Basic Portrait Retouching


Lesson Info

Frequency Seperation on a Portrait in Photoshop

Every photograph is unique and there’s no one retouching rule that will work for all photographs you encounter.

In Basic Portrait Retouching, Julia Kuzmenko McKim will discuss how to develop a solid retouching workflow that will have you quickly and efficiently achieving the kind of results that keep clients happy. You’ll learn how to retouch skin while preserving its texture, fix makeup and hair, and finalize your portraits without spending countless hours doing it.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.2.2



  • I love Julias work and some (free) material with her explanations are usually very useful - what I can not say about this course. Yes - there were some good general point, but the main reason I bought this course is to see in depth with her work flow. Even simple one, but with good explanations. What was the rush and jumping from subject to subject? I would like to pay more to see her work through her commercial beauty flow - but from beginning to the end, not from end backwards. please use the hours needed to give student reasonable quality in material.. Sorry - but this one was waist of money. I am dissapointed. Especially after I just finished Pratik Naik course. Completely different level, great explanations in depth - and I learned a lot.
  • Happy to have purchased this course. It is a great introductory course for anyone beginning to retouch portraits and looking for a good workflow with the goal of saving time and effort. Frequency Separation is explained and tips given on how to properly select pixel radius to avoid bringing too much into the high pass layer along with many other tips for retouching. It is a basic course as the title states but it's a great place to start.
  • Julia is such a pro at her trade! her passion for detail and knowledge of the human form along with the subtle maneuvers of Photoshop are incredible. I'm not sure how she manages to spend so much time on a single image - must be her dedication to perfection. This is a course well worth the asking price!