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Software for Retouching, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

How to Retouch Natural Light Photographs in Lightroom and Photoshop

Photography captured outdoors with natural light is typically the starting point for many new photographers, and the approach to retouching those images is often entirely different from studio shots. This excellent video by Sydney-based fashion photographer, Julia Trotti, goes over her process for outdoor fashion images, as well as her workflow with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

When taking photographs using sunlight, you have to keep in mind how your environment is affecting your subject. The model in this tutorial, for example, has a green cast on her skin, due to the surrounding grass.

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In this video, you will learn how to color correct in Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as how to take a very light-handed approach to a more natural retouch.

If you’re beginning to develop a relationship with modeling agencies, being able to deliver simple yet beautiful images that showcase the model will go a long way.

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