Best Photoshop Photo Retouching Tools for Photographers

What are the best photo retouching tools for Photoshop?

We want you to post your favorite Photoshop photo retouching tools for photographers from GraphicRiver.

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  • Research and select your favorite Photoshop retouching tool
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Hey guys,

I often have clients asking me to retouch images taken by their photographer and after finding I always performed the same kind of tasks I decided to record a set of actions to speed up my workflow. Fast forward two years I now have an extension in the Marketplace: Retouch X 4.0 - Retouching Extension for Photoshop

Here are a few examples of how I have used it:

It’s a solution that works for me so I decided to share it.

Photo Master from Sevenstyles is one of the best Graphic River purchases I’ve made. I’ve used it to polish up countless photos and I love the results.

Here are some recent examples:

Original Photo

Skin Retouch Effect

HDR Effect

Oil Painting Effect

Two Colors Effect

Original Photo

Effect Look



Original Image
Retouch Effect

Original :

Retouched :

Filtering and Whitening of the Face and Removal of Simple Pimples Are you tired of the large number of necessary steps you have to do and which might cost you a lot of time and effort to filter and whiten the face within specific areas or zones, such as the face precisely or hands, the color of the skin and you do not want to affect the hair color or clothing, but you want to focus only on the skin color, Here’s the solution (Action Photoshop to whiten, brighten and purify the face of pimples or simple wrinkles at the same time). Select the desired zones or areas by the tool brush and with a single click on Action file you will get the desired effect, with the ability for high editing to whiten and brighten on specific places you choose; the Action will fix them with precision and quality.


I think Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom is the best tool for photographers to retouch photos. Also, there are many retouching programs available on the web. Among them, GIMP is the best free photo retouching tool for beginner photographer.
However, you can outsource image retouching service from an advanced photo retoucher without doing any work.

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