“Bad Face Day?” (How to “smoothen” skin in Photoshop Elements)
Originally, I was planning to use a picture of someone else, but than I realized that it will be like I’m saying “Oh, you had a very rough skin that day! So I had to fix it!”. I hope you don’t mind seeing my face 5 times in a row :P
Duplicate the “original” photo.
Apply “Gaussian blur” to one of the photos (3.0pixels).
Place “Gaussian blurred” photo heath the “original” photo layer.
Use an “Eraser” tool (blurred edge + opacity 80%) and erase the “original” photo to bring out part of the “blurred” skin.
GREEN GERMS ALERT! Not. I added a solid color background under the “original” photo layer. So that you could see where I “smoothened” my skin.
More Samples (I know you’re tired of my face. Me too.)