Portrait Magic Lite – Actions for Photoshop

by Dave Seeram

The secret to successful skin softening in Photoshop is to find a way to blend and remove uneven tones in the skin while still retaining the original skin texture.

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. View the demo video (below) to see this free Photoshop Action in action!

Portrait Magic Lite – Actions for Photoshop

FREE!

Product Details:

Author: Dave Seeram

Publisher: PhotographyBB

Publish Date: June 2018

File Type: Photoshop Action .atn (zipped)

Compatibility: Photoshop CS6 up to CC (2018)

Product Details:

Author: Dave Seeram

Publisher: PhotographyBB

Publish Date: June 2018

File Type: Photoshop Action .atn (zipped)

Compatibility: Photoshop CS6 up to CC (2018)

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.

Compatibility:

  • Photoshop CC (up to 2018)
  • Photoshop CS6

Included Files:

  • Portrait Magic Lite Photoshop Action (.atn)

16 reviews for Portrait Magic Lite – Actions for Photoshop

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Frank

    It’s very generous of you to make this tool available as a free download. Thanks very much.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    amoo olumide

    i don’t know what to say thank u this is awesome
    – photographybyolumide

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Roxi

    That is awesome! Thanks so much You’ve made my life easier.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rosemary Hall

    I like your magazine’s tutorial emphasis, actions especially

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dr Euclid

    Excellent description of how to use Portrait Magic Light. Thanks Dave

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jrs

    Thanks……

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    James Nickerson

    thank you for this wonderful gift, it works awesomely … a 10+ gift!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stas

    Thanks Dave! Fantastic action. Question: Do you a version for use in Lightroom?
    Thanks.

    • Dave

      Thanks so much for the feedback! Currently just the Photoshop version, but we are working on some Lightroom Presets. Stay tuned! 🙂

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alfredo

    Thank you very much! I’ve found it very helpful.
    Cheers!!!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    snaptured.com

    thank you very much….

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeff

    Great action, thank you very much!

    One question: It applies the surface blur and high pass filters to the entire image, which means I have to go back and mask out hair, eyes, and any non-skin tone elements I don’t want those filters applied to. I saw in a previous comment that addressed the same issue where you replied saying, “We’ve actually created a mask automatically so that this only gets applied to skin tones in the image”, but I’m not seeing this mask. Am I missing something?

    Thanks again!

    • Dave

      Hi Jeff,

      Thank you for the kind words and also for your question. Once the action has run, you should see a mask on the Smoothness Layer directly under it as a “Smart Filter.” I’m unable to insert a screenshot into this reply, but if you navigate to 3:26 in the video above, you can see the black & white thumbnail, labelled as “Smart Filters” under the Smoothness Layer. You can click on that thumbnail and then paint with a white brush to reveal more smoothness or black brush to hide smoothness in those areas.

      Let me know if that helps!

      Thanks again!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Aaron Amber

    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for this. Since this is a lite version, is there a pro or full version available?

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    ranzith

    Thank you great action

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    jeyakumar

    A long day of my search come to end with this fine actions!

    thanking you!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Photography from indonesia

    thank you very much..
    this awesome..

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    nilesh

    Superb plugin its very helpful thanks…………

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