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Photoshop Tutorial: The 5 Best Ways to Clean and Heal Skin Blemishes


If you are troubled by blemishes big or small in your portrait work, this 16-minute tutorial by Nathaniel Dodson over at Tutvid will teach you how to use Photoshop to properly clean and heal skin in a flash.

Dodson shows you how to eliminate acne, pimples, and other blemishes using 5 different tools: the Camera RAW filter, the Spot Healing Brush, the Healing Brush, the Patch Tool, and Frequency Separation. Each of these tools offer their own advantages, and by using a mix of all 5, you can remove marks and blemishes quickly and without much fuss.

You will learn: How to use a non-destructive workflow—always a good practice in case you remove one mark too many, or want to go back and alter your work; the difference between the spot healing brush and the healing brush, Dodson’s favorite tool for removing skin blemishes; and, finally, he even throws in a bonus technique that will help you tone down wrinkles when photographing elderly subjects.

Check out the full tutorial up top to see how its done, and if you like what you see, you can catch more educational videos like this on his YouTube channel.