Skillful retouching can enhance even the most beautiful image. If well done, the subject’s skin will appear velvety and natural, not too flattened or plastic looking. Good retouching will help to eliminate distractions. Anything that catches the eye, such as temporary blemishes or bulges in clothing can pull focus away from the subject, or the intention of the image. Your gaze should move fluidly over the picture. The details you catch should add to the overall impression, not detract from it.