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
Skill Level Intermediate
- [Instructor] Welcome, I'm Erika Thornes. In this course, we're going to dive deep into the sandbox, or at least into the Photoshop and Lightroom sandbox, and edit photos of kids. I'll share with you how to pick the best photos and make a clean edit. Then we'll go into depth on how to clean up common grime, dirts and scratches from kids romping around in their world, you know, being kids. We'll take care of common issues from runny noses to wearing what they eat with a badge of honor, and dirty nails and stray hair. I'll even show you how to swap in a new head, which really comes in handy when taking group photos with kids.
Let's jump in feet first and make our photos of kids into something not quite so messy, or at least messy with charm, so that way we can treasure these photos for years to come.