Here are some  great tutorials for maximizing the photo retouch tools in Photoshop.  It can be very frustrating to try to get rid of distracting objects in photos only to have the photo look smeared.

The first video shows how a little attention to set up and use of multiple tools can eliminate blurs and hard transitions.  Our second video is more advanced on skin softening and retaining details.

So, get out your preferred caffeine fix and let’s get learning!

Thank you to envatopsd and Lightenupandshoot.