I know there is a Photoshop Challenge section in the Photo Themes, but I'm afraid people might look into that too late for me. The kind of help I would wish to get is the following: I want the very pale skin of the person on the left to be less "sickly", but I want to maintain the brightness and colour of the eyes of the tanned person on the right. Adjusting the curves makes the tanned person VERY dark and her eyes lose a lot, while the pale person gets ok. I have learned a bit of PS work by now, but all the work with layers still eludes me completely and totally and I really don't know what to do. I would imagine it is through layers that my desired effect can be achieved? Whoever is willing to help me, would you mind giving me a step-to-step description for total dummies, please (and keep in mind I don't own the latest PS version but PS 6.0 --- quite, quite old). Before I forget, here is the picture in question: This is totally unaltered, straight from the camera, and the flash in the woman-on-the-left's glasses isn't too nice, either... This one's only downsized to 1200x800 pixels ... if you need the original size, I can mail it to you.