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Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop’s Most Powerful Feature by Matt Co-host of the top-rated video podcast Photoshop User TV Kloskowski

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Removing Blemishes and Wrinkles

THERE ARE A FEW RETOUCHING-SPECIFIC TOOLS IN PHOTOSHOP THAT HAVE A BUILT-IN LAYERS TRICK

When you talk to people in everyday life, you probably don’t notice any blemishes or wrinkles that they may have on their faces. This is because you’re concentrating (hopefully) on your discussion and interaction with them. However, when you see photos of those same people, you’re more likely to notice some small imperfections on their skin. That’s where the retouching tools and a couple of layers come in really handy. You can lessen the effect of a person’s blemishes and wrinkles, but still be conservative and keep them looking real.

Step 1: Open a Portrait of Someone that has a Few Blemishes or Wrinkles to Remove

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