BTS: The Black Beauty Retouch

So since i've gotten pretty good feedback in regards to my retouch of Douglas Sonders photo of the Black Beauty, I decided to make a gif of my process of the entire retouch.  Since there wasn't an art director or general client giving me directions on what to do, this retouch was more of an exploration.  I made some mistakes and lots of changes, and while the gif doesn't show all my layers, it does give you a general idea of how the image was built.

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