Lightroom Mastery: People & Portraits

Lightroom Mastery: People & Portraits – The Step by Step Guide to Processing Portraits


Lightroom Mastery: People & Portraits

Would you like to create absolutely beautiful edits of people and portraits in seconds instead of hours?

This brand new online video course from professional photographer Mike Newton will teach you all the Lightroom secrets the pro’s use to retouch portraits and turn average shots into stunning creations.

Editing photos of people and portraits is very different from editing other types of images. It can be tricky, but if you know the right tips and techniques you can turn average images into magazine-cover worthy shots.

In this course you’ll learn how to use:

  • The adjustment brush
  • Radial filter
  • Cloning and healing brushes
  • Mike’s very own Lightroom editing workflow for editing portraits
  • Eyes and lip editing techniques
  • Teeth whitening tips
  • Skin editing techniques including blemish removal

You’ll also be able to virtually look over Mike’s shoulder as he walks you through top-to-bottom edits, showing you the exact techniques he and other pro’s use to take an image from good to great.

Contains over 3 hours of video training including 33 different modules you can tailor your own learning experience and go at your own pace.

You’ll have instant lifetime access to all the training modules as well as the ability to download the videos so you can consume the content however and whenever you like.

Course overview – Lightroom Mastery: People & Portraits

Learn the Lightroom secrets the pros’s use to take portraits from good to great in seconds.

You’ll learn how to:

  • The Adjustment Brush: one of our most powerful tools when editing people and portraits;
  • Creating Brush Presets: how to create your own custom brush presets for future use;
  • Importing Custom Brushes: import custom brush presets from the internet;
  • Balancing Exposure using Brushes: balance over/underexposed parts of an image;
  • Radial Filters for Vignettes: create beautiful vignettes around your subjects;
  • Radial Filters for Creative Editing: quicker and easier than the adjustment brush for doing creative local editing on an image;
  • Black and White Points: what the black and white points are and how to find them;
  • Crop Tool – Snapshots: improving casual snapshots through cropping;
  • Crop Tool – Creative images: how the crop tool can really improve our creative portraits;
  • Editing Irises:how to dramatically bring the iris’ to life;
  • Editing Eye Whites and Veins: Making eyes ‘pop’ in your photos;
  • Balancing exposure in eyes: how to balance eye color when one is darker than the other;
  • Fixing Highlights/hotspots:fix shiny spots on peoples’ faces;
  • Wrinkles bags blemishes: the most dramatic improvements you can make to a person’s photograph;
  • Skin Smoothing: smoothing out the texture of the skin;
  • Editing Lips, Eyebrows and Whitening Teeth: the full virtual makeover;
  • PLUS: see Mike put these all-together in his top-to-bottom edits.

Course modules – Lightroom Mastery: People & Portraits

Here is a complete list of all the modules in the Lightroom Mastery: People & Portraits course.
1 IntroductionWelcome to Lightroom Mastery:

Portraits and People, here is what to expect.

2 Adjustment Brush Overview. 

The adjustment brush is one of our most powerful tools when editing people and portraits – lets cover how to use it properly.

3 Creating Brush Presets. 
Now that you know how to use the adjustment brush I’d like to show you how to create your own custom brush presets for future use.
4 Importing Custom Brushes. 
A great thing about Lightroom is that you can also import custom brush presets from the internet, I’m going to show you how.
5 Balancing Exposure usng Brushes.

One excellent way to use the adjustment brush is to balance over/underexposed parts of an image. Here are two examples of how to do this.

6 Radial Filters for Vignettes. 
One of the most common uses for the radial filter is to create beautiful vignettes around your subjects. Here are the ways I like to use the radial filter to.
7 Radial Filters for Creative Editing. 
Sometimes I find the radial filter is quicker and easier than the adjustment brush for doing creative local editing on an image. Here are some examples.
8 Black and White Points. 

Its very important to find the black and white point in any image, but especially in photos of people. I’m going to show you what the black and white points.

9 Crop Tool – Snapshots. 
Sometimes our casual people photos aren’t shot with the best composition. Here are a few examples of improving casual snapshots through cropping.
10 Crop Tool – Creative images. 
The crop tool can really improve our creative portraits and people photos, here are a few of how to improve your images by cropping.
11 Editing Irises. 
The eyes are the windows to the soul, and the iris is the centerpiece! I’m going to show you how to dramatically bring the iris to life!
12 Editing Eye Whites and Veins. 

Making eyes ‘pop’ in a photo requires also working on the eye whites and removing veins – here is how to do it properly.

13 Balancing Exposure in Eyes. 
Sometimes one eye is much darker than the other in a photo, here is how to balance them out so they look great and more even.
14 Fixing Highlights/Hotspots. 

It is very common for people to have shiny highlights/hotspots if they are photographed outside or if the temperature is high. This can be tricky but I’m going to show.

15 Wrinkles, Bags, Blemishes – Part 1. 

Everyone has various wrinkles, bags under their eyes, and blemishes, and editing them properly can be one of the most dramatic improvements you can make to a persons photograph. In.

16 Skin Smoothing – Part 1. 
Now that this image has had the wrinkles bags and blemishes edited, we can finish the image by smoothing out the texture of the skin.
17 Wrinkles, Bags, Blemishes – Part 2. 

This portrait has a different feel and far more blemishes in the skin so we will edit this image from top to bottom and correct everything.

18 Skin Smoothing – Part 2. 
Now that we’ve corrected wrinkles and blemishes I’m going to show you how to smooth out the skin tone.
19 Wrinkles, Bags, Blemishes – Part 3. 

In this image I’m going to show you how to use the often-neglected ‘visualize spots’ tool to quickly identify and fix blemishes.

20 Skin Smoothing – Part 3. 
To finish this image we’ll smooth out the skin using masks and the adjustment brush.
21 Editing Lips
22 Whitening Teeth. 
By far one of the most common editing tasks, I’m going to show you how to quickly whiten your subjects teeth so it looks real.
23 Fixing Flyaway Hair.

Its nearly impossible to keep long hair in place in general but especially outside. I’m going to show you how I edit out flyaway hair from an image.

24 Editing Eyebrows and Facial Hair. 
Sometimes peoples eyebrows and facial hair need to be tamed – in this image I’m going to show you the best methods to edit them properly.
25 Dodging and Burning – Part 1. 

Dodging and burning can really add structure to your subjects faces and bodies. In this video I’ll show you how to define a jawline and cheekbones by dodging and burning.

26 Dodging and Burning – Part 2. 
In this video I’m going to show you how to use dodging and burning to further define the structure of our subjects face in a professional portrait.
27 Dodging and Burning – Part 3. 
In our final dodging and burning video I’m going to show you how to use this method to bring out more ‘shine and depth’ in a black and white portrait.
28 Sunset Fashion Portrait. 

Now its time to bring all of our techniques together for a top-to- bottom beauty portrait edit.

29 Professional Headshot. 
While editing this professional headshot we will do general edits, detailed skin editing, eyes, teeth, and more.
30 Editing Children’s Portraits. 

Editing kids can be very different than editing adults. I’ll show you how I like to edit photos of kids and bring out the best.

31 Black and White Conversion. 
Editing and converting a black and white photo of people can be different than a color photo. I’ll show you the method I use from start to finish when converting.
32 Rustic Western Portrait.
This image has a very rugged and rustic appeal to it, so I’m going to show you how to add that kind of ‘character’ in our color choices, using grain.
33 Conclusion. 

Now that you’ve been through the course you should feel confident and sure that you can bring out the best in photographs of people, thank you for joining me!

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