I’ve been asked by quite a few of you on how to soften skin in Photoshop. So I thought that I’d show you the steps I use to soften skin. Contrary to what many photographers use which is the Gaussian Blur filter, I prefer to use the Surface Blur filter.
I actually show both techniques in this photography tutorial so that you can try both and see the results side by side. If you’re using Lightroom 2, you can also check out my video tutorial on soften skin using the clarity brush.
If you’d like more Photoshop tutorials on portrait retouching, you can view them here, here, here and here. 🙂