After culling the photos and adjusting the color in Lightroom, I re-touch all my photos in Photoshop.
You would think newborns have perfect skin, but that’s only partially true! By the time I see a newborn (in the first 2 weeks of life) they could still have some bruising from birth. The newborn acne might have set in. They could also have scratches on their face from tiny newborn fingernails that haven’t been trimmed yet.
Either way, I prefer to use the clone tool for touching up skin. I know many photographers use the heal tool. But, I have found that for all the tiny little areas on the face I need to perfect the clone tool works best for me.
I also use the Liquify tool in various size brushes to make my wraps perfect. Sometimes, I’ll get a newborn wrapped and they shift or maybe their bodies just don’t have that perfectly smooth silhouette. The liquify tool gets rid of all the bumps and makes the wrap look perfect!
Here’s a quick little video using both the tools in Photoshop…
And here’s some highlights from Baby Joshua’s session!