thanks!! well all i know i've learned from tutorials and forum threads. search for high end retouch on youtube, visit ModelMayhem or RetouchPro....there are much tutorials (also free) in the net. much success!
oh! you've spent quite some time on this one.. i like the eyebrows and the skin on the shoulder (sounds strange but it's really neat there). the ..volume of the lips and teeth is a little messed up but whatever. still "wow" ((: