in 5 steps with Photoshop


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  1. William says

    I cannot open: Professional Photographic Retouching Tutorial (40Mins, Start-To-Finish) I use Explorer.
    but the others are no problem??? William

  2. Havi says

    Thank you for this great information. I trie to use it for my next discussion. Last Weekend I had a simliar speak out with my friend but we don’t find a solution because we don’t had this informations.

  3. Thomas Egan says

    Nice collection of techniques here. I think I might give a few of these a crack. Thanks for posting.

  4. Danny says

    I really like how you have formulated this tutorial. Appreciate sharing such useful info.

  5. Emma says

    Awesome list. One thing that comes to my mind is how you can manipulate photos to the better. So how far can one go and where lies the importance of being natural in all this. Something to think about.

    Photoshop is a great software in someones skilled hands :)

  6. Seth Deans says

    I have visited your site before. Classic femme photo. IMHO you have a pretty web site

    • says

      Yes I agree this is a really great post for anyone who want some good Photoshop tutorials. I tweeted this because I like it so much.

  7. says

    The eyes picture is really nice. The green one is what I liked the most. Thanks for this awesome PS tut.

  8. Ryan Cowles says

    Quite the list here! Some of them seem a little “too much” but others seem like they are definitely worth a read. The eye enhancing ones look like they may be interesting. Thanks for putting the list together!

  9. Efraín Rivera says

    hair in photoshop there is always horrible, I can not find the time till something better than the patience to cut the picture.

  10. sergio says

    Some of them look nice, some look horrible. I like the transparencies you used in this theme.

  11. Multidesign says

    Great post. Makes me nostalgic. In the past I worked for the music industry and retouched over a 1000 images of singers and bands.

  12. David says

    Dang, that looks pretty good.

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  13. N_Lite says

    Good Retouches!

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  14. Ruth says

    I liked the tutorials, except I thought the page should’ve been named “How to Make Skin Look Like Plastic.”

  15. says

    I like this site because, unlike others, you always spend the efforts to categorize all the tutorials for us :D

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