The Science of Frequency Separation 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.


  1. Sample Image
  2. Finished PSD (Only for our Patreon Family)


Photographer: Pasi Järvenpää
Model: Ida Annica

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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Unmesh Dinda is a commercial retoucher and Photoshop educator based in India. His YouTube channel has more than 200 videos on Photoshop and Lightroom, many of which have been featured on popular photo sites like SLR Lounge, PetaPiXel, Official Adobe Photoshop Facebook Page, Fstoppers and more.


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