Photo retouching tutorial is a best way to improve your Photoshop skills to make the design more exciting. Retouching is important part of Photoshop and commonly used in magazines, books, advertisements. This tutorial show you how to reduce blemishes and wrinkles, fix red eye, eliminate distractions, smooth skin tone, and perform other cosmetic improvements.

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Photo Retouching Tutorial in Photoshop

Photo Retouching Tutorial in Photoshop

Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

External Resource

We will use following external resource to complete this photo retouching tutorial in photoshop.

You can download this image from “Flickr” to complete this tutorial.


  • Healing Brush Tool
  • Clone Stamp Tool
  • Brush Tool
  • Eraser Tool
  • Dodge Tool

Let’s start to create our awesome photo retouching tutorial.

Step 1

Open Adobe Photoshop, and create a new Photoshop document. I am going to create a new document of 600 x 600 px with any color background which you like.

Photo Retouching Tutorial

Step 2

In this step we import the image into photoshop and name this layer “Image 1” and fit on your current document as like in preview below and now we have duplicate this layer and name it “Image 2”.

Before Retouching in Photoshop

Step 3

In this step we work out on duplicate layer image 2, clear up pimples and black spots under eyes, under lips and on cheek with help the Healing Brush Tool or Clone Stamp Tool.

If you are using these tools, select any tool in both of them. Now press “Alt” key and select the sample patch from this image and paste this patch on that patch, whose you want to removed.

After this procedure you get this awesome effect as in this preview below:

Using The Healing Brush Tool or Clone Stamp Tool

Step 4

In this step, we take an other duplicate layer of Image 2 layer. Now we have to get new duplicate layer and name it “Image 3”. We work out on Image 3 layer now.

We removing wrinkles as like step 3 on “Forehead“. After this procedure we have get a amazing photo as shown in this preview:

Removing Wrinkles on Forehead

Step 5

Change the eyes color now. It’s necessary for this to create a new layer, we draw two circles with help of the “Elliptical Marquee Tool” on the “Eyeball” and fill it with color #ff8532 as shown in preview:

Draw Two Circles on Eyeball

We applying now the filter on this layer. Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur






Applying Gaussian Blur Filter





After applying filter, set the opacity this layer till 80%. We get a wonderful eyes as shown in preview below:

Amazing Eyes Color

Step 6

In this step we will apply the makeup on girl’s face. Create a new layer again and paint the girl’s lips on it with #c54485 color.

Painting The Girl's Lips

Now we are applying again Gaussian Blur same as in step 5. Change the layer’s type on Soft Light and minimize the Opacity till 50%.

Applying The Lipstick

Step 7

Take an other instrument now Eyedropper Tool and click on the darkest place on the eyelashes to copy the color. Outline the eyes on a new layer, using the Brush Tool. Change the layer’s type on Soft Light also.

Draw The Outlines on The Eyelashes

Step 8

We are applying the “Eyeshadow” in this girl’s image. First select the brush tool and paint the girl’s eyes with #7a9092 as shown in preview.

Eyeshadow Painting

We applying the filter on this layer. Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur



Applying Gaussian Blur Filter For Eyeshadow



After applying Gaussian Blur Filter and change the layer’s type on “Color Burn” and minimize the Opacity till 60%. We get a light gray eyeshadow effect as shown in preview.

Light Gray Eyeshadow

Step 9

In this final step we select the Image 3 layer and applying the Hue/Saturation option. Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation. After applying this option you will get a smooth and glowing skin effect. Now you can see final preview below:

Photo Retouching Tutorial in Photoshop – Final Preview

Photo Retouching Tutorial in Photoshop - Final Preview

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