Working with the Skin Smoothing Quick Brush Controls

You use the Skin Smoothing Quick Brush adjustment to smooth a person’s skin by subtly blurring wrinkles and skin pores in the area of the image the adjustment is brushed on.

Figure. Image before and after a Skin Smoothing Quick Brush adjustment.
To brush the Skin Smoothing adjustment on an image
  1. Select an image.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • In the Adjustments inspector or the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, choose Quick Brushes > Skin Smoothing from the Adjustments pop-up menu.

    • In the tool strip, choose Skin Smoothing from the Quick Brush pop-up menu (with a brush icon).

    The Skin Smoothing Brush HUD appears, and the Skin Smoothing adjustment controls appear in the Adjustments inspector and the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, if both are shown.

  3. Specify the brush stroke settings using the controls in the Skin Smoothing Brush HUD.

    For more information about the controls in the Brush HUD, see Controls in the Brush HUD. For more information about applying brush strokes to an image, see Working with Brushes.

  4. Brush the adjustment on the area of the image that contains the person whose skin you want to smooth.

The person’s skin in the image appears smoother where the Skin Smoothing Quick Brush adjustment is applied.

To modify the Skin Smoothing adjustment after it has been applied to an image
  1. Select an image with the Skin Smoothing adjustment applied to it.

  2. In the Skin Smoothing area of the Adjustments inspector or the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, modify the Skin Smoothing adjustment by specifying the following settings:

    • Specify the area over which the Skin Smoothing adjustment is applied using the Radius slider and value slider.

    • Specify the amount of detail to preserve in the area of the image where the Skin Smoothing adjustment is applied using the Detail slider and value slider.

    • Specify the amount of the Skin Smoothing adjustment you want to apply to the image using the Intensity slider and value slider.

      Figure. Controls in the Skin Smoothing area of the Adjustments inspector.

The previously applied Skin Smoothing adjustment is modified.