Tools for Editing Portraits

  1. Using the burn tool to create visual focus and singularity.
  2. Using the spot healing brush and the healing brush tool
  3. Cropping
  4. Clone Stamp Tool
  5. Blur tool
  6. Reduce Saturation if necessary for better skin tone
  7. Selection Brush
  8. Filter > Blur > Gausian Blur
  9. Omit blur from foreground using a large soft selection brush

portrait production method #1

  1. Adjust brightness
  2. Burn background
  3. Color Saturation
  4. Shadows and Highlights
  5. Color Balance (variations)
  6. Spot healing brush

Lighten teeth with:  desaturate (sponge), lighten (dodge)