How to Edit Portrait Photography in Photoshop & Lightroom

A Step-By-Step Process for Editing Portrait & Fashion Photographs
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (2 ratings)
2,417 students
How to Edit Portrait Photography in Photoshop & Lightroom
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (2 ratings)
2,416 students
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Lightroom
Colour Grading


  • Have access to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom

You’ve taken some great photographs of a beautiful model, but now what? Take your photography skills to the next level by learning how to edit like a pro, using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

You'll learn how to:

  • Use both Lightroom and Photoshop to ensure your final image is the best it can be

  • Do basic edits to RAW or JPEG photos in Lightroom including lens correction, sharpening, and adding grain and vignetting

  • Tweak the exposure, white balance, and colour grade your image in Lightroom

  • Retouch the skin in Photoshop and remove blemishes, with 'ethical editing' in mind

  • Take your photos to the next level with additional colour grading in Photoshop

  • Sharpen your image in Photoshop and save a high quality JPEG

  • Improve your workflow, making the process as smooth as possible

If you feel like your photography is lacking a little something and you're not wow-ed by your final image, this class is for you.

Or perhaps you're happy with your final edits but it takes hours to arrive at the finished piece... watch these classes to see how a professional photographer works and see how to streamline your workflow.

Suitable for beginners through to experienced photographers.

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner to intermediate photographers looking to level up their photographs
  • Professional photographers who want to improve their editing workflow
  • Photography students looking to get some practical editing tips
Course content
4 sections • 9 lectures • 36m total length
  • Introduction
  • First, Ask Yourself: What's The Vibe?
  • Basic Lightroom Edits
  • Colour Grading in Lightroom
  • Presets and Exporting in Lightroom
  • Retouching in Photoshop
  • Colour Grading in Photoshop
  • Sharpening and Saving
  • Conclusion
  • Your Turn: Edit Your Photograph
    1 question

Fashion & Portrait Photographer
Claire Petersen
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
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  • 2,417 Students
  • 1 Course

I am a fashion and portrait photographer and visual artist, based between Donegal, Ireland and Berlin, Germany. I've worked as a photographer in New York, Berlin, Dublin, Seville, and in many other cities around the world.

I earned my degree in Communication Studies, specialising in Photography & Imaging, at Dublin City University.