Using a portrait image with skin as the primary target, compare the Gaussian vs. Median based methods of Frequency Separation. Examine gradients across skin, edges, hair fly-aways, and eyelashes. Examine through practical steps the degradation and digital artifacts that result from Gaussian Filtering. See how the traditional method doubles the amount of retouching time and hear why high end retoucher, Earth Oliver, ultimately converted his process to a new workflow.