Newborn Photography: Editing Jaundice Newborn Images Made Easy!

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Do you spend far too much time editing your newborn images?

Do you struggle with skin tones? ┬áDo you ever have sessions with babies who are very jaundiced or red? As a professional newborn and baby photographer, MCP’s Newborn Necessities Photoshop action set is a life saver. It has cut my editing time in half and while helping me achieve the same look I get from editing by hand. They are very easy to use and can turn a nicely composed image into a gorgeous one!

Here are two examples:

Example 1:

SOOC

jaundiced baby

Edited Image

jaundiced baby

Steps used to edit image:

1. Cleaned up the skin (baby acne, dry skin) with the spot healing tool

2. Ran the “Pick Me Up” action, decreased the opacity to 20%

3. Ran the “Keepsakes” action as is

4. Ran the “Hush the Jaundice” action as is

5. Ran the “Pain on Red Baby Fix”, decreased the opacity to 40% and painted on the baby’s cheeks

6. Ran the “Dusting of Baby Powder” action, decreased the opacity to 10%

7. Ran the “Sharp Eyelashes” action and painted on the eyelashes and lips at 100% opacity

8. Ran the “White Blanket Fix” and painted on the blanket at 60% opacity

Example 2:

SOOC

Jaundiced baby

 

Edited Image:

Jaundiced

 

Steps used to edit image:

1. Cleaned up the skin (baby acne, dry skin) with the spot healing tool

2. Ran “Sugar and Spice” action, decreased the opacity to 30%

3. Ran “Keepsakes” action as is

4. Ran “It’s a Boy” action, decreased opacity to 10%

5. Ran “Hush the Jaundice” action as is

6. Ran “Paint on Red Baby Fix”, decreased the opacity to 30% and painted on the baby’s cheeks

7. Ran “Dusting of Baby Powder”, decreased the opacity to 20%

8. Ran the “White Blanket Fix” and painted on the blanket at 60% opacity

The ultimate goal when photographing newborns should be to get the image right SOOC and use photoshop to enhance the images not to fix them. Since newborns often have skin color issues this is not always possible. The Newborn Necessities Photoshop action set can dramatically help with editing. The images posted above were edited in about one minute.

Memories by TLC (Tracy Callahan) is a fine art portrait studio specializing in newborn, young children and maternity portraits. Website | Facebook

 

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3 Comments

  1. Alice C.
    April 20, 2012 at 11:07 am — Reply

    Wow! What a big difference!

  2. Laurie in FL
    April 21, 2012 at 8:05 am — Reply

    I have been looking over your actions for months and today I would like to download a few free ones to start. I have a silly question because I have listened to the tutorial and being this is all new to me, I wanted to know…when you put your actions into the program (PSElements), does it take out anything in your program or is it just empty space to use for such actions? And is there a limit to how much space you have in the program for your actions?

    Thank you!

  3. April 24, 2012 at 10:14 am — Reply

    Thank you so much for this I totally struggle with skin tones I will be giving this a try!

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