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Guide to Editing Portraits in Lightroom

There’s no “one-size-fits-all” method for how to edit portraits in Lightroom, but there are a number of tools to understand, processes to learn, and tricks to implement that should give you a solid foundation upon which to build.

There’s not a definitive series of steps to follow when editing your portrait, as different images often require a different way of going about things, and making changes to one area might mean that you need to go back and tweak something else.

Experience is key, but this list is a good place to get started — just don’t assume that every step always has to happen in the same order.

(Don’t already own Lightroom? Here’s how to get it.)

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