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A Course on Editing in Lightroom for Beginners

When you are new to photography, it is common to think that you need to head over to Photoshop for any sort of serious editing, but you might be surprised by just how much you can accomplish using Lightroom if you know what you are doing and where to look. This excellent video tutorial will show you how to edit a portrait from start to finish using only Lightroom.

Coming to you from Sawyer Hartman, this excellent video will show you how to retouch a portrait from start to finish in Lightroom. The important thing to remember when you first start editing is that it is very easy to go overboard when you are editing a portrait, and that can leave you with results that look artificial and strange. The best bet is to err on the side of retouching less and be sure to check in on the overall progress frequently during the process. I personally like to step away from my computer and come back with a fresh set of eyes after I finish a retouch before I export the final photo, as it helps me to objectively evaluate the overall work and see if I missed anything. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Hartman. 

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