Now it's time for skin treatment on mom and let me just say from the very beginning that for everyone who does skin treatment in Photoshop, you're going to have a different method for getting from point A to point B. Now, my way is not the be all and end all to skin treatment. It's an art form, kind of like saying, this is how you paint a picture of a house. You can learn the tools and the basic processes for doing it but the final result is your own unique application of what you've learned, of what you've observed from other people, what you've put together for yourself through experimentation and partly from what I give you and you come out with your own personal process. So it is a very subjective process and as long as you know that going in, we can go forward. Now, since we have in this image a little unique situation to where we have two different requirements for skin treatment, we're going to separate mom from her daughter Cailey and we do that by going to get the lasso tool and we make a selection here and we go to the layers palette and we get one, two, three. We have three layers for a particular reason. This bottom layer is going to receive a filter from the Unsharp Mask, strangely enough. And it's that way for a reason. And that's going to stay where that is. Right here what we're going to do, and let's zoom in so that we can see just a little better. We're going to start with Filter, blur, Surface Blur. And Surface Blur you should get used to because that is a really, really good process for softening skin because it does a real good job on contiguous tones and then it ignores sharp, contrasty areas such as eyes, hair, lips and nose. So it's a very, very good place to start. And we're going to be a little aggressive. We're going to get a nice, real nice, aggressive result here. Then we're going to come up and add an S-curve to the very same place. Then we're going to adjust our opacity. And it's just about there. Ok? Now we're going to get a layer mask here and we're at 69 percent opacity. Let's bring that down to about 40. We're going to do one basic swipe to bring back those eyes, the nostril area and then the lip area. Just do one more swipe over the eyes. Ok. Now we're going to go to the top area, get another layer mask and then we're going to increase the size, our opacity at 39 percent. Then we're just going to blend in what is below us. And it's actually better if you look at it in this context so that when you're taking out areas you can make sure you haven't missed anything because sometimes it's hard to tell on these skin areas, you might not get everything that you wanted to. Then you can bring those back and look at how they look. Ok, that's looking real fine. So far so good. Just to touch up a little bit. Now, I'm going to take these three layers and we're going to merge them, establish another two layers and then here on the bottom we're going to throw on an enormous Gaussian blur. Then we're going to drop the opacity. Let's bring this down and rather than do the blend, let's just do a plain, old, everyday, another S-curve. Trying to maintain our contrast. There we go. That's got it.
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