Step 1: It starts with an album
Click Create, bottom-right, and choose Album. Give it a name that’s relevant. Albums are great for organising photos for a specific project.
Step 2: Find a face
Use Faces to find all the pictures of the person you want to create close-ups of. Scrub your mouse over the different Polaroid-style photos to see previews.
Step 3: Drag and drop
Drag the photos you want to create close-ups of onto the album you’ve made. Try to go for ones that aren’t already close-up shots as they’re harder to crop.
Step 4: Edit and crop
Select a photo, click Edit and click on the crop button. You can either drag an area to crop to, or choose a pre-determined size from the Constrain menu.
Step 5: Done and Done
Drag and re-size the crop area as much as you want (there’s a rule of thirds guide to help – see Knowledge Base) and then click done to confirm the crop.
Step 6: Enhance your image
Click on the Enhance button for an automatic change to the contrast, sharpness and exposure. If it doesn’t look quite right, hit undo and use the manual controls.
Step 7: Straighten up
Click the Straighten button and drag the slider to straighten your photo. You could also use it put the subjects on an angle to create a quirky close-up image.
Step 8: Edit away
When you’re done cropping and straightening, click the Effects edit tab in the edit sidebar and add effects to taste. Make sure you don’t over-do it, less is more!