Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Smoothing skin, part of Photoshop CS5: Fashion Retouching Projects.
Now that we have brightened up the skin, we're ready to soften it and we're going…to soften the skin with a technique which involves using High Pass Sharpening…and then inverting it.…Typically, High Pass is used to bring out details, but we're going to use it to hide details.…Here's how it works.…What you do is you merge everything to top.…Press Shift+Option+Command+E on the Mac, Shift+Alt+Ctrl+E on Windows.…Let's name this new layer smooth and let's zoom in a little bit here.…What we're going to do is we're going to actually build a mask first.…
So we'll go ahead and click on the Add Layer Mask icon, choose Color Range,…and then click or sample on an area of the photograph and let's zoom out a little bit.…Hold down the Shift key and click-and -drag until you have a pretty decent…selection of the skin.…Now this isn't going to be perfect, but it'll be a pretty good starting point…for reducing some of the skin variation that we'll see in our photograph.…So here I'm just going to go ahead and snag all of these different colors,…
- Changing clothing drape or shape
- Modifying the background
- Working with shadows and highlights
- Improving color
- Adding blur
- Cleaning up flyaway hairs
- High pass sharpening
- Adjusting eyes and eyebrows
- Reducing shadows around the eyes
- Making creative adjustments with color
- Removing wrinkles and smoothing skin texture
Skill Level Intermediate
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