How to use frequency separation for subtle portrait retouching with Photoshop’s Mixer Brush


posted Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 6:00 AM EST


Frequency separation is a very useful method for softening skin during retouching. However, like many photo editing techniques, it is also easy to overuse and for best results, a subtle touch is required. PiXimperfect has created a tutorial to show how to use the Mixer Brush in Photoshop to perform subtle, fine-tuned frequency separation.

If you would like to use the same images as are used in the video, you can download the photo here. It's a lengthy and in-depth video, but once you learn the technique, you'll be able to use it to quickly retouch portraits.

PiXimperfect has many excellent tutorials on his YouTube channel, but one of his latest is a replay of a live complete Photoshop tutorial for beginners he did a couple of weeks ago, which you can see here.

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