In this tutorial, I will show you how to edit your portrait photos using the Strike a Pose Workflow Lightroom presets from Sleeklens.com. This edit comes from the recipe guide you get when you purchase the collection. You actually get a couple of ‘before and after’ photos and you also get a workflow on how can achieve this type of results.
For this tutorial, we will use one of the photos which is really superb. But before we start with the edit, it is good to note that I won’t be applying the brushes since they don’t get along very well with the before and after photos that I have chosen to edit. But I also would like to show you what you get by just using the presets. You can use the brushes if you want to but just by doing the presets you can achieve a fantastic photo.
The first preset we need to apply is from the Strike a Pose presets. We will scroll down and apply the Strike a Pose Workflow – 1 –Base – High Key. Once we apply this, you can see how perfectly it blends with the photo making it pop. We will then add the Strike a Pose Workflow -3-Color Correct –Fix Green Skin. You can tell that by there being some grass in the image, then there will be a need to have color separation with the temperature and this can be corrected really quickly using the color correct preset.
From here, we will apply the Strike a Pose Workflow – 4-Tone-Tint- Summer Ten. This gives the image a different effect and blend up a couple of highlight spots. We will then apply the Strike a Pose Workflow – 6-Vignette – Heavy Black and this pulls your eyes to the scene and this is exactly what you want. It also has a heavy vignette and still makes up for the details.
That is how simply we can edit our photos using presets without brushes. However, you can apply brushes if you want to do so. There are quite a number of brushes which you can use and choose the effects to blend perfectly with. A look at the before and after images, however, shows that with just the presets, you can turn your photos into captivating images quickly and with ease.
You can learn more about these presets by visiting our tutorial section today. You can also check more of Sleeklens’ products by clicking on the Lightroom Tab and you will find something that matches your photography style.