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

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

Final tips for using Lightroom

Final tips for using Lightroom

Remove scars
There’s a temptation to remove every wrinkle and scar, but before you do so it’s worth thinking about the aim of the image. The scar on our model’s forearm is a good example.

If we wanted to create an accurate portrait of her then we’d leave it in as it’s part of who she is. However, from a commercial perspective the scar is simply a distraction.

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Lightroom Adjustment Brush tips and tricks

■ Quick tip resize
Use either ] and [ or your mouse wheel to resize the brush tip

■ Tweak masks
Hold Alt while painting to erase parts of a mask

■ See the mask
Hit O to toggle the mask overlay view on or off

■ Get it straight
Shift-click between two points to paint a straight line

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