When it comes to photo editing there are countless techniques and tools that can bring new perspectives to your photographs and simplify your workflow. Here are four tutorials focused on retouching your portraits in Photoshop & Lightroom.

1. How to Create a Killer Multiple Exposure in Photoshop by Piotr Skoczylas

Piotr Skoczylas uses Photoshop’s powerful blending modes to juxtapose multiple photos into a single image. In this tutorial, you’ll learn advanced techniques like adjustment layers and masks to create surreal composites.

"It doesn't exist" by Piotr Skoczylas on 500px.com

2. Tutorial: How to Make Freckles Stand Out with Lightroom by PortaitsbySam

Freckled models are trending in the world of fashion & portrait photography. This tutorial shows you how to use Lightroom to enhance the appearance of freckles on your model by adjusting tone curves and color enhancements.

C* by PortraitsBySam on 500px.com

3. Photoshop Trick: How To Replicate A Victorian Wet Plate Portrait by Practical Photography

Collodion (aka wet plate photography) is one of the earliest forms of photography. This step by step video tutorial shows you how to recreate this retro look in Photoshop by using Photoshop’s high pass filter and layers to add texture to your image.


4. How To Create and Apply Vintage Effects With Photoshop Actions by Practical Photography

Learn to create your own custom filters with the help of gradients in Photoshop. This tutorial also shows you how you can record your edits and save them as Photoshop actions which can be saved and applied to multiple photos with ease.


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