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Chapter 10. Photograph: Retouching Portr... > Advanced Skin Softening - Pg. 304

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Advanced Skin Softening This technique, which I picked up from Kevin Ames, does an amazing job of simulating a Hasselblad Softar No. 2 filter in that it softens the skin tones, but at the same time introduces a little bit of soft flare and lowers the contrast of the image--perfect for fashion photography. Open the photo you want to soften. Press Command-J (PC: Control-J) twice to create two duplicates of your Background layer in the Layers palette. Hide the top copy (Layer 1 copy) by ©JUPITERIMAGES Step One: