Photoshop skin retouching – the good, the bad, and the downright scary! One of the most challenging aspects of retouching portraits is maintaining a natural appearance when retouching skin. The secret to successful skin softening in Photoshop is to blend and remove uneven tones in the skin while still retaining the original skin texture. This means blurring the skin is out of the question – sort of. We need to blur the skin tones without affecting the texture of the skin. Possible? Absolutely!
This Photoshop Action allows you to apply a wide range of skin retouching including the ability to retain natural skin features such as moles and freckles, or you can take it all the way up to stylized plastic-smooth skin.
In the video demonstration above, see how the PhotographyBB Portrait Magic Lite Photoshop Action performs a beautiful skin smoothing process while still retaining all-natural skin detail and the texture of the skin. The result is gorgeous and easy to customize for a variety of different looks and levels of smoothing, and is all accomplished in ONE SINGLE CLICK.
- Photoshop CC (up to 2018)
- Photoshop CS6
- Portrait Magic Lite Photoshop Action (.atn)