Photoshop Tutorial: another Dragan like appraoch

Two week ago I was writing about an adobe photoshop tutorial video on how to achieve Andrzej Dragan portrait look.
Today I found an adobe photoshop tutorial, with a psd file to illustrate it, about a different a different approach to accomplish this look.
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Photoshop Action: Boost saturation without affecting skin tones

There is a tremendous amount of adobe photoshop actions out there to give the velvia saturation, these photoshop actions are great for landscape pictures and for pictures that do not contain people.

However, when the picture involves people in it, boosting the saturation becomes much more tricky because of the skin tones.
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Amazing fact about Adobe Photoshop

I read it, couldn’t believe it. Read it again… No it must be a joke, then I read all the replies, people that actually tried it and it worked for them also. But can it be true? I pulled myself out of the bed did the test and WoW it really works…
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Photoshop Tutorial: Dynamic range optimization

This adobe photoshop tutorial will teach us how to post process our picture to create a perceived dynamic range increase.

This tutorial was posted on dpreview by PhotoKan and I am posting it here with his approval.

From here on all that is written is just a copy/paste from PhotoKan’s tutorial
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Photoshop Tutorial: Smoother skin with texture

This is great adobe photoshop tutorial I found on RetouchPro that shows how to get a smoother skin for portrait retouching but without, however, loosing all the skin texture.
Retouch Pro smoother skin tutorial

The tutorial can be found here