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Kristen Umunna has been sharing fabulous edits with our Facebook Group for many months now. We asked her to share a few of them with us and include her steps for editing these images. Hopefully, it provides some wonderful inspiration to you as you edit your own images in Lightoom! Thanks to Kristen for all her work on this!
Presets Used: Pretty Mixer | Fave 4 from the Clean Edit Portrait Workflow
First, I applied the Pretty Mixer | Fave 4 preset from the Clean Edit Portrait Workflow Collection. I wanted the image to have a bit more of a matte feel so I also added the Curve 5 | Soft Matte preset from the same collection.
Next, I added the Soft Vignette II preset from the Pretty Portrait Toolkit, that is also included with the Clean Edit Portrait Workflow Collection.
Finally, I used a couple of portrait brushes, also included with the Clean Edit Portrait Workflow to smooth the skin and darken the bright area in the top right of the image. I used the Pretty | Skin Smoother Brush on all the skin being careful not to touch the eyes, nose or lips. I also used the Pretty | Burn-Darken Brush over the upper right corner.
Presets Used: Clean Color from the Clean Edit Portrait Workflow
From the Clean Edit Portrait Workflow I applied the Base 1 | Clean Color preset and then layered the Curve 2 | Filmic preset.
From the Pretty Portrait Toolkit (included in the Clean Edit Portrait Workflow) I added Soft Center Light Cool Preset.
Presets Used: Clean Color from Clean Edit Portrait Workflow
From the Clean Edit Portrait Workflow I applied the Base 1 | Clean Color Preset. Then I layered on the Curve 5 | Soft Matte Preset from this collection as well.
From the Pretty Portrait Toolkit (included with the Clean Edit Portrait Workflow Collection) I applied the Tone Highlights Soft, Tone Shadows Hard, Contrast -25, and Soft Vignette III Presets.
Finally, I used a couple of brushes included in the Clean Edit Portrait Workflow Collection. I brushed the Pretty | Skin Smoother (over the subjects skin) and the Pretty | Eye and Teeth Whitener (over the whites of my subject's eyes).
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Kristen Umunna is a wife, mother (to four children under the age of 4), and a published child photographer currently servicing the Chicagoloand and metro Atlanta areas. Kristen's passion for child photography was ignited upon the birth of her first child in February of 2014, and continued to grow from there.
With over 5 years total under her belt, Kristen has been published in several magazines, blogs, as well as been a speaker for Out of Chicago conferences. She continues to use her creative spirit to capture timeless, emotionally provoking images for others to cherish for decades to come.