Retouching Tips: Frequency Separation
In this video, I explain how to do a frequency separation on an image. I show how it can be used to smooth skin or remove blemishes, but this technique can be used for many things, such as contrast, sharpening, adding texture, etc.
The image I’m working on in the video is 8-bit. If you want to use this technique on a 16-bit image the settings will be different on the Apply Image box but the steps will remain the same (see below).
8-bit image settings
16-bit image settings
Here’s another image with the same techniques applied: