In this portrait retouching tutorial I will show you the workflow I use for editing and retouching a portrait using Lightroom.
I usually spend no more than 10 minutes on a single image, and often it's less than five. Keep in mind I only do this on final selections for the client or ones I've chosen to feature – I do NOT do this to every single image I shoot.
Workflow for Portrait Retouching
Something I get asked about a lot is about my workflow.
The process I go through as I approach each photo when I'm editing.
That's a really long and hard answer so I thought I'd break it up into little bite-sized pieces that are easier to digest. Workflow includes everything from downloading, sorting, tagging, culling, and processing, as well as a backup strategy.
I'll try and cover some of those things in a future video but for today we're going to focus on the photo editing workflow for portrait retouching, and I'll be using Lightroom.
Watch the video now to see how I go from this before image:
To this finished one above. I might take a few more than ten minutes on the video, but I stop to explain a few things along the way. Enjoy the tutorial.
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Until next time, keep shooting and have fun!