How to Use Soft Light layer Blend to burn and dodge Photoshop: Retouching


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Using Soft Light layer blending to burn and dodge

Throughout the history of photography, burning and dodging or darkening or brightening different parts of our photographs is incredibly important. It's kind of an art in the craft. It's especially important when it comes to working on people photographs. So here in this movie I want to share with you a valuable technique that you can use in order to effectively burn and dodge. Let's zoom in on this picture. This one was captured by Kevin Thomas. Kevin thanks a ton for the use of this file. What we are going to do here is we are going to create a new layer. We are going to then change that layer's blending mode to Soft Light.

So, first with this initial image, let's just click on the New Layer icon. Let's then change the blending mode to Soft Light here. Here we'll double-click the layer name. What I am going to do is I am going to name this layer dodge because that's what I'm primarily going to be doing here. The way that this works is if you select your B...

Using Soft Light layer blending to burn and dodge
Video duration: 4m 37s 6h 4m Intermediate

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Using Soft Light layer blending to burn and dodge provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop for Photographers: Portrait Retouching

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Photography
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Photoshop
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