I don't think your subject needs the skin smoothening. I personally like the more natural look (as long as the subject naturally has great skin as such) So I think you need to find someone with a more rough face then correct it. these are fine in the before. BTW beautiful daughter, hope Dad has a shotgun near the door JK!
I like her natural look, too, but she of course, as is typical, thinks differently!! But thanks!!
Dad, indeed, has a shotgun by the door.... and so does her older brother. !!! LOL!!
I don't think she needs it either, but a tiny bit doesn't hurt. For something like a freckle, I knock them down about 60%. Same for an older persons wrinkles, or maybe 75% if I think that works.
I'd like to see her eyes sharp, though.
I re-did the photo. I adjusted the sharpness, removed just a little of the eye non-white part, and did the minimum of smoothing. What do you think?
When you say freckle, 60%, wrinkle 75%, -- are you on the healing tool? or the actual median, gaussian, noise tools? Thanks!!