Chapter 1 | What is Frequency Separation? 2 Videos (5:01m)
  • 01 - Introduction
  • 02 - Working with Iulia David
Chapter 2 | Tools & Techniques 7 Videos (1:49h)
  • 01 - Manual Frequency Separation
  • 02 - The Frequency Separation Action
  • 03 - Brush Tool
  • 04 - Healing Brush Tool
  • 05 - Blur Technique
  • 06 - Clone Stamp Tool
  • 07 - Small Scale & Large Scale Retouching
Chapter 3 | Beauty Portrait 1 5 Videos (1:49h)
  • 01 - Small Details
  • 02 - Large Details
  • 03 - Dodge & Burn
  • 04 - Color Correction
  • 05 - Sharpening & Saving Out Multiple Versions
Chapter 4 | Beauty Portrait 2 6 Videos (1:25h)
  • 01 - Small Details
  • 02 - Large Details
  • 03 - Additional Retouch & Clean Up
  • 04 - Dodge & Burn
  • 05 - Color Correction & Enhancement
  • 06 - Finishing Touches & Sharpening
Chapter 5 | Beauty Portrait 3 6 Videos (1:37h)
  • 01 - Small Details
  • 02 - Large Details
  • 03 - Additional Retouch & Cleanup
  • 04 - Dodge & Burn
  • 05 - Color Correction
  • 06 - Finishing Touches & Sharpening
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How to Master Frequency Separation Retouching in Photoshop

Learn from YouTube’s #1 Photoshop instructor Aaron Nace to enhance any image with Frequency Separation in Photoshop. Download RAW Images by beauty photographer Iulia David. Learn professional skin retouching and download the included Photoshop Action to make frequency separation easier than ever.


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AFTER

BEFORE

Enhance Natural Texture & Detail


Remove small distractions while highlighting the natural details that make your subject unique.

Beautiful Color, Perfect Detail

IMPROVE YOUR ENTIRE PHOTO

ORIGINAL

What is Frequency Separation?

Retouching has come a long way in the digital age. Frequency separation is a modern process that gives you complete control over the delicate textures and color in your images. Using the power of Photoshop, we can separate the fine details from the color information and then edit them independently.

Step-by-step Guide

Not only do we take you through the process of frequency separation step-by-step, you can follow along as we go through several examples of complete portrait retouching using 16-bit RAW images.

Frequency Separation Action

Your time is valuable. The faster you can finish an edit, the faster you can get on to your next project or photoshoot. Our included Photoshop action will automatically separate the high and low frequencies in any image, saving you time and getting you right into retouching.

ADD SHAPE & DEFINITION

ORIGINAL

High Frequency vs. Low Frequency

High frequencies are the smaller details in your images. Think skin texture, hair, or the stitching in fabric. Low frequencies include all of the color information in a photo like the transitions from highlight to shadow. Frequency separation is the process of dividing these two elements into separate layers which can each be adjusted without affecting the other.

Remove Blemishes

We all have them; small wrinkles, pimples, stray hairs–the tiny blemishes that easily show up on today’s high resolution cameras. Learn the proper methods for removing and reducing little distractions while keeping all the important details that make a person unique.

Smooth Skin in Photoshop

Dark shadows, uneven highlights, and skin redness will never be a problem again. Learn how to analyze and edit low frequency layers to smooth out color and areas of light and dark, creating perfect skin tone to highlight your subject’s natural beauty.

IMPROVE LIGHTING

ORIGINAL

Tools & Techniques

Using a combination of layers, brushes, blurs, and our powerful Photoshop Action, by the end of this tutorial, you’ll be fully equipped with every tool and technique you’ll need to master frequency separation. We start with the basics and then show you in-depth application using high-end, professional images from photographer Iulia David.

Professional Skin Retouching

We don’t just show you the power of Frequency Separation. We take you through a complete professional retouching workflow, including steps like dodging and burning, color correction, and sharpening.

Manual Frequency Separation

Learn how to separate the high and low frequencies of any image from scratch to soften skin, remove wrinkles, and professionally retouch beauty portraits. Once you’ve mastered all of the steps for Frequency Separation, load up our custom action to save valuable time with impressive results.

Learn Professional Retouching

AFTER

BEFORE

Unbelievable Results


From the smallest details like pores and hairs, to the large details like colors and tone, learn how to retouch every part of an image.

SMOOTH SKIN

ORIGINAL

Small Scale Retouching

Follow along as we dive in to the details of an image, focusing on the high frequencies and retouching tiny blemishes and distractions. The small scale elements in a photo can make a huge difference to an image overall, at any scale, and are essential for creating larger prints.

Large Scale Details

Seeing large scale details means you can identify how and where light falls on a surface and how it affects the overall color and tone. We zoom way out, demonstrating how you can smooth out shapes and color, creating flawless transitions between light, shadow, and color while preserving all of the original texture.

RAW & JPEG

Whether you’re working with RAW or JPEGs, you can utilize the power of frequency separation to improve your photos. We show you proper workflow with both file-types using our custom frequency separation action.

ADD HIGHLIGHTS & SHADOWS

ORIGINAL

The Brush Tool

Like most techniques in Photoshop, the Brush Tool will do most of the heavy lifting. Learn to adjust color, fix exposure, and take care of blemishes with some professional techniques and a few brushstrokes.

Blur Technique

Blurs may seem like one of the last tools you would turn to when doing detailed photo retouching, but they are a key tool in frequency separation. Learn how to use Gaussian blurs in Photoshop to isolate the color information of an image so you can smooth out skin and easily adjust highlights and shadows.

The Clone Stamp Tool

When retouching the fine details and textures in a photo, the Clone Stamp Tool should be your go-to. Learn how to use it to make changes to only the high frequency layer, sampling areas of texture you want and painting over textures you want to remove.

Instructor & Featured Artist

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.

Iulia David

Beauty Photographer & Retoucher – Featured Artist

I am a London based photographer specializing in editorial, commercial and beauty portrait photography. Born in a family of artists I have always been surrounded by art and curious in knowing the latest trends. My style is simple and clean with an edge. I think it is all about a collaborative synergy, bringing the most out of my team to create beautiful, compelling photographs.

View Iulia’s Portfolio

Reviews

  1. Aaron, thank you so much for all your YouTube videos and developing these Pro Tutorials. These Pro Tutorials finally pull together all my bits and pieces of knowledge about Photoshop. I watched your Beauty Retouching series first, then followed up with this Frequency Separation. Both have given me the knowledge to take my SOC photos to a professional level and given me the confidence to do so. I can’t wait to surprise my peers with my new editing skills. I can’t wait to explore more of your Pro Tutorials. Your style of teaching, explaining the “why” behind each of your moves, is VERY HELPFUL! I even enjoyed your self-talk chattering, it was entertaining.

  2. Tough subject for me but I have gained much more understanding and skill. thanks!

  3. What is 16bit and 8 bit images.

    Aaron Nace – Class Instructor
    Thanks for your comment, check out this article for a detailed explanation.
  4. Brilliant, it all makes sense to me now. Awesome. Thank you.

  5. An amazing tutorial that takes your retouching skills from good to amazing, definitely a must-watch if you are interested in skin retouching. It really stepped my game up significantly!

  6. Great tutorial., but I wish it would also cover an example of how to edit skin covered with tattoos.

  7. Mr Nace, this tutorial on mastering frequency separation is amazing. Anyone struggling with F.S. needs to buy this. So many tricks and tips tp push you onto the next level. I have bought other tutorials on this method of retouching but nothing comes close. A. Nace is different class.

  8. Yet another excellent class. My skills grow every time I watch a tutorial from PHLEARN.

  9. Absolutely amazing work! So glad I found this, surely improved my FS greatly! Thank You 🙂

  10. I loved this tutorial. I really liked the fact that not only the explanation was clear, but also having 3 images to work on from start to finish has helped a lot. I would really love to see this method of teaching a technique like FS, with 3 different images to work on…..thank you so much it was enjoyable and helpful.

  11. Great work as usual Aaron, Thanks so much 🙂 I have a question since I have just finished the dodge and burn tutorial. When doing a retouching work, what comes first (frequency separation, Dodge and burn, Adjustment layers, Adjustment lights …etc ) because I am now a bit confused about what is the right workflow if an image needs to go through all these …

    Aaron Nace – Class Instructor
    Great question, I recommend doing frequency separation first, then dodge and burn, then finishing steps like sharpening and color toning.
  12. What is the difference between this action and the one in another tutorial here that creates the “Luminosity Painting”? and which should we use?

    Aaron Nace – Class Instructor
    Good question, we recommend using the action included in this tutorial for frequency separation
    – it is the newest and most up-to-date version. The “Luminosity Painting” version is an older technique that works well in most circumstances, but has a few limitations – that is why we developed the new version available in this tutorial. Thanks!
  13. LOVE IT. This has helped me FINALLY tackle Frequency Separation — classes combined with the assets, I feel like I am finally at that next level I need to be with headshots (etc). You are such a great teacher!

  14. I was wasting away my time on Netflix and then i cancelled my subscription and subscribed to Phlearn. The best thing I’d ever done.

  15. On filling eye shadow using stamp, on HF layer , stamp copies texture as well as color?

    Aaron Nace – Class Instructor
    Thanks for your comment, be sure to set your clone stamp tool to “Sample Current Layer”
  16. Thanks for amazing training, but just a question i have here as you mentioned stamp on HF layers only copies texture, but it looks like it also do some color as the mold color doesn’t show up anymore if it was only removed as a texture it should have left a brownish color? Specially on big scale..

    Aaron Nace – Class Instructor
    Thanks for pointing that out, yes at a large scale you may see some color transfer. You can remove all color from the HF layer by going to “Image > Mode > Desaturate” on the layer. Thanks!
  17. Excellent tutorial, explicative on every single aspect and very professional. Fantastic!

  18. If you want finally put every pieces together what you have learned on Frequency Separation, Dodge and Burn, Color Corrections and everything this is the best tutorial I have ever seen. This is exactly the right tract not so short and also not too long. You are never board watching it. If you want to learn retouch skin perfectly w/o using just blur technique this it just the video course right for you! Thanks Aaron!

  19. Great tutorial, tons of info. I started to take some notes and by the end I had 6 pages!!! Thank you guys, it will be very veyr useful!

  20. Helped me get over some rough spots that I’ve struggled with. Super course.

  21. This tutorial is brilliant , the best so far I have ever seen on Frequency Separation . I have learned so much, I have tried all the free stuff on You Tube and other places but this is something else. Anyone doing portrait or wedding work really needs to look at this one. Aron really pulls all the stops out on this and and I never knew there was so much with in Frequency Separation. Gets all 5 Stars from me , and please keep up the good work.

  22. I use Photoshop not as a professional, but for fun, as Iron said in one of the lessons. This is a fantastic course, I learned a lot and I’m eager to try to apply. Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge with us. Regards, Aleks

  23. awesome! I had a few false starts with the final image, but I eventually got it and am so stoked on how they all turned out! These tutorials are so much better than anything else out there. Great job!

  24. Excellent tutorial as always. Always used the patch tool but no more. I always have trouble with the texture layer before but following you has straightened me out looking forward to your next tutorial!

  25. I have tried and tried and on the blur layer, the colours seem to get duller when I add gaussian blur and on the texture layer, I am effecting the tones as well as the textures and I can’t for the life of me figure out what I’m doing wrong. I downloaded the action, but it didn’t work so I had to make the action manually, following step by step instructions and I can’t see where I’ve gone wrong.

    Aaron Nace – Class Instructor
    Thanks for your comment, I am sorry the technique is not working. Please contact us and we will walk you through the process with one of our Photoshop Experts.
  26. Again, an excellent tutorial. I’ve done frequency seperation from your other tutorials,. yet this one just blows them away. I love your teaching technique as you explain everything so simply yet cover every detail. Keep up the great work!!!!

  27. Fantastic tutorial. Love how its broken down into very clear steps and how different options for the LF retouching.

  28. Great tutorial – as always -. It just feels like every time I got a question in my mind you’re about to answer it a couple minuets later. Skin tone and structure is one of the most difficult parts of editing images, but this tutorial makes it way easier! Keep up the good work

  29. Great as always but on working in tandem with you but using my own image, when trying to get rid of skin imperfections using the clone stamp tool, all of a sudden, nothing happens when I sample with ALT and then over the area that I want to smoothen out. All my settings are the same as you and I double checked that only current layer is selected. The cloning does not work on the HF layer. What am I doing wrong Aaron?

  30. Another winning tutorial from Aaron! Detailed and effective. Nice and slow pace loaded with technique and expert preferences. I appreciate the shortcuts and exploring numerous tools – always pick up something new. A perfect example of why I became a subscriber. Thanks Aaron and Phlearn.

  31. I watched so may free videos on youtube and I learned some cool things but I knew if I wanted to take my photography to the next level I needed to know how to edit. I signed up without hesitation and it was truly worth it. The way break things down and make ot easy to understand is truly amazing. I actually can’t wait to start editing more photos and learn more.

  32. This is a 5 star tutorial on FS. Full of knowledge. I will recommend this class for anyone that wants to take his or her retouching skill to another level.

  33. Another outstanding tutorial from Phlearn. Just the quality I’ve come to expect from the Premier Photoshop learning resource around. Keep up the excellent work!!!

  34. Had no idea I was doing Frequency Separation almost completely wrong for the past few years, this tut is incredible. Thanks guys!

  35. Wow! Probably the most helpful tutorial I’ve done as a retoucher. If you want natural, but incredible looking retouches, these are the tutorials for you. Loved them, and I will be using these techniques on everything.

  36. This is the first tutorial I am following in your pro section, and let me tell you, Aaron, that you are a fantastic teacher and your tutorial is so good in content, structure, examples, extra tips, quality of presentation, … I am used to follow photograph / retouching tutorials on the internet and frankly speaking you are one of the best. I was looking for such a tutorial about frequency separation, first to better understand the principle and then to learn how to use it efficiently. For me it is more in the domain of product photography, but what I learn here is directly applicable and will be a great help for me. Thank you.

  37. I just now got around to watching this awesome tutorial and enjoyed it very much. I do more compositing than retouching, but recently have been asked to “make some grandmas look good”. So, I have a couple of questions and a request. 1) When you make a merged image you always use image> apply image set to normal. Is this the same image I would get if I used CTRL + Shift + Alt + E or does the picture render different? I can’t see a difference, but I wondered if there was one. 2) I have tried lowering the opacity 50% like you suggested to someone else when retouching older skin, but the results are not satisfactory. Is there a way to merge the original somehow back in only at a lower opacity? Older people seem to lose structure in their lips and skin texture making it hard to not destroy more when you use HF. So just like some other comments below I would really love to see a tutorial on older ( above the age of 60) retouching. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge.

    Aaron Nace – Class Instructor
    Great questions Sherry. 1) Apply Image basically does the samoe thing as a Stamp Visible (CTRL + Shift + Alt + E), with the added bonus of changing blending mode, inverting, and applying other calculations. It is like an Stamp Visible on steroids. If all you are doing is making a visual copy, they work the same. 2) Retouching older skin can be tricky. In general I suggest using tools like the Patch Tool and then the Fade command (Edit – Fade) to reduce visibility of the changes. We have a Free Tutorial on Removing Wrinkles and I will take your suggestions in mind to make a longer, more in-depth PRO Tutorial on retouching older skin. Thanks!
  38. OUTSTANDING TUTORIAL! Retired and started a Portrait Photography Business. I have been working on my portraits with Lightroom and finding it very difficult. I found your youtube videos to be very helpful. After becoming a Pro subscriber you made the how’s and why’s of photoshop come together. Great Job Thank you so much. I Ray Climent p.s. You’re correct about driving a stick shift and being able to use the Wacom Tablet and I’ve been driving stick for 52 years. Wacom Tablet is a great tool, starting to feel more comfortable with it. Regards Ray

  39. This was great, finaly got a good understandig of how to use FS. Great tutorial 🙂

  40. Great tutorial ! being a Phlearn pro subscriber, i have learnt a bunch of things in PS, and i already see a huge difference in my editing. Its all about fine tuning and attention to details, just a quick query, how important is to get the LF layer blur correct, if we overdo it say by +5 radius does it affect the color?

    Aaron Nace – Class Instructor
    Great question, using a larger radius won’t effect color, but it may make removing smaller details a little more difficult. If you find you are having trouble, you can always re-do the action and start again 🙂
  41. Just as I thought I had a firm grasp on FS… I love picking up little tidbits that help with my retouching! Thanks Aaron!

  42. the best frequency separation call i have ever come across. you made it so simple and user friendly. I have always seen it as a very difficult but after your class i got the boldness to jump into action. Thank you very much for such a class. you really are a talented teacher. Phlearn Pro tutorials !!!!! just the best!!!!!!

  43. I’ve been subscribed to you on YouTube for a few years now. Thank you for all the content you post. Definitely would reccomend to any and everyone.

  44. oh my god this has changed my life. Thank you so much! Thanks to this great step by step tutorial I have been able to master natural looking retouching in my family portraits and newborn colour tone and skin tone without looking unnatural or painted in. Wow this has really changed my photography, thanks so much! Now I can keep the natural texture of the skin but blur out the blemishes and you wouldn’t even know anything was there to begin with. perfect results every time

  45. I love this tutorial its helped me tremendously, however I am having a MAJOR problem, after a while of editing when I choose my clone stamp tool in the HF layer it does not allow me to make any changes, it doesn’t let me sample the skin texture either! HELP! I have it to current layer also.

    Aaron Nace – Class Instructor
    Thanks for your comment, it sounds like all your settings are correct. Would you mind sending an email to support@phlearn.com. We have Photoshop professionals who will help you get the problem solved!
  46. What a great work!!!! Thanks for this tutorial. I tried several tutorials about FS and i just cant fully understand! Now with this masterpiece i finally got it! Again, thank you!!!

  47. Really loved this! Very useful information, well structured and the actions are just great! Thank you!

  48. I hardly do retouching, but, based on previous tutorials, I knew I would learn a lot. I wasn’t wrong! This tutorial and the tips and additional information have made it one of my top favourites. The actions are a great bonus and it’s always good to be reminded about sharpening at the appropriate image size. Thanks so much.

  49. I love this tutorial, I have been following Aaron for several years and I use his techniques and his actions. Finally here this technique is explained in a complete and exhaustive way .. and I realized that up to now I have made a lot of mistakes 🙂

  50. This and all of the tutorials are the best I have ever watched. Phlearn is by far the number one best providers for learning how to use photoshop. I love how everything is available to download and follow right along. I reccomend phlearn to all of my friends and anyone who asks me how to use phototshop I tell them to go to phlearn. PLHEARN IS THE BEST.

  51. As someone with a fair bit of retouching it may not be as useful as for a beginner, but it’s always great to see different points of view on the technique you use, plus Aaron is always so insightful on why and how he does things! For a beginner, it’s an absolutely killer tutorial, really comprehensive.

  52. Great course. Thank you

  53. Great tutorial, learnt so much. One thing though: for retouching the HF layer Aaron says that you have to do this on the HF layer itself. But I found out that you can create a empty layer above the HF layer, set sample for Healing Brush and Clone Stamp on Current & Below. And then you can retouch the HF layer without funny artefacts and more importantly: non-destructive on the HF layer. I might be wrong but it seems to work. I will save the file with layers, should you be interested ;-)>> Kindest regards, Matthieu

  54. Great tutorial.

  55. I love the frequency separation, especially for 16bit, as I always shoot raw. I had been searching for some tutorials and finally found yours! One thing I couldn’t get was the H/S layer maneuvering. I didn’t get what you were seeing when you were moving the bottom row. Is there another place I can pick that up? Otherwise, excellent and thanks so much!!!

  56. When I downloaded the frequency separation, and use the HF layer with the clone tool, it makes dark spots instead. Not like dull skin but almost black spots. I think it is the tool or my version of Photoshop. How can I fix this? Thanks!

    Aaron Nace – Class Instructor
    Thanks for your comment, be sure to set the Sample to “Current Layer” in the tool settings at the top of the screen when using the clone stamp tool on the HF layer.
  57. Amazing tutorial!! nothing more to say!!

  58. Frequency Separation finally understood. I’ve worked with FS several times in the past but this is the first time I feel I really understand it and am getting good, no great results. Thanks Aaron and the entire Phlearn team!

  59. Enjoying this tutorial, like all the others I’ve watched. Anyway, at the beginning of Chap 2, 06 Clone Stamp Tool video I see a dog behind you. What’s its name, and is it yours? 😉

  60. I am such a newbie with regard to Photoshop. This tutorial is super easy to follow and to understand. Thank you so much for this! I actually feel more confident in my ability to edit portraits.

  61. I thought I knew everything I needed to know about FS. Turns out I was only scratching the surface. The tutorial is chock full of info and extremely well detailed. Excellent! Thank you, Aaron!

  62. One-stop shopping for a Frequency Separation tutorial. Great instruction on techniques and other tips are valuable and appreciated. Thanks to Aaron and the PhLearn team for another truly wonderful tutorial.

  63. The tutorials as always are amazing. However, I would appreciate if you could go over some of the concepts like skin color codes and texture.

  64. I am a newbie to the PHLearn channel and this is the first tutorial that I commenced. Aaron Nace is absolutely amazing. The level of instructionis at the right speed with great little hints along the way. I have also broadened my knowledge of key Photoshop shortcuts along the way. I can’t wait to start the next tutorial that I have already added to my favourites list.

  65. This tutorial is like Elon Musk´s Hyperloop for my PS skills. So many fantastic tips. I love it!

  66. After watching your free tutorials on YT I finally decided to subscribe and start going more in depth with all you techniques. AWESOME! Just one quick question: how do you keep file sizes small? I’ve found myself with 1+ Gb image file in PS and started to slow down my machine (late 2015 27″iMac with 32Gb RAM and 4Gb video card). In chapter 2 you create a new layer above BRUSH and CLONE layers and apply merged image, since the applied image includes the three layers beneath it (LF, BRUSH and CLONE), couldn’t I just go ahead and delete them? Al future retouches you do after that are all above the Applied image layer anyway, right? Thanks and Ciao from italy!

    Aaron Nace – Class Instructor
    Thanks for your comment, yes you can delete layers under any “Apply Image” merged layer without effecting the final look of your image. This will reduce your ability to make changes to earlier layers if you ever need to do so, but if you are concerned with file size, that is a good option. In general, I try not to delete any layers – giving me the ability to see my work and correct any issues later on. Converting your images from 16-bit to 8-bit will help reduce your file size. With cameras generating large images, it is common to work on .PSD files over 1GB. Thanks!
  67. As always an incredibly informative tutorial. I thought I had a pretty good handle on Frequency Separation, but you are guaranteed to find new techniques that can take your retouching to the next level. Thanks Aaron, I learned a lot. (Y)

  68. This is another wonderful course with clear explanations and lots of Raw practice images. As important as the technical skills Aaron teaches are his thought processes that helps me to know where corrections need to be made to an image. James Lesser

  69. This is great, I feel I’m actually starting to understand frequency separation at last. I can honestly say this is the best and most in depth tutorial on this subject I have seen, and I have seen a lot both free and ones I have purchased. Well done I’m so glad you have done this.

  70. I’ve used all these techniques for several years but I’m surprised how Aaron ALWAYS adds refinements or explains things in a way that makes things simple and lucid. Phlearn is the very best way to increase your skills in a way that’s fun and easy to remember. Other tutorial sites (ahem, Lynda) could learn from Aaron’s direct approach and easy going manner.

  71. I’m yet to watch a phlearn tutorial that I don’t learn from and enjoy. I just wish the tutorials could be downloaded so I could watch on my commute!

  72. Fantastic course looked lots of times and tried on own photos, now when I see a photo of a person I look if they removed something 🙂 or if it’s original. This is something I’m gonna use often from now. Thanks for good tutorials. Micke, Sweden

  73. Hi Aaron, You’re a very knowledgeable person, generous with your knowledge and adept in dispensing your knowledge. I truly admire you. Your “Frequency Separation” lessons are so important for a photographer to know and as complicated they are, you’ve made them so easy to understand: Kudos! We know, the sample images you work with have typically smooth skins to begin with. As a matter of fact several times during the tutorial, you say so yourself. My problem is that my clients are the over-the-hill generation and I find it so hard to bring their portraits to a, not extreme, but a an acceptable, pleasantly retouched condition. I do cloning on the HF layer, paint and blur on layers below and yet the results are horrendous unless I spend I spend several hours on each picture. What do you suggest? Would you consider designing a new course “ Master Retouching Portraits of Older People?”

    Aaron Nace – Class Instructor
    Thanks for your suggestion, I have found that it is best to “reduce” details like wrinkles rather than “removing” them completely. For this, I suggest retouching the wrinkles as you would any other detail, and then reducing the opacity of the retouched layer to 50%. That way you can still see the original form, but the wrinkles are less extreme. Thanks!
  74. Congratulations, Aaron! It is fantastic how Phlearn tutorials cover the main subject along with several other new brilliant guidances all together. For me, this is the most valuable asset of being a member and this is what makes Phlearn unique.

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