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Portrait Master for Lightroom Classic Tutorial

 Tutorial

Hi! Thank you very much for purchasing the Sean Archer Lightroom Presets from LensLab.com.

 

Step 1 - Install Presets and Open Image

If you haven't installed the Presets yet, you can go to this link for instructions on Installing LensLab Presets.

As an overview, this version of Sean Archer Lightroom Presets is organized into the following six categories of presets:

A - RELIGHTING (6 Options + RESET)
B - STRUCTURE PUNCH (3 Options + RESET)
C - GAMMA PUNCH (4 Options + RESET)
D - SKIN CALIBRATION (4 Options + RESET)
E - SKIN TAN (4 Options + RESET)
F - COLOR TONES 
(20 Options + RESET)
G - BRUSH ADJUSTMENTS (5 Brush Effects)

For categories A-F, select 1 option and tweak as necessary. For category G, Brush Adjustments, you have the option to add each of the 5 Brush Effects.

Each category has a RESET which removes the adjustments specific to each category without affecting other settings you may have added to the image.

Steps A1-A6 as well as G01-G10 are instructions only. They only guide you to use the effects in those categories. Clicking them will not produce or delete an effect.

Step 2 - Select A RELIGHT Option

  • Click one of the six Relight options. Each one gives you a greater intensity of relighting.
  • To remove a Relight setting after selecting it, click AA7 RELIGHT RESET

Step 3 - Click M (Shift+M)

  • After you select a Light, click Shift + M
  • Three Radial Filters will appear over your image in the shape of a CLOCK
  • You will move and resize these 3 Radial Filters to affect key parts of your image
  • If you select a different Light setting after you have positioned the Radial Filters, Lightroom will reset the Radial Filters into the original positions and you will have to reposition them again

 Step 4 - Select Dot 12 (o’clock) Head

  • This is the default position when the Preset is selected
  • Your mission is to re-size and re-shape this Radial Filter to highlight the key part of the subject’s head or more specifically, face
  • For a more dramatic and natural effect, try to stay inside the head and not bleed into the background where it will appear as a halo
  • Highlight the part of the face you want to bring forward

Step 5 - Select Dot 3 (o’clock) Near Head

  • Move this dot from the default position at 3 o’clock to a place next to the subject’s head
  • Test this Radial Filter on either side of your subject’s head to see which looks better
  • Try moving and re-sizing the shape to keep it off the face
  • This Radial Filter acts like a new light source for the image

 Step 6 - Select Dot 6 (o’clock) Body

  • Move this dot from the default position at 6 o’clock to a place over the subject’s body
  • Re-size the shape and angle to isolate the body and try to keep it away from the background so it doesn’t add a “halo”

    Step 7 - Select Structure Punch

    • Go to the next set of presets called B Structure Punch - they affect detail and contrast
    • You can roll your mouse over each one to preview how they look on your image
    • Select the one that looks best with your image
    • To remove this setting after selecting it, click Structure Punch RESET
    • You can change these at any time and they will not effect your other presets

    Step 8 - Select a Gamma Punch

    • Go to the next set of presets called Gamma Punch
    • You can roll your mouse over each one to preview how they look on your image
    • Select the one that looks best with your image
    • To remove this setting after selecting it, click Gamma Punch RESET
    • You can change these at any time and they will not effect your other presets

    Step 9 - Select a Skin Calibration

    • Go to the next set of presets called Skin Calibration the affects the tone of the skin
    • You can roll your mouse over each one to preview how they look on your image
    • Select the one that looks best with your image
    • To remove this setting after selecting it, click Skin Calibration RESET
    • You can change these at any time and they will not effect your other presets

     

    Step 10 - Select a Skin Tan

    • Go to the next set of presets called Skin Tan
    • You can roll your mouse over each one to preview how they look on your image
    • Select the one that looks best with your image
    • To remove this setting after selecting it, click Skin Tan RESET
    • You can change these at any time and they will not effect your other presets

    Step 11 - Select a Color Tone

    • The next set of presets are called Color Tones. They are basically different color settings
    • Roll your mouse over each one to preview how they look on your image
    • Select the one that looks best with your image
    • To remove this setting after selecting it, click Tone RESET
    • You can change these at any time and they will not effect your other presets

    Step 12 - Brush Adjustments

    Everything in this section are instructions to use the Custom Brushes included in this set. Use them to guide you to use the Custom Brush Effects in each category. Clicking them will not produce or delete an effect.

    Step 13 - Hit 'k' key on your keyboard to activate an "Adjustment Brush"

    Step 14 - Select a LensLab Eye Brush

      1. After hitting the letter “k” to activate a newAdjustment Brush
      2. Select a LensLab Eye Brush from the Effect drop-down with the appropriate color
      3. Paint the effect on the eyeballs
    • Keep in mind, you can further adjust the Eyes settings by changing the settings below the Effects pulldown. 

     

    Step 15 - Sharpen Lashes & Brows

    • Next paint the Lash & Brows effect in and around your subject’s eyelashes and eyebrows.
      1. Hit the letter “k” once again to activate the local adjustment brush tool
      2. Click “New” Mask
      3. Select the LensLab LASH & BROW Sharpen Brush from the Effect drop-down
      4. Paint the effect on the eyelashes and eyebrows

    Step 16 - Enhance Lips

    • Next paint a new Lip Brush on your subject’s lips making sure not to brush over the teeth.
      1. Hit the letter “k” once again to activate the local adjustment brush tool
      2. Click “New” Mask
      3. Select a LensLab LIP Brush with the appropriate color from the Effect drop-down
      4. Paint the effect on the lips

    Step 17 - Background

    • Next paint a Background Effect 
      1. Hit the letter “k” once again to activate the local adjustment brush tool
      2. Click “New” Mask
      3. Select a LensLab Background Brush with the appropriate color from the Effect drop-down
      4. Paint the effect on the background for various effects
      5. After you've painted the effect, you can go back to the Effect drop down menu and try out other Background effects to see what works best.

    Step 18 - Skin Enhancement

    • Next, if needed, use the Enhance Skin brush to shrink pores and reduce imperfections.
      1. Hit the letter “k” to bring up a local adjustment brush
      2. Make sure you click “New” Mask
      3. Select the LensLab SKIN Enhance Brush from the Effect drop-down
      4. Paint over the areas of the skin where needed
      5. Caution - don’t use too much or it will flatten the subject

    That’s it!

    Remember you can always tweak any of the settings in the Develop Module to suit each image and your individual taste.

    Good luck!

    Any problems email us at support@lenslab.com