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  • 01 - What You'll Learn
    1:00m
How to Edit Family Photos
  • 01 - Correcting Color And Exposure
    22:54m
  • 02 - Creating A Focal Point
    11:21m
  • 03 - Color Toning And Noise Reduction
    16:49m
  • 04 - Advanced Blemish Removal
    7:42m

How to Edit Family Photos in Lightroom Classic

Description

Some photographs are all about the people and moments in our lives that matter most. And it’s images like these that require a delicate touch during the editing process.

Join us through four complete edits as we show you how to edit family photos in Lightroom Classic! Learn how to balance exposure, add subtle color toning, draw more attention to subjects, and help those precious moments last a lifetime.

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Subtle Changes for Timeless Photos

edit family photos in lightroom classic

edit family photos in lightroom classic

Subtle Changes that Make a Big Difference


Four sample photos. Four complete edits. Everything you need to know to make small, but effective, edits to help the people and moments in a photo stand out.

edit family photos in lightroom classic

edit family photos in lightroom classic

ADD BEAUTIFUL COLOR TONING

ORIGINAL

Edit Family Photos in Lightroom Classic

Family photos stay with people throughout entire lives and generations. Learn how to use exposure, color, and contrast to create images with a fresh and timeless feel.

Lift Shadows, Balance Exposure

We show you the fundamentals of balancing exposure in Lightroom Classic, using the histogram and Lightroom’s adjustment tools to restore detail and help subjects look their absolute best.

Draw Attention to Subjects

Sometimes just taking a photo of a person isn’t enough. We demonstrate some tried-and-true tricks to help make sure the subjects in your images are the center of attention.

edit family photos in lightroom classic

edit family photos in lightroom classic

REMOVE DISTRACTIONS

ORIGINAL

Contrast & Sharpening

If you’re editing family photos, chances are you’re working with a lot of smiling faces. Draw more attention to those loving looks by adding subtle contrast to your subject’s most important features, like eyes, smiles, and hair.

Subtle Color Toning

Sometimes dramatic and stylized color can take away from message of a photograph. Learn how to simplify color and exposure, lifting shadows while adding subtle, warm coloring to help your subjects shine.

Noise Removal

Unwanted noise can give an image a rough, gritty feel. Learn how to soften a photo by reducing and removing noise with the easy-to-use tools in Lightroom Classic.

Balance Exposure & Correct Colors

edit family photos in lightroom classic

edit family photos in lightroom classic

HELP SUBJECTS STAND OUT

ORIGINAL

Remove Distractions

You’d be surprised how much small distractions can make a big difference in your images. That’s why we show you how to use the Spot Healing Brush and Clone Stamp Tool in Lightroom Classic to quickly remove unwanted objects, helping the people and moments take center stage.

Vibrance vs. Saturation

What’s the difference between and vibrance and saturation? We’ll show you! Learn how to help colors pop while keeping skin tones warm and natural.

Lightroom Presets & LUTs

If you want even more inspiration on how to edit family photographs, be sure to check out our Family Lightroom Preset Pack and our Family Vibes Color-Grading LUTs!

Class Instructor

Aaron Nace

PHLEARN Founder – Class Instructor

Aaron Nace is a photographer, Photoshop artist and founder of PHLEARN. He is the #1 Photoshop instructor in the world with millions of YouTube subscribers.

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Reviews

  1. I thought it was a quick very informative video. I am not a pro but am working my way up that ladder. These quick 4 examples helped to show me how making subtle adjustments can make significant improvements in ‘Family Photos’.

  2. This is a great beginners class, but definitely NOT a PRO class. As a PRO subscriber I expect something more challenging and worth my money

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Special thanks to Elly Fairytale. Images for this PRO course were sourced from Pexels.