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The Photoshop® CS Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby

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Lessening Freckles or Facial Acne

This technique is popular with senior-class portrait photographers who need to lessen or remove large areas of acne, pockmarks, or freckles. This is especially useful when you have a lot of photos to retouch (like a senior-portrait retoucher) and don’t have the time to use the methods shown previously, where you deal with each blemish individually.

Step One.
Open the photo that you need to retouch.

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Step Two.
Go under the Filter menu, under Blur, and choose Gaussian Blur. When the Gaussian Blur dialog appears, drag the slider all the way to the left, and then drag it slowly to the right until ...

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