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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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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.

before and afterTo find out how super easy it is to change the background in PortraitPro download your free trial today!

 

 

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

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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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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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Three amazing relighting looks that took no time at all, download your free trial now!

 

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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Celebrating 100 Blog Posts!!!

To celebrate our 100th blog post, we thought we would look down memory lane at some of our favorite past blog posts on Portraits.

Manfred Baumann

John Malkovich and Jack Black photo by ManfredBaumann.com              Check out this amazing interview with Photographer Manfred Baumann, who photographs the stars and find out how he got his big break. Click here to read to full interview.

 

How to Steal Man Ray’s Style

end picutre man ray blog_peCheck out this easy tutorial to create your own Man Ray style portrait. Click here to check out the tutorial.

 

Dustin Meyer

Houston Wedding - Hotel ZazaThe incredible Wedding Photographer Dustin Meyer talks to us about his background and why he had photography his career. Click here to read the full interview.

 

Digital Make Up Tutorial 

before and after newThis tutorial show you how easy and effective applying digital make up with PortraitPro is.  Click here to check out the full tutorial.

 

1940s Style Post Processing Tutorial

before and afterA quick tutorial on how to create a stunning 1940’s style photo. Click here to check out the full tutorial.

 

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Common Mistakes to make with Portraits

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A good Portrait can say a thousand words, but your portrait can easily be ruined by overlooking one of the following:

  • Don’t shot with a wide angle lens.
  • Make sure you are focusing on the whole face, including the eyes.
  • Pay attention to what your background is, you don’t want it to be distracting from the Subject.
  • Shot at the Subject’s eye level.
  • Lighting – try not to shot in direct harsh sunlight.
  • Depth of Field – don’t go too shallow or deep.
  • Don’t zoom in – Step closer to the Subject.
  • Posing – Make sure to direct the Subject as most people find posing unnatural.
  • Taking too many photos, quality over quantity.
  • Don’t overtweak the photo in editing after you have decided it’s done trust yourself.
  • Use PortraitPro for your editing to get the most flattering image of your subject within minutes.

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1940s Glamorous Photo Shoot Post Processing

Doing decades photo shoots can be really fun and glamorous and with PortraitPro you can make your images look even better within minutes.

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Open your image in PortraitPro, the software will identity the face and have a pretty accurate mark up,  You can move the mark up dots to make it as accurate as possible to get the best results.

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Once you have adjusted the mark up, chose the Preset Glamorous on the top of the right hand side. This does most of the work for you, leaving you to just make your own personal preference tweaks to the images.

unsharpen the eyes a little bit

I reduce the sharpness of the eyes a very small amount.

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I also change the color of lipstick, red was a very popular color for lipstick in the 1940s, but due to the softness of my image due to her outfit I have gone for a pink color instead.

Simply chose your preference shade for the selection, it is important to make sure your lips are marked up accurately, it is simply if they aren’t quite right. You can change the mark up on the left hand image at any time.

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Next I change the color of the hair, as auburn hair was a popular color back then.

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To do this, under the hair settings, click the View/edit Hair Area button. All the hair should appear pink, go over any bits that aren’t selected and click OK.

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Click through all the hair colors selecting the colors, that you like before deciding on your final color.

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The last change that I make to the image is under Picture Controls, I move the  Vibrance slider up to full on this setting, this make the colors move in line with what you would get in the 1940s.

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This took hardly anytime and you can really see the improvement in the image, and with Studio Max you can batch process them to save even more time.

To try this out for yourself, download a free trial of PortraitPro now.

When it’s cold and wintry outside, it’s time for photo editing

The temperature is dropping and the nights are getting darker, so why not spend some warm, cozy winter evenings with your photo editing software?

With a range of photo editing tools, you can now use Anthropics software to retouch any type of photograph.

If portraits are your thing, then PortraitPro and PortraitPro Body will have plenty to help you improve your portrait photography.

If you prefer any type of landscape or street photography, then LandscapePro will help you enhance skies, buildings, fields and water.

Downtown LA in Mist

Winter is great for capturing landscapes in different conditions; snowy landscapes, and misty mornings on the mountain-tops. They all make great images, but they do require you to leave the warmth and comfort of your sofa.

Getting up early and capturing some misty mornings or snow in the distance can be really rewarding; but if you just can’t beat the chill and need an evening curled up by the fire, then what better excuse than the photo retouching you need to do?

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Anthropics software makes everything so much easier, so you’ll have more time to just relax with your loved ones.  If you want to go beyond just enhancing your images and get really creative, you can add effects with Smart Photo Editor.

Try out all the Anthropics software today and see what photo enhancements you can make.