Simple Skin Smoothing in Photoshop
|Written by Bueaka|
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As you can see, the girls skin is not that smooth and it also has some imperfections. We'll get rid of them in a few steps:
1. Using the healing brush to remove imperfectionsSelect the Healing brush (J) and while holding down the Alt key, select an area that you want to use as a pattern:
Then click on the imperfections to remove them. You may select a different pattern as you wish in order to fit your work area. Using a smaller brush size gives you a more accurate correction.
This is my result:
2. Smoothing the skin using the Median FilterWe need to make a selection of the skin (we don’t want to smooth the eyes or the hair too).
Press Q to enter the Quick Mask Mode, and using the Brush Tool (B) with the appropriate size, define the needed area:
Press Q again to get the selection, press Ctrl+Shift+I, right-click inside it and select Layer via Copy:
Apply the median filter (Filter-Noise-Median):
Reduce the layer opacity to 80%:
3. Adding a bump as a final touchCreate a new layer.
Press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+E to merge the layers.
Press Ctrl+J to duplicate the layer.
Apply a Gaussian blur (Filter-Blur-Gaussian Blur):
Set the blending mode to Soft Light and reduce the opacity to 45%:
This is my final result:Click the image for full size
written by rani , April 21, 2008
good content in simpale words
written by Sarko , May 01, 2008
I can't get this tutorial to work properly since the menus aren't coming up or whatever,
What edition of Photoshop can I ask that you use?
I use Photoshop 7, could that be the problem maybe?
written by sava? oyunu , December 29, 2008
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written by desingurajan , February 20, 2009
hi!sarko i cloud not understand for your question yeah!
written by romeo , October 13, 2009
This page is very helpfull for the biginner of photoshop
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|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 11 March 2008 )|