CARLA ESSEN

Carla Essen of Cincinnati, OH keeps it simple for a classic portrait.  Warm It Up, Kris and Pro Retouch are a part of the Original Totally Rad Action Mix, while a basic curves adjustments tutorial can be found here.

Recipe:

1. Very slight S curve to boost exposure
2. Warm it Up Kris @ 100%
3. Pro Retouch @ 75%
4. Eye Bump (part of Pro Retouch) @ 18%
5. Increased midtones slightly in Levels Adjustment layer; painted back the wood with layer mask.
6. Another slight S curve @ 65% opacity