A unique Adobe Photoshop Action to soften skin for a natural, cleaner appearance whilst retaining essential skin textures.
This skin smoothing action is really designed to be used in conjunction with Photoshop's layer mask. It can also be applied within selections. Running this action over an entire image will result in loss of detail. The procedural filtration methods blur, add film grain and then lower opacity of a selection or layer to create the effect of softened skin, whilst retaining some detail.
I have put together the following video tutorial that will take you through the steps of creating your own Photoshop action: