Tigz Rice is a London based photographer specialising in fashion and boudoir with a vintage aesthetic. An Adobe Community Professional and Wacom Influencer, she originally trained in digital illustration before naturally progressing into the world of photography and retouching. Alongside a client list including Cosmopolitan Magazine, Burlesque On Ice and Paris Burlesque Festival, her work has dominated the European burlesque scene since 2009, which consequently means everything she owns is covered with a fine layer of glitter…

No matter how well lipstick or other lip colour is applied to a model by make-up artists, once on set you’re likely to find that the colour bleeds outwards from the lip line. This can be particularly problematic for bolder colours, which will be more obvious in close up beauty shots.

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In this tutorial, photographer Tigz Rice will show you how you can correct the lip line in Photoshop using a mixture of cloning techniques. You’l also learn how to apply a touch of frequency Sseparation to remove any chapping of the lips, and use layer styles to enhance the natural highlights on the lips.

Right: International Burlesque Performer Betsy Rose

Time to complete

10-30 mins - depending on retouching experience

Software needed

Photoshop (any version)

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