Digital to Film (Portrait) Editing Tutorial

Colours inspired by Fujifilm Superia 35mm film.

 
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1. Correct Exposure

First step starts before you take the image. Confirm that the image is well balanced in exposure (highlights and shadows) so that detail is not lost—no need to worry about colour because that can be adjusted, lighting however can not.

Adjust the Tone settings accordingly so that highlights and shadows are well balanced.

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2. Apply Preset

Never before released, here are two original Lightroom presets I have created to share with you  to download here. Once installed, click on either of them to apply the colour preset. 

 

3. Skin Tone Correction

Use the following sliders in WB + Presence to make minor adjustments whilst paying close attention to the skin tone.

I edit my skin tones so they look as close to natural as much as possible.

4. Radial Filter Tool (Shift+M)

This tool allows you to further edit a portion of the image outside of your selection—very helpful for when you don't want the skin tones to be affected. Slide the bars accordingly to your liking.

5. Save, Export, and Smile

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