June 2021 // The Children Edition

Down & Dirty Creative Editing in Lightroom Classic & Photoshop | Dustin Lucas

To see where this overlaps on the client you can strike the o key to see our mask. (Fig. 4) Lower the exposure to burn down the background and with the Mask Overlay turned on you can lower the feather effect to remove some of this off the subject. (Fig. 5) Now, with manipulating the mask you can reshape the entire oval by holding shift and changing the size. Another way to only extend one side is to hold option while changing the size. After I dial in the background burn effect, I right-click on the pin and duplicate it. (Fig. 6) This saves all my work and lets me invert the mask to dodge our client. (Fig. 7) Now I can lift exposure and shadows to separate them from the background a bit better. (Fig. 8)

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