For those of you asking about how to create glowing porcelain skin, here is something to try :
- Shoot with strong light creating deep shadows as you will be reducing contrast in RAW processing
- Works best with pale skin, light hair, & pale background
in RAW processing:
- increase exposure
- reduce contrast
- reduce clarity
- increase vibrance
You might choose to use the result as your ‘smooth/blurred’ layer when you blend a soft and sharp layer.
In the example below, I have used a sharp layer to reintroduce sharpness in the hair, eyes and lips.
Compare the image above with another version without processing: