How to edit portraits using people masking
In addition to masking subjects, sky, and background, you can select and mask people in Lightroom Classic.
Now, you can make local adjustments to one or more people in a photo. The Select People mask even lets you edit specific parts of the body like skin, eyes, lips, teeth, and more!
❶ Start with a portrait of a person or group.
Portrait pictures with identifiable people & facial features work best & are suitable for detailed masks.
❷ Go to the Develop module
Go to the Develop Module (D) > Press Shift +W (Mac/Win) or select the circular tool icon to reveal all the Masking tools.
❸ Selecting People
Lightroom Classic will automatically detect all the people in the photo. You can select All People or the person in the image you want to make adjustments to & a Red overlay (by default; can be customized) will appear.
❹ Selecting specific parts in People Mask
Once you've selected a person, you can further decide what specific parts of the person you want to make adjustments to. You can even use Add People to add other people to the same mask before you create this mask. Select from Face Skin, Body Skin, Eyebrows, Eye Sclera, Iris and Pupil, Lips, Teeth, Hair, or the Entire Person & click on Create Mask.
❺ Make adjustments
Use the sliders within the Tone, Presence, Color & Detail to apply adjustments & see the effects live to the selected person or their specific features.
❻ Watch the video
Stay tuned for more tips to come.
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