Hey all, Been a long while since I played with any retouching beyond levels and USM, for any type of artsy effect. Had an image of my son sippin' on a chocolate shake that I really liked but the image itself was lacking on the exposure side and wasn't particularly sharp. I think his Grandma will like it though :wink::biggrin:. Pulled the curves, sharpened then used Sonyam's Eye pop tutorial (thank you for that btw!) with a little exaggeration on the high pass filter then ran it with the "Orton Effect-djr" action I picked up from http://www.atncentral.com/ and here's what I came up with. C&C welcome.