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Chapter 10. Photograph: Retouching Portr... > Removing the Signs of Aging - Pg. 284

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Two: In the Layers palette, reduce the Opacity to bring back some of the original wrinkles. What you're really doing here is letting a small amount of the original photo (on the Background layer, with all its wrinkles still intact) show through. Keep lowering the Opacity until the wrinkles are visible but not nearly as prominent, so the photo looks much more realistic. TIP: You can get a similar effect by choosing Fade (found under the Edit menu) immediately after painting a stroke with the Healing Brush. In the Fade dialog, you can lower the Opacity to bring back in some of the original wrinkles.