Okay, so not in the dirty sense, but in the photograph sense. When I see a photograph of someone (especially a head shot), the first thing I notice is how smooth the skin looks. Even on the body, I notice if the skin looks fairly blemish free. This might be cause my personal complexion isn't all that great, or it could be just my personal thing for no reason whatsoever. So the second part is, when you're in Photoshop, how can you get a porous face to be smoother? I know how to clone out specific things (like a freckle or pimple) but I don't know how to do an overall smoothness. I tried a tool that kind of blurred things (I don't know what its called, maybe even blur ), but it really didn't get get that satin-esque look I'd like to know. And I tried an unsharpen mask, but I couldn't really see what it was doing in the preview of my screen. Anyway, if anyone else thinks skin is one of, if not the most important physical feature on a portrait, I'd love to hear from you, especially if you know how to do some post processing.