Mastering Lightroom: Post-Processing Portraits, by Romanas Naryškin at Photography Life

Mastering Lightroom: Post-Processing Portraits, by Romanas Naryškin at Photography Life

In this installment of the excellent 'Mastering Lightroom" series, Romanas deals with the tricky portrait processing issue in Lightroom:

"The portrait we will be working on, thankfully, doesn’t require too much editing. We will not be playing with Spot Removal Tool, nor will we use any External Editors. The steps we are going to take are quite simple and thus quick. Quick is good – the less time you spend processing your work, the more time you have for photography. Some light usage of Local Adjustment Brush as well as HSL Panel will be needed, and neither one of these have been covered in our Mastering Lightroom series yet. Bear with me if you’ve never used these tools before – I will make sure every step taken is explained in enough detail. In-depth articles about these and other features are to come soon, too.

What I list further on is essentially a mix of all the different techniques you can use to enhance your portrait. Feel free to stop whenever you want and skip certain steps if you feel such a decision will help you end up with a more suitably processed portrait. My goal is to show you as many options as possible while still making sure the whole process is not overly lengthy.


 

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