Working in the texture layer, select the Patch Tool. Select any blemishes or areas of concern, and drag your cursor to a healthier / cleaner patch of texture that will be applied to your selection. Be thoughtful with the areas that you select, as you want to ensure the Patch Tool is picking up areas with enough texture. If you drag the tool to areas that are too smooth, the skin will begin to look too waxy or flat.
o see an explanation of what you are targeting with dodging and burning, go to 1:40, and skip to 9:05 to see this technique in action for correcting and perfecting skin. This tutorial will not only show how to retouch skin, but also how to retouch lips, hands, eyebrows, and makeup. Other tools and final touches demonstrated afterward are the Spot Healing Brush, Color Correction with the Color Blending Mode, and Selective Color.
However, this is where most retouchers make a mistake in reverse, as too much dodging will lift several shades of the model’s genuine skin tone when it is naturally darker. The solution then is to lean more heavily on burning for making your corrections, to keep this aspect intact.
he images that you might be hired to retouch for individual clients will be used for their personal enjoyment, to add to their portfolios or to grow their social media following. While commercial clients’ images are created to help promote their products or services that will in turn bring them profits and often multi-million dollar profits, if we’re talking about the beauty industry.