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Frequency Separation In-Depth with Mixer Brush in Photoshop

THE Professional Way to Soften Skin for High-End Retouching in Photoshop using the Amazing technique of Frequency Separation. Learn how to use the “mixer brush” to perform Frequency Separation for fantastically finer results with much ease. In this tutorial, we are going to break down the concept into small and easy chunks and start right from the beginning.

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We are going to start off by understanding the basic principles of Frequency Separation and why to use it as a technique and what advantages it has. Firstly, we’ll learn what is Frequency and how is it related to images. Then, we’ll move on to learn how to separate different frequencies in an image to target the skin texture and the color separately. After that, we will really go in-depth into what is mixer brush and how to use it in this technique. Also, I’m going to share my favorite tips and tricks to get the softening done faster, finer, and easier. Hope this video helps you!



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This Post Has 45 Comments

  1. tapash das

    Hello, bro why this method not working on my photoshop 2020? I have tried lots of times but it's not working. Please check the issue and make a new video from the latest version of photoshop. I hope you will read this.

  2. Mohammed Karim

    you should start also teaching physics just as a backup materials

  3. Jordan Ho

    I'm looking retouch skin tone with frequency so long then now with your lesson is the best instructor to understand what is " skin tone retouch with Frequency " thank you thank you so much about your passionate to share your technic to us absolutely I'm is your fan now , thanks

  4. qu qu

    是我看过的最好的教程 离不开你了 the best tutorial I've ever seen

  5. James Caronna

    By far the best video that explains this process, and Iv seen a hell of a lot of them!

  6. You the God thats it 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 from today I pray to you bro 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 amen

  7. Amazing man, I feel like I should owe you a percentage of photography profits for all the knowledge you've shared

  8. Cristina Wright

    I love your tutorials. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I always learns so much.

  9. Amy H

    I have never truly understood this concept before this video. Just marry me.


    Very confusing tried doing it side by side specially apply image part

  11. Allan Neves

    Everytime i watch a Unmesh's video, my brain grows 1 centimeter more. 2 Months and will be able to use telekiesis.

  12. rajesh k

    Hi Unmesh.. for high frequency separation you can just use the High pass feature to extract the skin texture with same result that of which you do to separate texture… why you do the long procedure of 'Apply image' and all… Does your technique solves any other issue? plz reply my query.

  13. Norrelle Walker

    "don't touch the smile lines, it makes it very unrealistic" edits the SHIT out of those smile linesctrl z ctrl z

  14. ashim das

    I am in love with your work since 2016 when I started my photography. Truly talented artist. Thank you a lot for your amazing videos brother. Take love <3

  15. anuj raja

    Are you mentor in skill share plz reply sir I want to learn from you

  16. Takaveli

    I wasn't satisfied with Phlearn's explanation of frequency separation, but then I saw this video.

  17. amalmansy

    Best frequency separation tutorial , thank you.

  18. k5683

    I've been using frequency separation for about a year but had no idea the technicalities of it. I just knew one layer was skin color and one layer was details.

  19. Ezequiel Caña

    There is a non destructive way to do this with the mixer brush. You could just turn off visivility of the high key layer (details), create a new layer in the middle of low key and high key layers, check "sample all layers" in the mixer brush options and start painting in the new layer, that way you sample the color layer but the painting is made on that separate layer, so you can erase or low the opacity if the efect is too hard.

  20. Vimukthi Fernando

    can you suggest a method to retouch a clothiing photo shoot for a online clothing store. TIA

  21. Neha Rizwan

    The best tutorial i have ever watched honestly👌👌👌👌amazing work keep making these awesome tutorials 🔥🔥🔥

  22. hi great job really and thanks for the very useful informations. One question, I'm a photographer, unfortunately I do not have only beautiful faces (model like) to take pictures. can you do 
    an example with a face which is not prepared for a shooting, example a women that has different variations of red color on her face and it has not a professional make up at all?
    tks a lot if you can help PS: I can send you an example a difficult one

  23. Irvin Gomez

    Unmesh is a true master of his chosen craft. Thanks for the lessons.

  24. Ann Spade

    LIFESAVER! This is an incredible technique, Unmesh! Thank you so much! I'll be frequenting this tool!

  25. Alroy Ndhlovu

    Anyone else feel they now have a PhD in Frequency Separation?

  26. Sunil Kumar

    This is a blend of "Maths" and "Physics" class.
    xD <3

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