Sunday, January 12, 2014

Photoshop Tutorial | How to Smooth Skin Without Losing Texture

Quick Tip: How to Smooth Skin Without Losing Texture in Photoshop

Tutorial Details
Program: Adobe Photoshop
Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Completion Time: 20 - 30 Minute

Smooth Skin
 here is the original image.

Smooth Skin
 Step 1
First, open your image and duplicate your background layer. Simply drag the layer onto the new layer icon in the bottom right of the layer palette. Now set the blending mode of this newly created layer to "Vivid Light."

Smooth Skin
 Step 2
Now, let’s invert this layer. Do this by pressing Cmd + I or Image > Adjustments > Invert. Then, apply a Gaussian Blur by selecting Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Applying a blur filter to an inverted picture will make it look shaper. Use the slider until you can see the pores on her face.

Smooth Skin
 Step 3
Now let smooth the skin! Go to Filter > Other >High Pass. Move the slider until you are happy with the smoothing. You may notice some ghosting and other weird stuff around the eyes – just ignore it for now. Concentrate on the cheeks, forehead and nose.

Smooth Skin
 Step 4
Almost done! Create a new mask for the layer and fill it with black to hide the image. Switch your color to white, select the mask and start drawing on the skin with a soft brush. Start at the cheeks, move over to the forehead, the nose and stop on the chin. If the effect is too strong for your liking, just lover the opacity of the brush and you’re good to go!

Smooth Skin
 Final Image

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