How to Add an Artistic Look to Your Images Combining Lightroom and Photoshop

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How to Add an Artistic Look to Your Images Combining Lightroom and Photoshop

Pia Rautio ‘s images speak for themselves.  Many admire her artistic style and beautiful photography.  In this post, she shows us how she edits with MCP products in both Lightroom and Photoshop to achieve her signature style.

 

Camera settings for this image:

ISO400, Speed of 1/1250, focal length of 200mm, aperture of f2.8

Camera used: Canon 5D MKIII & Canon 70-200 2.8L II

 

pia-rautio-SOOC_web

To start:

Warmed the white balance to 8500 / +21

 

Then created the first image using MCP Enlighten Lightroom Presets:

This is the part to become the surroundings and background:

The following presets were used:

  1. Style: Matte Blend
  2. Overlay: Chamomile
  3. Edge Darken: Slight
  4. Color tweaks on Green, Yellow, Orange
  5. Sharpen

Changed the camera profile to Landscape.

EXPORTED 16bit Tiff to Photoshop

 

pia-rautio-Matte_Blend_web

Then created the second image using MCP Enlighten Lightroom Presets plus a few manual tweaks:

Added a radial filter on girl’s face, brightness on highlights and midtones and a touch of clarity.

Added a touch of clarity

Then used the following presets:

  • Style: Soft and Bright

Changed the camera profile to Adobe Standard.

EXPORTED 16bit Tiff to Photoshop

pia-rautio-Soft_and_Bright_web

 

 

 

 

Next – Photoshop Fun!

In Photoshop, these two images were stacked on top of each other (as layers) so that underneath the Soft and Bright edit was the Vibrant Matte edit. I added layer mask on the top layer and inverted it to black and carefully painted girl white so that the brighter and less matte/vibrant edit was shown on the girl.

pia-rautio-Combined_web

After combining, I worked some magic with MCP Inspire Actions:

Running the Color Carousel action gives you access to all of these at once and you just adjust the opacity or mask as desired. Here are the actions Pia activated and the opacities she picked.

  • Brilliant Base 25%
  • Sweet Dreams 8%
  • Spunky 5%
  • Silk Blend 10%
  • Maplewood 5%
  • Denim & Pearls 5%
  • Bittersweet 5%
  • Beaming 30%
  • Modern Matte Twist 35%

pia-rautio-Finished_web

 

Truly a work of art.  Thank you for sharing your images and edits with us.  We love them!!!

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