3 steps to smooth skin
Discover how to improve skin subtly and with ease
duplicate layer Open your image in Photoshop and duplicate the layer. Name the layer High Pass and then click the blend mode drop-down menu and select the Overlay option.
Add high pass filter Now go to Filter> Other> High Pass then set the Radius to 9px. This sharpens the image, but we are going to invert it to soften the image. Go to Image> Adjustments> Invert.
Smooth the skin Hold Alt and click Add Layer Mask at the bottom of the Layers pane. Now select the Brush Tool, choose a soft-edged tip and set it to white, then brush over all of the areas that you’d like to soften.