Smoothing skin details with Gaussian Blur


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Smoothing skin details with Gaussian Blur

I've saved my changes to this image as Tempered highlights.psd and we have applied the Shadow/Highlight filter here. I'll go ahead and turn off that layer so that we can see the original background image has some skin surface detail that we are ultimately bringing out as we're accentuating the volumetric forms. So I believe we would like to go ahead and smooth over some of these surface details, particularly if you look closely here, I'm not sure exactly what's going on with these small flecks. I think there is some form of makeup on this woman's face that's inside of those pores, but whatever is going on there it might be nice to distribute that a little bit anyway to defuse the focus in the area.

So my typical approach would be to apply a layer of Gaussian blur, that's what we're going to do in this exercise. In the next exercise I'll show you an alternative approach that a friend showed me just recently, that I think is really actually very inter...

Smoothing skin details with Gaussian Blur
Video duration: 3m 56s 26h 24m Intermediate Updated Aug 31, 2010

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Smoothing skin details with Gaussian Blur provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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