And thank you all - This was actually a test on my part to see just how good these third party applications are. The image of my niece was actually retouched using Portrait Professional, and so I now have my answer - not happy. Think I will probably stick to my original love of photo manipulation and photo montage - Attached is my daughter as Ariel and my nephew as Puck.
Thanks again - and if I do continue to pursue this (might, being a pitbull and all that...) I will definitely take everyone's advice and start from scratch, AND... with a better image, and do some more of the retouching webinars. Reading this Doug?
PS - I am going to continue posting as much as I can here, although I think this forum is probably not the one for photo manipulation? What is so good about it is that I think all artists (I also do traditional paint on canvas art) are born with this huge ego, and most of us secretly think that everything we do is just fabulous! Then comes the rude awakening when you expect kudos and don't always receive them. So... that being said - Fire when ready! I might again sometimes be hurt, maybe even sometimes a tad offended, but in the end it is all good and the only way to grow.
Geez _ I sound like Pollyanna.
PPS - Daughter's job was a tad rushed. Think her hair could do with some feathering since she is basically supposed to be under water? Hmmm...must work on that since I just answered my own question.