Frequency Separation/ Retouching Panel discount

This is probably the most popular question I get asked. 'Do I use Frequency separation?'

There is a lot of debate on the best way to achieve natural looking skin. Should you use of Frequency Separation (FS) or Dodge and Burn (D&B) ?

Today you will find out my thoughts on it.

When I started retouching- 7 years ago, I didn't know much about D&B. I used to do some basic skin cleaning, then go straight into FS, using the clone stamp, patch tool and healing brush until the model's skin was blotchy and blurred in areas.

I then discovered D&B and started to use that alongside other techniques dropping FS totally from my workflow