How to Keep the Natural Skin Texture in Photoshop [VIDEO Tutorial]

Jenny Pasco December 13,2019

In this particular tutorial, you would be learning how you can apply an incredible technique in Photoshop for creating natural skin texture. A unique and effective approach to addressing rough skin texture as well as pores without compromising the necessary features which make an image to appear professional and natural. This is one efficient way of making a smooth skin in Photoshop without compromising the realistic texture in the process.

Custom skin texture is for helping you regain any skin texture pieces that may have been lost in the course of photo retouching or portrait lighting.

We will apply a safe technique which will afford you a great deal of flexibility. You can edit as well as have your subject skin texture fine-tuned to arrive at an effortless transition between your custom-fitted skin and original natural skin texture.

Natural Skin Texture in Photoshop Before and After

We will proceed by understanding how we can get rid of pimples as well as other less important skin blemishes with Spot Healing Brush in Photoshop. After the first clean-up, we will go through simple instructions on how skin smoothing and softening can be achieved without compromising relevant details such as the eye and hair of the subject, while retaining a great natural skin texture in the best way possible.

By applying Frequency separation method it allows you selectively process different areas and different detail levels of an image. Frequency separation has to do with forming a highly detailed layer as well as a low detailed layer from any source image. Applying this technique lets you smooth and also rework fine and rough details on their own, opening up some non-destructive and high quality methods for your image sharpening. Frequency separation happens to be necessary for providing a skin with that smooth but sharp look.

This should not be assumed as an advanced Photoshop retouching tutorial, yet it should be seen as techniques capable of helping people who seek natural-focused high-end retouching, with an intention to maintaining a nature-based skin texture!

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