Many corporate business and famous entrepreneurs or influencers and even actors or models use headshot photos to represent themselves to the community. Headshot photography has thus become quite popular and a professional kind of photography type in the Photography niche. But the raw photographs of the headshots have some amount of flaws in them. Like the subject in the headshot photo may have some skin problems like acnes, blemishes, etc. They might also have dark spots, Eye bags, etc. This is why a little bit headshot retouching may be necessary for photographers before they send the final headshot photo to their clients. This is why they do need headshot retouching service to the raw headshot photos before they send the files to their clients. Many photographers take headshot photo editing service from professional photo editing company. Some photographers like to edit these photos by themselves. Professional photographers can easily do this work by themselves but beginners may need some help from the internet to find out “how to edit headshots in Photoshop?”
So to help such photographers find out the best way on, “how to edit a headshot in Photoshop?” I have come up with this short tutorial to retouch headshot photos in Photoshop. Hopefully this tutorial will help you to learn the basic way of retouching headshots. All you need to do is follow the steps properly. So let’s jump off to the steps and learn how to retouch headshots in Photoshop like a Pro.
Why to edit headshots in Photoshop after headshot photography?
Headshot photos are generally the photos of the head and shoulders of the subject. The area of his body from head to shoulders gets captured by the photographer in this photo. So it is obvious that all the problems within the face of that person will get captured in details in the photo. These flaws can be acne, blemishes, red eye, eye bags, dark circles, etc. The skin texture might also be rough of some people. This is why it is important to edit headshots in Photoshop after headshot photography. It will fix all the flaws from the skin and will give the headshot a smooth texture.
Steps on - How to edit a headshot in Photoshop
Step 1 - Open image
The first step is simple. All you have to do is open the headshot photo in your Photoshop canvas. To do that you can either go to File > Open or you can simply drag and drop the image in the canvas. I always use the drag and drop feature it is easy.