Dodging and burning nondestructively


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Dodging and burning nondestructively

Unfortunately Photoshop's official Dodge and Burn tools, which are used to darken and lighten local areas of a photograph, are not nondestructive as you learned in the last movie. If you are looking for a way to dodge and burn while preserving your original photo and while offering you the ability to reedit your dodge and burn marks. You'll probably prefer the method I'm going to show you in this movie. It makes use of the magic of blend modes to dodge and burn on a special neutral layer. The first step in this technique is to make a new layer that's going to hold all your dodge and burn marks, so that you're not painting directly on the image, and this is what makes the technique nondestructive.

To make that kind of a layer, I'm going to go down to the bottom of the Layers panel, to the Create New Layer icon there, I'm going to hold down Option on a Mac, the Alt key on a PC and click on that icon to open the New Layer dialog box. In this box I'll give t...

Dodging and burning nondestructively
Video duration: 6m 38s 3h 46m Intermediate

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Dodging and burning nondestructively provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS4: Image Adjustments in Depth

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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