Easy Skin Retouch

In this tutorial we are going to learn how to do an easy Skin Retouching.

Step 1: First open an image. I take this photo from

Step 2: Duplicate the layer by pressing Ctrl+J and name it 'Layer 1'.
Now right click on the duplicated layer and select Convert to Smart Object.

Duplicate the 'Layer 1' and name it 'Layer 2'.

Step 3: Select the 'Layer 1' and go to Filter> Blur> Surface Blur and apply the following setting:

Step 4: Now select 'Layer 2' and go to Filter> Other> High Pass and set the Radius as 3.0 to 3.5.
The High Pass filter is exactly the opposite of the gaussian blur filter.

Step 5: Set the layer blending mode to 'Soft Light'.

Now your Image looks like:

Step 6: Select the layer mask in the 'Layer 1' Smart Filters.

And go to Image> Apply Image and use the following setting:

Step 7: And finally select 'Layer 2' and set the opacity to '50%'.

Here's the final result!


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