Because I haven’t possibly beat this horse dead enough yet, I have now also compiled all of those thoughts into a new post over on PIXLS.US that is now pretty much done:
PIXLS.US: Skin Retouching with Wavelet Decompose
Of course, we get another view of the always lovely Mairi before & after (from an older tutorial that some may recognize):
As well as the lovely Nikki before & after:
Even if you've read the other material before this might be worth re-visiting.
Don't forget, Ian Hex has an awesome tutorial on using luminosity masks in darktable, as well as the port of my old digital B&W article! These can all be found at the moment on the Articles page of the site.
The Other BlogDon't forget that I also have a blog I'm starting up over on PIXLS.US that documents what I'm up to as I build the site and news about new articles and posts as they get published! You can follow the blog on the site here:
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