White Blocks Fashion | Post-Production

Enhance your retouching skills with this step-by-step demonstration.

In this post-production class, Karl walks you through his editing and retouching process as he works on the RAW files he captured in White Blocks Fashion Shoot.

As Karl moves from Phocus to Photoshop, you’ll learn how to use highlight control and layer masks to manage instances of over-exposure.

You’ll also see Karl use the Healing Brush and Clone Stamp tool as he addresses imperfections in the floor, background, blocks, and more.

As he works on the model’s face, hands and legs, Karl demonstrates precise burning and dodging. He shows you how to use a solarized layer, plus how to adjust hue saturation to create a ‘visual aid’ layer.

You’ll cover colouration, unsharp masks, using low and high frequency layers, how to experiment with hue and colour blend modes, plus many other tools and techniques.

By the end of the class, Karl has created a stunning final image, and you will have picked up a host of useful tips to help you improve your own post-production work.

In this class:

  • Photoshop techniques for fashion photography
  • Fashion photography retouching
  • Using the Healing Brush in Photoshop
  • Using the Clone Stamp tool in Photoshop
  • Burning and dodging in Photoshop
  • Using layer masks in Photoshop
  • Using the Liquify filter in Photoshop
  • Adding noise and Gaussian blur in Photoshop

If you enjoy this class, check out Legs Up Fashion | Post-Production or explore our Post-Production section.

Questions? Please post them in the comments section below.

© Karl Taylor


  1. Dear Karl,

    Not only I enjoyed the retouching process but I learnt a lot! At the end of tutorial I felt heavier in terms of knowledge that added to my current ones! Everyday I learn more things from you!

    God bless you and all your colleagues!

  2. Whenever I feel like my OCD is getting out of control, I tune in to a Karl Taylor retouch video to see what “true” obsession with perfection looks like!

    I first realized a had a clinical problem when I found myself placing the cursor over the levels slider or curves target and spend 30-seconds staring at the image as I dial in the perfect fine-tune adjustment until it looks perfect, only to notice in the tool interface that I did not even have the control selected at all!!! Yeah… like I am the only one.

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