How to Smooth Skin with Photoshop CS6's High Pass Filter


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Smoothing skin and pores with the High Pass filter

After removing the blemishes and softening the wrinkles in a portrait, we are going to use a great technique to just smooth the overall skin. In order to do this I could flatten all of my layers, but that would be a permanent change, so what I will do instead is I will use the Select menu to select the Entire image and then choose Edit>Copy Merged. That copy is like a flattened version of the file to the clipboard, so that when I choose Edit>Paste, I get a composite or a flattened version at the top of my layers stack.

I am going to rename this to smooth skin and tap the Enter key in order to apply that, and now I'm going to run the High Pass Filter, so I will choose Filter>Other>High Pass. Typically when I run filters, I want to do that on a Smart Object, so I would have changed this layer to a Smart Object before running the filter, because that would have given me a Smart Filter. But I actually need to invert this file when I'm finished running this filter, so I ca...

Smoothing skin and pores with the High Pass filter
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Smoothing skin and pores with the High Pass filter provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Julieanne Kost as part of the Photoshop CS6 Essential Training

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