Soft Style Dreamy Child Portrait

Discover how to edit a soft and dreamy style children portrait with the new luminar neo. With only a few clicks you can add beautiful colors and textures, as well as create a more dramatic and interesting look.

Download practice photo:

Download overlays(PNG file): Dreamy Sun Pack

Download textures(Devianart):

Editing workflow in Luminar Neo

One thing I like about Luminar Neo, is that it makes it easy to accomplish certain tasks that usually will take several steps in other photo editing software.  The workflow I used to edit this portrait is the following:

  • Develop: Selected camera profile(only for RAW images)
  • Color: Saturated red/orange/yellow/green HSL Saturation sliders.
  • Glow: Enhance and correct highlights and midtones.
  • Smart Contrast: Boost selective contrast AI driven.
  • Vignette:  Direct attention to the subject.
  • Texture overlay: Created a layer on top of the portrait with a canvas texture and centered focus painted vignette.

My Luminar Neo favorite tools

The main reason I am using Luminar Neo more an more in my edits is because of the AI based tools.

Skin AI tool in Luminar Neo
Face Ai Tool in Luminar Neo

Even though some of the adjustments might look exaggerated, I did it like that because I knew that the overlay layer will darken and soften the light due to the “soft light” layer blending mode.

Below you could see the before and after:

RAW Image before retouching
Portrait edited in Luminar Neo

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