Today let’s learn how to make the model’s skin smooth and flawless in 5 minutes!
For this tutorial you need:
- A model photo
- Adobe Photoshop CS2
- 5 minutes
Let us first look at the original phase:
The original model has a few classes and acne marks, and also pores. These are definitely taboos for girls. Let’s remove them one by one!
Step 1: Open the photo
Step 2: Remove the freckles and acne marks
We will use PS’s powerful automatic repair tool to remove the freckles and acne marks. Please click to remove the tape-like tool (Figure 2-you can click and press for 2 seconds to see more options, what we want is to have The one in the small circle), and use the “Brush” tool option above to adjust the size of the brushes. Please adjust the size according to each acne mark. Do not make it too large or too small. Enlarging the screen can make you see more clearly. If you make a mistake or the effect is not good, please press Ctrl-z to reply immediately.
Step 3: Duplicate the layer
First select the background layer, and then drag it to the second little button on the right below. This will duplicate a layer, as shown in Figure 4.
Step 4: Eliminate pores
The next step is to eliminate pores and make the skin smoother. Select [Filter] > [Blur] > [Surface Blur] (Figure 5), and then enter the option (Figure 6). Radius (total) controls the degree of softening and Threshold (high contrast) controls how much the difference is affected. Basic Just try it yourself and see the effect. I’m using Radius = 8 and Threshold = 9 here. Pay attention to any settings and don’t overdo it, otherwise the model will become a “plastic man”.
Step 5: Keep sharp
The Surface Blur from the previous step will blur the eyes, eyebrows, hair, etc., so we want to keep the details. We click on the Eraser tool , select ” Erase to history ” (important!) On the top, adjust the brush with a moderate size (Figure 7), and then apply it to the eyes and eyebrows (Figure 8-the red range, when it is actually made) You wo n’t see the red color), if you take a closer look, you will notice the change. You can enlarge the screen for easier work.
Step 6: Preserve details beyond the face
This step preserves details other than hair and other faces. We first use the ” Quick Selection Tool ” (Figure 9) to quickly select places other than the face. Please adjust the brush size yourself (Tips: Press Alt to change to “Delete”). When finished, it will look like Figure 10.
After selecting a place other than the face, please select the Erase tool on the left toolbar, select “Erase to history” on the top, and adjust the brush with a moderate size as in step 5, and then paint on the area just selected, because The work you do will only affect the selected area, so you can increase the brush size and paint with ease (this is why you have to select areas other than faces).
Final step: Adjust layer transparency
In order to keep some skin textures to prevent the model from becoming a “plastic man”, we adjusted the transparency of the layer just modified to 60% -80% (Figure 11). You can adjust it according to the photo to achieve the desired effect.
This step is almost complete! Let’s see the contrast before and after the modification. Is the skin much more beautiful?
Author: Alex Tam