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The Photoshop® CS Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby

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Removing Hot Spots

If you’ve ever had to deal with hot spots (shiny areas on your subject’s face caused by uneven lighting or the flash reflecting off shiny surfaces, making your subject look as if he or she is sweating), you know they can be pretty tough to correct. That is, unless you know this trick.

Step One.
Open the photo that has hot spots that need to be toned down.

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Step Two.
Select the Clone Stamp tool in the Toolbox. Up in the Options bar, change the Blend Mode from Normal to Darken, and lower the Opacity to 50%. By changing the Blend Mode to Darken, we only affect pixels that are lighter than the area we’re sampling, ...

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