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Chapter 10. Photograph: Retouching Portraits > Removing Blemishes - Pg. 268

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Removing Blemishes When it comes to removing blemishes, acne, or any other imperfections on the skin, our goal is to maintain as much of the original skin texture as possible. That way, our retouch doesn't look pasty and obvious. Here are three techniques that work pretty nicely, and when you have all of these methods in your retouching arsenal, if one doesn't carry out the repair the way you'd hoped, you can try the second, or even the third. Method One: The Clone Stamp Tool Step One: Open a photo containing some skin imperfections you want to remove (in this example, we're going to remove the mole on her left cheek).