Portrait Edits


Emerald Green

In this close up of Ryan’s eyes I used the adjustment brush in Lightroom to add a little more green and clarity to his eyes. I added a post crop vignette, and used another adjustment brush to add contrast to the background. In Photoshop I used the healing tool to remove tiny blemishes and scars . I used the blur tool to smooth his skin, and remove the puffy darker circles under his eyes.

Emerald Green

Emerald Green:11 October, 2014, 6:03 PM; Lyman, Idaho; 300mm; f/5.6; 1/40; ISO 800; Nikon D5000. Other: tripod

Emerald Green - Original

Emerald Green – Original

Replace Color

For Cute

In the original photo Sara’s blouse was uncomfortably loud. I used the selection tool in photoshop to select her blouse, and then changed the color using Image -> Adjustments -> Replace Color. I played with the settings until I found just the right shade.

For Cute

For Cute: 11 October, 2014, 6:11 PM; Lyman, Idaho; 105mm; f/5.6; 1/50; ISO 800; Nikon D5000 Other: tripod.

For Cute - Original

For Cute – Original

Match Color

Flower Power

I changed the color of the flower from blue to peach by selecting the color of Sara’s blouse in the finished photo above, and then using the selection tool in Photoshop to select the flower. Then I used Image -> Adjustments ->Match Color to change the blue to the peachy/orange.

Flower Power

Flower Power: 11 October, 2014, 5:04 PM; Lyman, Idaho; 165mm; f/5.6; 1/60; ISO 500; Nikon D5000. Other: tripod; reflector


Flower Power – Original

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