In the original version of Smooth Skins, the actions allowed even the grittiest of portraits to be refined. It was done in such a way that your results could go from natural to supernatural to action-figure skin surfaces with a wave of your brush, but Smooth Skins 2 has a much broader group of options. In this version, you can adjust environment simulations that take your subject from the beach to studio to “cartoon” in less time, and with more presets. There are now more textures, facial feature-specific enhancements (for eyes, teeth, and lips), and skin tones from beach tans to glamour image. Of course, there’s no loss of incremental adjustment, and all of this is nondestructive, so you can add as much or as little as you wish in
Like the previous version, it’s fun to try each of the presets (again, because it’s nondestructive) to find and fine-tune the look you want. If the subject is too smooth for you (or not smooth enough), you can revert to your original, and keep going forward. As always, Digital Heavens offers excellent tutorial and example videos to help you set sail toward some incredible-looking portraiture.