This tutorial will show you how to retouch furniture in Photoshop so it would look as in catalog picture. All you need is:

  • Adobe Photoshop (intermediate level of using it)
  • Picture of a couch or any other piece of furniture

01. Open the picture of your wish in Photoshop

tut-249-102. Cut the object out by using the Polygonal Lasso tool. To accomplish the best balance between different parts of the furniture, cut out just one side of it – the better – clearer, cleaner, sharper side.

tut-249-203. Now duplicate the layer by right clicking on the object’s layer and choosing Duplicate layer. Now flip the duplicate at Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontally. Now attach the two sides and start making them match by deleting the edges with soft brush so that the sides would fade in to each-other.


04. Now clean the object with healing brush and also adjust the color/lightness of it at Image > Adjustments > Curves and create a S curve. Press Ok.

tut-249-405. Create a new layer under the object layer and fill it with some sort of gradient. It can be any color.

tut-249-506. Now create a new empty layer, take a black color and soft brush and under the object brush in some shadows. And you are done!