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rminkow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 189 N: 7476] (34772)
Stephanie is a woman who is so beautiful that it is hard not to keep staring at her. Beyond her outward beauty is something else...some kind of combination of kindness, intelligence and gentleness. She is a lawyer in Canada and was the first person I ever did a photoshoot with two years ago.

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rminkow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 189 N: 7476] (34772)
Enhancing in Adobe Photoshop
Edited by:riverfriends Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 907 W: 222 N: 1906] (7569)

Made three layers
Used Smart Blur on the top layer
Then slightly erased where needed to show more details
This gave the skin a smooth look that most people want in portrait...
using Marquee too at 76% cropped and posted on top.
Used Hue & saturation Dialog box and reduced the lightness bar to zero creating a black background while the top layer feathered at 76% created a fading away to black at the ends.
Thanks
David