5 Helpful Tips for Editing Portraits in Lightroom

When it comes to editing portraits, you probably think of working in Photoshop over Lightroom, but you can often complete a retouch in Lightroom, particularly if you are working on something like a large batch of headshots that only need light retouching. This awesome video tutorial will give you five helpful tips for editing portraits in Lightroom to get the best results. 

Coming to you from Anthony Morganti, this excellent video tutorial will show you five tips for editing portraits in Lightroom. While you will definitely want to hop over to Photoshop for more intense edits, if you are batch-editing a lot of portraits or just doing a quick touch-up, it can be more efficient to simply polish the image in Lightroom without doing a round-trip. No matter where you choose to do your edits, however, one important thing to remember is to use a light touch on photos. It is easy to overboard, especially when you are trying to quickly work through a large set of images. I like to step away from my computer for a minute or so when I am done with an edit, then check it one more time with a fresh set of eyes before I complete the export. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Morganti. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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