No problema. I'm in sponge mode right now hehe... Trying to learn from the people who have some time working with D&B. You are right, one doesn't get perfect results right away, and you made a good point when you talked about highlights, shadows and surfaces. This is the area where I lack, I'm a musician, so I don't know nothing about highlights and shadows, and so far that is my weak area, but even there I'm doing a little bit better now, (I think-hehe). I was just applying a lot of dodging and very small burning, I mean the dodging wasn't bad but the lack of burning made my works look blury. I wasn't sharpening the images either, so you can imagine why I wasn't a happy camper at the end of my works. I know I have a lot to learn yet but I'll get it, persistence pays. This is a great site, and I've found some interesting tutorials and links here. Thanx a lot for your response, for me it is never late.