Three Techniques for Smoothing Skin Tones in DaVinci Resolve

Advanced Beauty Grading Part Three : Smoothing Skin Tones

March 24, 2015

When working with people we always need to smooth skin tones. In this video I explore my three favorite skin smoothing tools.


In this Insight, we take a look at what options we have available to us in DaVinci Resolve for working with skin tones. Skin tone retouching comes up almost daily when color correcting, as clients can be quite nervous about the appearance of their actors on screen.

I’ve used Resolve for such a long time I instinctively combine multiple types of blur when working with Skin. In a previous Insight a member comment about why I chose to use the Mist tool in Resolve?

In reality, I use two types of blur and the midtone detail adjustment

But there is no one magic tool that works in all situations, so I tend to use a combination of all three of these techniques depending on my needs! If you haven’t seen any of this series yet please check out Part 1. This covers more general beauty work and this Insight will make way more sense to you!

Check out my video Insight below to find out more.

– Dan

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