The Perfect Bride Portrait – Post Processing Tutorial with PortraitPro 17

Every Bride likes to feel at their most beautiful on their wedding day and it’s your job as the photographer to make sure this is captured forever.

Just a little pressure there. All photos need a little tweaking but when it comes to the Bride you feel like it needs to be perfect. Other might not notice but you do. Check out the tutorial below to see how quick and easy this is with PortraitPro 17, you can even change the background.

Untitled-1Open the Bride’s image up in PortraitPro and readjust the mark up of the face if needed.

Click on the Face Sculpt tab and reduce the Master Fade slider down and adjust the Lens Correct slider as needed and Plump Lips slider. Untitled-2Under the Skin Smoothing tab, reduce the Master Fade slider and increase the Remove Shine slider as needed.Untitled-3Under the Skin Lighting and Coloring tab, adjust the Modeling and Fix Lighting sliders slightly. Keep an eye on the image as here is where you can see quite a difference between the before and after. The improvement is instant.Untitled-4Next the Makeup tab. Here it very much depends on your Bride’s makeup. You only want to make subtle changes, as she will already have her makeup done how she wanted. You just make it pop a little more if it is needed.Untitled-5Under the Eye Tab, we will want to reduce all the sliders down and increase any if they are needed. Whitening the eyes a little is a good idea.Untitled-6Under the Mouth and Nose tab, you only need Whiten Area, Lip Saturation and Clean Teeth on, not too high though. You want the natural look still.Untitled-7


Under the Hair tab, make sure all the hair is selecting by clicking the View/Edit Hair Mask. Vibrance and Shine are the sliders you need here though you can recolor the hair if like above you want to slightly alter the hair. Be sure not to go too far though.


Click the Go To Hair Tidying Mode and adjust the sliders a little, to make the hair look nice and smooth.

Below is only if you want to change the background.Untitled-8Click on the Background tab and click Create mask.


The software selects the masked area for you.Untitled-9Zoom in around the flowers to check everything was selected, correcting if not.Untitled-10Click Background Image, then New Background Image and select your new background.Untitled-11Move the background to where it fits in with the Bride nicely and reduce the crossfade slightly if needed.


Click OK  when you are happy.Untitled-12If like above you need to crop out a bit, click the Picture tab then Crop button at the bottom.Untitled-13Your image is now ready to save with your Bride looking beautiful.

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