hi this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
I'm going to show you how to create
smooth blemish free skin from a photo
this is an update of a tutorial I did on
an earlier version of Photoshop open a
photo you'd like to retouch I downloaded
this one from shutterstock.com the first
step is to make a selection of your
subject skin there are many ways to do
this so choose the method that works
best for you for example you could use
your quick selection tool and drag over
the skin to select it to remove areas of
the selection press and hold alt or
option as you drag over it
go to select and refine edge
I did an in-depth tutorial on refine
edge so I won't be going over all the
details here check smart radius and
increase the radius a little bit brush
over the areas where the hair overlaps
and output it as a new layer with layer
click the box next to your original
photo to make it visible and go to
filter blur and surface blur
for this image I'll make the radius 16
and the threshold 12 levels however you
may want to adjust these amounts
depending on the size and resolution of
your photo choose a combination that
smooths out the skin just enough to hide
most blemishes and imperfections don't
be concerned about its texture yet we'll
take care of that in a minute
next we'll restore back the areas of the
face that we don't want smoothed out
such as the eyes eyebrows and lips to do
this click the layer mask to make it
active and open your brush tool and your
brush picker will take care of the size
in a moment make the hardness 0% and the
opacity and flow a hundred percent then
press Enter or return
to make your brush larger or smaller
press the right or left bracket key on
brush over any areas you want to reveal
back the original unretouched photo and
adjust the brush size accordingly I'll
brush inside the eyebrows eyes and
and fine hair overlapping the foreign
if you have areas of the face where the
skin pores didn't smooth over let's blur
them a bit so they'll blend into the
face make the face layer active
and open your blur tool make it strength
100% and adjust its size accordingly
brush over those areas to blend them in
next we'll remove any spots left on the
face open your Spot Healing Brush make
sure the content-aware button is active
adjust the size of your tool a bit
larger than the blemish and brush over
it continue until all the blemishes
scars and other imperfections are
when you're done go to filter noise and
tick Gaussian and check monochromatic
drag the slider to an amount that
results with the grain that matches the
rest of your image I'm using an amount
of approximately one and a half percent
however your image may require a
different amount depending on its size
this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
thanks for watching
Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
I'm going to show you how to create
smooth, blemish-free skin from a photo.
This isn't update of a tutorial I did on an earlier version of Photoshop.
Open a photo you'd like to retouch.
I downloaded this one from Shutterstock.com.
The first step is to make a selection of
your subject's skin.
There are many ways to do this, so choose the method that works best for you.
For example, you could use your Quick Selection tool
and drag over the skin to select it.
To remove areas at the selection, press
and hold Alt or Option as you drag over it.
Go to Select and Refine Edge.
I did an in-depth tutorial on Refine Edge, so I won't be going over all the details here.
Check Smart Radius and increase the Radius a little bit.
Brush over the areas where the hair overlaps the skin
and output it as a "New Layer with Layer Mask".
Click the box next to your original photo to make it visible
and go to Filter, Blur and Surface Blur.
For this image, I'll make the Radius: 16
and the Threshold: 12 levels, however,
you may want to adjust these amounts
depending on the size and resolution
of your photo. Choose a combination
that smooths out the skin
just enough to hide most blemishes and imperfections.
Don't be concerned about its texture yet.
We'll take care that in a minute.
Next, we'll restore back the areas of
the face that we don't want smoothed out,
such as the eyes, eyebrows and lips.
To do this, click the Layer Mask to make it active
and open your Brush tool
and your Brush Picker.
We'll take care of the size in a moment.
Make the Hardness: 0%
and the Opacity and Flow: 100%. Than, press Enter or Return.
To make your brush larger or smaller, press the right or left bracket key on your keyboard.
Brush over any areas you want to reveal back the original unretouched photo
and adjust the brush size accordingly.
I'll brush inside the eyebrows, eyes and eye lids
and fine hair overlapping the forehead.
If you have areas of the face where the
skin pores didn't smooth over,
let's blur them a bit, so they'll blend into the face.
Make the face layer active
and open your Blur tool.
Make its Strength: 100%
and adjust its size accordingly. Brush over those areas to blend them in.
Next, we'll remove any spots left on the face.
Open your Spot Healing Brush.
Make sure the Content Aware button is active.
Adjust the size of your tool a bit larger than the blemish and brush over it.
Continue until all the blemishes, scars and other imperfections are removed.
When you're done, go to Filter, Noise and "Add Noise".
Tick "Gaussian" and check "Monochromatic".
Drag the sider to an amount that results with the grain that matches the rest if your image.
I'm using an amount of approximately one
and a half percent, however,
your image may require a different
amount depending on its size and resolution.
This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
Thanks for watching!