Photoshop Tutorial: How to Retouch Skin Flawlessly with Frequency Separation

Photoshop CC 2015 tutorial showing possibly the best technique to retouch skin in a photo. “Frequency Separation” retains the skin’s texture, while it removes blotches and imperfections. The result is flawless, realistic-looking skin without that “plastic”, overworked look.

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Alberto Santos says:

Did not help me that much. I am working with a person with freckles, and this technique made his face look abnormal.

Shakir Pichler says:

nicely explained thanks 🙂

Break Your Boundaries says:

Super helpful tutorial…I FINALLY kind of feel like I know what I’m doing with Photoshop. Thank you…new sub!

Nick Doonan says:

I appear to be having trouble replicating what you’re doing? It’s on the step where you type in the feather amount, then draw the lasso round the forehead and then gausian blur it.. (when i guasian blur, it doesn’t blur the spots etc. the image looks the same no matter what strength i try? am i missing something)

Constantin says:

Looks like a great tutorial but unfortunately the steps do not quite work in Photoshop CC 2018 as in your video.

nelsono415 says:

Really awesome tutorial. Very professional and straight to the point. Thank you so much

Juwan Caesar says:

Would we have to create another copy for the rest of our editing or can we just work from the original?

TheChosenOne says:

You need to deselect the HiFreq Layer at 2:41 right before he selects the lasso tool. He fails to mention that.

út yeu says:

Thank you so much. I love your Video !!

tamo neko says:

Great tutorial!

ryan matthew russo says:

I swear Marty is some advanced AI developed by Zuckerberg.

Yrsa Iris says:

Very easily explained! Thank you!

guru photo myladuthurai says:

one of the best tutorials

Zahid hussain says:


Katie Neely says:

Hello! Great tutorial Marty! Question, everything is working perfect, but when I get to the end of workflow, and I want to continue to remove blemishes, I activate the High Freq layer and use the spot healing brush. When I click over a blemish, it is removing the Gaussian blur. Any ideas?

Screechez says:

2:24 I laugh every time haha! I rewatch it and still laugh!
I remember the first time I watched this and we did all that work and my face when he said “At this point it will look exactly the same” I was like what!? Lol

Aguila Que Cae says:

Select the lasso tool and select the “for-ed”


Great tutorial!

Arezoo Jalali says:

one of the best tutorials I have seen. easy and understandable.thx

Marius Kisss says:

Hey @BlueLight tv photoshop Can you do this exactly same Tutorial using the new Photoshop CC 2018 ?? please please and thank you it will help a lot

Professor Poppy says:

My model has a darker skin tone, and when I apply the Gaussian Blur, it only makes the skin darker rather than removing blotchiness… Help! 🙁

SARANG says:

Great explanation.. Thank you so much !!..

Daria Di says:

thank you very much for such great lesson!

ورد جوري says:

Thanks a lot

Juwan Caesar says:

it wont let me paste my last filter, it brings up a search bar with command f

arangoitze says:

stunning tuto, thanks marty !

Hristo Konov says:

Thank you

Ahsan kareem says:

Hello sir i’m litt bit confeuse plz help me

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