EDIT THE SHOT
IMAGE SELECTION AND WHITE BALANCE Using the eyedropper tool in Lightroom, select the image with the grey card and click on the grey card using the eyedropper. This will change your white balance. Sync the settings to the final image you’ve selected to edit.
REMOVE UNWANTED ELEMENTS Using Photoshop, clean up the image. Use Content-Aware Fill to remove the larger items, like the photographer’s feet. Use the patch tool to select skin flakes and spots to remove. However, leave some skin flakes or the baby will look plastic!
RED SKIN REDUCTION Next we’ll do some hue and saturation adjustments in Photoshop. Select the red channel and take the Hue slider down to -180 until the areas containing red show as purple. Move the colour hue, selecting the skin, and adjust the Hue slider to +8. Mask the adjustment on the lips so they stay red.
LIQUIFY As a last step, you can tidy up the shape of the wrap using Photoshop’s Liquify filter and using the Push tool to gently adjust any elements of the image that are not in the right place.
Opposite pageCREATIVE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY The ‘before’ image has elements that need removing such as flakiness on the skin. It also needs adjusting to reduce redness3