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Dodge and Burn

posted by MarcelLain, Jan 23, 2007 8:05 AM — 6 comments

Dodge and burn is one of the most useful tools a photographer should have in his arsenal. Although it doesn't necessarily mean using the Dodge and Burn tool in the Photoshop Palette. Dodging and Burning can be achieved in a number of ways. It can be done by adding a Levels layer and masking parts of it over the image to isolate the effects. It can be painting white or black on a transparent layer and blending it on the image. However you want to do it, Dodging and Burning is just darkening or lightening up parts of an image.
Why use it? Read full at SingleShutter.com: Dodge and Burn

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1. posted by lm913, Feb 17, 2007 1:52 AM

A non-destructive way to Dodge and Burn is this:

Create a New Layer

Set it to Overlay

Press Shift+F5, or go to Edit>Fill to open the fill dialog box and fill with 50% gray

Paint on that layer with White if you want to Dodge and Black if you want to burn

It helps to set your brush opacity and flow low and build up the effect so it's not so obvious where you dodged and burned. Also where you dodge burn adjacent to it, it'll increase the contrast and pop the effect.


2. posted by chadp23, Feb 26, 2007 2:29 AM

This is Great I really Love this tip.

Any more


3. posted by Roaminoz, Mar 8, 2007 8:17 AM

Different. Good one


4. posted by Grefix, Mar 8, 2007 7:08 PM

You can also use the regular dodge and burn tool on the new layer


5. posted by CASADA, May 2, 2007 9:04 PM

não gostei achei fraco tecnicamente


6. posted by sujeshak, Apr 27, 2009 11:29 AM

what kind of work i could'nt understand anything....i dnt know photoshop

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