In this video tutorial I’ll show you some tips and tricks for retouching lips in portraits or beauty shots. Note that this is a more advanced tutorial that assumes you have a good working knowledge of Photoshop tools already.

Lip retouching can be one of the most tedious and time consuming parts of the image so my goal here is to give you some advice on where to start and what tools work best. We’ll work on fixing cracked lips with an inverted high pass technique, add shine to the lips and also define the lip line.

The tools used in this video are available in Photoshop CS3 and onward with no other plug-ins needed. Some of the tools we’ll be using include:

  • Frequency separation
  • Healing brush and clone-stamp tool
  • Texture grafting and blending
  • Pen Tool
  • Blend-if

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