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Photoshop Tutorial – Basic Retouching for Beauty Portraits

September 11th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

I am a freelance photographer located in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada. I'm passionate about photography and will work with you to get that shot that makes you go "wow!". Anything from portrait to glamour and fashion, and edgy conceptual shoots. I'm open to ideas and love collaborative work. My goal is to get that shot that will blow you away!

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I am a freelance photographer located in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada. I'm passionate about photography and will work with you to get that shot that makes you go "wow!". Anything from portrait to glamour and fashion, and edgy conceptual shoots. I'm open to ideas and love collaborative work. My goal is to get that shot that will blow you away!

Check out my portfolio!
I am following my passion for photography! After 19 years working in the corporate world as a scientist, approved I made the switch to running my own photography business in 2009. As a kid I was developing my own film and printing my photos, view and later I got more serious with a 35mm camera. I bought my first digital camera in 1999 and love both film and digital today. In 2007, troche I started taking photography courses at Langara College, one of the top photography programs in Canada. I expect to complete the program by the end of the 2010.

Check out my portfolio!
I am a freelance photographer located in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada. I'm passionate about photography and will work with you to get that shot that makes you go "wow!". Anything from portrait to glamour and fashion, and edgy conceptual shoots. I'm open to ideas and love collaborative work. My goal is to get that shot that will blow you away!

Check out my portfolio!
I am following my passion for photography! After 19 years working in the corporate world as a scientist, approved I made the switch to running my own photography business in 2009. As a kid I was developing my own film and printing my photos, view and later I got more serious with a 35mm camera. I bought my first digital camera in 1999 and love both film and digital today. In 2007, troche I started taking photography courses at Langara College, one of the top photography programs in Canada. I expect to complete the program by the end of the 2010.

Check out my portfolio!
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In this video I show you how I do basic retouching on a beauty portrait, including cleaning up blemishes on the skin, removing stray hairs, brightening up the eyes, retouching lipstick and smoothing the skin using Adobe Lightroom 3.2 and Photoshop CS4. The final image is still very natural looking and does not look like it has been significantly altered.

Here is the final image:

Beauty Portrait

Olympus E-510, Zuiko 50-200mm f/2.8-35 lens at 200mm, 1/160 s, f/9.0

Thanks to model Kaitlin Sullivan and makeup artist  Jennifer Ruth!

Please feel free to comment and pass along any tips that you might have. I would also be happy to answer any questions on retouching so please ask!

  1. August 14th, 2011 at 11:37 | #1

    This tutorial is really good and I benefited from it
    But is there a video that I can learn more?

  2. August 14th, 2011 at 12:31 | #2

    @bittersweetvenom Thanks for checking out the tutorial! You might want to take a look at this video: http://fstoppers.com/how-to-dodge-and-burn-a-beauty-shot-in-photoshop

  1. September 11th, 2010 at 21:43 | #1
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