What I am trying to do is use a gaussian blur to soften the skin then reveal the sharp eyes. I have Photoshop Elements 6 and downloaded a layers mask. I have made a duplicate layer of the picture, layers mask, gaussian blur on the layer 1, filled in the layers mask black and then I should be able to select a white paint brush, paint over the eyes to reveal the sharp eyes from the original picture underneith, but yet that isn't working. What I can do is reveal the blur of the skin, leaving the eyes sharp. Is there a way to do it so the whole picture is blurred then I just paint out the areas I was sharp? The way I'm doing it seems to be backwards. Any advice? TIA.