Today we are so honored to welcome Michelle Kane to the Blog. Michelle has generously offered to walk us step by step through her post processing of an image – her “Blueprint” as you will. Special thanks to Michelle for sharing her Rockin’ post-processing skills with us!
As always, I would normally start any edit in Lightroom to adjust exposure, white balance and make sure my blacks aren’t too dark. However, for those non-RAW editor users, I edited this image completely in Photoshop. The SOOC image is slightly underexposed and the pink tones in the skin need to be addressed first thing. If editing in LR, I would have increased the exposure and possibly the fill light, changed the camera calibration to neutral to help neutralize the pink tones, adjusted the temp and tint sliders for an even, pleasing skin tone and possibly lowered the vibrancy just a few points to again, help reduce the pink from her skin.
This image was shot by Jennifer Jayne Photography.
About the Author: Michelle Kane resides in Wyoming with her husband and two vibrant children. She is the developer of the incredibly versatile Michelle Kane HeARTy actions, which includes the Creative HeART & HeART & Soul collections. Offering one-on-one photo editing mentoring, she works with photographers from around the globe, helping them fine tune their creative editing and post production workflow.
Visit Michelle at her website Michelle Kane Photography