If anyone has questions this is the place to ask.
Your before and after example is an amazing transformation. Beautiful
I can see how you might have stretched the lips with the warp tool (assuming
photoshop). Did you warp the eyes too, to get the upward
slant? The forehead looks narrower in the after version. Is the
appearance of a narrower forehead done through shading (i'd use
a curve adjustment layer with a layer mask for something like this), or
did you also reshape the head slightly? The subtle reshaping of the
chin is very nicely done as is the retouching in general.
Is the amount of editing you did here fairly typical in fashion work?
I'm curious because I'm primarily a nature shooter. I do some
pretty extensive edits in photoshop when the need arises. I haven't
done a lot of head shots. Your example is very instructive.
Thanks for the posting,