How to Soften and Add Even Texture to Skin in Photoshop


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Softening and adding even texture to the skin

Now that we have created this mask, we're ready to start to apply our skin softening, or skin smoothing technique. Yet first what we need to do is we need to click in the icon for our actual image. Then let's close the Properties panel. Next, let's zoom in on the photograph, so we can actually see the texture of the skin. To do that, we'll double-click the Zoom tool, which will take us to 100% view. Then press the Spacebar key, and click and drag, so that you can pan around, so that you can then reposition what you're seeing here, so you can focus in on some of the good details.

Then what we need to do is to apply a filter. There are a number of different filters that we can use. One that we'll start off with is a blur filter. We'll go to Blur, and then we're going to select Gaussian Blur. Gaussian Blur really smoothes things out, and as we increase the Radius, you can see how the skin is becoming more and more smooth. Yet also, as we increase that, we can ...

Softening and adding even texture to the skin
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Softening and adding even texture to the skin 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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