product retouching in photoshop

Intro to Product Retouching in Photoshop


It’s never been easier to sell products online — and that means that product photos are in high demand!

Join us as we explore a professional product retouching workflow in Photoshop. Learn how to retouch and reshape products, remove scratches and blemishes, sculpt highlights and shadows, and place products onto solid-colored backgrounds, perfect for any website or online storefront.


  • 7 Sample Images
  • 6 Sample PSDs
  • 1 Photoshop Action


Table of Contents

Course Preview
  • 01 - What You'll Learn
Product Retouching
  • 01 - Master Blemish Removal with Multiple Tools
  • 02 - Learn Frequency Separation & Liquify
  • 03 - Realistic Screen Replacement with Smart Objects
  • 04 - Automatic Cutout for Pure White Backgrounds
  • 05 - Manual Cutouts with the Pen Tool

Picture-Perfect Products

product retouching in photoshop

product retouching in photoshop

Seamless Product Retouching

Retouch and reshape products. Cut out products and place them onto pure white backgrounds. Create realistic digital mockups of websites. If you’ve been waiting to explore the world of product retouching, then this is the course for you!

product retouching in photoshop

product retouching in photoshop



The Art of Product Retouching

This course is all about bringing real-world objects and products to life in a photograph. Learn how to enhance textures and details, retouch and reshape objects, place products onto new backgrounds, and create realistic digital mockups.

Retouch & Reshape

Remove small blemishes like dust and scratches using powerful tools like the Spot Healing Brush, Clone Stamp, and more. Use the Liquify Tool to give products a more visually appealing shape and structure.

Work with Products

Looking for more courses focused on product photography and product retouching? Check out our more advanced courses with The Ultimate Guide to Product Photography, How to Retouch & Composite Product Photography, and Product Retouching for E-Commerce!

product retouching in photoshop

product retouching in photoshop



Websites & Digital Mockups

The ability to show off a new website or app in the hands of a user is a powerful and effective way to bring a digital product to life. Learn how to create realistic digital mockups, placing a graphic, website, or design into any photographed digital display. And for more on creating product mockups, check out How to Create Realistic Mockups in Photoshop

Pro Workflows

Like any type of creative editing, an efficient workflow is just as important as the tools and techniques used to get the job done. Learn how to manage and organize multiple Photoshop projects and work non-destructively.

Frequency Separation Photoshop Action

Frequency Separation is one of the most powerful techniques for the professional retoucher, and our custom Photoshop Action makes it easier than ever to fit this important skill into your workflow. The Action allows you to instantly separate a photo into a Layer of texture information and a Layer of color information so that each can be edited independently for maximum precision and control.

Pro Retouching Workflow

product retouching in photoshop

product retouching in photoshop



Create Seamless Backgrounds

Not only do product photos need to show off quality, materials, and features, the photos also need to be versatile, fitting seamlessly into a brand’s website and social media feeds. That’s why we show you how to place any product onto a pure white background with clean cutouts and realistic shadow details.

Recreate Shadows

Being able to place any product onto a clean, solid-colored background is an essential skills. But being able to do it while recreating realistic shadow details can take the effect to a whole new level.

Perfect Cutouts

Learn how to use a combination of automated tools (like Select Subject) and manual tools (like the Pen Tool) to make perfect cutouts of any product, allowing you to place them onto new backgrounds and make more precise edits.

product retouching in photoshop

product retouching in photoshop



Remove Blemishes & Scratches

Photographs tend to capture all the small details, especially the ones we don’t want to be visible. Eliminate small blemishes like dust, wrinkles, and scratches so that every product looks its absolute best.

Texture & Detail

Help people understand what a product is going to feel like by enhancing its natural textures and details in Photoshop.

Professional Retouching Skills

While we only cover products in this course, the skills presented extend to many other areas of photo editing and retouching. For a more comprehensive approach to retouching, try our Retouching Learning Path.

Class Instructor

Aaron Nace

PHLEARN Founder – Class Instructor

Aaron Nace is a photographer, Photoshop artist and founder of PHLEARN. He is the #1 Photoshop instructor in the world with millions of YouTube subscribers.

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  1. These tutorials are very helpful and I highly recommend them. I wish there were more options though for resizing the viewing screen other than full wide screen like you can on youtube.

  2. O cara é muito louco!!! Pena que não mande a legenda em português. Muito massa. Go, go…

  3. Great, informative, easy to follow!

  4. Great Tutorial!

  5. Always Learn something new when I watch Aaron Turorials.

  6. Fantastic tutorial. So helpful with talking about the various tools and methods that can be used. Thank you so much!

  7. I always learn a couple of things (or tons) with Aaron’s “nice to teach” method. In this case I did the tutorial for the bag frequencies technique. You did it very simple and it works nice. I’ll use it for sure. Thanks!

  8. Brilliant tutorial .. as always.

  9. awesome! tkx for the excellent class

  10. Every time I view or even review a tutorial I always learn something new. I also enjoy Aaron’s personality touch which is talking to me and not at me. He is also very easy to understand. Thank you for all the techniques you open the door to. Dan Lane Williams

  11. great !!!!

  12. As always you’re doing an amazing job. Thanks you so much for providing such a way to learn to anybody.

  13. Great tutorial Arron! I’ve been using Photoshop professionally since version 1 but I always learn something new from your tutorials. Your pace and clarity make learning fun and easy. Even with my years of experience, it never fails that I have a ‘smack my head’ moment when discovering something new from you. Keep it up. I will try to always keep my subscription current. Thanks!

  14. STELLAR!!!! Tutorial on Product retouching… the frequency separation technique is such a fantastic tool to have in your arsenal when retouching. Would love to see some more product retouching in photoshop especially jewelry (rings, watches and bracelets).

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