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Techniques For Skin Retouching | Tuesdays With Lauri

By Lauri L. on November 5th 2013

In this week’s instalment of Tuesdays With Lauri we are going to talk about a few techniques for skin retouching in Photoshop. We will talk about the healing brush tool, the use of black and white check layers, a skin smoothening technique and much more.

If you have any questions regarding this week’s instalment, or would like to suggest a theme for a future episode, just leave a comment down below, and I’ll do my best to help you all out.


Tips for Retouching Beauty-photography

Photo, article and video by Lauri Laukkanen.

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Lauri Laukkanen is one of the youngest established advertising photographers in Finland. At the ripe age of 21 he has already been working with some of the biggest commercial clients and his photos have been featured in the media, all around the world. Check out his portfolio here.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Jazib Arain

    This is really amazing photo editing.  such a great work i have found at fotoenchanter.,com they have experts of image retouching who touch up your photo very deeply and transform beyond the imagination.

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  2. Mia Sanders

    WOW! Excellent beauty photo editing – real High-End. Did you do it by yourself or used photo editing services like

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  3. Ali Chowdhary

    Thanks! LAURI L you sharing this amazing video. Almost 5 minutes video clear the concepts of skin retouching. I made the best and easy skin retouching tutorials step by step in Photoshop. Many of other types of tutorials are also included.

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  4. Valentin Zwick

    Great Video – thanks a bunch!

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  5. Stevie

    Lauri, your tutorials are amazing! I once had a client send me an image of a model against a chain link fence with a lot of debris in the background. My job was to remove all of it and put up a solid wall behind the fence. I ended up spending way too many hours doing it with the clone stamp, my question for you is if you happen to know a better way, perhaps one day you could do a video demonstrating complicated selections and cloning methods, thanks so much.

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  6. Kevin

    Awesome! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  7. Asim Khan

    What I Have been doing for skin softening is Duplicate Layer then goto Filters>Other>Highpass then blend mode to Overlay and Then Invert , use mask or eraser afterwards … that works pretty fine too … but from this guy i learnt the Gaussian blur thing and that is pretty cool … so thumbs up for this tutorial .

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  8. Helen

    Absolutely brilliant. I didn’t know how to do this method by adding a b/w layer before but it’s changed my work all for the better!

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