10 Minutes to Better Portrait Photos with This Photoshop Retouching Tutorial (VIDEO)

Portrait retouching can be a complex and time-consuming task, but in this quick Photoshop tutorial you’ll learn how to streamline the process and greatly enhance your results.

Francisco Hernandez is a Texas photographer who doesn’t like spending too much time behind the computer, and in the 10-minute video below he explains the system he uses for editing portrait photographs.

Hernandez relies on three basic Photoshop tools to accomplish the tasks in the video—the Spot Healing Brush, Clone Stamp, and Patch tool. He demonstrates how to remove blemishes, get rid of distractions like unruly stands of hair, and make a few simple exposure adjustments.

You’ll also learn how to even out out skin tones with simple dodging and burning techniques. Check the FJH YouTube channel for more tips from Hernandez, and be sure to look at the Photoshop tutorial we posted yesterday, explaining how to create dramatic backlighting effects.