Erika Thornes cautions against using too much eye brightening with children. Erika suggests making edits and pulling back the edits using a reduced opacity when using Photoshop to edit photos of kids.
- [Voiceover] Here's baby Dot, I adore baby Dot.…She's a sweet little girl,…and she's just got the most beautiful eyes.…Sometimes you want to enhance the eyes even further,…just because they are so central to the image.…But you do have to tread carefully,…because if you go too far, then it looks like alien baby.…But let's go ahead and experiment and see what we can do,…and how within we can make it look realistic.…Alright, so let's duplicate the background.…And let's zoom onto those baby blues, aw, look at those.…Now, in order to just adjust the eyes,…I want to do something called an adjustment layer.…
So let's grab this little tool down here at the bottom.…And we're going to do a curves adjustment.…I like the curves adjustment, because we are able…to increase the contrast in the mid-range of colors.…Let's go ahead and pull the brights brighter,…and we're going to pull the darks a little darker,…that's called an S curve.…That looks pretty good, but look how it's affecting…the whole image, that's not what we want.…
In this course, photographer Erika Thornes shows how to review a kid photo shoot to find the best shot of the bunch. Then, she dives into Lightroom and Photoshop and details a variety of retouching challenges and solutions—including cleaning up that messy nose.
- Selecting and editing the hero shot
- Making a clean edit in Lightroom
- Adjusting exposure and white balance
- Cropping images
- Working with layers and masks
- Using Photoshop to remove stray hairs, brighten eyes, and remove scabs
- Swapping faces in Photoshop