Another smooth skin tutorial

Another smooth skin tutorial

Posted on 03. Apr, 2007 by in Photoshop

Ever wondered how come all models look so great in magazines? Tea Cups With Lids Amber Rings Wholesale Tea Trays Toddler Sleeping Bags Watch this tutorial to find out. It’s more than just a makeup.

There are many tutorials on creating a SmoothSkin effect. They are all based on the same rule: separate the details like eyes, mouth and teeth from the rest of the image, and then apply different filters to smooth the skin out while keeping all the details sharp.

Here’s my way of achieving this effect. It doesn’t require any painting or selection drawing. It’s fully automated. However it may require a bit of tuning up after applying the effect to restore some details that might have been treated as a regular skin.

As a reference – here are other tutorials on this subject that I’ve found on the net.

You can also download my action preset to fully automate the process, or you can redord your own action after watching this tutorial.

Download: Smooth Skin Action (Photoshop CS2)

After downloading unpack the file to whatever folder you like and double-click it. After that you should see new Action Set in your Photoshop Actions palette.

Photos used in this tutorial come from By the time they were downloaded, they were licensed as royalty free, and were free to use in any way you like (standard restrictions). Just to make sure, go to right now, or just click here to read the Standard restriction agreement.

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5 Responses to “Another smooth skin tutorial”

  1. Kopiart

    03. Apr, 2007

    Dobre. Może się kiedyś przydać.

  2. lillo

    05. Dec, 2007


    Would it be possible to check this tutorial because it stops all the time at about one third of length?

    Thanks for all that you give
    a student

  3. Maltaannon

    06. Dec, 2007

    It should be working now. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  4. MortallicA

    17. Jun, 2008

    Thank you!!! At last… I can have some nice photos on my myspace :P haha

  5. Joey

    09. Dec, 2008

    Wow! I spent months working for a client touching up models and such, and it was all done the hard way. Now I come across this and man, I gotta say this is so much easier and quick! I’m very grateful and this tutorial is awesome so is others. Keep up the good work.