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The Photoshop® CS Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby

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Digital Nose Job

This very simple technique decreases the size of your subject’s nose by 15 to 20%. The actual shrinking of the nose part is a breeze and only takes a minute or two—you may spend a little bit of time cloning away the sides of the original nose, but since the new nose winds up on its own layer, it makes this cloning a lot easier. Here’s how it’s done.

Step One.
Open the photo that you want to retouch. Get the Lasso tool, and draw a loose selection around your subject’s nose. Make sure you don’t make this selection too close or too precise—you need to capture some flesh-tone area around the nose as well (as shown in Step Two).

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Step Two.
To soften the edges of your selection, go under the Select menu and choose ...

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