How do I do the inverse of sharpening?

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Oops. I haven't been using Photoshop for quite some time. I forgotten how to soften skins using smart sharpen! I'm trying to replicate what Topaz Detail could do. I can't believe I forgotten how to do it in just a few months. How to you invert the effect of a filter?
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I feel really frustrated. Been trying out for more than an hour, still can't figure out how I did that last time.
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You can't literally invert the effects of a filter.

But the inverse of sharpening is just blurring.

For smoothing skin and such, try the surface blur filter.
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I remember doing it before. Using layers and blending modes. I can't remember how I did it, but I remember it involved the Smart Sharpen filter. Take a look at Topaz Detail, I remember that I could completely replicate what they did.
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I think I found out how to invert the effects of a filter. Have 3 layers. The background layer is the original photo and untouched. Apply the filter on the 2nd layer and set the blending mode to divide. The third layer is the same as the original photo but the blending mode is set to multiply.

Am I right?