This May Be the Best and Easiest Photoshop Trick for Retouching Portrait Photos (VIDEO)

Portrait retouching can be a difficult and time-consuming task, especially when it comes to repairing and reconstructing a subject’s skin. But the video below demonstrates a powerful Photoshop technique that’s both easy to accomplish and remarkably effective.

Unmesh Dinda is an image-editing expert who we frequently turn to for detailed tutorials on processing images in Photoshop and Lightroom. In this episode Dinda reveals what may be the best single method for correcting a wide variety of skin flaws in portraits.

In this comprehensive, 23-minute tutorial, Dinda explains his approach to removing eye bags, fixing overly tanned skin and other discolorations, softening and sculpting a subject’s skin, and making subtle modifications to skin structure while retaining the natural texture.

If this sounds too good to be true, watch the video and see for yourself. In fact, this tutorial is worth bookmarking for future reference, and it’s divided into chapters so you can quickly skip to the specific section you need for solving problems as they arise.

There are more processing tips on Dinda’s YouTube channel, and we encourage you to watch a recent episode we posted, explaining the difference between Levels and Curves when editing images.