Dodge and Reduce shadows in a portrait Photoshop CS6


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Dodging and reducing shadows in a portrait

There are so many different reasons why you might want to burn or dodge one of your photographs. A lot of times it might be that you're trying to add a little bit of drama or focus; other times perhaps you want to diminish a shadow or a highlight. Well, here I want to take a look at how we can continue to burn and dodge with this photograph here, and this is a picture that I captured yesterday. What I want to do is I want to brighten up a little bit of these shadows that I'm seeing on the photograph. So in order to do this, let's create a new layer, change the Blending mode, and then I also want to talk about some advanced techniques when using this technique of burning and dodging.

So let's click on the New layer Icon and then go ahead and name this layer burn and dodge. The next thing that I want to do is go ahead and take this Blending mode to Soft Light. Well, now that we have a Soft Light Blending mode, I want to show you something which is going to be a bit of an ex...

Dodging and reducing shadows in a portrait
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Dodging and reducing shadows in a portrait provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS6 for Photographers

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Photography
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