What is the best way to edit a modern glamour beauty portrait in photoshop?
For the most part, editing modern glamour and fashion inspired beauty portraits in photoshop is one of those personal style preference sort of things. Even though expressing artistic style and branding is important, at the end of the day you want the person inthe image to love it.
I think the biggest issues are:
♥ How much to edit the skin?
♥ If the eyes should be lightened?
♥ Should every single wee freckle be maintained for authenticity?
♥ How much to whiten teeth?
What is most important to me is that the person in the pic loves the image. I want her to feel beautiful. I think the amount of photoshop you use to adjust an image varies in the personal preference of the subject.
I have had ladies who didn’t want a drop of shop, and other women who wanted the works. No matter which side of the debate you fall on, I think we can all agree that we like images that look authentic and show the person in a realistic way.
One of the reasons I love photoshop, is that it takes some of the pressure off me having to get the lighting and styling perfect. Knowing that I can go in a fix all my little tech mistakes has made it so I can focus a little more on getting gorgeous poses and connection.
I think at the end of the day, it is the connection that matters most.
If you want to see how my basic workflow for editing a modern glamour beauty portrait, check out my tutorial video below.
How to Edit a Modern Glamour Beauty Portrait in Photoshop
Here are some of the resources I mentioned for awesome Photoshop Actions:
Photography can be so freaking techie and complicated. The gear, the lighting, the styling and posing are a lot of factors in play that can people who want to give it a try on the sidelines, especially if you just want to take cute pictures of your kids. Throw Photoshop in the mix and overwhelm can happen quickly.
Honestly some of the real artistry comes out of what you do to your image in Photoshop. I hope this tutorial about how I edit my beauty portrait images gets you inspired to take some photos and share them on your own websites!