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Fitness Professional Portraits Tutorial with PortraitPro 17

before and afterProfessional Portraits are a great thing to offer as a Professional Photographer, with every company these days having their own website, they are in need of professional photographs where they know it or not.

Having professional photographs really shines through on websites, check out the tutorial below to see how you can create Fitness Professional Portraits in minutes.

Untitled-1 Open your image up in PortraitPro 17.Untitled-2 Click on the Face Sculpt tab, reduce the master slider all the way down .Untitled-3 Under the Skin Smoothing tab, reduce the Master Slider all the way down. Adjust the Remove Shine Slider as needed.Untitled-4 Turn off the Makeup tab and click the Background tab>Create Mask.Untitled-5 The software will mask the background for you, change id needed then click the Background Image tab.Untitled-6 Click New Background Image and select your new background.Untitled-10Click the Auto Color tab and adjust the two sliders to where the image looks it’s best.

Your professional portrait is now ready to save.

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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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Happy Thanksgiving – Family Portrait Tips

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There’s nothing like thanksgiving to think of what you are most thankful for, family. So it is the perfect time to offer family portraits.

  • Keep the mood light, don’t give out too many instructions.
  • Smile, it will help them relax.
  • Be inventive – Come up with fun poses for them to do.
  • Personal moments.
  • For those small tweaks PortraitPro has you covered, removing that unwanted spots and blemishes in seconds.

Enjoy yourself and don’t forget to capture photos of your own family too.

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Touch Up Spots in Seconds with PortraitPro 17

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Removing Spots without taking away the skin’s texture can be hard but PortraitPro keeps the skin’s texture whilst completely removing the spots. Check out the tutorial below.Untitled-7Open your image up in PortraitPro, click the Presets tab and select Reset to Original.Untitled-8 Click the Touch Up button at the top of the screen. Adjust the size and strength.Untitled-9Zooming in on the face start going over the problem areas. If you over do it just click the Restore button or Undo.before and after

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The Perfect Black and White Portrait with PortraitPro 17

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Turning your portraits into Black and White can look amazing but trying to get the perfect settings can be tricky.

PortraitPro 17 has 5 different Black and White Presets that you can them adjust to fit your exact needs, check out the tutorial below to see how quick and easy this is.

Untitled-1 Open your image up in PortraitPro.Untitled-2Click on the Preset tab and click Reset to Original. Untitled-3 Scroll down to Picture (still under the Presets tab) and find the Black and White presets, pick which one suits your image best. Untitled-4 This image is with Preset 4.

Select the Controls tab and go down to Picture. Untitled-5Adjust the sliders to suit your photo, click to open up all the sliders under Tone Curve.

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Easily Change Bright Lipstick Colors with PortraitPro 17 Tutorial

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Check out the tutorial below to see how easy it is to change a bright lipstick color in PortraitPro.

Untitled-14Open up your image up in PortraitPro and check that the lips are fully covered in the mark up.Untitled-12 Click over the the Preset Tab and select Reset to Original.Untitled-13Under  the Makeup Tab turn up the Lipstick slider, select your new chosen color, the slider just above shades how dark or light the color will appear. Increase the Shine and Coverage sliders to your personal preference.

Changing the lipstick is so easy and has a massive effect to the end result.

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Halloween Inspired Portrait Tutorial

 

 

smallCheck out the tutorial below to see our Halloween inspired tutorial.Untitled-7Open your image up in PortraitPro, the model shouldn’t be smiling as this will ruin the effect. Adjust the mark up if needed.Untitled-6Click on the Makeup tab and apply lipstick, zoom in on the face to check the mark up of the lips to check they will be fully covered. Click on the color swatch and select a dark red/purple. Adjust the Coverage and Shine sliders to where you are happy with the look.Untitled-11Under the Picture tab click the Crop button.

Once you have finished click on the Background tab.Untitled-3The software will identify the background for you, but if there isn’t much difference like in this picture you might have to go round the edges.

Click on Smart Foreground and hover it over the outlines and click if there is something that needs to be added.Untitled-9Under Background Image select New Background Image and select the your new background.

Click here for the tutorial for the Spooky House Image.Untitled-10The last step is to adjust the Foreground and Background to get your image just right.

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Relighting Your Portraits with PortraitPro 17

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Relighting your photos can be tricky but PortraitPro makes it so easy.

Check out the tutorials below to see some of the lighting looks you can achieve.

 

Low Lighting Tutorialdark lighting lookTo get the low light look for your images, click on the Picture tab.

Exposure – up high

Brightness – a little up

Smart Contrast – down to around -60

Vibrance – a little up

Vignette – Click the arrow so you can see all the options. For these play around to get it right. You want to make sure it keep the face light whilst creating a gradual darkness to the rest of the image.dark lighting look part 2

 

Click on the Skin Lighting and Coloring tab. Move and resize the lighting disk to get the look of low lighting.

dark lighting final image smallThe Low Light Look is now done, all you need to do is save your image and save this as a Snapshot incase you want to go back.

 

High Light Tutorial

high light lighting For high light look you need to have a high brightness so the first step is to click on the Skin Lighting and Coloring tab, widen the Lighting Disk and move so that it hits the face on the side.high lighting pictureNext under the Picture tab:

Reduce the Temperature just a little.

Increase the Brightness.

Turn the Vignette on just slightly and move the Radius slider about half way.

high lightsmallYour High Light Look is now ready to be saved.

 

Noir Lighting Tutorial

band wClick the Presets tab and go down to Picture. Select Black and White 4.noir pictureClick the Custom Tab at the top and go down to the picture tab.

Reduce the Exposure a little.

Reduce the Smart Contrast.

Reduce the Tone Curve a little.

Increase the Vignette slider nearly all the way up and the Radius slider about half way.

Increase the Hardness nearly all the way up, to about 80.

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Noir Lighting Look is now finished.

 

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Transform Your Dull Old Portraits with PortraitPro 17

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Everyone has photos that looked washed out and dull, so they are tidied away into a cupboard and kept on a computer never to see daylight.

Well the time has come to change this, PortraitPro allows you to transform your old dull photos.

Check out the tutorial below to see how to transform your dull washed out photos and make them pop within minutes.Untitled-1Open your image up in PortraitPro 17, check the mark up is correct, adjusting if necessary.Untitled-2Click over to the Presets Tab and click on Standard.Untitled-3Click back over to Controls Tab, and go down to Skin Smoothing Tab. Move the Master Slider all the way down to 0.Untitled-5 Click on the Skin Lighting and Coloring Tab and move the light source around to find the best angle. Untitled-4The last change to make to the picture is under the Picture Tab, move the Temperature slider up slightly and reduce the Smart Contrast tab.

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Brand New Background Controls with PortraitPro 17

“I love this product! My business and my customers have benefited greatly from PortraitPro.” – Michael Thelen, PortraitPro User.

Introducing the new Background Editing tool, available for the first time in PortraitPro 17. Now there’s no need to keep switching between applications to edit or replace the background of your portrait.

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