Understanding Frequency Separation in Photoshop

Dan LeFebvre

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8 Lessons (48m)
    • 1. Course introduction

      2:19
    • 2. Getting the project files for this course

      1:18
    • 3. Understanding the concept of frequency separation

      4:23
    • 4. Setting up our Low Frequency

      5:13
    • 5. How to add the High Frequency details

      5:25
    • 6. Understanding the technical stuff

      13:32
    • 7. Retouching workflow with frequency separation

      6:57
    • 8. Working smarter with actions

      9:00

About This Class

Frequency separation is a popular technique for portrait photographers to remove blemishes and clean up skin imperfections. Here are some of the new skills you'll learn in this class:

  • What frequency separation is and when you should be using it in your photography
  • The technical details behind what Photoshop is doing when you use frequency separation
  • Differences between frequency separation on 8-bit images vs 16-bit images
  • How to set up frequency separation
  • Workflows for cleaning up skin using frequency separation
  • Avoiding common mistakes when creating an action for frequency separation

Along the way, you'll learn tips & tricks for how you can work faster and smarter while understanding why Photoshop works the way it does when it comes to frequency separation.