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Ted’s Editing Tips: Lightroom Portrait Retouching Tip

Easy Lightroom Portrait Retouching Tip

Lightroom has many powerful tools for all sorts of editing. Lightroom Portrait Retouching Tip covers a few of them.

Using Lightroom for Portrait Retouching

Most photographers prefer Photoshop for portrait editing. However, Lightroom provides pretty good tools for doing a quick portrait retouching. Here is a tip for quick Lightroom Portrait Retouching:

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1- Lightroom has the Global and Local Adjustments. For Portrait retouching, I use the Global adjustments to fix the issues for the entire image.

Lightroom Global Adjustments

Lightroom Portrait Retouching
Lightroom Global adjustments fix the entire image.

2- To remove large skin blemishes, I use the Lightroom Healing tool.

Lightroom Healing Brush

Lightroom Portrait Retouching
To smooth the large skin blemishes, I used Lightroom Healing tool.

3- The Lightroom Brush is a fabulous tool to apply the adjustments locally to the picture’s selected parts. I use the brush tool and the “SKIN SOFTENING” preset to soften the skin.

Lightroom Brush Presets

Lightroom Portrait Retouching
Lightroom Brush has many useful presets.

4- Using the “TEETH WHITENING” preset allows me to remove colours from the teeth.
5- I use the “IRIS ENHANCE” preset to sharpen and whiten the eyes.
6- I usually use two new brushes to apply SHARPNESS and SATURATION to the mouth.

Final Result

Lightroom Portrait Retouching
A few simple steps to apply Lightroom Portrait Retouching.

Final Result Zoomed

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The result of using Lightroom Portrait Retouching Tip.

7- Finally, I use the EFFECTS tab to add a subtle VIGNETTE to the photo.

Final Result

Lightroom Portrait Retouching
Dropping the shoulders creates a relaxing mode.

The creativity in image editing of Lightroom is endless.
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