Using the tools in Lightroom, join Natalie Fobes as she shows you how to lighten undereye shadows, wrinkles, and distracting features for a natural, not retouched, look.
- [Instructor] I try to get my photographs … as perfect as possible in camera, … but I often use Lightroom in Photoshop to retouch wrinkles. … I tell my clients that I'm not going … to make them look 17, … but I will make them look refreshed and ready for the day. … I do as much retouching as possible in Lightroom. … One of my favorite tools is the Healing Brush. … Each one of these pins is an area I've already worked on. … To use the brush, make sure it's on Healing mode. … This blends the target and the source areas. … Set the opacity to around 30. … You can always adjust it later. … Zoom in, make the brush a little larger than the wrinkle. … For this eye area, … I'll use a couple of short, small passes, … because there's not a lot of clean skin … to use as a source. … Sometimes Lightroom selects an area it thinks is good … and it's not. … Pull the pin to a better place … and adjust the opacity if needed. … Resize the image and turn off the overlay … to see what we've done. … There's the before and here's the after. …
Learn how to plan for a portrait photo shoot and how to make stylistic decisions regarding props, clothing, and makeup. Next, explore the essentials of posing women and men, starting with a single subject and working up to large groups. The course demonstrates how to pose and compose a group portrait in ways that highlight the relationships between members. To illustrate the time constraints photographers often face, Natalie works against the clock to shoot a group of people she's never met. She also covers post-processing techniques for portraiture, such as working with wrinkles and skin textures.