In January we looked at an Introduction to Adobe Camera Raw and some Beauty Retouching: and Fixing Common Beauty Problems in Photoshop.
Today, with the same image we’re going to look at beauty retouching in more detail, skin softening in particular. This is a convoluted process but the results are excellent!
So, with our image, I’ve opened in Photoshop and just for these purposes, so we can see the results in more detail, I’ve cropped in to the face, and the first thing to do is to duplicate the image; shortcut is Cmd (Ctrl) J or from the menus, Layer > Duplicate Layer. Alternatively, you can drag your current layer down to the Create a New Layer icon on the bottom of the layers palette.