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Chapter 13. Look Sharp: Sharpening Techn... > Advanced Sharpening for Portraits of... - Pg. 393

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Three: Press-and-hold the Option (PC: Alt) key and click on the Add Layer Mask icon at the bottom of the Layers palette. Holding the Option/Alt key fills the layer mask with black, hiding the Unsharp Mask filter you just applied. Press B to get the Brush tool, and in the Options Bar, click on the thumbnail to the right of the word "Brush" to choose a medium-sized, soft-edged brush in the Picker. Press the letter D to switch your Foreground color to white (if it isn't already white), and then begin to paint over the areas on her face where you want to apply detail (lips, eyes, eyelashes, eyebrows). Using the Brush tool, you're actually going to paint the sharpening back in, so avoid any skin