3 Tips for Editing Children’s Photos in Photoshop

this video Aaron Nace from Phlearn demonstrates three simple tips for editing images with children in Photoshop.

On this video Nace looks at three things each can be used in and photo but they can be very cool for many children’s images.

The first is creating vignette – Nace does that by creating another layer and using a soft light blend mode (there are built in ways to do this using the Camera RAW tool but you can do this in this way as well).

The second tip is using a bit of warmth to your kids image – just go to layer>new adjustment layer>Photo filter > warming filter (20% should be nice).

The third simple tip is going to be adding some sharpness to the eyes of the kid (we have tons of videos on this – see this one for example). For this video Nace creates a layer mask just for the eyes and saturation (by adding viberance just to the eyes – you can see) and than add sharpness using the sharpen tool just for the eyes (don’t over do this!).

We have looked at children photography in general in the past several times including  a video by Jami Saunders demonstrates how to works with babies and a video by  Tamara Lackey who gives some tips on simple in-home lighting setup and demonstrates it while shooting a child and more recently photographer Jessica Hinnenkamp on Tips for Shooting a First Birthday Celebration.

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section (and you can find a lot more Phlearn videos on our special Phlearn subsection).

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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