Lightroom offers many option for adjusting photos, but the best place to start is a clean edit. A clean edit is one that looks very similar to what our eyes saw when we were there. It doesn’t add in extra flavors to the photos. It keeps them true to life, which is great for photos of children.
- [Instructor] A clean edit.…When discussing editing of photos, a clean edit…is often brought up, but what do we mean…by a clean edit?…Here is an example of a Straight Out Of Camera,…then a clean edit done in Lightroom,…and a very stylized edit in Photoshop.…The clean edit corrects for white balance…and exposure, it makes sure the contrast is even.…A clean edit like this one give us a great base…to do wild cartoony edits.…It's like freshly washing your hair…before you blow dry it.…You got to get rid of that old junk…before you apply new product.…It makes for a cleaner edit overall.…
A clean edit gives us the base that we can apply…split-toning and vignetting to like in this example.…And a clean edit lets us stylize the photo.…It's easier to edit one you've got a…clean base with an accurate white balance.…Let's start cleaning these kids up.…
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