This image of model Emelie Stenman was taken during the Rossella Vanon Fashion Workshop I attended in April 2015.
Captured with a Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G lens, this is only a small crop of the original pic used to practice retouching/editing.
I tend to use a Frequency Separation method for skin retouching, which relies on an action that puts the “texture” and “colour/tone” of an image on separate editable layers. As it’s pretty time consuming, I can’t use this technique for every image, but when time allows, it does seem to produce the best results.
Use the slider control below to see a before/after image…