I apologize for the caps.Thanks for the advice.
I agree with Nathan. Most of what achieves "the glamour look" is accomplished in lighting and posing.
For a soft glow effect I like Eddie Tapp's Softar action. http://www2.rangefindermag.com/magazine/jun06/showpage.taf?page=88
Ha ha :-)
Sean you really must have been bored lol!
to get started with this type of 'glamour / soft diffused look' retouching there are 'actions' available for CS5. Some free, some you will have to pay for - it's a simple matter of following the instructions and loading them.
"Does it matter which kind of software i use?"
Yes, not only the software, but also experience and the technique involved which is more often derived from an art background..
Many prominent photographers will use individuals or companies from the retouching industry as their skill levels are higher.
The Amy Dresser technique is often sort after and she regularly appears in live tutorials on 'retouchpro.com' - you can take a look at some of her work here:
Her work is pretty varied, but has a certain feel to it.
Christian Girotto also has a site where you can 'click' each image to see the before and after retouch.http://www.cristiangirotto.com/#/retouch/beauty/44/
Although not the best retoucher in the world, Seth Jones does offer tuition via Skype - take a look at his image second to last on his site here:
All the images are 'roll-over' to see again the before and after..
As Nathan said above, it is so totally important to begin in the first place with a well lit properly exposed and clean image before the 'sculpture of light' which is editing begins.
Youtube and google have a place if you are looking to learn which CS5 tools and basic methods are involved, the rest is up to you with a graphic tablet and pressure pen to sculpture in freestyle on layers.