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Photoshop Tutorials: Clean Face Freckles with Mask Approach

In a previous tutorial, we discussed the removal of face wrinkles. Today we will clean face freckles with mask approach using Photoshop. If you have a lot of HD picture but your face is fully cover with freckles or dark spots. Don’t be aggressive you can remove it easily from the face. Just read out this tutorial complete and follow my instructions, soon you will be gotten skills in skin retouching. Do practice along us at every step and make your pictures spots free.

This is Original image for Freckle Skin retouching. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

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Final Result after Cleaning Face Freckles. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Image After Retouch

Steps to Clean Face Freckles with Mask Approach

Step 1: Open Image Containing Freckles

First of all open the image which you want to recover. Just go to File -> Open or press the key command Ctrl + O from the keyboard. A new window will pop up just select your require picture and click on the OK button. Here I have selected a boy picture from my computer.

Select image to Clean Face Freckles with Mask Approach.. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Step 2: Make the Quick Mask

After opening the image into Photoshop window. Now click on the Quick Mask Mode tool and select the Brush Tool from the Tool collection. Set the Opacity 100% and Flow 100% from the above of window.

After selection of a tool now click on the image, the picture will be turned into a reddish mask.

Learn all Mask selection here http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/adobe-photoshop-tips-selecting-with-quick-mask/.

Drop the Quick Mask on the image by Brush Tool. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Step 3: Remove Mask from Eyes, Nose, Lips and Hair

The photo completely cover with the mask, now unselect the mask from restricted areas with Eraser Tool. Because we want original eyes, lips and hair color. Just we want to remove the freckles, so erase mask from these places. Select the Erase Tool with Opacity 100% and Flow 100%. See below picture you will understand better.

Remove the Mask with Eraser Tool from some sensitive Places. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Now click again Quick Mask Mode and go to Select -> Inverse from a main menu or press Shift + Ctrl + I command. This option will inverse your selection and embed the effects on unselected area.

Inverse the selected areas from Main Menu Select option. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Go to Select -> Modify -> Feather and set the value of Radius 2 – 4px. Now press the command Ctrl + J for a duplicate layer.

Step 4: Make Gaussian Blur Layer

The area which have been selected in the above picture, we can’t want to blur it. So we made it inverse before making blur. Select the duplicate layer; go to Filter -> Gaussian Blur. Here in the prompt window set the Radius 13 Pixels and click on OK button.

Do the Gaussian blur for inverse area. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Step 6: Reduce the Opacity Of Layer 1

Now it’s time to reduce the opacity of layer 1, for this purpose you must go Layer -> Layer Style -> Blending option from the main menu. In the fresh window adjust the value of Opacity 70% and click OK button. You will see the image will become smooth and freckles free.

Reduce the Opacity of the Gaussian Blur Layer. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Step 7: Save Final Image in PNG Format

At the last save you final image, for this purpose you must go File -> Save or press key command Ctrl + S. Give the name and extension PNG to an image and save it on your computer.

Finally, we’ve retouched dark spots on the face using Photoshop with easiest steps. I hope you will try at your end and make more beautiful picture expertly.

Final Result after Cleaning Face Freckles. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Ultimate Results

Conclusion

We learned removal of face Freckles skin retouching tutorial using Photoshop in this above tutorial. We follow just 7 steps to complete this all process. First of all we opened an affected image file from a computer. Made a quick mask for the picture and then remove a mask from restricted areas by Eraser tool. After that inverted and made it Gaussian blur with less opacity. At the last saved final image in PNG format. Enjoy this easy Photoshop tutorial and do practice word at your end.

About Ali Imran

Howdy! I’m + Ali Imran and CEO of Photoshophelps.com. I have passed BS Computer Science degree in the year of 2013. I’ve a great experience in Content Writing, Photoshop, Graphics Designing, SEO, Web Developing and Web Designing.

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