So the first thing that you need to do make a duplicate of the background and to do that control J. I’ll come on Chief using Mac and then inverted to control I command I if you use a Mac and then know I know this looks like a scene from a horror movie but wait it will get better.
She’s been moved from normal to Vivid. Like will it light this makes things much more worse? I know but never get better. Okay, go to filter other high pass and set the value to 24 24 is set. That’s fine. Click. Ok, now go to filter blur gaussian blur. No, this is going to create a magic zoom in quite a bit and keep the value around three and four.
Around such a number which accentuates the pores in the skin and the skin texture as general so too much of it is not good that also introduces a lot of wrinkles. We don’t want too much of this. I think in this case for will work. Just fine keep it for click. Ok. Now this is prepared. The skin is smooth. But the problem is the skin smoothing is being applied to all over the image also applies. He replies on the clothes applies on the eyes. It doesn’t look right does it so now all he needs to do press and hold alt or option and create mask click on this one. This creates a negative mask forage now select the brush make sure the foreground color is white if it’s not press D and then Just start painting over it. You can keep the floor at around 40 50, whatever I would keep hundred to make the work a little faster and there you go to start painting over the skin.
There you have it don’t beat over the areas that are supposed to be sharp like the eyes like the beneath of the nostrils. Okay don’t paint over those areas just paint over the areas that are supposed to be soft. Okay don’t paint over. The Highlight suppose there’s a highlighted don’t paint over it that takes away the natural effect from there, but you can paint over it. Just Elizabeth. Stay away from the lips. You stay away from these highlights don’t paint over them.
Okay, just I’m doing a very slow job. You can do it fast. There you go. Now you have accidentally been to some extra areas. You can always press X this which is the foreground and the background color mix it black and then you can paint in the areas that you would like the sharpness back. So we don’t want sharpness and detail area and these areas, okay. Beneath the eyebrows, so we would paint these areas with white.
There you go. Let’s just bring to you now how much time did it take you tell if you do this, I just explain it to you. But if you do this, this will take just a minute and a half or a minute. Okay. So let’s look at the before and after so this is the before this is the after makes loads of different so you can always go ahead.
Of different so you can always go ahead and decrease the opacity if you want, I think for this in this case 75 is good. You don’t want to make her look young again. Okay. So this is the before this is the after of course. It shows a little bit of eye bags. So you can go ahead and remove the eye bags before doing this anything that you want to do blemish removal or IMAX removal or more removal anything that you want to do do it before doing the skin smoothing because you don’t want to apply any kind of
Above the blemishes because this kind of start looking now, let’s learn how to do the same thing in 30 seconds or less and for that we have to create an action. Let’s delete this and now go to Windows and actions. Now this opens up the actions dialog box and what the actions dialog box does it that it records your actions and when you play it later, it just repeats those actions. So now all you need to do you need to do
All the steps again, but record it. So click on this new action and name it skin smoothening.
Quick. Okay set default action is fine. You can set the group’s you can set the function key for it. If you want to set a function key for example F1 F2 F3, you can set that key for it. When you press that key. Automatically the skin will be smooth ain’t Okay click record. Now, this is recording. Now what we did created to duplicate it in control. I change the blend mode to what with the client and then filter. Hi pass the value is 24. Okay and filter blur gaussian blur the value is for now. It depends it usually stays in our around three or four so you can make two actions 144 143 depending upon the size of the portrait. Okay. So in this case I would set for and this works for most of my images and click ok. And then we have to create a negative mask press and hold alt or option and click on it and select a brush and make sure that the foreground color is white now stop the recording click on this this stops the recording okay. Now this is saved now all you need to do let’s delete it. Let’s zoom out and this time all you need to do make sure the background layer is selected. It’s already selected by default and click on this in smoothly quick.
Which we just created okay and play it and it will do that automatically up until the point where we just have to paint now. It has selected the brush for you. It has selected the foreground color for you. You just have to paint now. Okay, and there you have it. If you can beat in 15 seconds, you can do that in 15 seconds. I can paint in 15 seconds really quickly. Okay.
There you go. It’s pretty much done not so pretty nicely our accurately. But that’s done almost time that it did it take 15 seconds 20 seconds. I don’t know how much time does did they but it gives you a really fantastic result in a long time.