Whitney is a mom living in Boston, Massachusetts. She's been photographing babies and families since 2012.

Boston Newborn Photographer – Before and After Photoshop Editing

I wanted to share a little before and after with photoshop editing. I aim to be very light-handed with my editing style, a little color and exposure editing, touching up small skin imperfections, and a little color vignetting to bring the focus on baby. I’ve stopped heavily smoothing skin and focusing on a more natural edit. Here was my step by step process for this image:

  1. Open in Adobe Camera Raw
  2. Use Erin Tole’s preset “Cool Cicely”
  3. Adjust white balance and exposure to taste
  4. Turn on lens calibration
  5. Open in Photoshop
  6. Run Erin Tole’s color actions “free” and “chestnut” fade (masked off baby)
  7. Spot healing brush on little blemishes and flakes on face
  8. Resize and sharpen for web

What do you think?

Boston Newborn Photographer - before and after photoshop editing

Whitney O'Brien

photographer, new mom, puppy lover, coffee addict

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