Add dimension Use curves and mAsk Photoshop: Retouching


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Adding dimension using curves and masking

With this image, we're going to take a look at how we can reshape or add dimension to our photographs by paying attention to light, and by bringing out the highlights, or by darkening the shadows. And you know, there are so many different techniques that we can use to do this. We could use the Burn and Dodge tools, or we could create a new layer, change the blending mode to Soft Light, then paint with black or white, or we could use Curves, and that's a technique that I want to highlight here. So let's go ahead and click on the adjustment layer icon for Curves. We're going to create an initial darkening adjustment; just click and drag that midpoint down.

Then we'll go over to the mask options here, and we'll click Invert to conceal all of that darkening effect. In order to add more dimension, we'll select our Brush tool, we'll paint with white, and we'll decrease our Opacity to something less than 50%. I'm going to try about 25% there; see how that...

Adding dimension using curves and masking
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Adding dimension using curves and masking provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop for Photographers: Portrait Retouching

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Photography
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Photoshop
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