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The Photoshop® CS Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby

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Removing Blemishes

When it comes to removing blemishes, acne, or any other imperfections on the skin, our goal is to maintain as much of the original skin texture as possible. That way, our retouch doesn’t look pasty and obvious. Here are three techniques we use that work pretty nicely, and when you have all of these methods in your retouching arsenal, if one doesn’t carry out the repair the way you’d hoped, you can try the second or even the third.

Technique #1

Step One.
Open a photo containing some skin imperfections you want to remove (in this example, we’re going to remove the mole below his lips and to the left).

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Step Two. ...

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