In this photoshop retouching tutorial, learn how to use frequency separation method in Photoshop to create model look-a-like skin. Remove imperfections, Preserve Skin texture and pores easily and quickly. Remove blemishes, wrinkles, acne. Soften the skin with natural look.
Skin Retouch Photoshop Tutorial :
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High-End and ultimate skin retouch technique in photoshop.
Begin by duplicating the background layer.
Change layer name to Smooth skin.
Head to the Filter menu then select Blur, and choose Gaussian Blur.
Adjust radius so that fine details are no longer visible, but the image can still be recognized overall.
In this case, I found that a radius level of 5px worked quite nicely.
Now again duplicate original background.
Change layer name to Detail Skin Texture.
Head to the Image menu and select Apply Image.
The Apply Image option allows users to blend and manipulate various layers.
We are going to subtract the smoothness from our ‘Details’ layer which will leave us with the skin texture.
set the Layer option to the Smooth skin and the Blending mode to Subtract.
Lastly, set the ‘Scale’ to 2 and the ‘Offset’ to 128.
Now desaturate the layer Shift+Ctrl+U.
Change layer blending to Linear Light.
We have successfully separated skin colors and details.
Select smooth skin layer and convert to smart object.
Go to filter – blur – apply gaussian blur.
Choose your desired amount of blur based on how blended you want to make your subject’s skin.
You will notice that the model’s face is suddenly smoother, but the texture remains.
I picked a radius of 20 pixels and hit OK.
Select the smart filter mask and invert it.
Ctrl+I to invert.
Now take soft white brush and paint on skin.
Avoid painting on eyes and lips.
Duplicate original background layer again for final time.
Move layer to top and change name to sharpness.
Convert layer to smart object and apply high pass filter.
Add very small amount of radius.
Change layer blending to linear light.
Add inverted layer mask, Hold ALT or Option key and click on mask icon.
Now take white soft brush and paint on whole face to increase texture details.
Lower the opacity to your preference.
Final step remove any visible spots.
create a new layer from all the visible layers by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Alt+E.
Select the Patch Tool.
Draw a closed loop around the affected area.
Drag that loop down onto clean skin with good texture.
Go to edit – select fade patch selection tool.
Adjust the slider until the patched area looks natural and has a nice faded edge.