Dave, Dave, Dave, Dave, Dave,
have you noticed how hard it is for you to type David since your so used to typing Dave, I just found that out.
Dave, (gotta stop saying that)
As you rightly pointed out, its a tool, just like any tool, you have to use is sparingly.
I have found that I take the opacity down to about 25 - 35 % and if there are any other areas that need touching up, I take care of them with a new layer, the clone tool, with all layers selected, a 30 - 40 % opacity again and a soft feathered paintbrush.
This was originally a colour image, it was mediocre, I used Hackman jobbie, took out a few blemishes etc and then made it sepia, added a little grain and now I love it.
I need to redo it as I cleaned up her right eyebrow too much and it looks fake. When I do, I will post the original and this one for you all to see.
Do people really make plastic models ?