Retouching Photos of elderly People in Photoshop

In this video, photographer Terry White shares some tips and insights into retouching images of older people using Photoshop.

White starts with some white balance in Camera Raw (as a filter in CC), the next and main step is getting rid of all the imperfections in the image (using the spot healing brush). This is done on a new layer  with the intention of reducing the opacity in the next level. As we have mentioned time and time again – reducing all the imperfections from a portrait nearly never looks realistic so reducing them but not eliminating them completely is the way to go.

We have looked at some more advanced methods for removing wrinkles in Photoshop on Aaron Nace’s video entitled simply :”How to Remove Wrinkles in Photoshop“ as well as a much shorter video entitled “Removing Wrinkles in Photoshop in Under 1 Minute” by  Howard Pinsky.

You can check some of our other many other Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section. You can watch all of Terry White’s videos here on LensVid, on this Link.

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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