Join Lee Varis for an in-depth discussion in this video Lesson 12: The Dodge and Burn tools, part of Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with Photoshop CS3.
Now I'm going to use a special Dodge and Burn technique that I find a lot of use…for this to when we're trying to preserve the skin texture.…If you do too much healing, too much cloning or spot healing, you tend to smooth…out the skin texture.…So what I'm trying to do is avoid a smoothing--creating plastic looking skins.…I want to preserve the texture.…But in many cases all I really need to do is knock back some wrinkles.…So for that we use a special technique here with an overlay layer.…
So I'm going to create a new layer above my healing here and hold down the…Option or Alt key when I click on the Create New Layer icon, and I get New Layer options.…So very important here at this point we're going to make this an Overlay layer.…We're going to fill with Overlay neutral. You notice how as soon as I switch to…Overlay I get this option down here.…It says, Fill with Overlay-neutral color.…I'll check that, I'm going to call this a Dodge & Burn layer.…
And it creates this gray layer here.…You'll notice that nothing is happening, that's because in Overlay mode as…
Portraiture can be one of the most rewarding skills for a photographer to master, and the right post-processing and enhancement techniques can make all the difference. In Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with Photoshop CS3, Lee Varis uses Photoshop CS3 as a digital darkroom to bring out the best in photos of people, faces, and bodies. He examines tone and contrast, color correction, retouching, and more.
- Customizing the Photoshop CS3 workspace
- Controlling tone and color balance with Curves settings
- Correcting and enriching color with Hue/Saturation
- Converting images to black and white
- Retouching and sharpening portraits
- Enhancing background bokeh
- Adding portrait glow
- Blending luminosity
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