How to Remove Blemishes from Photos Without Photoshop

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How to Remove Blemishes from Photos in a Flash

Unlike polished and glamorous photos of Hollywood stars, pictures of ordinary people often suffer from face shine, scars, freckles, wrinkles, zits, dark circles and other unflattering blemishes. Of course, you can try to remove pimples and improve your portraits in Photoshop, but this program is hard to grasp and can be a little bit confusing for newbies. A nice alternative is PhotoWorks - a powerful portrait editor that takes you mere minutes to master and edit out any undesired details.

Besides removing imperfections, PhotoWorks is here to enhance your headshots in other ways - for example, it can add a slight tan to your skin, make eyes more clear, brighten lips, erase redness from face, and much more. All these adjustments are possible thanks to Portrait Magic, a unique tool for smart portrait photo editing. It does real magic to your ruined shots and reduces an hour’s work to a couple of clicks. If you want to try a new nose or a different mouth shape, there’s also a face sculpting feature. With this powerful tool in hand, you’ll be able to completely transform your digital self or slightly enhance your best features.

Remove blemishes from photo and see the result

Remove skin imperfections from photo: Before-After

Here, PhotoWorks has successfully got rid of spots on the woman’s forehead and reduced bags under her eyes. The resulting image looks fresh and clean as if it wasn’t edited at all. Want to fix your pictures in the same way and get perfect clear skin? In this tutorial, we’ll show a few simple yet professional techniques to get you nailing portrait retouching with fantastic results. Although we’ll edit headshots, you can use the same tools and methods to conceal cellulite or lumps on your full-body photos. Let’s dive in.

Step 1. Get Started with PhotoWorks

Click the button below to download PhotoWorks. Run the .exe file and install the image editor to your computer.

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Step 2. Find the Healing Brush

Launch the program and move to the Retouch tab. Jump to the Healing Brush tool to remove dark circles from photos and conceal undesired moles.

The Healing Brush in PhotoWorks

The Healing Brush is the best tool to remove acne from photos

Step 3. Adjust the Brush Settings

Set the size of the Healing Brush a little larger than the spot you’re going to retouch. Adjust the feather and opacity options to soften the transition between the retouched area and the original image.

Adjust the Healing Brush settings for your photo

Adjust the brush settings for better results

Step 4. Get Rid of Blemishes

Zoom in your picture to pinpoint tough-to-find blemishes and marks. The Healing Brush will automatically sample an area of the image it thinks is similar and replace the damaged zone.

Apply the Healing Brush to your shot

Remove blemishes from photos in a few clicks

Step 5. BONUS: Apply Instant Effects

When your portrait photo is cleared of all imperfections, you’re welcome to give it a finishing touch. Switch to the Effects tab and pick an instant filter that suits the mood of your picture. There’re Popular, Vintage, Toning, Lighting, Movie effects, Quick enhancements and Photographic films.

Funk up your retouched shot with stylish effects

Apply some artistic filter effects to your edited photo

More Tips to Improve Your Photos

Skin blemishes are not the only problem your portrait shots can suffer from. Sometimes a great look can be completely ruined by a dull or simply inappropriate background. Instead of erasing certain objects like un ugly dustbin or a sudden car, you can add background to your image that will move the setting to a more exotic place - a beautiful forest, a tropical beach or a narrow street in some old town.

Change the background of your photo in a click

Transfer your photo self to other locations in PhotoWorks

Need to touch up your landscape shots? PhotoWorks is equipped with a rich toolkit not only for portrait retouching but for all kinds of color correction and composition improvement. Place a focus on the main elements using handful crop & resize presets, accentuate only the chosen details with the Radial and Graduated filters, reduce noise on grainy pictures, straighten wonky lines, and do any other adjustments to give your images a polished professional look!


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