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Cosmetic Retouching - Photoshop Tutorials and Techniques

Techniques for cleaning up, correcting, enhancing, and retouching many common photo problems in Photoshop. Tutorials show you how to reduce blemishes and wrinkles, fix red eye, eliminate distractions, smooth skin tone, and perform other cosmetic improvements.

Video: Adjusting Skin Tone in Photoshop CS5
Have a great photo that would look even better if the flash didn't make the subject's skin reminiscent of a vampire? Learn how to use the layer masks and adjustment layers to adjust the skin tone in an image with Photoshop CS5.

Video: De-Age Photos With Healing Brushes in Photoshop CS5
Getting rid of wrinkles and gray hair has never been cheaper. Learn to shave years off of a photo subject's appearance by utilizing the healing brushes in Photoshop CS5.

Fix Picture Imperfections with Adobe Photoshop Clone Tool
[Video Tutorial] Would your pictures be perfect if you could just remove one or two blemishes? Well, with the Clone Tool in Adobe Photoshop, you can be your own professional air-brusher in just a few steps.

Fix Picture Imperfections with Adobe Photoshop Healing Brush
[Video Tutorial] Would your pictures be perfect if you could just remove one or two blemishes? Well, with the Healing Brush in Adobe Photoshop, you can be your own professional air-brusher in just a few steps.

Adobe Photoshop Patch Tool
[Video Tutorial] Would your pictures be perfect if you could just remove one or two obtrusive objects from the frame? Use Adobe Photoshop's Patch Tool to re-touch your digital pictures and photos in just a few steps.

Adobe Photoshop Pet Eye Fix
[Video Tutorial] You probably have some cute digital pictures of your pets that are perfect but for a common problem known as red eye, or in this case pet eye. Use Adobe Photoshop to fix pet eye and make your photos look professional.

Adobe Photoshop Red Eye Fix
[Video Tutorial] You probably have some digital pictures that are perfect but for a common problem known as red eye. Use Adobe Photoshop to fix red eye and make your photos look professional.

Fixing Pet Eye in Your Photos - White Eye or Pet Eye Tutorial
Most photo editing software these days has special tools for quickly and easily removing red eye from your photos. But often, these red eye tools don't work on "pet eye" in your dog and cat photos. This tutorial shows you a fairly easy way to fix the pet eye problem simply by painting over the problem part of the eye in your photo-editing software.

Quick Portrait Enhancement - Method 1
This simple technique produces a warm glow, softening details and diminishing noise and artifacts. It works especially well on portraits, but don't hesitate to try it on other types of images.

Quick Portrait Enhancement - Method 2
This technique mimics a diffusion filter, softening the photo, reducing harsh lines and wrinkles, and intesifying the colors. It's great for portraits and also works well for reducing JPEG artifacts.

How to Remove Red Eye in Photoshop
It's the perfect picture... except it's been ruined by those unsightly, glowing red eyes from camera flash. It's happened to us all; and fortunately, it's fairly easy to correct.(version 4 and up)

How to Smooth Skin and Conceal Blemishes
Wouldn't we all like to look a few years younger or magically erase facial blemishes? Luckily we can turn back the clock digitally with the appropriately-named history brush in Photoshop 5 and up.

How to Whiten Teeth
You don't need special toothpaste if you've got Photoshop! The dodge tool makes quick work of whitening and brightening your smile.

Beautify a Face
Lunacore Photoshop Training - "This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to beautify a face. The corrections that we're going to do will make the face look different, but at the same time we avoid to make the results look unnatural like we tend to see in other Photoshop tutorials."

Fixing Demonic Pet Eyes
Correct the glowing eye reflections in photos of pets.

Fixing White Reflective Pet Eyes
Many pet photos of dogs and cats suffer from 'white eye' instead of red eye where the entire iris is blown out to white. Here is a step-by-step technique for fixing it.

Retouching with the Patch and Healing Brush Tools
By Ben Willmore: "For erasing wrinkles and fixing facial flaws, you don't need Botox or dermabrasion -- just Photoshop's Patch and Healing Brush tools. But don't think of these tools only as virtual plastic surgery. Ben Willmore shows how to retouch images with the Patch and Healing Brush tools." For Photoshop 7.0 and higher.

Sans Cloning Tutorial
If blurring, repetitive patterns and 'unnatural' grain left by the Clone tool has you pulling out your hair, try making your repairs using Sans Cloning. Works in all photo editing programs with "Layer" capability.

Softening Freckles
"An important thing to remember when retouching photos is to exercise a little restraint. You probably don't want to retouch a subject so much that they cease to resemble themselves. Take this photo of a beautifully freckled woman. If we remove her freckles completely, it wouldn't look like her. Softening her skin, thereby lessening the intensity of her freckles, is what we really want to do."

Spot Healing in Adobe Photoshop CS2
Simple blemish removal with the new Spot Healing brush introduced in Photoshop CS2.

Spot Healing in Adobe Photoshop CS2, Part 2
Complex blemish removal and resurfacing with the new Spot Healing brush introduced in Photoshop CS2.

Spot Healing in Adobe Photoshop CS2, Part 3
Removing wires, rigs and other objects from an image with the new Spot Healing brush introduced in Photoshop CS2.

Working with Photoshop's Channel Mixer
"Any number of consumer-level graphics applications out there provide you with one-click red-eye reduction for your photographs. But with Adobe Photoshop, you can use the advanced Channel Mixer to take out colors more precisely, whether its the red in a person's eye or the green or yellow in an animal's eye. And you can use Actions in Photoshop to automate the process."

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