Enhancing a Portrait of a Young Woman in Lightroom

with Jan Kabili
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Enhancing a Portrait of a Young Woman in Lightroom
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When you're starting with a beautiful subject, you already have the makings of a great photograph. Lightroom allows you to make subtle image adjustments that take it to the next level. Learn how to enhance a portrait of a young woman in this short start-to-finish retouching project with lynda.com author Jan Kabili. Jan will show you how to optimize tone and color, hide blemishes, brighten eyes, whiten teeth, add contour, and enhance hair.

Topics include:
  • Cropping
  • Adding a tone curve
  • Reducing lines and wrinkles
  • Minimizing under-eye circles
  • Whitening teeth
  • Softening skin
  • Enhancing hair


- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Jan Kabili. Welcome to Enhancing a Young Woman's Portrait in Lightroom. In this project course, I'm going to walk you through retouching this portrait, the one that you see on the left, showing you everything you need to do to change it into the portrait on the right. Along the way, we'll learn a lot of techniques for retouching portraits in Lightroom, including how to remove imperfections, minimize lines and wrinkles, brighten eyes, smooth skin, whiten teeth, enhance lips, and more.

All with the goal of making this portrait look more flattering, while retaining the model's natural, youthful beauty. You can use the techniques that I show you here to improve your own portrait photos, too. There's a lot to cover, so let's get started with this course, Enhancing a Young Woman's Portrait in Lightroom.

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