Retouching in Photoshop question: How to smooth the subject edges when replacing background?

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Retouching in Photoshop question: How to smooth the subject edges when replacing background?
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I have some portraits where the client has requested that I replace the background with a solid tone. What are the best approaches or tools to use in Photoshop to smooth irregular edges around skin and hair to make the transition from subject to background look natural?

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