I always make my adjustment from a global level and work my way down to finer and finer detail.
This photo has basic curve and tone adjustments as well as an enhanced vignette.
This photo has advanced curve and tonal adjustments as well as skin blemish and distracting element removals.
In this last photo I went through my eye retouching process.
- Basic cleanup of the eyes.
- Removal of the natural catch lights.
- Brighten the eyes.
- Remove the redness.
- Replace the pupils.
- Boost the Iris color and sharpness.
- Enhance the iris ring.
- Create new catch lights
- Create new moons that go with the catch lights
As a final setp I modify layer opacities to bring back some natural features.