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    Lightroom tips: 6 quick tricks for giving your portraits a professional finish

    | Tutorials | 12/03/2014 00:01am
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    Lightroom tips to give your portraits a professional finish (4-6)

    Lightroom tips to give your portraits a professional finish: step 4

    Lightroom tips for portraits: 04 Remove marks
    Grab the Spot Removal tool from the Toolbar. Set Spot Edit: Heal, Feather 20 (If you don’t have the Feather slider, go to Help>Check for Updates for the latest updates to Lightroom 5). Paint over the scar on the forearm then, if necessary, drag the source area to a clean part of the arm.

     

    Lightroom tips to give your portraits a professional finish: step 5

    Lightroom tips for portraits: 05 Soften the bags
    Continue painting with the Spot Removal tool to remove spots and marks. Next set the tool to Spot Edit: Clone, Opacity 30%, Feather 100 and paint over the dark area underneath each eye. Drag the source point to a clean area of the skin, and repeat, if necessary, to soften the area.

     

    Lightroom tips to give your portraits a professional finish: step 6

    Lightroom tips for portraits: 06 Clone out marks
    Bring the Opacity up to 100% then zoom in close to the distracting black line on the left of the frame. Paint precisely to clone it out, using the surrounding light background as a source. Finally, go to the Tone Curve panel and edit the Point Curve by plotting a shallow S-shaped line.

    PAGE 1: Lightroom tips to give your portraits a professional finish (1-3)
    PAGE 2: Lightroom tips to give your portraits a professional finish (4-6)
    PAGE 3: Final tips for using Lightroom

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