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The next technique is to create a diffused glow that hides the textures of the skin. This is mostly used with women and works quite well. Here you can see before and after. The first step is to duplicate the Background Layer. Then apply Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur to the image. Depending on the resolution of the image you want to blur this layer anywhere from 1 to 12. High resolution files would be 12, low res closer to 1.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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Then select both those layers and Group them from the layers palette .The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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Another technique I have been using is the dreamy skin glow using a Gaussian blur tool and layer masks to blend back in the sharp image. The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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Both these images used this softening technique for a real dreamy glow to the portraits.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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I was teaching a portrait workshop and the photography center holding the event had arranged for the model to use for lighting demos. When I saw her my jaw  dropped but before you get any ideas, let me explain. As a portrait photographer, when you meet people throughout life and find beauty in them, no matter what they look like, you naturally want to photograph them. Whether they are a crusty old fisherman or a tattoo artists and you find beauty in them, you want to photograph them. That is was portraits artists do.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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