How to Edit Maternity Photos with Three Looks Fast

We recently launched our NEW Lightroom Presets – Inspiration. These have a similar look and feel to our Inspire Photoshop Actions, a super popular MCP set. I wanted to show you the steps behind each of the three looks we use as examples of this beautiful maternity photo by Stephanie Black Photography.

These presets are current on very special pricing – reveal the pricing by clicking the button:

 

This is the original image. It is really spectacular straight out of camera.

Sometimes it’s fun to see what other looks you can get to convey emotion and mood.  So let’s play…

Inspiration before 15

 

In this first edit we turn this soft image into a deep, moody image with high contrast. To achieve this, we used the following 7 “clicks” of our Inspiration presets plus two brushes.

  1. Brilliant Base 3
  2. Sweet Dreams
  3. Matte Vignette
  4. Darken Midtones Light
  5. Highlight Tamer Light
  6. Rich Contrast
  7. Remove Haze Light
  8. Color Pop brush
  9. Precision Sharp brush

Inspiration after 15b

 

 

The second edit we show is a lighter, airy style. To achieve this, we used the following 9 “clicks” of our Inspiration presets plus the sharpening brush. It may sound like a lot of steps but this took less than one minute.

  1. Decrease Exposure light
  2. Daylight WB
  3. Brilliant Base 2
  4. Rose Petals
  5. Relazed Blue Mood Rings
  6. Fix Red Skin
  7. Highlight Tamer Medium
  8. Quick Contrast Medium
  9. Ball of Sunshine
  10. Precision Sharp brush

Inspiration after 15

 

The third edit we show is a black and white look. To achieve this, we used the following 5 “clicks” of our Inspiration presets plus the sharpening brush.

  1. Brilliant Base 2 B&W
  2. Vogue
  3. Classic Vignette
  4. Highlight Tamer Light
  5. Quick Contrast
  6. Precision Sharp brush

Inspiration after 15c

So which look best fits your style?  Tell us in the comment section for this post.

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