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Lesson 7. Retouching and Repairing > Retouching on a separate layer

Retouching on a separate layer

In the previous project, you safeguarded your retouching work by using snapshots and the history brush tool. Another method of protecting your original image is to do your retouching work on a duplicate layer of the original image. Then, you can retouch the duplicate layer. When you finish retouching, you can blend the two layers. This technique usually enhances the results, making your touchup work look more natural and realistic.

Using the healing brush on a duplicate layer

For this project, you’ll work on a portrait photograph. To review the “before” and “after” sample file, click the File Browser tab in the palette well and examine the 07C_Start.psd and the 07C_End.psd files.


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