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Photoshop Retouching: Fashion Editorial

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Learn to enhance fashion spreads with this Photoshop tutorial, while keeping the integrity of the original photos intact.

Join professional retoucher Timothy Sexton in this installment of Photoshop Retouching Techniques as he shows how to enhance fashion spreads, while keeping the integrity of the original photos intact. Learn how to tame flyaways and add depth and highlights to hair, smooth clothing and create a better fit for the model, and perform subtle body shaping. Along the way, Timothy explains how physical and digital tools complement each other, and shows how to make the right level of adjustment that does justice to the original vision of the photographer.


  • Welcome
  • Using the exercise files
  • Understanding the approach for editorial images
1. Job, Workspace, and Workflow
  • Setting up your tablet to work on detail areas
  • Understanding how physical tools and digital tools complement each other
2. Working with Hair
  • Making hair manageable with the Clone Stamp tool
  • Using Liquify to shape the hair
  • Adding depth and highlights with Dodge and Burn
3. Clothing
  • Smoothing wrinkles on clothing
  • Adjusting the shape of clothing to fit a model
  • Applying finishing touches to the clothing
4. Body Shaping
  • Subtle elongation with layers
  • Making adjustments to the body using Liquify
  • Next steps

Taught by

Timothy Sexton

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