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Lightroom: Brush Tool

Lesson 17 from: Capture and Edit Photos of People in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

Jared Platt

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17. Lightroom: Brush Tool

The adjustment brush tool is the magic wand of retouching portraits: learn how to brighten up skin to adjust skin tones, clean up skin blemishes or achieve a teeth whitening effect, and how and when to use the exposure slider and clarity slider.

Lesson Info

Lightroom: Brush Tool

The next thing that I can do to add to this photograph is go into the brush itself. So I'm leaving the gradient tool and going to the brush. And with the brush, I'm gonna add another brush right here on their skin. So I'm gonna brighten up their skin. Remember, I've already got the exposure down on this right now, so I'm gonna reset that, and I'm gonna bring the exposure up. And I'm gonna paint in a brightness on her skin. And don't worry if it's not exactly what you want because you can always change it later. So I'm just brightening up their skin. There we go. Okay, I like the brightness, I can just, see how I can change that? I can really overexpose it, or really underexpose it. So, I'm gonna brighten up their faces just a little bit. And I'm also going to go in and use the negative clarity. Negative clarity will make their skin softer. So it'll help to remove blemishes and things of that nature. I'm gonna grab the clarity and bring it down just a little bit so her skin is a lot mor...

e smooth. Then, I'm actually gonna bring the exposure up just a little bit more. I like the fact that I've got a brighter skin tone. It's a softer skin tone. And these girls are ready to be shown to the world.

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I enjoyed this quick tutorial. A very good introduction to how to use lightroom.

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