A Step by Step Guide to Processing Portraits in Lightroom


Every time we ask our readers what post-production software they use to edit there portrait photography the most common answer is Lightroom. It’s no surprise either – it’s a powerful tool for editing and organising your photos.

However, we know when we talk to our readers about Lightroom that while we all know it’s got amazing power, that it can sometimes be overwhelming too. Many of you report knowing you don’t use Lightroom to its full potential and wish you had a guide to editing your portraits using the tool.

Book covers 2Today we’re excited to announce our new online course, “Lightroom Mastery: People & Portraits“.

If you’ve ever wanted to discover the secrets professionals use to perfect portraits in Adobe Lightroom, then this course is for you.

And for a limited time, you can access over 4 hours of Lightroom training… that’s 32 step-by-step video modules for a massive 50% off the regular price.

This brand new online course from professional photographer Mike Newton will teach you all the Lightroom secrets the pro’s use to retouch portraits and turn average shots into stunning creations.

Mike is a commercial photographer and has worked with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies like Bayer and Metlife, technology companies like Uber, and clothing brands like Deckers Outdoor Corporation.

Check out his intro video below to see what you’ll be learning.

No matter what level of Lightroom user you are, you will walk away from this course with huge improvements in the quality of your portrait edits and the speed of your workflow.

The best part is, Mike makes it super easy to understand.

In this course, you’ll learn how to use the very best of Lightroom for photos of people including:

  • The adjustment brush
  • Radial filter
  • Cloning and healing brushes
  • Mike’s very own Lightroom editing workflow for editing portraits
  • Eyes and lip editing techniques
  • Teeth whitening tips
  • Skin editing techniques including blemish removal

Save 50% on this brand new Lightroom Mastery for Portraits Course for a limited time.

PS: as with all dPS products this course comes with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you don’t find it suits your needs please contact our support team and we’ll arrange a refund.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

  • Bethany

    I love the way Mike trains. I got his previous course last year and learned a lot from it so I picked up this new portraits course today.

    Ijust spent the morning binging on all his videos with Lightroom open, processing photos of my kids while I watched Mike teach.

    I literally just levelled up what I can do in Lightroom. My kids never looked so great!

  • Thanks so much for sharing your experience Bethany! We think Mike has produced a great resource too – I’m so happy to hear you were able to put it to use straight away to create some gorgeous memories 🙂

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