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Chapter 10. Photograph: Retouching Portraits > Removing Blemishes - Pg. 269

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Three: In the Options Bar, change the Mode pop-up menu for the Clone Stamp tool to Lighten. With its Mode set to Lighten, the Clone Stamp will affect only pixels that are darker than the sampled area. This means the lighter pixels (the regular flesh tone) will pretty much stay intact, while only the darker pixels (the blemish) will be affected. Step Four: Find an area right near the blemish that's pretty clean (no visible spots, blemishes, etc.), press-and-hold the Option (PC: Alt) key, and click once. This samples the skin from that area. Try to make sure this