Brightening with soft light blending


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Brightening with soft light blending

All right. Well, let's start off by improving this photograph by dodging. What we want to do is brighten up some of the shadows and maybe even reduce or remove a few wrinkles. In order to do that, let's create a new layer. If you are on a Mac, that's Shift+Command+N; on a PC, that's Shift+ Ctrl+N. What we are going to do is name this layer Dodge because that's all we are going to do here. We will take our blend mode to good old Soft Light and click OK. Well, now that we have this new layer, let's zoom in a little bit more on the face and then press the B key to select our Brush tool. We are going to paint with white; we can see we have white down there. Opacity, let's change the Opacity a little bit and the brush size.

So I'll lower the Brush Size by pressing the left-bracket key, then I'll press the 4 key to choose 40% Opacity. Now, you will never really know what Opacity is correct. So I'll go ahead and try to paint with that. Now, when I do that...

Brightening with soft light blending
Video duration: 4m 35s 12h 23m Intermediate

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Brightening with soft light blending provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS4 Portrait Retouching Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop
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