Is this portrait too overdone?

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I'm using Professional Portrait software to clean up portraits for the first time and would like to get an idea of what is too much and how to stay away from over processing the image.

This is my first one.

EDIT: If someone has a little time and wants to edit the original photo then I'd be more than happy to share it.

$chelsea allen test.jpg
 

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Which software are you using? Looks pretty good to me! I like that bg
 

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There's something about the texture, especially on her forehead that just seems 'off'.
 
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Dinardy, Portrait Professional is the name of the software.

John, What about this. I evened it out a little bit and reduced the shine.

$chelsea allen final 1.jpg
 

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Dinardy, Portrait Professional is the name of the software.

John, What about this. I evened it out a little bit and reduced the shine.

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This image looks much better than the original one that you posted. The only thing bothering me is that odd yellow highlight on the left side of her forehead. Do you have a way, with the software your using to lessen the brightness of the highlights? Maybe this would help... great job with the edit, though!
 

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For me I much prefer the natural look in shots like this. (Whilst you have you photos set to not edit I took your offer at the start of this thread).

$allen.jpg
 

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If you look at her neck, then her face its obvious it was messed with. Which is not a good thing.

I like the last picture the most, without the editing.
 

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I like natural photos, this girl is overblurred and overglared, imo.
 

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Skin oversmoothed. Eyes look funky.
 

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