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Skin Smoothing

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Sep 23, 2020

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I shoot models for fun and got one last weekend that did need some skin smoothing. I work primarily in ACR and then go to PS for any healing brush and cropping.

 

Anyway, I have been watching a number of videos and tried to create actions but none worked. I then looked at Brushes but could not get them installed.

 

So my questions is: for basic skin smoothing should I use actions or brushes and what is a GOOD resource where I can learn? I don't mind paying after trying out the free stuff.

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Skin Smoothing

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I shoot models for fun and got one last weekend that did need some skin smoothing. I work primarily in ACR and then go to PS for any healing brush and cropping.

 

Anyway, I have been watching a number of videos and tried to create actions but none worked. I then looked at Brushes but could not get them installed.

 

So my questions is: for basic skin smoothing should I use actions or brushes and what is a GOOD resource where I can learn? I don't mind paying after trying out the free stuff.

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Hi!

There are many tutorials available for smoothing out skin. One of the most sought after right now is called "Frequency Separation" and if you google it, I am sure you will find multiple options. It is a different way of doing smoothing but it gets really good results.

 

As far as actions vs. brushes--I don't think that an action is going to get you where you need to go. It really all depends on the type of work you want to do. Because that varies with every skin type or person, your best bet is to become proficent with the brush options, such as the Healing Brush, the Stamp Clone tool, etc. If you are a newbie, then learn the basic tools first, and then if you want to move on to more advanced techniques, try the Frequency Separation technique.

 

Here is some more information regarding the Healing Brush tools: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/healing-examples.html

 

Let us know if you have any questions!

Michelle

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In ACR, I would suggest using the Adjustment Brush with a negative Clarity value.

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I use High Pass filter and Gausian Blur.  See this video for details.

 

 

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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