In case you were wondering, here is an 8-minute screen capture video of my post-production process for my new beard portrait series. See how I get that great extra texture and contrast in photoshop. I will be doing more tutorials of my process as time progresses. Now remember, great photos can not be captured with just retouching alone, you need to start with good well-shot material! I will discuss the details of my light setup soon.
Retouching is a tool, not a crutch.