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Chapter 13. Look Sharp: Sharpening Techn... > Advanced Sharpening for Portraits of... - Pg. 392

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Advanced Sharpening for Portraits of Women Step One: Open the portrait you want to sharpen without accentuating the skin texture. Duplicate the Background layer by press- ing Command-J (PC: Control-J). This is a more advanced technique for sharpening portraits of women that I learned (not surprisingly) from fashion photographer Kevin Ames. It does a great job of allowing you to create an overall feeling of sharpness, without emphasizing the texture of the skin. It takes a few extra steps, but the final effect is worth it.