Correcting Skin Tones in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - Part1 (Bsic Post-Production for People Portraits)

Before we start on correcting skin tones, I would want you to read few basic things shared at BASIC GUIDELINES FOR POST-PRODUCTION OF PEOPLE PORTRAITS !!!


Correcting Skin Tones in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - Part1 (Very Basic Things to DO) : Before we start on correcting skin tones, I would want you to read few basic things shared at BASIC GUIDELINES FOR POST-PRODUCTION OF PEOPLE PORTRAITS !!! Ensuring correct skin color in a photograph is most important for people portraits. Unlike other type of photographs, it's really important to have right tones and colors in Photographs having people portraits !Here is my preferred workflow of processing People portraits !!!1. Import your shot photographs into Lightroom. 2. First step would be adjusting basic things in photograph. Like white-balance, Camera/lens Corrections, Exposure etc. Let's have a look at tools which help in doing these and I would try to show all the results through screen-shots from my computer.2a. Go to Develop Module of Adobe Lightroom2b. Now you see lot of Adjustment controls on right side of Lightroom. By looking at the photograph of this young boy, we shall start with Basic Adjustments.Do you see some difference in overall Photograph after basic adjustments? I will not repeat how these controls work. Please check out THIS LINK to understand basic adjustments.3. Next basic step is to apply Lens correction which will remove very basic distortions from your photograph. In case you have specific requirements, that can be catered through Manual controls.4. Next important step is to zoom and see what extra spots or scars we need to remove from photograph. So just select the area in Navigator which will be shown in the middle of the canvas. Please see screenshot below and marking to understand it better.After some clean efforts, we see some improvements and more requirement as well... I will stop here to proceed further... Don't forget to see marking in the screenshot below. You may need to use Close or heal depending upon photographs and density of scars. Also there are sliders to change size and opacity if spot healing brush !!!See the difference after using Spot Healing Brush !!!5. Next step would be adjusting tonal values to adjust skin color and shirt !!! Please see photograph below with marks to understand the changes done. With color smoothness is also important and for boys if it becomes very smooth, use some grains or sharpness depending upon photograph and texture you need.6. At times some sharpness is required to make things shine. Sharpening hair is a very important thing people want to do in Fashion industry !!! Details section in Develop module give various controls to adjust Sharpness and Noise !!!7. Lets use Effects controls to have some vignette type effect which is not required and it should be avoided for professional portfolios... But some people like it, so I thought of adding here !!!8. See your final results and get ready for next tutorial on Portrait post-production with more details !!!Here is our final result after very basic controls. And let me share that it skin color tastes, demands and texture depends upon person to person and style. He will discuss various skin colors in near future and ways to achieve them !!!Please feel free to comment back to know more about any of the things discussed here !!!


 Ensuring correct skin color in a photograph is most important for people portraits. Unlike other type of photographs, it's really important to have right tones and colors in Photographs having people portraits !

Here is my preferred workflow of processing People portraits !!!

1. Import your shot photographs into Lightroom.

Correcting Skin Tones in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - Part1 (Very Basic Things to DO) : Before we start on correcting skin tones, I would want you to read few basic things shared at BASIC GUIDELINES FOR POST-PRODUCTION OF PEOPLE PORTRAITS !!! Ensuring correct skin color in a photograph is most important for people portraits. Unlike other type of photographs, it's really important to have right tones and colors in Photographs having people portraits !Here is my preferred workflow of processing People portraits !!!1. Import your shot photographs into Lightroom. 2. First step would be adjusting basic things in photograph. Like white-balance, Camera/lens Corrections, Exposure etc. Let's have a look at tools which help in doing these and I would try to show all the results through screen-shots from my computer.2a. Go to Develop Module of Adobe Lightroom2b. Now you see lot of Adjustment controls on right side of Lightroom. By looking at the photograph of this young boy, we shall start with Basic Adjustments.Do you see some difference in overall Photograph after basic adjustments? I will not repeat how these controls work. Please check out THIS LINK to understand basic adjustments.3. Next basic step is to apply Lens correction which will remove very basic distortions from your photograph. In case you have specific requirements, that can be catered through Manual controls.4. Next important step is to zoom and see what extra spots or scars we need to remove from photograph. So just select the area in Navigator which will be shown in the middle of the canvas. Please see screenshot below and marking to understand it better.After some clean efforts, we see some improvements and more requirement as well... I will stop here to proceed further... Don't forget to see marking in the screenshot below. You may need to use Close or heal depending upon photographs and density of scars. Also there are sliders to change size and opacity if spot healing brush !!!See the difference after using Spot Healing Brush !!!5. Next step would be adjusting tonal values to adjust skin color and shirt !!! Please see photograph below with marks to understand the changes done. With color smoothness is also important and for boys if it becomes very smooth, use some grains or sharpness depending upon photograph and texture you need.6. At times some sharpness is required to make things shine. Sharpening hair is a very important thing people want to do in Fashion industry !!! Details section in Develop module give various controls to adjust Sharpness and Noise !!!7. Lets use Effects controls to have some vignette type effect which is not required and it should be avoided for professional portfolios... But some people like it, so I thought of adding here !!!8. See your final results and get ready for next tutorial on Portrait post-production with more details !!!Here is our final result after very basic controls. And let me share that it skin color tastes, demands and texture depends upon person to person and style. He will discuss various skin colors in near future and ways to achieve them !!!Please feel free to comment back to know more about any of the things discussed here !!!

 2. First step would be adjusting basic things in photograph. Like white-balance, Camera/lens Corrections, Exposure etc. Let's have a look at tools which help in doing these and I would try to show all the results through screen-shots from my computer.

2a. Go to Develop Module of Adobe Lightroom

Correcting Skin Tones in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - Part1 (Very Basic Things to DO) : Before we start on correcting skin tones, I would want you to read few basic things shared at BASIC GUIDELINES FOR POST-PRODUCTION OF PEOPLE PORTRAITS !!! Ensuring correct skin color in a photograph is most important for people portraits. Unlike other type of photographs, it's really important to have right tones and colors in Photographs having people portraits !Here is my preferred workflow of processing People portraits !!!1. Import your shot photographs into Lightroom. 2. First step would be adjusting basic things in photograph. Like white-balance, Camera/lens Corrections, Exposure etc. Let's have a look at tools which help in doing these and I would try to show all the results through screen-shots from my computer.2a. Go to Develop Module of Adobe Lightroom2b. Now you see lot of Adjustment controls on right side of Lightroom. By looking at the photograph of this young boy, we shall start with Basic Adjustments.Do you see some difference in overall Photograph after basic adjustments? I will not repeat how these controls work. Please check out THIS LINK to understand basic adjustments.3. Next basic step is to apply Lens correction which will remove very basic distortions from your photograph. In case you have specific requirements, that can be catered through Manual controls.4. Next important step is to zoom and see what extra spots or scars we need to remove from photograph. So just select the area in Navigator which will be shown in the middle of the canvas. Please see screenshot below and marking to understand it better.After some clean efforts, we see some improvements and more requirement as well... I will stop here to proceed further... Don't forget to see marking in the screenshot below. You may need to use Close or heal depending upon photographs and density of scars. Also there are sliders to change size and opacity if spot healing brush !!!See the difference after using Spot Healing Brush !!!5. Next step would be adjusting tonal values to adjust skin color and shirt !!! Please see photograph below with marks to understand the changes done. With color smoothness is also important and for boys if it becomes very smooth, use some grains or sharpness depending upon photograph and texture you need.6. At times some sharpness is required to make things shine. Sharpening hair is a very important thing people want to do in Fashion industry !!! Details section in Develop module give various controls to adjust Sharpness and Noise !!!7. Lets use Effects controls to have some vignette type effect which is not required and it should be avoided for professional portfolios... But some people like it, so I thought of adding here !!!8. See your final results and get ready for next tutorial on Portrait post-production with more details !!!Here is our final result after very basic controls. And let me share that it skin color tastes, demands and texture depends upon person to person and style. He will discuss various skin colors in near future and ways to achieve them !!!Please feel free to comment back to know more about any of the things discussed here !!!

2b. Now you see lot of Adjustment controls on right side of Lightroom. By looking at the photograph of this young boy, we shall start with Basic Adjustments.

Correcting Skin Tones in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - Part1 (Very Basic Things to DO) : Before we start on correcting skin tones, I would want you to read few basic things shared at BASIC GUIDELINES FOR POST-PRODUCTION OF PEOPLE PORTRAITS !!! Ensuring correct skin color in a photograph is most important for people portraits. Unlike other type of photographs, it's really important to have right tones and colors in Photographs having people portraits !Here is my preferred workflow of processing People portraits !!!1. Import your shot photographs into Lightroom. 2. First step would be adjusting basic things in photograph. Like white-balance, Camera/lens Corrections, Exposure etc. Let's have a look at tools which help in doing these and I would try to show all the results through screen-shots from my computer.2a. Go to Develop Module of Adobe Lightroom2b. Now you see lot of Adjustment controls on right side of Lightroom. By looking at the photograph of this young boy, we shall start with Basic Adjustments.Do you see some difference in overall Photograph after basic adjustments? I will not repeat how these controls work. Please check out THIS LINK to understand basic adjustments.3. Next basic step is to apply Lens correction which will remove very basic distortions from your photograph. In case you have specific requirements, that can be catered through Manual controls.4. Next important step is to zoom and see what extra spots or scars we need to remove from photograph. So just select the area in Navigator which will be shown in the middle of the canvas. Please see screenshot below and marking to understand it better.After some clean efforts, we see some improvements and more requirement as well... I will stop here to proceed further... Don't forget to see marking in the screenshot below. You may need to use Close or heal depending upon photographs and density of scars. Also there are sliders to change size and opacity if spot healing brush !!!See the difference after using Spot Healing Brush !!!5. Next step would be adjusting tonal values to adjust skin color and shirt !!! Please see photograph below with marks to understand the changes done. With color smoothness is also important and for boys if it becomes very smooth, use some grains or sharpness depending upon photograph and texture you need.6. At times some sharpness is required to make things shine. Sharpening hair is a very important thing people want to do in Fashion industry !!! Details section in Develop module give various controls to adjust Sharpness and Noise !!!7. Lets use Effects controls to have some vignette type effect which is not required and it should be avoided for professional portfolios... But some people like it, so I thought of adding here !!!8. See your final results and get ready for next tutorial on Portrait post-production with more details !!!Here is our final result after very basic controls. And let me share that it skin color tastes, demands and texture depends upon person to person and style. He will discuss various skin colors in near future and ways to achieve them !!!Please feel free to comment back to know more about any of the things discussed here !!!

Do you see some difference in overall Photograph after basic adjustments? I will not repeat how these controls work. Please check out THIS LINK to understand basic adjustments.


Correcting Skin Tones in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - Part1 (Very Basic Things to DO) : Before we start on correcting skin tones, I would want you to read few basic things shared at BASIC GUIDELINES FOR POST-PRODUCTION OF PEOPLE PORTRAITS !!! Ensuring correct skin color in a photograph is most important for people portraits. Unlike other type of photographs, it's really important to have right tones and colors in Photographs having people portraits !Here is my preferred workflow of processing People portraits !!!1. Import your shot photographs into Lightroom. 2. First step would be adjusting basic things in photograph. Like white-balance, Camera/lens Corrections, Exposure etc. Let's have a look at tools which help in doing these and I would try to show all the results through screen-shots from my computer.2a. Go to Develop Module of Adobe Lightroom2b. Now you see lot of Adjustment controls on right side of Lightroom. By looking at the photograph of this young boy, we shall start with Basic Adjustments.Do you see some difference in overall Photograph after basic adjustments? I will not repeat how these controls work. Please check out THIS LINK to understand basic adjustments.3. Next basic step is to apply Lens correction which will remove very basic distortions from your photograph. In case you have specific requirements, that can be catered through Manual controls.4. Next important step is to zoom and see what extra spots or scars we need to remove from photograph. So just select the area in Navigator which will be shown in the middle of the canvas. Please see screenshot below and marking to understand it better.After some clean efforts, we see some improvements and more requirement as well... I will stop here to proceed further... Don't forget to see marking in the screenshot below. You may need to use Close or heal depending upon photographs and density of scars. Also there are sliders to change size and opacity if spot healing brush !!!See the difference after using Spot Healing Brush !!!5. Next step would be adjusting tonal values to adjust skin color and shirt !!! Please see photograph below with marks to understand the changes done. With color smoothness is also important and for boys if it becomes very smooth, use some grains or sharpness depending upon photograph and texture you need.6. At times some sharpness is required to make things shine. Sharpening hair is a very important thing people want to do in Fashion industry !!! Details section in Develop module give various controls to adjust Sharpness and Noise !!!7. Lets use Effects controls to have some vignette type effect which is not required and it should be avoided for professional portfolios... But some people like it, so I thought of adding here !!!8. See your final results and get ready for next tutorial on Portrait post-production with more details !!!Here is our final result after very basic controls. And let me share that it skin color tastes, demands and texture depends upon person to person and style. He will discuss various skin colors in near future and ways to achieve them !!!Please feel free to comment back to know more about any of the things discussed here !!!


3. Next basic step is to apply Lens correction which will remove very basic distortions from your photograph. In case you have specific requirements, that can be catered through Manual controls.

Correcting Skin Tones in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - Part1 (Very Basic Things to DO) : Before we start on correcting skin tones, I would want you to read few basic things shared at BASIC GUIDELINES FOR POST-PRODUCTION OF PEOPLE PORTRAITS !!! Ensuring correct skin color in a photograph is most important for people portraits. Unlike other type of photographs, it's really important to have right tones and colors in Photographs having people portraits !Here is my preferred workflow of processing People portraits !!!1. Import your shot photographs into Lightroom. 2. First step would be adjusting basic things in photograph. Like white-balance, Camera/lens Corrections, Exposure etc. Let's have a look at tools which help in doing these and I would try to show all the results through screen-shots from my computer.2a. Go to Develop Module of Adobe Lightroom2b. Now you see lot of Adjustment controls on right side of Lightroom. By looking at the photograph of this young boy, we shall start with Basic Adjustments.Do you see some difference in overall Photograph after basic adjustments? I will not repeat how these controls work. Please check out THIS LINK to understand basic adjustments.3. Next basic step is to apply Lens correction which will remove very basic distortions from your photograph. In case you have specific requirements, that can be catered through Manual controls.4. Next important step is to zoom and see what extra spots or scars we need to remove from photograph. So just select the area in Navigator which will be shown in the middle of the canvas. Please see screenshot below and marking to understand it better.After some clean efforts, we see some improvements and more requirement as well... I will stop here to proceed further... Don't forget to see marking in the screenshot below. You may need to use Close or heal depending upon photographs and density of scars. Also there are sliders to change size and opacity if spot healing brush !!!See the difference after using Spot Healing Brush !!!5. Next step would be adjusting tonal values to adjust skin color and shirt !!! Please see photograph below with marks to understand the changes done. With color smoothness is also important and for boys if it becomes very smooth, use some grains or sharpness depending upon photograph and texture you need.6. At times some sharpness is required to make things shine. Sharpening hair is a very important thing people want to do in Fashion industry !!! Details section in Develop module give various controls to adjust Sharpness and Noise !!!7. Lets use Effects controls to have some vignette type effect which is not required and it should be avoided for professional portfolios... But some people like it, so I thought of adding here !!!8. See your final results and get ready for next tutorial on Portrait post-production with more details !!!Here is our final result after very basic controls. And let me share that it skin color tastes, demands and texture depends upon person to person and style. He will discuss various skin colors in near future and ways to achieve them !!!Please feel free to comment back to know more about any of the things discussed here !!!

4. Next important step is to zoom and see what extra spots or scars we need to remove from photograph. So just select the area in Navigator which will be shown in the middle of the canvas. Please see screenshot below and marking to understand it better.

Correcting Skin Tones in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - Part1 (Very Basic Things to DO) : Before we start on correcting skin tones, I would want you to read few basic things shared at BASIC GUIDELINES FOR POST-PRODUCTION OF PEOPLE PORTRAITS !!! Ensuring correct skin color in a photograph is most important for people portraits. Unlike other type of photographs, it's really important to have right tones and colors in Photographs having people portraits !Here is my preferred workflow of processing People portraits !!!1. Import your shot photographs into Lightroom. 2. First step would be adjusting basic things in photograph. Like white-balance, Camera/lens Corrections, Exposure etc. Let's have a look at tools which help in doing these and I would try to show all the results through screen-shots from my computer.2a. Go to Develop Module of Adobe Lightroom2b. Now you see lot of Adjustment controls on right side of Lightroom. By looking at the photograph of this young boy, we shall start with Basic Adjustments.Do you see some difference in overall Photograph after basic adjustments? I will not repeat how these controls work. Please check out THIS LINK to understand basic adjustments.3. Next basic step is to apply Lens correction which will remove very basic distortions from your photograph. In case you have specific requirements, that can be catered through Manual controls.4. Next important step is to zoom and see what extra spots or scars we need to remove from photograph. So just select the area in Navigator which will be shown in the middle of the canvas. Please see screenshot below and marking to understand it better.After some clean efforts, we see some improvements and more requirement as well... I will stop here to proceed further... Don't forget to see marking in the screenshot below. You may need to use Close or heal depending upon photographs and density of scars. Also there are sliders to change size and opacity if spot healing brush !!!See the difference after using Spot Healing Brush !!!5. Next step would be adjusting tonal values to adjust skin color and shirt !!! Please see photograph below with marks to understand the changes done. With color smoothness is also important and for boys if it becomes very smooth, use some grains or sharpness depending upon photograph and texture you need.6. At times some sharpness is required to make things shine. Sharpening hair is a very important thing people want to do in Fashion industry !!! Details section in Develop module give various controls to adjust Sharpness and Noise !!!7. Lets use Effects controls to have some vignette type effect which is not required and it should be avoided for professional portfolios... But some people like it, so I thought of adding here !!!8. See your final results and get ready for next tutorial on Portrait post-production with more details !!!Here is our final result after very basic controls. And let me share that it skin color tastes, demands and texture depends upon person to person and style. He will discuss various skin colors in near future and ways to achieve them !!!Please feel free to comment back to know more about any of the things discussed here !!!

After some clean efforts, we see some improvements and more requirement as well... I will stop here to proceed further... Don't forget to see marking in the screenshot below. You may need to use Close or heal depending upon photographs and density of scars. Also there are sliders to change size and opacity if spot healing brush !!!

Correcting Skin Tones in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - Part1 (Very Basic Things to DO) : Before we start on correcting skin tones, I would want you to read few basic things shared at BASIC GUIDELINES FOR POST-PRODUCTION OF PEOPLE PORTRAITS !!! Ensuring correct skin color in a photograph is most important for people portraits. Unlike other type of photographs, it's really important to have right tones and colors in Photographs having people portraits !Here is my preferred workflow of processing People portraits !!!1. Import your shot photographs into Lightroom. 2. First step would be adjusting basic things in photograph. Like white-balance, Camera/lens Corrections, Exposure etc. Let's have a look at tools which help in doing these and I would try to show all the results through screen-shots from my computer.2a. Go to Develop Module of Adobe Lightroom2b. Now you see lot of Adjustment controls on right side of Lightroom. By looking at the photograph of this young boy, we shall start with Basic Adjustments.Do you see some difference in overall Photograph after basic adjustments? I will not repeat how these controls work. Please check out THIS LINK to understand basic adjustments.3. Next basic step is to apply Lens correction which will remove very basic distortions from your photograph. In case you have specific requirements, that can be catered through Manual controls.4. Next important step is to zoom and see what extra spots or scars we need to remove from photograph. So just select the area in Navigator which will be shown in the middle of the canvas. Please see screenshot below and marking to understand it better.After some clean efforts, we see some improvements and more requirement as well... I will stop here to proceed further... Don't forget to see marking in the screenshot below. You may need to use Close or heal depending upon photographs and density of scars. Also there are sliders to change size and opacity if spot healing brush !!!See the difference after using Spot Healing Brush !!!5. Next step would be adjusting tonal values to adjust skin color and shirt !!! Please see photograph below with marks to understand the changes done. With color smoothness is also important and for boys if it becomes very smooth, use some grains or sharpness depending upon photograph and texture you need.6. At times some sharpness is required to make things shine. Sharpening hair is a very important thing people want to do in Fashion industry !!! Details section in Develop module give various controls to adjust Sharpness and Noise !!!7. Lets use Effects controls to have some vignette type effect which is not required and it should be avoided for professional portfolios... But some people like it, so I thought of adding here !!!8. See your final results and get ready for next tutorial on Portrait post-production with more details !!!Here is our final result after very basic controls. And let me share that it skin color tastes, demands and texture depends upon person to person and style. He will discuss various skin colors in near future and ways to achieve them !!!Please feel free to comment back to know more about any of the things discussed here !!!

See the difference after using Spot Healing Brush !!!

Correcting Skin Tones in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - Part1 (Very Basic Things to DO) : Before we start on correcting skin tones, I would want you to read few basic things shared at BASIC GUIDELINES FOR POST-PRODUCTION OF PEOPLE PORTRAITS !!! Ensuring correct skin color in a photograph is most important for people portraits. Unlike other type of photographs, it's really important to have right tones and colors in Photographs having people portraits !Here is my preferred workflow of processing People portraits !!!1. Import your shot photographs into Lightroom. 2. First step would be adjusting basic things in photograph. Like white-balance, Camera/lens Corrections, Exposure etc. Let's have a look at tools which help in doing these and I would try to show all the results through screen-shots from my computer.2a. Go to Develop Module of Adobe Lightroom2b. Now you see lot of Adjustment controls on right side of Lightroom. By looking at the photograph of this young boy, we shall start with Basic Adjustments.Do you see some difference in overall Photograph after basic adjustments? I will not repeat how these controls work. Please check out THIS LINK to understand basic adjustments.3. Next basic step is to apply Lens correction which will remove very basic distortions from your photograph. In case you have specific requirements, that can be catered through Manual controls.4. Next important step is to zoom and see what extra spots or scars we need to remove from photograph. So just select the area in Navigator which will be shown in the middle of the canvas. Please see screenshot below and marking to understand it better.After some clean efforts, we see some improvements and more requirement as well... I will stop here to proceed further... Don't forget to see marking in the screenshot below. You may need to use Close or heal depending upon photographs and density of scars. Also there are sliders to change size and opacity if spot healing brush !!!See the difference after using Spot Healing Brush !!!5. Next step would be adjusting tonal values to adjust skin color and shirt !!! Please see photograph below with marks to understand the changes done. With color smoothness is also important and for boys if it becomes very smooth, use some grains or sharpness depending upon photograph and texture you need.6. At times some sharpness is required to make things shine. Sharpening hair is a very important thing people want to do in Fashion industry !!! Details section in Develop module give various controls to adjust Sharpness and Noise !!!7. Lets use Effects controls to have some vignette type effect which is not required and it should be avoided for professional portfolios... But some people like it, so I thought of adding here !!!8. See your final results and get ready for next tutorial on Portrait post-production with more details !!!Here is our final result after very basic controls. And let me share that it skin color tastes, demands and texture depends upon person to person and style. He will discuss various skin colors in near future and ways to achieve them !!!Please feel free to comment back to know more about any of the things discussed here !!!
5. Next step would be adjusting tonal values to adjust skin color and shirt !!! Please see photograph below with marks to understand the changes done. 

Correcting Skin Tones in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - Part1 (Very Basic Things to DO) : Before we start on correcting skin tones, I would want you to read few basic things shared at BASIC GUIDELINES FOR POST-PRODUCTION OF PEOPLE PORTRAITS !!! Ensuring correct skin color in a photograph is most important for people portraits. Unlike other type of photographs, it's really important to have right tones and colors in Photographs having people portraits !Here is my preferred workflow of processing People portraits !!!1. Import your shot photographs into Lightroom. 2. First step would be adjusting basic things in photograph. Like white-balance, Camera/lens Corrections, Exposure etc. Let's have a look at tools which help in doing these and I would try to show all the results through screen-shots from my computer.2a. Go to Develop Module of Adobe Lightroom2b. Now you see lot of Adjustment controls on right side of Lightroom. By looking at the photograph of this young boy, we shall start with Basic Adjustments.Do you see some difference in overall Photograph after basic adjustments? I will not repeat how these controls work. Please check out THIS LINK to understand basic adjustments.3. Next basic step is to apply Lens correction which will remove very basic distortions from your photograph. In case you have specific requirements, that can be catered through Manual controls.4. Next important step is to zoom and see what extra spots or scars we need to remove from photograph. So just select the area in Navigator which will be shown in the middle of the canvas. Please see screenshot below and marking to understand it better.After some clean efforts, we see some improvements and more requirement as well... I will stop here to proceed further... Don't forget to see marking in the screenshot below. You may need to use Close or heal depending upon photographs and density of scars. Also there are sliders to change size and opacity if spot healing brush !!!See the difference after using Spot Healing Brush !!!5. Next step would be adjusting tonal values to adjust skin color and shirt !!! Please see photograph below with marks to understand the changes done. With color smoothness is also important and for boys if it becomes very smooth, use some grains or sharpness depending upon photograph and texture you need.6. At times some sharpness is required to make things shine. Sharpening hair is a very important thing people want to do in Fashion industry !!! Details section in Develop module give various controls to adjust Sharpness and Noise !!!7. Lets use Effects controls to have some vignette type effect which is not required and it should be avoided for professional portfolios... But some people like it, so I thought of adding here !!!8. See your final results and get ready for next tutorial on Portrait post-production with more details !!!Here is our final result after very basic controls. And let me share that it skin color tastes, demands and texture depends upon person to person and style. He will discuss various skin colors in near future and ways to achieve them !!!Please feel free to comment back to know more about any of the things discussed here !!!

With color smoothness is also important and for boys if it becomes very smooth, use some grains or sharpness depending upon photograph and texture you need.

Correcting Skin Tones in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - Part1 (Very Basic Things to DO) : Before we start on correcting skin tones, I would want you to read few basic things shared at BASIC GUIDELINES FOR POST-PRODUCTION OF PEOPLE PORTRAITS !!! Ensuring correct skin color in a photograph is most important for people portraits. Unlike other type of photographs, it's really important to have right tones and colors in Photographs having people portraits !Here is my preferred workflow of processing People portraits !!!1. Import your shot photographs into Lightroom. 2. First step would be adjusting basic things in photograph. Like white-balance, Camera/lens Corrections, Exposure etc. Let's have a look at tools which help in doing these and I would try to show all the results through screen-shots from my computer.2a. Go to Develop Module of Adobe Lightroom2b. Now you see lot of Adjustment controls on right side of Lightroom. By looking at the photograph of this young boy, we shall start with Basic Adjustments.Do you see some difference in overall Photograph after basic adjustments? I will not repeat how these controls work. Please check out THIS LINK to understand basic adjustments.3. Next basic step is to apply Lens correction which will remove very basic distortions from your photograph. In case you have specific requirements, that can be catered through Manual controls.4. Next important step is to zoom and see what extra spots or scars we need to remove from photograph. So just select the area in Navigator which will be shown in the middle of the canvas. Please see screenshot below and marking to understand it better.After some clean efforts, we see some improvements and more requirement as well... I will stop here to proceed further... Don't forget to see marking in the screenshot below. You may need to use Close or heal depending upon photographs and density of scars. Also there are sliders to change size and opacity if spot healing brush !!!See the difference after using Spot Healing Brush !!!5. Next step would be adjusting tonal values to adjust skin color and shirt !!! Please see photograph below with marks to understand the changes done. With color smoothness is also important and for boys if it becomes very smooth, use some grains or sharpness depending upon photograph and texture you need.6. At times some sharpness is required to make things shine. Sharpening hair is a very important thing people want to do in Fashion industry !!! Details section in Develop module give various controls to adjust Sharpness and Noise !!!7. Lets use Effects controls to have some vignette type effect which is not required and it should be avoided for professional portfolios... But some people like it, so I thought of adding here !!!8. See your final results and get ready for next tutorial on Portrait post-production with more details !!!Here is our final result after very basic controls. And let me share that it skin color tastes, demands and texture depends upon person to person and style. He will discuss various skin colors in near future and ways to achieve them !!!Please feel free to comment back to know more about any of the things discussed here !!!

6. At times some sharpness is required to make things shine. Sharpening hair is a very important thing people want to do in Fashion industry !!! Details section in Develop module give various controls to adjust Sharpness and Noise !!!

Correcting Skin Tones in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - Part1 (Very Basic Things to DO) : Before we start on correcting skin tones, I would want you to read few basic things shared at BASIC GUIDELINES FOR POST-PRODUCTION OF PEOPLE PORTRAITS !!! Ensuring correct skin color in a photograph is most important for people portraits. Unlike other type of photographs, it's really important to have right tones and colors in Photographs having people portraits !Here is my preferred workflow of processing People portraits !!!1. Import your shot photographs into Lightroom. 2. First step would be adjusting basic things in photograph. Like white-balance, Camera/lens Corrections, Exposure etc. Let's have a look at tools which help in doing these and I would try to show all the results through screen-shots from my computer.2a. Go to Develop Module of Adobe Lightroom2b. Now you see lot of Adjustment controls on right side of Lightroom. By looking at the photograph of this young boy, we shall start with Basic Adjustments.Do you see some difference in overall Photograph after basic adjustments? I will not repeat how these controls work. Please check out THIS LINK to understand basic adjustments.3. Next basic step is to apply Lens correction which will remove very basic distortions from your photograph. In case you have specific requirements, that can be catered through Manual controls.4. Next important step is to zoom and see what extra spots or scars we need to remove from photograph. So just select the area in Navigator which will be shown in the middle of the canvas. Please see screenshot below and marking to understand it better.After some clean efforts, we see some improvements and more requirement as well... I will stop here to proceed further... Don't forget to see marking in the screenshot below. You may need to use Close or heal depending upon photographs and density of scars. Also there are sliders to change size and opacity if spot healing brush !!!See the difference after using Spot Healing Brush !!!5. Next step would be adjusting tonal values to adjust skin color and shirt !!! Please see photograph below with marks to understand the changes done. With color smoothness is also important and for boys if it becomes very smooth, use some grains or sharpness depending upon photograph and texture you need.6. At times some sharpness is required to make things shine. Sharpening hair is a very important thing people want to do in Fashion industry !!! Details section in Develop module give various controls to adjust Sharpness and Noise !!!7. Lets use Effects controls to have some vignette type effect which is not required and it should be avoided for professional portfolios... But some people like it, so I thought of adding here !!!8. See your final results and get ready for next tutorial on Portrait post-production with more details !!!Here is our final result after very basic controls. And let me share that it skin color tastes, demands and texture depends upon person to person and style. He will discuss various skin colors in near future and ways to achieve them !!!Please feel free to comment back to know more about any of the things discussed here !!!

7. Lets use Effects controls to have some vignette type effect which is not required and it should be avoided for professional portfolios... But some people like it, so I thought of adding here !!!

Correcting Skin Tones in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - Part1 (Very Basic Things to DO) : Before we start on correcting skin tones, I would want you to read few basic things shared at BASIC GUIDELINES FOR POST-PRODUCTION OF PEOPLE PORTRAITS !!! Ensuring correct skin color in a photograph is most important for people portraits. Unlike other type of photographs, it's really important to have right tones and colors in Photographs having people portraits !Here is my preferred workflow of processing People portraits !!!1. Import your shot photographs into Lightroom. 2. First step would be adjusting basic things in photograph. Like white-balance, Camera/lens Corrections, Exposure etc. Let's have a look at tools which help in doing these and I would try to show all the results through screen-shots from my computer.2a. Go to Develop Module of Adobe Lightroom2b. Now you see lot of Adjustment controls on right side of Lightroom. By looking at the photograph of this young boy, we shall start with Basic Adjustments.Do you see some difference in overall Photograph after basic adjustments? I will not repeat how these controls work. Please check out THIS LINK to understand basic adjustments.3. Next basic step is to apply Lens correction which will remove very basic distortions from your photograph. In case you have specific requirements, that can be catered through Manual controls.4. Next important step is to zoom and see what extra spots or scars we need to remove from photograph. So just select the area in Navigator which will be shown in the middle of the canvas. Please see screenshot below and marking to understand it better.After some clean efforts, we see some improvements and more requirement as well... I will stop here to proceed further... Don't forget to see marking in the screenshot below. You may need to use Close or heal depending upon photographs and density of scars. Also there are sliders to change size and opacity if spot healing brush !!!See the difference after using Spot Healing Brush !!!5. Next step would be adjusting tonal values to adjust skin color and shirt !!! Please see photograph below with marks to understand the changes done. With color smoothness is also important and for boys if it becomes very smooth, use some grains or sharpness depending upon photograph and texture you need.6. At times some sharpness is required to make things shine. Sharpening hair is a very important thing people want to do in Fashion industry !!! Details section in Develop module give various controls to adjust Sharpness and Noise !!!7. Lets use Effects controls to have some vignette type effect which is not required and it should be avoided for professional portfolios... But some people like it, so I thought of adding here !!!8. See your final results and get ready for next tutorial on Portrait post-production with more details !!!Here is our final result after very basic controls. And let me share that it skin color tastes, demands and texture depends upon person to person and style. He will discuss various skin colors in near future and ways to achieve them !!!Please feel free to comment back to know more about any of the things discussed here !!!

8. See your final results and get ready for next tutorial on Portrait post-production with more details !!!
 Correcting Skin Tones in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - Part1 (Very Basic Things to DO) : Before we start on correcting skin tones, I would want you to read few basic things shared at BASIC GUIDELINES FOR POST-PRODUCTION OF PEOPLE PORTRAITS !!! Ensuring correct skin color in a photograph is most important for people portraits. Unlike other type of photographs, it's really important to have right tones and colors in Photographs having people portraits !Here is my preferred workflow of processing People portraits !!!1. Import your shot photographs into Lightroom. 2. First step would be adjusting basic things in photograph. Like white-balance, Camera/lens Corrections, Exposure etc. Let's have a look at tools which help in doing these and I would try to show all the results through screen-shots from my computer.2a. Go to Develop Module of Adobe Lightroom2b. Now you see lot of Adjustment controls on right side of Lightroom. By looking at the photograph of this young boy, we shall start with Basic Adjustments.Do you see some difference in overall Photograph after basic adjustments? I will not repeat how these controls work. Please check out THIS LINK to understand basic adjustments.3. Next basic step is to apply Lens correction which will remove very basic distortions from your photograph. In case you have specific requirements, that can be catered through Manual controls.4. Next important step is to zoom and see what extra spots or scars we need to remove from photograph. So just select the area in Navigator which will be shown in the middle of the canvas. Please see screenshot below and marking to understand it better.After some clean efforts, we see some improvements and more requirement as well... I will stop here to proceed further... Don't forget to see marking in the screenshot below. You may need to use Close or heal depending upon photographs and density of scars. Also there are sliders to change size and opacity if spot healing brush !!!See the difference after using Spot Healing Brush !!!5. Next step would be adjusting tonal values to adjust skin color and shirt !!! Please see photograph below with marks to understand the changes done. With color smoothness is also important and for boys if it becomes very smooth, use some grains or sharpness depending upon photograph and texture you need.6. At times some sharpness is required to make things shine. Sharpening hair is a very important thing people want to do in Fashion industry !!! Details section in Develop module give various controls to adjust Sharpness and Noise !!!7. Lets use Effects controls to have some vignette type effect which is not required and it should be avoided for professional portfolios... But some people like it, so I thought of adding here !!!8. See your final results and get ready for next tutorial on Portrait post-production with more details !!!Here is our final result after very basic controls. And let me share that it skin color tastes, demands and texture depends upon person to person and style. He will discuss various skin colors in near future and ways to achieve them !!!Please feel free to comment back to know more about any of the things discussed here !!! 

Here is our final result after very basic controls. And let me share that it skin color tastes, demands and texture depends upon person to person and style. He will discuss various skin colors in near future and ways to achieve them !!!


Please feel free to comment back to know more about any of the things discussed here !!!

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