Here is a really tight crop on a picture I just took. It’s SOOC, though I did scale it down to be nice to Pixls servers.
I am wondering how to approach the skin on top of the girl’s nose. She had spent too much time in the sun and now has dead skin flaking off.
I have not started working on it, because looking at it, I don’t think clone/heal will work well as there is no “good” skin in the correct lighting to sample from.
And though I have used wavelets a bunch to minimize wrinkles, I’m not sure how they would work on this since I’m dealing BOTH with color issues (white dead skin and normal colored skin), and with detail issues (the dead skin flaking up).
Any suggestions? I usually leave some flaws in the image. I want them to look natural but not perfect, so I don’t need Vogue Magazine level retouching. The dead skin is a distraction to me, though.