In this video, Erika Thornes goes over how to make a selection for replacing a head in photos. She looks through her Lightroom collection to find a photo that is in focus to replace one that is out of focus.
- [Instructor] Yes, this is the perfect photo…for a card to pass up to family and friends,…don't you think?…Actually my sister in law absolutely loved it,…she wanted to send it out to everybody…because it was a day in the life,…it was, what she's actually experiencing…right now as a mother, so, I would've gone with it,…except for, as a photographer,…I had a really hard time with the fact that I accidentally…have my little nephew Noah out of focus in the front.…I was so busy trying to deal with the crying kid…and get them all in position, that I didn't notice…that I had accidentally left my aperture too shallow…and my depth of field too shallow to capture…all three of them in focus.…
So this is the perfect opportunity for us to practice…head swapping, so we can keep the crying kid,…we can keep the disinterested toddler…and we can capture the big brother,…bored out of his mind, but in focus.…So let's see what other options we have to replace…his head with.…Alright, this one he's looking straight ahead,…but he looks a little too happy,…
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