When editing adult photos, Erika Thornes talks about how she looks for very specific things. She cleans up skin, corrects posture, and smoothes skin. Erika doesn’t recommend smoothing the skin of children.
- [Instructor] The adult edit.…When editing photos of adults, I focus on different things…than when I edit pictures of kids.…With adults, I focus on reducing shine,…or smoothing details out that aren't…very visible in person, but do show up in the photos.…Sometimes I just brighten the makeup…and fix a few tiny details.…Other times I make adjustments to correct posture.…Sometimes, I little extra touch up is needed…to keep the focus on the love.…I can use skin smoothing tricks on adults…that I wouldn't use on kids.…With kids editing, I focus more on…getting a nice, clean edit,…and removing distracting elements…to let them shine for who they are.…
So let's dive in.…
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