How to Remove Holes on Skin Caused by Acne Scars in Photoshop

In this photoshop photo retouching tutorial, i will show you how to get rid of holes on skin Caused by acne scars. We use split frequency healing technique to Retouch a Photo in this video.

Remove Acne Scars Tutorial :

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Open up image to retouch.

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Split an RGB image into low and high frequencies.

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Duplicate background layer and name it “LF”.

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To achieve the low frequency image, we use a blur.

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Gaussian Blur the LF layer at a radius of around 15 pixels.

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Duplicate background layer again and name it “HF”.

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Select the HF layer, head to Image – Apply Image, and use the following settings.

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Hit ok and you’ll have an image that looks like this.

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Set the Layer Mode to Linear Light.

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Our image should now look like the image below which is identical from the original.

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HF layer contains texture detail whereas LF contains color.

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Now select the Patch Tool from the fly-out menu.

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Draw a closed loop around the area that you want to retouch.

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Drag it to an area of smooth, clean skin with good texture. This will be your sample area.

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Similarly just keep going and try to fix everything with patch tool.

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We just finished cleaning damaged skin.

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Now select LF layer to correct the color around patched area.

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Press (Q) to edit in Quick Mask Mode.

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Select your Brush Tool (B).

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Paint on patched area.

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Press (Q) again to get out of Quick Mask Mode and back into Standard Mode.

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The red gradient will now turn into a selection area.

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Inverse the selection SHIFT+CTRL+I.

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Now apply gaussian blur.

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You may play around with the radius that works.

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You may notice that increase in radius fixs the patch area color.

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Still there are little acne scars, take patch tool and fix it.

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That’s it. we’re done.

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