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Easy Facial Retouch using Photoshop

tutmaster Photo Editing Oct 01, 2008

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1. Open a picture with a person. I had chosen the next image which belongs to sesame ellis flickr.com ).

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2. Now we will have to select the face, neck and arms of the person. I did the selection using Quick Mask.

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3. Select Brush Tool and start to paint with a brush until you cover the girl`s face, neck and arms.

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4. Select Eraser Tool and erase some parts of the quick mask, just like I did in the next image

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5. Click on the same button you did on the step two, to enter in the normal mode. Go to Select > Inverse, then press Ctrl + J to make a new layer from the selection.

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6. Ctrl + Click on the layer 1 thumbnail to select it, then go to Select > Modify > Feather and add a radius of 3 pixels.

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7. If you have Photoshop CS3 you can convert this layer intro a smart object to be able to modify the filters we are going to add. Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and add a radius between 10 and 20 pixels. Set the opacity of this layer to 75%

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8. Duplicate the background layer, and move the layer above Layer 1.

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9. Go to Layer > Create Clipping Mask. Again, if you have Photoshop CS3 you may want to convert the layer intro a smart object. Go to Filter > Other > High Pass and use a value between 0,1 and 0,5. Set the bend mode for this layer to Linear Light.

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10. Go to Layer > Merge Visible to merge all the layers, then select Smudge Tool and use the settings from the next image to make the girl`s skin texture more uniform.

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Final result:

Easy Facial Retouch using Photoshop

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