Darkening corners with soft light blending


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Darkening corners with soft light blending

In the previous movie, we looked at how we could use this particular technique in order to dodge or to brighten different aspects of our photograph. What I want to do here is take a look at how we can use the same technique in order to darken areas of our photograph. So I'm going to go ahead and zoom out so we can see the image in its entirety. What I want to do is create a new layer. Shift+Command+N on a Mac, Shift+Ctrl+N on a PC. We are going to name this layer Burn or Darken because that's really what burning does. It darkens the pixels. Next, we will change our blend mode to good old Soft Light and then click OK.

Now, at this juncture, what we are going to do is navigate to Edit and choose Fill, and then fill with Blacks. Let's select Black and click OK. Now, of course if you know a shortcut to fill your layer with black, that would help out as well. The shortcut to fill with your foreground or your background color is as follows. If you press the D key to take it to yo...

Darkening corners with soft light blending
Video duration: 3m 54s 12h 23m Intermediate

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Darkening corners 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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