Portrait editing: Adjust dehaze, saturation and vibrance in Lightroom
Do your portraits look dull and not very vibrant? You can easily enhance your portraits by using the amazing tools available in Lightroom. Follow the steps below to adjust dehaze, saturation and vibrance.
Here's how the unedited portrait looks:
❶ Dehaze: what it is and how to adjust it
Sometimes haze or fog can appear in images, hiding details from certain areas and ruining a perfect portrait. The Dehazesliderallows users to control the amount of haze in their images. It allows you to reduce or increase the haze by moving the slider to the left or right.
The Dehazeslider is located under Effects.
Click &dragtheDehaze sliderto increase or decrease the haze effect.
❷ Saturation and vibrance: what they are and how to adjust them Saturationis the intensity of color in an image. Higher saturation can make a portrait look more vivid, and lower levels of saturation can make it look gray and less vivid.
Vibranceis the amount of color in muted or dull areas of a portrait. The more muted a color is, the larger the increase in saturation will be. It’s a good idea to use the vibrance slider if you’re working with portraitsbecauseitpreventsskintonesfrombecomingoversaturated,resultinginmorenaturalskintones.
TheSaturationsliderallows users to control the color intensity in an image. You can move the slider to the left or right to reduce or increase the amount of color saturation
The Saturation slider is located under Color.
Click &dragtheSaturation sliderto change the intensity of color.
TheVibranceslideradjusts the saturation of colors, but not uniformly for each color.
The Vibrance slider is located under Color.
Click &dragtheVibrance sliderto adjust the amount of color tones in an image.
Some subtle changes can make a lot of difference. Feel free to try your hand at Dehaze, Saturation, and Vibrance. You can download the sample image from here or try using these tools on your portraits.