Global Preset Applied
The very first thing I did to the image was apply a "global" preset, meaning it would effect the entire image, not just a portion of it. I used the Aphrodite preset from the Pretty Film Pastels collection. This gave the image beautiful, deep tones and made it just pop!
Below is a comparison of the SOOC (straight out of camera) and how it looks after the one-click edit using Aphrodite.
Local Adjustments Applied
- Fix Red Casts - on her lower lid area, tip of her nose, and his ear
- Under-Eye Circle Remedy - on her under-eye circles
- Eye Liner - on her upper and lower lids to accentuate her existing eye liner
- Eyes Catchlights - on the catchlights in her eyes
- Eyes Sharpen - only on the iris and pupil of her eyes
- Eyes Whiten - on the whites of her eyes
- Lip Smooth - on her lips
- Skin Smooth - on her face and neck
- Skin Add Blush - on her check closest to the male subject
- Hair Add Highlights - on the highlights in her hair
Isn't incredible how much of a difference using the Perfect Portrait brushes are? Below is a side by side of the original, unedited image, and the final result with Aphrodite and brushes.