That's very helpful, thank you. I had tried fiddling with the skin-tone palette to make it a little more creamy colored, but wasn't really having any luck. The dithering was making everyhting look funky and shadowey, and quite frankly base editing is NOT my thing.
I've been away so long that I really forgot how much goes into each doll; shadows on hairlines and underneath clothes, switching palettes around (which I did for a good hour and a half to get the final choice XD), all of it!
but I love it and every time I take long, long breaks I wonder why on Earth I did in the first place.
Thanks a lot though, really. Good CC always pushes me to do better.