I worked on getting the eyes a bit clearer. Of course, if I had just taken a better photo to begin with, I wouldn’t have to be trying every trick in the book to make clear eyes! This time I used the definition paint brush as Julie recommended, then ran it through Topaz ADJUST — Mild Color Pop. I then painted the eyes again with the definition paint brush. Acutally I tried about dozen things… but I’m pretty that was the work flow on this one.
After fixing a deep facial shadow from the mask in Aperture, then a trip out to Photoshop to take care of the slight blur, I then came back to Aperture and ran it through Topaz Denoise, and then finally settled on “Portrait Smooth” in the Topaz Adjust package.
Would appreciate any comments / suggestions from people with experience with these packages.
Here is the original portrait: