How to Remove Blemishes

Good day fellas. Welcome to today’s blog. I hope you are doing well. Blemishes are the impurities on image subject especially human model which destroys the image impression to zero. No one wants to be seen with a look of impure skin filled with spots, scars, pimples, blackheads, etc. Sometimes wearing makeup is not enough to give a photograph look flawless. Hence Photoshop technique to remove blemishes from the photos steps forward to solve the problem and give the photos a clean & clear look once and for all. You can say, it’s blemish remover Photoshop.

There are a couple of techniques to blemish removal photo editor online. We are about to explore some of them to apply to the image. There are blemish remover apps for both PC and android devices. Cleaning the image subject with smart technology can take the image impression to another level.

You may have a question, ‘how to remove pimples in Photoshop cs6? Well, it is the same as blemish removal in Photoshop. Follow our step by step to practice and learn so that you can do it as well. We will try to make the tour short and prompt so that you don’t get bored while studying. So, without any further I do,

let’s go for it.

Image Source & Download Link

The image is taken from the website called Pixabay. You can download the same image from the site or explore for more images as you like. I have chosen this one because the blemishes are large in number in the image and you will be surprised how they are removed completely and the women will be picture perfect.


The first thing to do is opening Photoshop CC2019. You can use earlier versions as well. Photoshop CS6 is a great option for the job. Anyway, you can choose anyone you like. After running the Photoshop program, add the image by clicking on the ‘File’ > Open and select the image from the drive or you can just drag and drop on Photoshop if you are not a beginner. Copy the image by Pressing Ctrl+J for Win or Command+J for Mac so that the main image stays intact and you can check the changes comparing it.

Make a selection of the subject skin containing the impurities by the convenient tool you like. It doesn’t matter much. Rough selection of the portion is alright to edit the image well. You may use the quick selection tool, the keyboard shortcut is ‘W’. Click and drag over the skin all the way to select. While making the selection, more than the required section may be selected. To remove them, press and hold Alt for Win or Option for Mac then click and drag over to deselect the area you do not require.

Now click on the tab ‘Select’ > Select and Mask. You may see the ‘Refine Edge’ under the ‘Select’ tab in previous versions.

Check the box ‘Smart Radius’ then go for ‘Radius Level’. For this image, I will increase the radius to 7 pixels. Use the ‘Refine Edge Brush Tool’ to brush over the hair that comes on the skin and the edge (if required). I also changed some more options here such as ‘Smooth’ to 18, ‘Feather’ to 2.9 pixels, ‘Contrast’ to 18% and kept the ‘Shift Edge’ unchanged. You can adjust them all according to the image you are editing. You can increase or decrease the ‘Opacity’ to get a better view while adjusting. Go to the ‘Output Settings’ and select Output to ‘New Layer with Layer Mask’. Click ‘Ok’.


Next, you need to go to the tab ‘Filter’ > Blur > Surface Blur. For this Image, I will keep the Radius 21 pixels and the Threshold to 28. You can adjust the amount as you require. You can check the preview and the image as soon as you change. This should be configured according to the size and the resolution of the image. Make the combination with calculation so that most of the impurities can be removed here. The rest of the impurities can be taken care of soon. Hit ‘OK’.

In some areas on the face, we do not want to be smoothened. So we will restore them such as eyebrows, eyes, eyelids, lips, and overlapping hair on the face by the brush tool. Select the layer mask, go to the brush tool. The brush tool shortcut is ‘B’. From the brush tool options, keep the ‘Hardness’ at 0%, ‘Mood’ at Normal, ‘Opacity’ at 100%, and ‘Flow’ at 100%. Press ‘Enter’ for Win and ‘Return’ for Mac. To make your brush size smaller or larger you can use the keyboard shortcuts ‘[‘ and ‘]’. Brush over the areas you want to reveal and untouched.

If you find an area that is not smoothened over by the process earlier, use the ‘Blur’ tool to do the job. For this, you need to active face layer first. Take the tool and drag over the areas you want to be smoothened.

Now it’s time to remove the spots of the face. Select ‘Spot Healing Brush’ and check the ‘Content-Aware’ button is active. Spot healing brush shortcut is ‘J’.

Use the brush tool by adjusting the size a little larger than the blemish and click over them. Do this until all the blemishes, scars and imperfections are gone.



As the healing is completed, it’s time to add some noise. Go the tab ‘Filter’ > Noise > Add Noise. Select Gaussian and check Monochromatic. For the image, I am keeping the amount 1.25%. For any other image, adjust the amount according to the type and quality to match the rest of the image. Click ‘OK’ to apply.

We are pretty much done here. Check the image below. We also call it, photo retouch blemish remover in Photoshop as it is retouching by the process.

There are a lot more options in Adobe Photoshop CC and CS6 you can use for outstanding and magical transformation in images. Skin smoothing in Photoshop is quite efficient. However, you may face a little difficulty if you are a beginner.

Model Retouching Tutorial (Video)


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  1. How to remove pimples in Photoshop cs6?
  2. How to remove spots in Photoshop cc?
  3. How to remove skin blemishes in Photoshop?
  4. How to remove scars in Photoshop?
  5. How to edit acne out of pictures?

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