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Skin Softening and Brush Work

Lesson 28 from: Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Jared Platt

Skin Softening and Brush Work

Lesson 28 from: Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Jared Platt

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Lesson Info

28. Skin Softening and Brush Work

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Differences Between Lightroom Desktop and Lightroom Classic

19:42
2

Hard Drives

08:06
3

File Organization

08:31
4

30,000 Foot View of Workflow

05:36
5

Importing into Lightroom

04:10
6

Building Previews

07:14
7

Collections and Publish Services

05:11
8

Keywords

06:27
9

Hardware for Lightroom

06:08
10

Searching for Images

07:51
11

Selecting Images

14:15
12

Organizing Images

04:02
13

Collecting Images for Use

14:56
14

Develop Module Overview

10:15
15

Profiles

11:34
16

Basic Adjustments

11:45
17

Basics Panel: Texture, Clarity, and Dehaze

05:31
18

Basics Panel: Saturation and Vibrance

02:40
19

Tone Curve

09:26
20

HSL

04:48
21

Split Tone

08:19
22

Lens Corrections

08:32
23

Details

09:34
24

Transform Tool

05:52
25

Effects Panel

10:00
26

Synchronizing for Faster Editing

07:40
27

Spot Tool

17:51
28

Skin Softening and Brush Work

07:00
29

Range Masking

13:28
30

Dodge and Burn

17:36
31

Working with Specific Colors

08:30
32

Edit Quickly with Gradient Filters

11:22
33

Making Presets

13:24
34

Preparing Image in Lightroom

09:51
35

Content Aware Fill

11:14
36

Skin Repair

02:44
37

Skin Smoothing

14:39
38

Expanding a Canvas

04:30
39

Liquify

10:22
40

Layers and Composite Images

12:54
41

Sharing via Web

17:52
42

Exporting Files

10:47
43

Sharing with Slideshows

08:00
44

Archiving Photos and Catalogs

19:54
45

Designing

13:35
46

Making Prints

11:27
47

Color Management and Profiles

13:00
48

Archiving Photos and Catalogs

11:31
49

Using Cloud Storage

04:09
50

Adding Images to your Portfolio

09:23
51

Collecting for Your Portfolio

18:03
52

Publishing Unique Websites Per Project

19:48
53

Sharing to Instagram

07:06
54

HDR

15:32
55

Panorama

06:41
56

HDR Panorama

09:54
57

Making Presets

15:39
58

Creating Profiles

18:09
59

Maps

07:08
60

Setup for Tethered Shooting

23:21
61

Sharing with the Client

05:42
62

Watched Folder Process

07:04
63

Second Monitor and iPad

06:09
64

Backup at the Camera

03:50
65

Gnar Box Disk Backup

06:45
66

iPhone and iPad Review

12:52
67

Importing to Lightroom on iPad

02:59
68

Cloud Backup

04:39
69

Adjust, Edit, and Organize

07:46
70

Using Lightroom Between Devices

11:27
71

Lightroom Desktop

05:27
72

Removing Images from the Cloud

10:49
73

Profiles

09:34
74

Light

04:34
75

Color

05:36
76

Effects

15:22
77

Details

08:33
78

Optics

03:49
79

Geometry

04:12
80

Crop

04:39
81

Adding and Using Presets and Profiles

13:41
82

Local Adjustments

15:40
83

Healing Tool

03:29
84

Synchronizing Edits

04:57
85

Editing in Photoshop

08:54
86

Finding Images

07:09
87

Sharing and Exporting Albums on the Web

09:18
88

Posting Images to Social Media

14:01
89

Overview of Lightroom Desktop

07:35
90

The Workflow Overview

10:08
91

Organizing Images

05:10
92

Albums and Shared Albums

18:21
93

Lightroom Desktop Workspace Overview

04:36
94

Importing and Selecting Images

09:23
95

HDR and Panoramics

22:44
96

Light

07:47
97

Profiles

07:23
98

Tone Curves

02:57
99

Color

08:35
100

Effects

17:01
101

Details

12:43
102

Optics

04:05
103

Geometry and Crop Tool

06:01
104

Sync Settings

02:40
105

Making and Adding Presets

03:48
106

Healing Brush

02:21
107

Brush Tool

03:14
108

Gradient Tool

04:16
109

Edit in Photoshop

02:53
110

Finding Images with Sensei

06:32
111

Sharing Albums on the Web

04:57
112

Print through Photoshop

02:09
113

Exporting Images to Files or Web Services

04:36
114

Connecting with Lightroom Classic and Mobile Devices

05:24
115

Archiving Images for Storage

09:55
116

Review of the Workflow

07:20

Lesson Info

Skin Softening and Brush Work

now what I want to do is I want to actually go in and work on her skin. I want to soften the skin up a little bit, so that's just a nicer skin tone. And if I were to do this in the develop module just globally, I could do it with the texture or the clarity knobs. But the problem is the texture and clarity. Knobs are global, so they're affecting everything in the photograph, including her hair, the textures on her dress, all that kind of stuff. So what we want to do is we want to select just the area of her skin that we're gonna work on. So what I'm gonna do is I'm actually going to click on the brush and I'm going to go in with the brush and paint on effect. And that effect is going to be a negative texture, a little bit of positive clarity, just so that, like I get some nice like, the chunkier things get a boost. But the skin gets a little bit of ah, cover of, ah, softness to it. The other thing, that and I'm I'm doing this so you can see what I'm thinking when I'm creating an effect.

So I'm gonna work on the texture So let me zoom in So you can see this. I'm gonna work on the texture Bring it down I'm gonna add a little bit of clarity just so I get sharpness in the eyes and the eyeliner and stuff like that. But I'm gonna take contrast down So I'm taking contrast down Because all of the all of the things that you see an inconsistent skin is a matter of contrast inside the skin. So I'm taking the contrast down itself. I'm going to bring the shadows up just a little bit so that I've got kind of ah filling in the shadows cause the shadows create like, texture in the skin like a poor Think about a poor It's it's a shadow. Um And so I've done all of that. And then the last thing I want to do is take a little sharpness out. Remember, if you were take sharpness on a global photo and just really jack up the sharpness of the super Sharp, you would see that the face would get like, crunchy and it because it's sharpening the actual pixels and so it would get really crunchy and ugly. And so when you take the the sharpness down, you do the opposite and you smooth it out. So those are the kind of things that I would do in order to create this effect to give me a nice soft look on her face. So what I'm gonna do now is I'm gonna brush that in, but in order for you to see what I'm doing right below the photo on the left hand side here is a show selected mask overlay, and I just gonna paint it in and show you the overlay. And I have the overlay as green, you can choose what color the overlay will be. But I'm just doing a green overlay and I'm just coming in and painting her arm. And I'm painting this arm here and then her face. So there's all the skin and you're probably wondering, uh, Jared, that's not very accurate. And that's fine. It doesn't matter. It doesn't have to be super accurate. Ah, and I'll show you why in a second. So the first thing we're gonna do is check and see how our settings worked. So let's go toe Oneto one and then let's look and I'm going to just turn this on and off. So remember I said all these settings before I ever even painted anything. I was just I knew kind of what needed to be done based on the idea of what creates texture on skin. And so, based on that idea, it looks good, and I'm gonna turn it on and off so you can see the final effect. So here's what it looks like before, and here's what it looks like after see how it glows. It's just a nice, healthy glow to her skin. There's still texture in it. There's still pours. You can still see things in her skin, but it's soft. It looks good. It's not like, uh, it doesn't look like dolls like Plasticky doll Look, um, so I like the way that looks. So now that I've tested all of the settings that I just made, here's a little tip. You actually get to create a preset here, So we're gonna go in, let me zoom in here again, and I'm going on this effect. I'm gonna click the custom right above it says custom and I'm going to go down to the very bottom of this list and at the very bottom, and I want you to look at how they're labeled. See all that. So see, I have all these skin options, and I really like that one. It's a really great look on her skin, so I'm going to save that as a preset. So I'm gonna do it under hair and makeup. So that's in the four hundreds, and I'm just going to do it as 4 So it's going to be 4 10 and I will call it healthy, warm, healthy glow. That's what we just call healthy glow. All right, so 410 is gonna be the name of that. So I'm going to save it as a new preset, and I'm gonna call it four for Healthy Glo. Oh, I need to put skin at the beginning of it there. So for 10 skin healthy glow, and so now when I click on it, see, it's right in its right position, so very easy. And if I ever want to rename it, which I think I kind of messed up on the name I said, Yeah, there should be a dash. There should be a dash after instead of before. So I'm just gonna go back down here and I'm gonna rename the preset and we're gonna call it Skin dash healthy glow and get rid of that and rename There we go. So now it's gonna fall right into place with all of my other presets. So I click on that. So from here on out, if I ever want that skin healthy glow again, all I have to do is go in here If I create, If I go to brush something and it's, you know, on some other, I could just click on it and go toe for 10 skin healthy glow. And I've got everything mapped out the way I want it and then just painted in. So use those presets again. Just never do anything twice if you if you've If you've done something once and it took you a while to figure out what you liked and what style you liked, save it is a preset so that you never have to do that again. You just toggle it on and paint

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Adobe Lightroom Mobile Cloud
Adobe Lightroom Image Pipeline System
Workflow in Adobe Lightroom
BW Preset Collection
Color Art Pro Profiles

Ratings and Reviews

Ira Richterman
 

I am truly a recreational novice in the photography world and this video is fantastic. Photography has become a very technical world both on the camera side as well as post production. Jared has great teaching skills and sure makes it look very simple. I would recommend this video for those starting out in Lightroom as this program can be overwhelming and has a daunting amount of information. I would like to know if there is a resource of location of contact to ask a question or two for clarifications as a viewer goes through the course. For example, when making a new collection and if you choose the option of making this new collection a target collection, what happens if you then make another new collection and select that new collection to be a target collection? If you click on B to add a photo to a target collection and you made two target collections then where does this virtual selection go, ie into which target collection? Thanks Ira irichterma@aol.com

Dan Clarke
 

This class was great. I've never used Lightroom before and now I feel comfortable in it. Massive amount of good info.

Hannah
 

Thorough but very easy to follow. I've noticed a significant improvement in my work since starting this course a couple weeks ago, and I'm also spending noticeably less time editing my photos. I appreciate that it's up-to-date as of October, 2020, so the info is current (I wish CL would take down some of the older courses, since software changes make some of them obsolete).

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