How To Use The Skin Smoothing Effect On A Canon G7X Mark II

If you’re like me, then you probably have unpredictable skin. Most days I’m clearer than a babies bottom. Other days, I’m an oily mess and my pores are the size of Texas. Not to mention, I live in Florida which means humidity, boiling hot sunshine, and unpredictable rainstorms. Luckily for all of us, Canon has graced us with an amazing camera feature that allows users to have perfectly edited photos on the go. In my last blog post, I talked about my favorite wide-lens camera that I use to capture stunning travel photos for Instagram. In this post, I’ll be discussing the Canon G7X Mark II and the skin softening feature that every influencer dreams of. Not only that, but this camera has wifi capabilities which allow you to import your photos directly onto your mobile device.

How To Turn On The Skin Smoothing Feature

First, turn on your camera by pressing the on/off button. Next, turn your dial to the setting that says “SCN” mode.

scn mode on and off

From here, you’ll see multiple options on the right-hand side of your screen display.

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Next, select the face icon on the touch screen. After that, you’ll see the words “smooth skin” pop up. On the right-hand side, you’ll notice a vertical bar. Drag your finger along the vertical bar to change the levels of intensity.

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Decrease the intensity

  • Drag your finger downwards for a more natural and airbrushed look. (I personally like to go with a level two or three for a little bit more smoothing).

Increase the intensity

  • Drag your finger upwards for a freshly edited and smooth look.

After that, you can now take a perfectly edited photo with the new settings.

Before:

As you can see, the Canon G7X Mark II is extremely high quality and can capture every detail. Yay for imperfect skin, smile lines, and large pores.

beforeeee

After:

In this photo, you can see that it smoothed out my skin and got rid of most of the imperfections (I had it at a level three). Side note: I also increased the brightness.

afterrrrrrrrrrr

How To Brighten Your Photo

To adjust the brightness of your photo, select the gray circle (above the face icon) on the right-hand side of your screen while you’re in “SCN” mode. From there, you can drag your finger along the vertical bar to increase or decrease the brightness.

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Fun fact: You can keep an eye on how your photo is looking by flipping up the screen. You can also adjust the settings directly from there if needed.

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How To Change The Background Blur

To adjust the depth and background blur of your photo, select the mountain icon on the home screen while you’re in “SCN” mode. From there, you can drag your finger along the vertical bar to change the intensity.

Without Background Blur:

before

With Background Blur:

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While there are many features on the Canon G7X Mark II, the skin smoothing feature is one of the most popular. Don’t let a bad skin day hinder your social media presence. Get out there, capture some astounding photos, and show off your new airbrushed skin. *wink*

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