Skin Retouching How To

Our latest update offers the option for new Pro Enhancements, which are add-ons to the existing all-in-one suite. One of these Pro Enhancements is Perfectly Clear one-click skin retouching built right into the software. This post will tell you how to add the new skin retouching to your workflow and boost your album and wall art sales.


How To Access

To access the retouching, open the client view/image browser into the filmstrip view (shift+x) and click on the edit tab.

image browser

edit tab


There are a number of presets to start off with. Simply click through the presets and find the one that you love. My personal favorite is the Full Coverage. Note: the presets do not layer, so you must choose one.


The Slider

Once you get your favorite one-click dialed in, now it’s time to play with the slider. The slider controls the strength of the skin softening being applied.


Full Resolution Preview

We apply the retouching to the proxy image in your project. This will be fairly close to the final result. But we recommend turning on the Full Resolution Preview for results that you’ll see in the final output.

full rez

Additionally, we highly recommend exporting for print and taking a look before actually printing. You’ll want to make sure that the final output is to your liking.

Retouch Only The Photos Used

You’ve probably brought in more photos than you’ve ended up using for your client. We’ve added a new filter for you.

You can now filter to just the photographs used ‘somewhere’ in your project. Whether it was used in an album or a wall gallery or even a print order. Filter down to just those.

Now you know JUST what you need to retouch.

images used

Auto Apply To Next Image

This is where you can speed up your workflow. As you add your retouching, you can toggle this on to auto apply your last setting to the next photo you move to. So you just have to double check and then move on.


What About BIG Blemishes?

This is where having the Suite connected to Photoshop is a big help. Right-click and choose Edit in External Editor, use the healing brush to remove the blemish and save. Our built in skin retouching is not meant to replace your entire editing process, but we hope it will streamline your workflow.

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Learn More About Pro Enhancements

Ready to get started with Perfectly Clear? If you are a v7 owner already, all you have to do is opt in for your free year of Pro Enhancements to get your one-click skin retouching enabled. Learn more about Pro Enhancements how to update your software for free here.