Today We are going to learn how to soften and smooth Skin Retouch Photoshop. I am going to use Photoshop CS6 but any other versions of Photoshop, the process would be same. I will try to not write to many texts so you concentration get affected. Let’s try  to keep everything simple!

I am using one of my image so you can get more confident from this tutorial.

how to soften skin in photoshop

Let’s start step by step:

  1. Open your image in Photoshop.
  2. Duplicate the background layer by pressing Ctr+J, Cmd+J for Mac.
    dublipcate image for photo retouching
  3. With layer 1 selected or your newly created layer selected, in your layer panel click on Normal then select “Overlay”
    layer one selected select overlay
  4. Go to Filter > Other > High Pass and give the value of 6.0 then click on ‘OK’
    give hightpass value of 6.0
  5. Go to Image > Adjustments > Invert, or press “Ctrl+I” (Win) / “Command+I” (Mac) to invert the layer.
    from image then adjustment select invert
  6. The you will see something like this.
    after invert effect
  7. Now, with Layer 1 selected, bring the opacity back to 60%
    with layer one selected bring the opacity back to 60%

    with layer one selected bring the opacity back to 60%

     

  8. Add A Layer Mask with Layer 1 selected

    choose add layer mask with layer 1 selected

    choose add layer mask with layer 1 selected

  9. With the Mask selected, select the brush from the toolbox and put foreground color Black.

    select brush and foreground color black

    select brush and foreground color black

  10. Now paint over the brush where you don’t want to soften the image
    paint over the image where you want to soften
  11. Finally on Layer 1 select the image (not mask) then from keyboard click Ctrl + M on window or Cmd + M from Mack and increase brightness a little. Now see the magic, you are definitely happy with the result.
    bright up a little

    bright up a little

     

  12. Have a look at our final work

    Skin Retouch Photoshop

    Skin Retouch Photoshop

So, this was quickest way to achieve something awesome for Skin Retouch Photoshop. Hope this skin retouch techniques would help you.


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