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From Bad Skin to a Simple Subtle Makeup Look in Minutes – PortraitPro 17

beforeandafterCheck out the tutorial below to see how in a matter of minutes you can turn a Portrait with Bad Skin into a Subtle Makeup look. Untitled-10 Open your image up and under the first tab, Face Sculpt lower the Master Slider.Untitled-11 Under Skin Smoothing go to Spot Removal at the bottom and select option 10.Untitled-12 Click the Touch Up button at the top of the screen, adjust the Strength and size. Zoom in and go over the problem areas.Untitled-13 Remember to zoom out every now and then to double check you have got every where.Untitled-14 Click on the Makeup tab and apply your chosen makeup look.Untitled-15Under the Picture tab adjust the Vibrance and Smart Contrast sliders to suit your picture.female with bad skin AdobeStock_102128503 (1)_pp


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Perfect Final Touches to Your Portraits – PortraitPro 17


Check out the tutorial below to find out how to do the final touches to your images in a matter of minutes.Untitled-1 Open your image up in PortraitPro 17.Untitled-3 Click on the Face Sculpt tab and lower the Master Slider.Untitled-4 Under Skin Smoothing lower the Master Slider down to around 10. Untitled-5 Under the Mouth and Nose tab increase all the Lip sliders, to give a bit more pop to the lips.Untitled-6 Under the Hair tab, click View/Edit Hair Mask and adjust the mask if needed.

Find a similar Hair Color and move the Hair Recolor Slider up slightly and the Vibrance slider.Untitled-7Under the Picture tab lower the Smart Contrast and turn on Vignette, moving the Horizontal and Vertical sliders to the right place. You only want the Vignette on a little bit.shutterstock_1008089398_pp


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Male Portrait With PortraitPro 17


before and after2Editing Male Portraits with PortaitPro couldn’t be easier, check out the tutorial below.

Untitled-1 Open your portrait up in PortraitPro 17.Untitled-2 Under the Face Sculpt tab move the Master Slider down. The only sliders that need to be on is the Head Forward and the Eyes Widening slider if like the picture above the eyes need widening a little.Untitled-3Under the next tab, Skin Smoothing move the Master Slider down to 0 and adjust the sliders to suit your image, the image above has quite a few wrinkles around the eyes so the Around Eyes sliders are on.Untitled-4 Under Skin Lighting and Coloring turn off the Smokey Eyes slider and reduce the Modeling Slider.Untitled-5 For the Eyes tab leave as it is or Reduce the Master Slider a little if needed.Untitled-6 Under the Hair tab turn up the Vibrance slider.Untitled-7 For the Picture tab, increase the Vibrance if like above your portrait looks a little dull in color.Untitled-8 Under the Background tab click Create Mask, the software will then  identify the background for you.

Click Background Image and then Select New Background.Untitled-9Chose your new Background and adjust the Auto Color as needed and the Adjust Background if needed.


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Correcting Snow Portraits with PortraitPro 17

before andafter Snow can really add to your pictures but you don’t want to lose the richness of the colors, PortraitPro can bring it back in a few simple steps. Check out the tutorial below.Untitled-9 Once your image is open adjust the Face sculpt and Skin Smoothing to your liking.

Under Skin Lighting & Coloring adjust the Modeling and Fix Lighting to get the lighting on the face right if needed.Untitled-10Under the Eyes tab make sure the Clean Eyes slider is on just a little bit and the Whitening Area slider.Untitled-11Under the Picture Slider reduce the Smart Contrast, for this image it is all the way down but it will depend on your image.

You will notice the instant improvement in your photo.shutterstock_684221584_pp

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New Years Eve Ball with PortraitPro Body 2

before and afterA New Years Ball is a great time to get a full length portrait of you in your floor length dress. But sometimes the angle isn’t quite right, no need to spend ages trying to get the perfect angle to make your waist looking just right, you can correct this easily in PortraitPro Body, check out the tutorial below.Untitled-2Open your image up in PortraitPro Body and mark up the body, click Finish with Mark Up when done.STEP 1 Click on the lines and drag them to reshap Move both arms in slightly and the shoulder if needed.STEP 2 Click and drag in the waist of both slides, only slightly.STEP 3You can leave the Portrait there or you can click on the Picture tab and increase the Contrast and Recover Exposure sliders.

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Creating Christmas Portraits with PortraitPro 17

shutterstock_743849866_ppAdding some festivity to your portraits this Christmas couldn’t be easier with PortraitPro 17’s new background editing feature. Check out the tutorial below.

Give your clients a selection of backgrounds to chose from, there will be something for everyone. Untitled-6 Once you have edited all the faces in your portrait click the Background tab and Create Mask.Untitled-7 Adjust the background mask if needed.Untitled-8 Click Background Image and New Background Image.Untitled-9Click Select Image and chose your chosen background, then click Auto Color to adjust if needed.

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A Quick Edit in PortraitPro Body – Full Length Gown

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Check out the tutorial below to find out how to subtly perfect your full length gown portraits in minutes.Untitled-3 Open your image up in PortraitPro Body and mark up the body.

Under Shape Sliders tab move the Slim, Curvy and Lift sliders slightly.Untitled-4 Under the Face tab adjust the Lighting Contrast and the Modeling Light sliders.Untitled-5The last step is to click on the Picture tab and adjust the Auto Levels and Contrast sliders to suit your image.final imageCheck out PortraitPro Body for yourself by downloading the free trial.


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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Happy Thanksgiving – Family Portrait Tips


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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Relighting Your Portraits with PortraitPro 17


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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