Join Timothy Sexton for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding depth and highlights with Dodge and Burn, part of Photoshop Retouching Techniques: Fashion Editorial.
Now that we have done a bit of shaping to these braids in a part of her hair, I'm going…to enter the third phase of retouching hair, which is just a bit of dodging and burning…to just sort of cleaning up this little dark spots and these little highlights that I'm…looking at in the braid especially.…So Shift+Command+N we'll get us a New layer which we're going to click to the layer below,…and we're going to set the mode to Soft Light 50% gray, okay.…And we'll move over to our Dodge tool, I have the Exposure set at 20% and keeping my left hand…over my Option key, I'm going to be toggling back and forth between my dodge and my burn.…
Right now I'm going to start with a bit of burning, so I'm holding down Option, and I'm…just going to start hitting these little spots, and I'm going to be zoomed out like this for…the beginning part at least just because you can really I think see these big spots that…need to sort of be toned back a bit more clearly than when you're zoomed all the way in.…So I'm taking the finger off option, I'm going to just dodge a bit in here.…
- Setting up your workspace
- Making hair manageable with the Clone Stamp tool
- Using Liquify to shape hair
- Smoothing wrinkles on fabric
- Elongating the model with layers