In this video, Erika teaches that cropping should happen when you are ready to export your image. Erika doesn’t recommend cropping until the final stage as if you bring a photo into Photoshop and bring it back into Lightroom, you can’t change the crop.
- [Instructor] Alright, it's time to finish…editing this photo.…We've already adjusted for white balance and exposure…so now we're going to be bringing out…the little tiny details that will…make this really really pop.…So we've got our exposure set to 0.75,…we've got our temperature set perfectly.…Let's work on this.…First thing we're going to do is reduce the contrast to -13.…Because it's a baby portrait, it's kind of nice…to have a little bit softer look to it so that's great,…but I also want to emphasize all the little lights…in their eyes and things like that…so I'm going to bring the highlights up, just a tad.…
I'm going to drop my shadows down just a little bit.…I'm going to bring those whites up because I like…how the frosting, I just want that frosting…on the face to kind of pop out a little bit, it's cute.…I'm going to bring my blacks up just a little bit.…Look at that.…That's really cute.…Alright, so I don't mess with the Presence…and Clarity and Vibrance here,…but one thing I do add is a little tiny bit of an "S" Curve.…
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