Man..it is difficult to edit skin! I paid for a PhlearnPro online tutorial (I paid 9.99 but it is now 19.99 like most of his tutorials-they go half price when he first rolls em out I think...). It is always good for me to watch someone do that actual steps... he uses PhotoShop and I have Elements but there were only a few things that I couldn't do because of that. He goes a bit fast and, since I was editing a photo using the steps as he went, I did a lot of stopping and starting.
I am posting my before and after shots but please don't judge too harshly.... my most difficult issue in the whole thing was making accurate selections (ie Eyebrows!)... he uses a pressure sensitive touchpad (ie tablet)...balancing the "blur versus skin texture" was also tricky... my favorite parts of the edit are the eyebrows and the eyes-they are a little brighter and slightly lighter (looking more brown than almost black)...
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