Final touches

In this Photoshop class Karl adds the final touches to this product retouch. Here he focuses on removing the unwanted reflections in the bottle, using a number of useful tools and techniques to achieve a smooth and even gradient throughout.

Using tools such as Burn and Dodge, the Spot Healing Brush, Patch and Transform tools, Karl shows you how to effectively use these to achieve a perfect final image.

Although applied to a product image, the techniques demonstrated in this class can easily be transferred to other genres of photography and are especially relevant when it comes to skin retouching.

In this Photoshop class you’ll learn:

  • How to retouch product images
  • How to use Photoshop CS4/CS5
  • How to remove reflections in bottles
  • Photoshop Burn and Dodge tools
  • How to use burning and dodging to smooth uneven tones
  • How to use Photoshop Spot Healing Brush and Clone tool to remove blemishes
  • Photoshop Patch tool

To learn more about product photography, visit our Product section.

If you have any questions about this course please post in the comment box below.


  1. hi, i have a question for packshot, I know this video is just to demonstrate the tools and the technics that we can use in photoshop, but in general do we must do extensive retouch on each image for packshot project ? will that be feasible and profitable for us and the customer? thanks 🙂

  2. Interesting tutorial Karl thanks very much,. I would like to practice this workflow could you please send me the image without retouch in the download files there is only available the image of the final retouch. my email is

    thanks in advance .

    1. Hi Maria, are you sure the downloadable image doesn’t have two layers, one retouched and one un-retouched?

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