How To Skin Soften And Smooth In Photoshop

hello and welcome to yet another exciting post, and in this post, i be showing you,How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop. You can transform an average picture into a stunning, professional-looking image. There are many ways to retouch the skin in Photoshop. but in this article I’m telling you one of my, favorite way. so let’s jump into the Photoshop

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Now lets Know, How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop.

Retouching the skin in pictures is all about removing blemishes and imperfections and changing the skin in a smooth, practical manner. When you can tell a picture has been retouched, the process has to succeed-retouched pictures will appear authentic and normal. We just need to feel like a more ideal representation of truth.

How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop

Here’s the image I’ll be working with in this tutorial. Since this is a tutorial on skin softening and smoothing, I’ve cropped away most of the image so we can focus on his face:

How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • First I go to the filter, and select camera raw.(filter-camra Raw)
  • Here i have do some adjustment so that we can get more skin details of this image
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • I add some contrast, just a touch. And decrease the highlight. Increased some shadow on it, and I also decrease whiteness, and darkness. Now I add some texture to it. Than Maybe I can decrease some vibrance. Then I add some sharpness. And hit okay
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop

The next step is removing the blemishes.

know there are tons of techniques to do the same. Do you wanna know the best one if your answer is? Yes, I’m afraid to say that I’m yet to discover that technique or invent that software.

You see here’s the catch. There is no best technique since every situation is different. You need to figure out who which technique is best for you for That given situation and every technique has its own pros and cons.

Now the situation is not just the image. It’s also the time you have what are you doing with the image? Are you making a huge print or are you posting it to Instagram or of what importance is that image? How far is the subject from the camera? Is it wide shot? Is it exclusive shot?

But in this tutorial I’m showing the Easiest way to remove blemishes 

How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • For that, I duplicate the layer by pressing control + J
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • Now select the spot healing brush From the tool bar 
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • and just paint on the blemishes. Something like that. once you remove the blemishes, again make a one more copy of the layer.
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • Now take the mixer brush tool.  
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop

And You Have To Download This Brush, By The Click The Button Which Is Given Down Blow. This is the special brush for skin retouching.  

Skin Retouching Brushes

Feel free to use pix retouching brushes. that can be used to Transform An Average Picture Into A Stunning, Professional-Looking Image or anything else. In this pack, you will be seeing 4 sets of free pix retouching brushes.

and if want more brushes you can visit the site call Brusheezy.  Brusheezy is the place to share your free Photoshop brushes and other Photoshop-related resources.

Here you can explore and discuss the creations of other artists from around the world, or just find that perfect little freebie for your next Photoshop project.

Brusheezy makes it easy to explore thousands of resources created by artists from all over the globe. All the resources are free to download and, depending on the license, free to use in your projects.

How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • Once you install the brush, open the brush preset. Then scroll down to the end. Now you will see pix retouching folder. Open the folder, and inside the folder, there are 4 brushes. Select any of them. I’m selecting this one.
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • and then do this setting for the brush. Now let’s zoom in to his face. Then you have to make the size of your brush smaller or larger according to you
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • After that, you have to press on any part of your skin. And just make it vibrate like this.
  • Then you have to leave it and press it in another place, And would go on vibrating. This is how you can smooth your skin
  • And one thing you have to keep in mind, you do not have to paint on hairs. Or whatever is the textured area in your skin.
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • After this, If you feel that the skin will be smoother, you can also reduce opacity.
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • now I want to add some dodgeging and burning, because now his face looks so flat
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • So to do that we have to duplicate the layer twice. 
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • Then hide the first layer by pressing this icon, and double click on this layer,
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • Then change the blend mode normal, to screen.
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • Now go to the blend-if section, and drag this point to right side until you will see the particular light and areas are influencing. Now you may notice that we selected the specified highlight areas. Now hold alt or option key, and click on this point. This will split them.
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • So we can feather the blending. Keep an eye on the image, and slowly drag the black point, to add depth to the highlights. Now hit okay
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • Now unhide the first layer, and double click on this layer to open blending options. 
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • And change the blend mode, normal to multiply. Now go to the blend if options, and this time we need to minimize the darken effect, from the highlights.
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • So drag the white side point, to dark side, until you will see that the particular influence areas to appear.
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • Once we selected the specified shadows areas, again hold alt, or option key. Click on the point, to splits them. Then again feather the blending effect. Now, hit okay
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • Now group both layers. To do that, select both layers by holding the shift key. And click one by one, both layers
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • Once you select the layers, press, control+G
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • We need to this group with the original image. For that, add a layer mask on the group, by clicking the mask icon,
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • then select the mask, and go to the image tab. and choose apply image. 
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • Keep everything to default, and click okay
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • then i create one more group, 
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • and apply this effect only on the face.
How To Smooth Skin In Photoshop
  • and after that, i merge  everything together and do some color correction

and this is the final result. here’s the before, and here is the after

benefits of this Skin Retouching Brush

  • Using these brushes , you won’t need to learn advanced photo editing techniques –
  • You can save a lot of time editing the images, which means you can get this job finished quicker and make time for other things.
  • The skin retouching brushes help you to define those areas of the skin that you need to touch without altering the rest of the picture.
  • Fix colors
  • Soften skin tone
  • Remove blemishes
  • Reduce dark circles

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