As graphic designer retouching photographic is essential skill You need to master. Adobe Photoshop is the go to tool for digital artists when it comes to professionally retouching images. Enhancing and retouching photos in Photoshop is an effective way to work with what you’ve got.

So today, in this tutorial I’m going to share with you that how to retouching photo in Photoshop. This Photoshop tutorial will teach you how to create a smooth skin effect. This tutorial may take some time to complete depending on your image. I hope you will like this tutorial.

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Tutorial details:

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Estimated Completion Time: 20 Mins

How to Get Smooth Skin in Photoshop – Final Preview

How to Get Smooth Skin in Photoshop

Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

Photoshop Tool

  • Healing Brush Tool

External Resource

Step 1

First of all, insert a picture in Photoshop as like in preview below:

Little Girl Picture

Step 2

Now hit the Z key from your keyboard. Click and drag over the blemish areas to zoom in as like in picture.

Zoom In

Step 3

The first thing we’re going to do is removing blemishes in the face. In the following image I’ve marked which areas I considered needed a correction.

Removing Blemishes

Step 4

The tool that we’re going to use to remove blemishes is the Healing Brush Tool (J) which can be found in the tool bar. Now with the help of healing brush tool remove the dark or blemishes area as like in preview.

Healing Brush Tool

Step 5

After removing blemishes area then we will applying the Hue/Saturation for get more attractive look.


After applying Hue/Saturation then we get a new look of picture as like in picture below:

After Applying Hue/Saturation

Step 6

In this step, we will applying Gaussian Blur filter for get more smoothness on girl picture.

Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur

Gaussian Blur

When we will applied Gaussian blur filter we have get a beautiful smooth photo of girl as like in final preview below:

Final Preview:

How to Get Smooth Skin in Photoshop

I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial and don’t forget to check out the Photoshop photo retouching category that shows a lot more face related retouching. Feel free to share your though or opinion with us via comments.