4 steps for easy portrait retouching in Lightroom

lightroom portrait retouch tutorial
(Image credit: Alistair Campbell)

When you think of Lightroom you might not immediately link the software to more detailed editing options, and instead use it for basic blanket-editing and organization across your library of images. For some photographers, though, the editing tools in Lightroom are all you will ever need. 

Once you have made your basic adjustments to the color, exposure and contrast you can now get to work on the finishing touches. There are a few small changes you can make; each one might not make a huge difference by itself, but together they can subtly transform an image. Welcome to your new portrait retouching workflow! 

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Alistair Campbell

Alistair is the Features Editor of Digital Camera magazine, and has worked as a professional photographer and video producer.