How to Edit a Portrait in Lightroom

Traditionally, you edit portraits in Photoshop, where you can take advantage of the program's powerful array of local editing tools. On the other hand, Lightroom has taken tremendous steps forward in the past few years, and while Photoshop still sits at the top for portrait work, there are many situations in which you can complete a portrait edit entirely in Lightroom. This helpful video tutorial will show you how to do just that. 

Coming to you from Ace Noguera, this fantastic video tutorial will show you the ins and outs of editing a portrait in Lightroom. Generally, if you are looking to create a carefully polished portrait, you should still stick with Photoshop, but on the other hand, Lightroom is great for a lot of situations in which you need a quick edit, such as batch shoots. In particular, the last few iterations have brought about some seriously useful tools, most notable being the new AI masking panel, which allows you to quickly and accurately select and edit various facial features, making the process all the more efficient. If you haven't tried the new panel yet, definitely take a few minutes to explore it. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Noguera.  

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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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