9 Photoshop Retouching Techniques That Every Serious Photographer Should Know (VIDEO)

Image-editing expert Nathan Dodsen doesn’t mess around when it comes to Photoshop, and in the detailed video below he provides a comprehensive demonstration of nine retouching techniques that he says are essential for all serious photographers.

This tutorial is Part 3 of Dodson’s 4-part retouching series with a total of 30 techniques, and you may want to have a pen and paper handy to take some notes. But stick with it because after watching this hour-long editing lesson you’ll have as much knowledge as you’d likely acquire from a half-day workshop.

Dodson begins with invaluable tips on reducing and removing wrinkles, using the healing brush, and dodging and burning techniques. From there he covers a variety of topics from givimg your subject a realistic tattoo to using Photoshop’s Puppet Warp tool to change a person’s figure.

After watching this in-depth tutorial you may even feel like an image-editing expert yourself. For more videos from Dodson visit his popular YouTube channel. And be sure to look at our recent tutorial on mastering Photoshop’s powerful Transform tool.