Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Dodging and burning, part of Restoring Photos with Photoshop CS6.
With older photos, it is quite common to see uneven lighting across the image. …You can see over on the left side of the image, for example, on the hillside here, …there's an area that looks a little bit bright. …And the foreground overall seems a bit bright as well. …In many cases this might simply be an exposure issue. …For example a lot of reflected light in the foreground causing the lower half of …this image seem very bright, but sometimes, it can be caused by problems …with the printing, or the emulsion, or even the film, and whatever the cause, it …can be helpful to adjust these areas of the photo.…
And in these types of situations what I'll often do is apply a dodging and …burning effect to the image, where I can brighten or darken specific areas of the …photo simply by painting on it. The first step is to create a new layer …for that dodging and burning, but not just any layer. …So, instead of just clicking on the Create New Layer button, the blank sheet …of paper icon at the bottom of the layers panels, I'm going to hold the Alt key on …
- Choosing your source image
- Adding metadata
- Image restoration strategy
- Working with layers
- Evaluating before and after
- Tonal and color adjustments
- Image cleanup
- Adjusting detail
- Saving the master image
- Creating a print or online version
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Tonal Adjustments
3. Color Adjustments
4. Targeted Tonal and Color Adjustments
5. Image Cleanup
6. Adjusting Detail
7. Finishing Up the Image
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