Best Tips to Edit Portraits in Lightroom

Editing your photos in Lightroom is the best way to enhance your images and get a professional look, which is perfect for wedding albums or photo books. With these beginner tips and tricks, you can edit your portraits quickly and efficiently, making sure that your images are consistent and beautiful.

Take Care of Your Photos Before Editing

You should never edit photos until you have printed your final prints, or until they are ready to be sent to an online service. This is because you will need to edit your photos to achieve the perfect look for your album or photo book. However, when you take the time to print your images before you start editing, you can ensure that you will achieve the desired look and result.

This means that you won’t spend all your time editing your photos, and can spend this time creating other parts of your wedding album, such as the design and layout. This will also mean that you will have a great selection of images to choose from for your album.

Start by choosing a few good shots. You can do this by using the ‘best of’ option in Lightroom to view your images in a grid.

When you find a couple of images that you really love, select them all and press ‘Edit’ in Lightroom. From here, you can either choose to work on each image individually, or group them together for easier editing.

If you are working on individual images, choose the ‘Develop’ tab. Here, you can adjust your exposure, contrast and white balance, or sharpen your images.

Once you are happy with the images you have selected, use the ‘Merge’ tool to combine them together. The best results will be achieved if you merge all of your images into one.

Make Adjustments

Once you have finished working on the images, you can make adjustments to them. Here, you can fine tune your images to make them look more professional.

You should make adjustments to your images based on the style you are aiming for. For example, if you are aiming to create an album, then you should probably apply vignette, and you should also choose a black & white image. If you want to have a modern look, then you should choose to apply ‘vintage’, and add a creative filter.

Add a Filter

There are many different filters to choose from, including the following:

Vintage: This will give your images a retro look, perfect for creating a retro album.

Warm: This will warm up the colors in your images and make them appear warmer.

Cool: This will cool down the colors and make them appear cooler.

High Contrast: This will give your images a high contrast look, perfect for creating a black and white album.

Brighten: This will make your images appear brighter, perfect for creating a bright album.

Darken: This will darken your images, perfect for creating a dark album.

Sharpen: This will make your images sharper, perfect for creating a clear and crisp album.

Blur: This will make your images blurrier, perfect for creating an artistic album.

Create a Creative Layout

After you have added a filter, you should be able to see your images clearly. You will now have a number of images to choose from and you should use this opportunity to decide how to lay them out.

You can select the photos you want to feature, which will allow you to create a design for your album. If you are unsure what you would like to do, you can also work with the ‘photo collage’ option. This will allow you to create a beautiful collection of your images.

Use the ‘Layout’ tab to lay out your album. You can then arrange your photos, which will allow you to create a unique layout.

If you have created a collage, you can also arrange your images, which will allow you to create a beautiful layout.

Once you are happy with the way you have laid out your album, it is time to create your title. To do this, you can select the images you would like to include. When you have done this, you can then change the font and size.

Export the Images

Once you have edited your images, you will need to export them to create your album. You can do this in two ways:

You can use Lightroom to open up the ‘Export’ options. Select the ‘File’ tab, and then ‘Export’.

You can export the images directly to Photoshop, by selecting them and pressing ‘File’, and then ‘Export.

Once you have exported the images, you will need to go through them and select your favorite images, and save them. You can then print them or send them to a printing service.