Dodging and burning


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Dodging and burning

I have fond memories of dodging and burning photos in the wet darkroom. Moving my hands around, perhaps using cardboard cutouts or a variety other implements to block light from certain portions of the photo. Of course, one of the frustrations of dodging and burning in the wet darkroom is that it was very difficult to get consistent results from one print to the next. With digital, we can apply dodging and burning, painting with light or dark throughout the image, and then get consistent output from that image. So, that's a big relief in terms of digital photography.

Photoshop does include some tools for dodging and burning. There's a Dodge tool and a Burn tool, but I frankly don't like putting those tools to use in large part. Because then, we have to switch between tools if we want to lighten versus darken. Instead, I use a technique that involves a separate Image layer in conjunction with the Brush tool. Let's take a look at how that works. The first ste...

Dodging and burning
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Dodging and burning provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Photoshop CS6 Image Optimization Workshop

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