Photo Retouching Youtube Tutorials by Aaron Nace

Has it ever happened to you that you made a photo shoot of something really beautiful, but when you look at this picture afterwards, it seems not so good already? Such things happen all the time, we suppose. People, especially women, are often unhappy about their photos and want to correct some details. And fortunately, it has become possible thanks to photo retouching in Photoshop.

Working photographers and designers also use various photo retouching techniques in their work. Retouching is used to correct possible blemishes at photos, which is very useful when you has made a photo session and your clients are waiting for their perfect photos. You can remove skin imperfections, add a suntan or even a smile, make photos look brighter and focus the attention on some certain area at the picture.

So what instruments and tools can be used for photo retouching? Actually, all Photoshop tools will come in handy. You will work with Histogram where you can see the weak points of the photo. You will obviously work with layers and levels, apply different photo filters to balance the colors at the image, work with light and shadow to create necessary lighting effects and highlights. Moreover, painting and selection tools will be in use quite often.

One of the most useful pieces of advice that we can give to you is to not overdo with retouching. Make sure the photo still looks vivid and natural after your magic tricks applied to it. If such effect has been achieved, consider yourself a real professional in Photoshop. Who knows, maybe it’s you who will download the next video lesson.