Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Burning and dodging to add emphasis, part of Enhancing an Environmental Portrait with Photoshop.
The next thing I want to take a look at is how we can do some burning and dodging with this photograph. …In particular, when we zoom in on the image one of things that I'm noticing is that now …that the logo is gone, I kind of wish that I had a shadow over here on this side of the …photograph just to create some symmetry. …Let's do that by creating a new layer, and by changing that layer blending mode to Soft …Light, and then by painting in with black or white to darken or brighten. …Let me show you what I mean.…
Well, here we'll go ahead and click on the New Layer icon, and we'll name this new layer burn and dodge. …Next, we'll change the Layer blending mode to Soft Light. …Then we'll choose the Brush tool; press the B key to do that. …Then we need to change the opacity of the Brush tool. …So, after you've selected it, if you press a number on your keyboard like the number …2, it will go to 20%. …Turn on this option if you're using a pressure sensitive tablet and then let's choose black. …
In this course, photographer, teacher, and author Chris Orwig explores a variety of Adobe Photoshop postproduction techniques that enhance the authenticity and mood of an environmental portrait. Working with a photograph of world-champion surfer Kelly Slater, Chris steps through each technique, from black-and-white conversion and toning to retouching and more, explaining his creative process along the way.
- Cleaning up small details with the healing tools
- Using Liquify to make minor adjustments
- Burning and dodging to add emphasis
- Experimenting with creative color
- Creating a black-and-white, sepia-toned effect
- Adding realistic film grain
- Blending in texture from another photograph
- Retouching the background