Originally Posted by Insensitive.
Ive used it already, i actually always use it lol. But he dosnt do it this way.
I have been trying it and it works. Is like a short way to Degrunge.
Setting the blend mode to overlay it looks (IMO) too much blurry and I have changed to softlight, masked with blank the background dupe and painted in that mask softly and very subtlely (10% opacity) with black, only in the desired areas, trying to save most of texture.
I have tried it in a picture with not very regular areas below the nose and the chin and it works quite well. After that, a little sharpening (high pass and blend mode to vivid light) and the result looks fine.
I think is another way to work, but not to use it like the only tool to get a flawless skin.
Thanks a lot, Insensitive