How To Simply Correct Light Falloff In Photoshop
As a retoucher, an issue I have to fix at times is light falloff that occurs in studio. This can happen when the light modifier used isn’t ample in covering the model fully. Thankfully, there is an easy fix that allows you to correct this problem. Prior to, it was a little more difficult without being able to harness the power of the raw file to fix it naturally. Once you get used to the process, you can use this technique to correct other exposure issues as well.
I hope you found this tutorial I made useful to you. There are of course other methods of fixing it too, but I really found this to be the most natural way with the most control available.
I also prefer using this method over using the Lightroom or Camera Raw adjustment brushes because it allows for much more control as it’s completely adjustable as you go forward as well.
In this example, the falloff wasn’t so major so other methods do work in a pinch. But when the falloff is so intense that you see clipping, the raw data will save your file.
A special thank you to Christopher Lua for the file.
In case you liked this, I will also be teaching a few retouching classes at the Fstoppers Workshop in the Bahamas this May. I’ll be going over my workflow and techniques that I use on a regular basis. Check out the details here: http://fstoppersworkshops.com/pratik-naik/. Come out and spend some time with us, you need that break! Check out the promo video on what you can expect at this year’s workshop!