JD Sisters and Friends Tutorial and Tools


Create a dark and dramatic portrait edit — using only natural light! This tutorial demonstrates how to add depth and an Old Master’s painterly feel to your photography work.

  • Unlimited, lifetime access to a 44-minute long video.
  • Video tutorial is edited to include graphics that allow you to follow along easily.
  • 5 ACR Presets. The presets reflect the final settings for the steps shown in the tutorial. Also includes two alternate ACR preset settings.
  • 3 Photoshop Actions, compatible with PS 6+.  The actions reflect the final settings for some of the steps shown in the tutorial.
  • One High-Resolution Fine Art Texture as shown in the video tutorial.

PLEASE NOTE: Video demonstrates MOSTLY hand-edits, but includes retouching with QuickFlow Actions & Tints and JD Freckle Enhancement Brush (NOT included). The price of the tutorial has been lowered to reflect this. Special discount codes are included in the download.

Topics Covered

  • Using ACR in building a preliminary edit
  • Using ACR for selective areas such as brushes and vignettes
  • Best practices for using JD QuickFlow Actions & Tints
  • Best practices for using JD Freckle Enhancement Brush
  • How I retouch skin, including color corrections and adding a glow
  • How I brighten and add detail to eyes
  • How I shape light and shadow
  • Adding a texture to darken an image in a painterly way
  • Masking
  • Cloning & Healing Brush
  • Creating Dramatic Light

This tutorial is best for those who at a minimum are intermediate to advanced Photoshop users with a basic understanding of masks, layers and adjustment layers. This video demonstrates an edit in Photoshop Creative Cloud, 2017. To follow along completely, it is recommended you have the Adobe Camera Raw filter built into your Photoshop (CS6+). The actions included will work in Adobe CS 2-6, Adobe Creative Cloud. The texture included will work in Adobe CS 2-6, Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe PSE 11+, and editing programs like GIMP that allow jpegs to be used as separate layers.

This product is not compatible with Lightroom. Please make sure you’ve chosen your products carefully.  Due to the digital nature of this product I cannot offer refunds.


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