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Two techniques for non-destructive dodging and burning with Photoshop

6/24/2016 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

Nathaniel Dodson will talk about dodging and burning and how to use it to bring in that selective contrast that we talked about way back in part 1 of this series. He will show you his two favorite techniques for non-destructive dodging and burning and how he likes to duplicate and blur his dodge and burn layers to blend the effect into the image and get a great effect.


  • 01:27 Quick & dirty dodge and burn method
  • 03:13 Setting up the Curves Adjustment Layers
  • 03:49 Setting the Brush tool
  • 04:33 Begin with burning
  • 09:06 Highlights and dodging
  • 12:54 Smoothing the dodging and burning

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