Frequency Separation

This script prepares the layers required for the frequency separation method for skin retouching.

By default, all the parameters of the applied filters are defined automatically. If you want to set the skin smoothing amount manually, hold down [Shift] key while starting the script.

As result, you get three layers: the "Shapes" layer contains the blurred image, the "Details" layer is responsible for the finer details, while the skin texture appears on the "Textures" layer.

Now you can hide the skin imperfection yet in the meantime retaining its natural texture.

- Choose a soft brush and reduce the stroke opacity.
- Make sure that the "Details" layer is selected and that its mask is active.
- Paint with black color to smoothen the skin (screenshot).

If you need to remove the sharpening effect from certain areas, clear them with the Eraser tool.

A video-tutorial on this topic is available here.

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