80 Lightroom Custom Editing for Portraits Presets

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Custom editing portrait photos just got a lot easier! And it doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Our Lightroom portrait 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.

  • 80+ Lightroom Custom Editing for Portraits
  • 1 hour of pro tutorials to learn how to use and maximum your new Lightroom portrait workflow presets
  • Recorded in 1080HD
  • Lightroom adjustment brush cheat sheet
  • Install on a Mac or PC
  • Access to our private Facebook community
  • Learn how to edit 20 portraits in 30 seconds
  • Learn my personal workflow that you can customize for your needs… for a faster editing workflow
  • Additional pro tips for editing portraits
  • and much more!

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80+ Lightroom Custom Editing for Portraits

The Lightroom custom editing for portraits 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 brushes for editing exposure, enhancing skin, bring out details in shadows and highlights, enhance eyes (plus lips and hair), depth of field, plus much more.

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Photos of kids provided by: Ashlee Nicole Photography

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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 brushes, 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 brushes are included to reduce green and magenta color tints. 

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

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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 brushes to make your clients look their best.

With different variations of skin “smoothing” brushes, 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.

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Lip Edits

Lips. Another prominent feature that can make or break an image… or make your client unhappy. Help them get 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. 

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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.

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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 adjustment brushes. Includes creamy, edgy, grainy (film), Hollywood and Vintage.

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

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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 color brushes to change the color!

Imagine the possibilities.

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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 brushes you can easily “brush” back the detail that’s missing in the highlights and/or shadows.

You’ll 6 different adjustment brushes to bring back that detail. However, in the included video tutorials, I’ll show you how to adjust them for unlimited editing 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. Brushes are included for depth-of-field edits as well.

Plus, additional brushes for advanced color edits.

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Gradient Edits

Another set of advanced editing brushes. 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 brushes 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.

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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 brushes too (for brightening and/or adding highlights).

What is the Lightroom™ Portrait Workflow all about?

The Lightroom™ Portrait Workflow includes 80+ brushes (for Lightroom CC Classic, 6, 5 and 4) that were specifically designed for the unique challenges of editing 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 editing and retouching directly in Lightroom.

Who should use these Lightroom presets?

This set of Lightroom brushes were designed for use by portrait photographers.

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

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

I’m new to Lightroom. How easy are these Lightroom brushes to use?

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.

Can I use these Lightroom preset brushes on RAW files only? Or can I use them on JPG's too?

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.

Are these brushes compatible with my MAC?

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

What version of Lightroom will the brushes work in?

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

What if I have a question on how to use?

I’m available to assist with any questions you have. Either send me an email or send me a message on my Facebook page. Or when you join our private Facebook community, you can ask there as well.

Can these presets be used in Photoshop, Elements or other software?

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

How many computers can I use the brushes on?

You can install the Lightroom presets on 3 computers.

Is this included in the Pro subscription?

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

Why is this Lightroom class better than the YouTube tutorials I’ve tried?

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.

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