Fashion Retouching
  • 01 - Outside the Vault
  • 02 - Fashion & Fire
  • 03 - Inside the Vault

How to Retouch Fashion Photography in Photoshop


This PHLEARN PRO course takes you step-by-step through the high-end fashion retouching of not just one, but three different images! Each look uses different lighting and calls for a different approach. We guide you through everything.


  • 3 Sample Images
  • Fashion Retouch Photoshop Brush
  • Lighting Breakdown Video


Master Fashion Retouching

3 incredible looks.

Get more with Phlearn PRO Tutorials and learn everything from all 3 images. In Fashion Retouching we will teach you skin retouching, object removal, creating textures, lighting effects, advanced image coloring and more.

3D Lighting Diagram Videos

Go behind the scenes to see how and why each image was lit. The included 3D Lighting Diagram Videos explain all of the lighting and camera angles in detail so you can recreate this look easily.

Object Removal

Learn multiple methods for object removal that will work for any one of your photos. You will even learn some special features of the Clone Stamp tool that will make it much more effective.

Skin Smoothing

Be sure to pay attention to the entire body. Most of the time it is not just the individual pores that need work, but the overall shapes. Learn how to smooth skin and keep your subjects looking their best.

Sharpen the Details

Learn how to selectively sharpen different areas of the image to draw attention to where it’s needed. See exactly where and how to sharpen for the greatest impact.

All about color and lighting.

Create amazing high-fashion images by mastering color and lighting. Both on-set and in post. Learn how to balance the lighting to give your subject more even lighting from head to toe. Correct color in the shadows and highlights to keep your images more natural.

Professional Tools & Techniques

High Fashion, Detailed Retouching

Learn professional Photoshop techniques for retouching beauty and fashion images. From cleaning up wardrobe and backgrounds, to stunning color and lighting adjustments, we show you everything you need to know!

Change Colors

Learn our two-part process to changing colors. First even out the colors, then color the base and the highlights separately. This provides more options for coloring and makes the final image more realistic.

Create Texture

Learn an amazing technique to apply a realistic texture to almost anything. Sometimes during heavy retouching, you can smooth an area too much. We show you how to bring detail and texture back to your image.

Remove Flyaway Hair

Learn how to easily remove flyaway hairs and keep the hairline looking realistic at the same time. Flyaway hair is very common in photos and almost always needs to be fixed in post.


  1. pretty good tutorial , Ive been following quite a bit, really god tutorials. thanks a lot aaron

  2. This is great! One of the things i like most about your tutorials is that they don’t only teach you Photoshop tools, they go beyond that. Like giving information about compositing and how to drive the focus of the viewer to certain parts of an image and other things like that.

  3. (verified owner)

    Hello. I really like this tutorial. Keep up the good work!!

  4. i’ve just started retouching 2 months ago and have already entered a few competitions and won.

    when people ask whats my secret… PHLEARN!

    the fashion retouching does wonders for guys like me who just started editing. im sure it gets more complex but this tutorial is easy to follow and easy to learn from.

    on top of that its 3 in 1 which helps with editing your own photographs.


This tutorial includes 3 sample images, 3 video tutorials, and PS Brush. Download the sample images and assets at the top of the page.

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