Smooth Skin with High-Pass Skin Softening


show more High-pass skin softening provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop for Photographers: Portrait Retouching show less
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High-pass skin softening

Another way that you can soften and smooth the skin of your portraits is by working with the High Pass filter, in combination with a blending mode, and also a mask. Typically, what we do is we use the High Pass filter to sharpen, yet what we're going to do here is kind of flip-flop the way that this filter works, so that we can also use it for really effective and great skin softening. Well, first what I want to do is I want to zoom in on this image to 100%, so that we can see the detail, and the texture that we have to work with.

To do that, we'll double-click the Zoom tool, then press the Spacebar key to click, and pan around. What I'm noticing with this photograph is that, because we have this interesting light here, there are areas that are going to need to be softened more than others. You can see, like, this area here, this texture; it'd be nice to soften it, as well as some of these other bright areas in our picture. Well let's explore how we can do that with...

High-pass skin softening
Video duration: 6m 48s 6h 4m Intermediate

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High-pass skin softening provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop for Photographers: Portrait Retouching

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Photography
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