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80 Lightroom Portrait Presets for Awesome Edits

Custom editing portrait photos just got a lot easier! And it doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Our presets were developed for portrait photographers to help you take your edits to the next level.

These portrait presets are perfect for precise control over highlights and shadows, adding depth of field, adding pop to your sunsets, smoothing skin and much more.

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These portrait presets consists of 80+ Lightroom adjustment brush presets designed specifically for portrait photographers. All brushes are neatly organized. Plus, an adjustment brush cheat sheet is included!

All brushes can be customized for your personal photography style. Use the adjustments to edit the exposure, for enhancing skin, bring out the details in shadows and highlights, enhance eyes (plus lips and hair), depth of field, plus much more.

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Basic Edits

The power of Lightroom adjustment brushes is the ability to apply your edits exactly where you want them.  They give you the precision and control to fulfill your creative vision.

With this set of “Basic Edit” adjustment presets, for Lightroom, you can remove unwanted color from specific areas of your image.

For example, removing an overly warm White Balance from your subjects faces (so they’re not too yellow). 

Plus, additional adjustment effects are included to reduce green and magenta color tints. 

You can also take your post-production to the next level with 6 more adjustment types for dodging and burning (making parts of your image brighter or darker).

Teeth Edits

Teeth. We’re never 100% completely satisfied with our teeth. If we were, there wouldn’t be a billion-dollar business around “whitening” our teeth.

No dentist or special toothpaste required. Just use our “whiten” adjustment brush to enhance teeth.

Oh, and it’s super easy to do.  I’ll show you how in the included pro tutorials.

Advanced Edits​

As a portrait photographer sometimes you have to move fast (especially with kids). Or you’ll end up missing the shot.

Sometimes, you don’t always nail the exposure in camera and end up losing some detail.

However, if you shoot in RAW chances are the data was captured (in the shadows and highlights).

With this set of advanced adjustment effects you can easily “brush” back the detail that’s missing in the highlights and/or shadows.

Use 6 different adjustments to bring back that detail. However, in the included video tutorials, I’ll show you how to adjust them for unlimited options.

Didn’t grab the lens you wanted or couldn’t use the f-stop to create a shallow depth-of-field? Got you covered there too. These are included for depth-of-field edits as well.

Plus, additional options for advanced color edits.

Skin Edits

As a portrait photographer, it’s our job to make our clients look their best.

How many moms, sisters, aunts, etc.. have asked you to remove a blemish, scar, wrinkles, etc..? A couple? Most of them?

Well, now you’ll learn how to use our adjustment presets to make your clients look their best.

With different variations of skin “smoothing” effects, you can edit faces to their liking.

From natural to the extreme to glamour to Hollywood and more. Plenty of options for the perfect edit your client will love you for.

Lip Edits

Lips. Another prominent feature that can make or break an image… or make your client unhappy. Help them achieve the right color. Add or reduce red lipstick. Or purple. Or pink.

What about a gloss? Again, no problem. Low gloss. High gloss. I’ve got you covered.

Eye Edits

Eyes are the window to the soul! Enhance your clients’ eyes by making them brighter, adding a catch light (so they look alive) and more.

For example, maybe you shot a family and the mother wasn’t happy with the color of her eyeshadow. Just use one of our eye shadow colors to change the color!

Imagine the possibilities.

Hair Edits

Hair. Is it too flat? Not sharp enough? Too dark?

No worries. Add a little “hairspray” (brush) to sharpen and add depth. Blonde and Brunette adjustments too (for brightening and/or adding highlights).

Gradient Edits

Another set of advanced retouching options. This time, you can precisely control edits of your skies, foregrounds and more.

Want to enhance the colors of a sunset? No problem. Choose from one of the many “sunset” adjustment effects and make the sky more orange, pink, purple and more.

What about “white” skies? Try one of the “blue” sky gradients presets to make your skies more dramatic.

Oh, and some additional brushes for enhancing depth-of-field. Plus, some more gradients to brighten or darken skies.

B&W Edits

B&W edits are a lost art form. Too many photographers take the easy way out and drop Saturation to 0. Instant B&W. And boring.

Be creative. Create something your clients are going to cherish and will want to display on their wall.

You can. With our B&W adjustments. Includes creamy, edgy, grainy (film), Hollywood and Vintage.

Each will give you a distinct look they’ll love you for!

F.A.Q.

The Portrait Workflow includes 80+ brushes (for Lightroom CC Classic, 6, 5 and 4) that were specifically designed for the unique challenges of customizing portrait photos.

The brushes will streamline your workflow and make you much more productive. You will now be able to do the majority of your retouching directly in Lightroom.

This set of brush presets were designed for use by portrait photographers.

Whether you’re a new photographer or experienced these Lightroom brushes will increase your productivity.

Both professionals and amateurs can benefit from using this Lightroom portrait workflow.

Very easy!

After watching the video tutorials if you still have questions please message me in the private Facebook group or send me an email.

All brushes work on RAW, JPG and TIFF files. Brushes are non-destructible (they will not affect your original image). This allows you to re-touch on the three most popular file formats and have the ability to re-adjust the brush settings at a later time.

Yes! Brushes can be installed on both a Mac and PC.

You can install the brushes in Lightroom CC Classic and Lightroom 4-6. They will not work for Lightroom CC (the cloud version).

You can install the Lightroom presets on 3 computers.

No. The brushes only work with Lightroom versions 4 and up.

I provide my 30 years of experience as a pro photographer and 12 years as a user of Lightroom to help you achieve your goals.

As a pro subscriber, not only do you get every pro class, but you also get me as your mentor. 

Join me in our private Facebook group and/or shoot me an email if you have any questions.

Yes!  This is one of many Pro tutorials available to subscribers. Click here to find out more and get started learning new Lightroom skills.

You can join our private Facebook group to ask questions.  

Plus, you’ll have access to our online community where you can ask questions and network with like-minded artists.

10 Free Portrait Presets

The following free portrait presets are not included in the premium collection (above). Also, no email address is required to download. Download instantly with the “download” button to the right of the images (below).

Also, these are NOT develop presets.  These portrait presets will require a different method for installing and using.  Please read the included instructions to learn how to properly install and use.

Or check out our how to install Lightroom presets guide.

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