As a baby photographer, one of the first things I had to learn was Adobe Photoshop and specifically how to edit baby’s skin. Occasionally, I will have a mom concerned about her baby’s skin condition and whether the photo will come out nice. Right away I assure Mom that it’s not a problem, I can edit their baby’s skin in Photoshop.
Baby’s with flaky or peeling skin is normal and it’s usually during the first few days and weeks that the top layer of the skin will shed. So it’s not uncommon for a baby to arrive to their first portrait session with acne, dry and peeling skin, rash or any other skin conditions. It typically takes me about 10 minutes to edit a baby’s skin in Photoshop; however, it make take longer based on the severity of the skin condition.
So Mama, if this is one of the reasons that may be holding you back from booking a newborn session with a baby photographer, I hope this blog post encourages you that it’s really not an issue. Most newborn baby photographers have the ability to edit your baby’s skin during their post processing.
Here’s a before and after picture of this sweet baby girl who had some dry peeling skin.
If you’re like me and love to watch editing videos, then I hope you’ll enjoy this video of how I edit baby skin in Photoshop from start to finish.
Image was soft edited in Adobe Lightroom then opened in Adobe Photoshop for a full edit.
Adobe Photoshop Actions Used:
- LSP Action – Signature Newborn Action
- Totally Rad – Pro Retouch 2.0
- Greater Than Gatsby – Newborn Collection