Portrait Master for Adobe Lightroom (CC) Tutorial


The following instructions are for presets in Adobe Lightroom (previously known as the CC version). If you are working on Lightroom Classic click here for instructions on that version.

It's important to note that this version of Adobe Lightroom (CC) does not support the custom Brushes that are included in Portrait Master. If you wish to use the included Brushes, then use Lightroom Classic.

Installation for Adobe Lightroom (CC)

Step 1. Open Adobe Lightroom (aka Lightroom CC)

  1. From the menu bar, choose File > Import Profiles & Presets
  2. In the Import dialog that appears, browse to the required path of the folder containing your downloaded Presets and select all.
  3. Click "Import"

 

 

Step 2. View Installed Presets in Lightroom CC

  1. From the tool menu, click the Edit Tool (E key)
  2. Click Presets
  3. Select and use installed presets in sequence A-F


 

This version of Sean Archer Lightroom Presets is organized into the following six categories of presets:

A - RELIGHTING (6 Options + RESET)
B - STRUCTURE PUNCH (3 Options + RESET)
C - GAMMA PUNCH (4 Options + RESET)
D - SKIN CALIBRATION (4 Options + RESET)
E - SKIN TAN (4 Options + RESET)
F - COLOR TONES 
(20 Options + RESET)


For categories A-F, select 1 option and tweak as necessary. 

Each category has a RESET which removes the adjustments specific to each category without affecting other settings you may have added to the image.

Steps A1-A6 only guide you to use the effects in those categories. Clicking them will not produce or delete an effect.

 

Step 3 - Select A RELIGHT Option

  • Click one of the six Relight options. Each one gives you a greater intensity of relighting.
  • To remove a Relight setting after selecting it, click AA7 RELIGHT RESET

Step 4 - Click the Radial Gradient (R key)

  • After you select a Light, click "R" - and make sure your curser is over the image
  • Three Radial Gradients will appear over your image in the shape of a CLOCK
  • You will move and resize these 3 Radial Gradients to affect key parts of your image
  • If you select a different Relight setting after you have positioned the Radial Gradient, Lightroom will reset the Radial Gradient into the original positions and you will have to reposition them again

 Step 5 - Select Dot 12 (o’clock) Head

  • This is the default position when the Preset is selected
  • Your mission is to re-size and re-shape this Radial Gradient to highlight the key part of the subject’s head or more specifically, face
  • For a more dramatic and natural effect, try to stay inside the head and not bleed into the background where it will appear as a halo
  • Highlight the part of the face you want to bring forward

 Step 6 - Select Dot 3 (o’clock) Near Head

  • Move this dot from the default position at 3 o’clock to a place next to the subject’s head
  • Test this Radial Gradient on either side of your subject’s head to see which looks better
  • Try moving and re-sizing the shape to keep it off the face
  • This Radial Gradient acts like a new light source for the image

 Step 7 - Select Dot 6 (o’clock) Body

  • Move this dot from the default position at 6 o’clock to a place over the subject’s body
  • Re-size the shape and angle to isolate the body and try to keep it away from the background so it doesn’t add a “halo”

    Step 8 - Select Structure Punch

    • Go to the next set of presets called B Structure Punch - they affect detail and contrast
    • You can roll your mouse over each one to preview how they look on your image
    • Select the one that looks best with your image
    • To remove this setting after selecting it, click Structure Punch RESET
    • You can change these at any time and they will not effect your other presets

    Step 9 - Select a Gamma Punch

    • Go to the next set of presets called Gamma Punch
    • You can roll your mouse over each one to preview how they look on your image
    • Select the one that looks best with your image
    • To remove this setting after selecting it, click Gamma Punch RESET
    • You can change these at any time and they will not effect your other presets

    Step 10 - Select a Skin Calibration

    • Go to the next set of presets called Skin Calibration the affects the tone of the skin
    • You can roll your mouse over each one to preview how they look on your image
    • Select the one that looks best with your image
    • To remove this setting after selecting it, click Skin Calibration RESET
    • You can change these at any time and they will not effect your other presets

     

    Step 11 - Select a Skin Tan

    • Go to the next set of presets called Skin Tan
    • You can roll your mouse over each one to preview how they look on your image
    • Select the one that looks best with your image
    • To remove this setting after selecting it, click Skin Tan RESET
    • You can change these at any time and they will not effect your other presets

    Step 12 - Select a Color Tone

    • The next set of presets are called Color Tones. They are basically different color settings
    • Roll your mouse over each one to preview how they look on your image
    • Select the one that looks best with your image
    • To remove this setting after selecting it, click Tone RESET
    • You can change these at any time and they will not effect your other presets

     That’s it!

    Remember you can always tweak any of the settings in the Edit Module to suit each image and your individual taste.

    Good luck!

    Any problems email us at support@lenslab.com

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    Lightroom Mobile

    The following are installation instructions for Lightroom Mobile.

    Lightroom Mobile requires the desktop version of Lightroom CC (version 1.4 or later) and Lightroom Mobile (version 3.3.0) or later in order to correctly sync the presets to the mobile app. Once you have properly installed the LensLab presets into Lightroom CC the presets will automatically sync to your mobile device(s). Note, you may need to click on the cloud icon at the top right of desktop Lightroom CC to make sure that Lightroom CC is properly syncing with your account and mobile devices.

     

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