How To Do Split Frequency Retouching in Photoshop

On this video tutorial by Jamie Bayer from Phlearn you’ll learn how to do split frequency retouching. This isn’t the first time we have been showing you different techniques for split frequency retouching but a new perspective on this important technique is always welcome.

In case you were wondering what split frequency retouching is all about the answer is simple- it is an image editing technique which focuses on two editing layers. The first is used to soften features and skin, the second is used to sharpen features. You can of course do other stuff with the layers such as controls the color information and the line information for example.

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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