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California Center For Digital Arts
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April 14, 2019

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Advanced Retouching

Demystifying Frequency Separation: Advanced Retouching

You spend a great amount of time stylizing and lighting your images. But the magic continues long after the lens!

In this intermediate retouching class, you will learn how to use frequency
separation in your post process workflow, a technique that allows you to separate the details
of your image from the texture, allowing for powerful control over your image. Sounds scary?
It isn’t! We will demystify the process! Don’t rely on expensive Photoshop plug-ins to get the
look you’d like to achieve!


You will learn advanced retouching techniques to achieve magical changes to your images. We will focus on the details like eye glasses, acne, wrinkled clothing, teeth, basic model retouching and more!


  • Prioritize your workflow
  • Editing techniques
  • Fundamental to advanced retouching tools
  • Use the clone/heal tools
  • Mastering skin tones
  • Work with lighting/shadows and volume
  • Liquefy & warp tools
  • Frequency separation
  • Contouring
  • Removing backgrounds
  • Eye enhancement
  • Removing stray hair
  • Skin by numbers


Current version of photoshop and lightroom (Adobe CC) on your computer
PC or MAC computer with 8 GB of RAM, external drives as necessary
A Wacom tablet will be helpful

Intermediate Photoshop level

Irene Bowers