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How To Remove Blemishes And Retouch Photos

By Whitney | Effects Showcase Photo Editor Tutorials Touch Ups

It's irritating when the only thing keeping a picture from being fantastic is a bright red pimple, yellowed smile, or any number of things captured with the camera that keep you from feeling confident. Before you delete them forever, there are several ways that BeFunky’s Touch Up tools can help retouch photos like these. From whitening teeth and removing blemishes to adding digital makeup and beyond, you can transform your selfies and portraits easier than ever!

Here's a quick video to show you a snapshot of how our Touch Up tools can help retouch photos quickly and easily:

The best thing about our Touch Up tools is that they’re incredibly intuitive and simple to use. There’s an entire library of powerful tools for retouching photos in the Touch Up tab of our Photo Editor, all of which work in just a few clicks with no expertise necessary. Here are some of our favorite Touch Up tools from the collection and what they're best for:

Get Blemish Free Skin

Whether you've got an unsightly pimple, red marks, or areas of uneven skin tone, the Blemish Fix tool will erase them in seconds. When you've got a photo in mind, just head to BeFunky's Photo Editor and upload a photo by using the Open tab or dragging-and-dropping it into the interface. Click on Blemish Fix under the Skin category to start erasing those blemishes.

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Once you're in the Blemish Fix menu, adjust the Brush Size and Brush Hardness to accommodate the blemishes in your photo. You can think of Brush Hardness in terms of how "stiff" a brush is: the harder the brush, the crisper the effect. Conversely, turning down the brush hardness will yield a softer, more fuzzy outline of your brush stroke, which can help with blending the areas you're fixing more seamlessly with the rest of your skin. After you've adjusted the sliders to your liking, just click over the problem areas to paint over flaws and watch them vanish.

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Click the blue checkmark once you're done and revel in your new dazzling photo:

blemish fix photo editing tool in BeFunky

Get Smooth, Perfect Looking Skin

If you want to take things one step further and really achieve the super-smooth look you're wanting for your complexion, look no further than the Perfect Skin tool. This is one of our most intuitive Touch Up tools, as it's able to sense the exact color of your complexion and apply smoothness, blending uneven skin textures and tones while keeping the look realistic and non-airbrushed. It's the perfect tool to blend areas together where the Blemish Fix tool was applied, or use it as a standalone tool - either way, your skin will look radiant.

skin retouch tool in BeFunky

After clicking on Perfect Skin, simply adjust the Brush Size and Brush Hardness and paint the effect over the skin in your photo. From here, you can increase or decrease the Strength to your liking. Look at how the Perfect Skin tool helped give the perfect finishing touch to this portrait photo as a step after using Blemish Fix:

touch up tools for perfect skin in BeFunky

Get Rid of Wrinkles and Fine Lines

We think laugh lines and wrinkles are beautiful, but if you have a few you're self conscious of, the Wrinkle Remover tool is a great one to get rid of creases and create a more youthful look. You'll find it in the Skin category of our Touch Up tools tab:

wrinkle remover photo editing in BeFunky

Much like with the Blemish Fix tool, you'll simply need to adjust Brush Size and Brush Hardness before clicking and dragging with your mouse to paint over the areas you wish to conceal. Once those areas are painted over, use the Strength slider to increase or decrease the effect until you have the perfect amount for blending those creases.

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Look at how these wrinkles and creases disappear before your very eyes:

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Easily Whiten Teeth

If you've ever been self conscious of the shade of your smile, the Teeth Whiten tool can help you achieve pearly white greatness! It's one of the easiest Touch Up tools to use, but it yields incredible effects, drastically changing the shade of your teeth without ever having to take a trip to the dentist. Just adjust your Brush Size and Brush Hardness, use your mouse to paint the effect over your teeth, and you're good to go.

Teeth Whiten tool by BeFunky

Look at how drastically different, yet realistic, these teeth look before and after one application of the Teeth Whiten tool:

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Add Digital Makeup 

Whether you want to have a little fun changing up your look or subtly enhance your natural beauty, our Touch Up tools even let you add digital makeup! From blush and bronzer to mascara, lipstick, and beyond, you've got the power to switch things up in just a few clicks.

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Now that you know more about some of your options for retouching photos, you'll never have to feel like you've taken a bad photo again. These are just a few of the many Touch Up tools you'll find in our Photo Editor - consider them like having a virtual hair and makeup assistant at your beck and call!

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