>Intuitively (using "non-linear logic," that is), I can see that a "Mix
>Match" approach will probably produce the best results for retouching,
>every "problem picture" has its own idiosyncrasies.
FWIW another technique which I have tried is resampling the image to twice
the original size, using the median filter on the area I want to smooth,
then resampling back to the original size. This will lose detail, but is
very effective with things like the sky.
Does Photoshop have the ability to "feather" the edges of effects like Paintshop
Pro? Using most effects on a selected area instead of the whole image usually
ends up highlighting the area that wasn't treated, and it tends to look
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