I looked at the result of my last night’s editing of the photo I posted yesterday with fresh eyes this morning, and I was rather unhappy with the skin texture difference on various parts of the face. So I spent another two hours editing the same photo tonight. And I still am not fully happy with it, although I think it’s improved quite a bit. At the first glance, the difference is probably barely noticeable, but if you examine the two versions carefully side by side I think you can clearly see some improvement. Yeah, this is exactly why I should not go back and look at my own images that I’ve already edited unless I plan on printing them or gifting them to somebody. Not to self: do not open this photo tomorrow night.
The “before,” i.e. the edit from last night:
The “after,” i.e. the edit from tonight: