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Chapter 10. Photograph: Retouching Portr... > Advanced Skin Softening - Pg. 307

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Eight: Click on the Add Layer Mask icon at the bottom of the Layers palette to add a layer mask to your blurred layer. Press the letter X until your Foreground color is black, and then press B to get the Brush tool. In the Options Bar, click on the thumbnail after the word "Brush" and choose a medium, soft-edged brush from the Brush Picker. Now, paint over the areas that should have full detail (lips, eyes, eyebrows, eyelashes, hair, ears, clothing--pretty much everything but the skin). Note: Press the Left Bracket key to make your brush size smaller or press the Right Bracket to make it larger. Before After Retouching Portraits Chapter 10 307