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Tips and Tricks

  • Use the Rotate Tool (CMD + R) to rotate the image when editing a closeup portrait to see it in a more abstract way as you can often see the image in different ways and can see the imperfections that you would have missed. (Phlearn).

Resources I Have

  • Phlearn - Retouching 101-301. Video series downloaded.


Other Resources


  • Portrait Studio -

Portrait Editing Panels

Portrait Retouching

Retouching Techniques

Overall Effects

  • Soft and dreamy - 01,


  •  “It's one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it's another thing to make a portrait of who they are.” - Paul Caponigro