Skin Retouching Video Course

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Unlike our previous courses, which focused on specific retouching tools and techniques—albeit crucial ones—this time, we’re taking a more holistic approach to an area that beauty, portrait, and fashion retouchers need to master: skin retouching.

The challenges faced by retouchers dealing with skin are broad and diverse, making it one of the most difficult subjects to master. A high-quality, campaign-level skin retouch, especially in close-up beauty images, is much harder to perform than a sloppy one that lacks understanding of the key tools and techniques.

The ultimate purpose of this in-depth course is that you gain confidence in tackling a variety of skin retouching challenges and, after deliberate practice, produce results that are both polished and natural.

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Duration: Over 7 hours
Videos: 39 video lessons
Format: Streaming
Access: Lifetime
Additional Materials:  2 Custom Action Sets
Practice Files: 7 Raw & PSD files photographed by Michael Woloszynowicz & Julia Kuzmenko McKim



The ultimate purpose of this in-depth video course is that you come away with a great deal of confidence in tackling a variety of retouching skin problems and produce results that are both more polished and more natural after deliberate practice.

Most importantly, you will realize that the task of skin retouching is not as daunting and difficult as you might have thought. You will approach it with more confidence and enthusiasm to build a strong retouching portfolio and eventually land your dream clients.

Skin Retouching Course Overview

We begin this course by demonstrating how the angle and quality of light affect the appearance of skin in images.

You’ll learn to quickly determine various skin challenges into manageable components, using essential retouching tools and techniques to achieve a polished yet natural result.

Skin Retouching Course Highlights:

Foundational Theory and Basics of Retouching

We start with essential theory and fundamental Photoshop basics to lay a solid foundation, ensuring that even beginners won’t feel overwhelmed.

Key Skin Retouching Techniques

We’ll move on to mastering the crucial techniques needed for effective skin retouching.

Comprehensive Application

In Module 3, we’ll apply these techniques to correct a range of skin issues across various skin types—from young to aged, fair to dark. We will also tackle common challenges like oily skin, problematic skin, and eye texture.

Additional Retouching Challenges

We’ll briefly address other common skin-related retouching issues in beauty and portrait photography, including removing forearm hair, fixing nails, and retouching hands.

This course is developed by fashion, beauty & portrait photographer, retoucher and educator Michael Woloszynowicz (Toronto, NYC & LA) and commercial beauty photographer and retoucher Julia Kuzmenko McKim (Los Angeles, CA).

Course Outline & Bonus Materials

In this course, we approach skin retouching using a manageable and repeatable workflow based on a strong foundation and understanding of the elements that make up skin problems in digital photography.

Module 1: Skin Retouching Fundamentals

  • Welcome to the Course
  • Quality Skin Retouching (10:28)
  • Understanding Lighting & Skin Texture Variations, Parts 1-2 (13:11)
  • Photoshop Tools for Skin Retouching (6:14)
  • Healing Brushes (13:54)
  • Brush Tool (7:58)
  • Working With Layers (11:15)
  • Masking (9:12)
  • Selections (13:01)

Module 2: Essential Skin Retouching Techniques

  • Raw File Processing: Capture One & Camera Raw (17:01)
  • Raw File Processing: Bit Depth (3:28)
  • Basic Cleanup (17:24)
  • Frequency Separation, Parts 1-3 (31:14)
  • Clone Stamp Tool in Practice (6:19)
  • Dodging & Burning, Parts 1-3 (27:36)
  • D&B: Micro, Part 4 (10:49)
  • D&B: Contouring, Part 5 (11:42)
  • Color Corrections, Parts 1-3 (44:04)
  • Putting It All Together (6:28)

Module 3: Common Skin Retouching Issues

  • Tackling Difficult Skin with FS (14:55)
  • Oily Skin (13:29)
  • Dark Skin, Parts 1-2 (45:27)
  • Under Eye Bags (8:34)
  • Aging Skin (13:42)
  • Chapped Lips (19:15)
  • Peach Fuzz (11:29)
  • Eye Area Texture (8:43)
  • Spray Tan (13:37)

Module 4: Other Common Challenges

  • Forearm Hair (13:35)
  • Nails (10:08)
  • Hands, Parts 1-2 (13:30)


  • 2 Custom action sets that Michael is using in the lessons;
  • 7 Practice files in Raw & PSD formats, photographed by Michael and Julia.

This is a digital product available for immediate download.

It is non-refundable due to the digital nature of the product.

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