I posted a couple of before/afters here in the past. Here's another one. I can try to answer any questions you have.
Retouched using Adobe camera raw and CS4. Plugins like Portraiture were not used. Just did it the manual way by hand using a Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet.
Some of the things that were done:
-Color and exposure adjustments in RAW
-Skin heal and cloning out stray hair, etc
-dodge&burn, lots of it
-facial contouring, very little
-enhance eyes and fix makeup
-reduced nose size.
-rotated the lips and re-contoured the philtrum( area between the upper lip and under the nose.)
-more global and local color adjustments
- A tad of sharpening
To view the largest size to see the details better. All sizes | B4 n After | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
B4 n After by kiu101, on Flickr
thanks for looking