How to Local / Corrective Dodge and Burn for Portrait and Beauty Retouching

7/18/2017 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

How to Local / Corrective Dodge and Burn for Portrait and Beauty Retouching

In this tutorial, Chris Knight goes over how to do local (corrective) dodge and burn. This high-end technique works for beauty and portrait retouching as a way to even out tonal transitions on the skin to improve its appearance.


Beauty and portrait retouching is subjective and a matter of personal taste, so use this method as much or as little as you want.

This tutorial was created to go along with his book, "The Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Crafting Light and Shadow"


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About Chris Knight

Chris Knight was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and hardened by the sweaty, nearly chewable, humidity of Florida. He combines his unconditional love of art history with his conditional love of technology, topping it off with a flare for the cinematic and an uncompromising eye for detail. His work has appeared in or on Vogue, People, MSNBC, ABC, Ocean Drive, GQ and others. Chris is an instructor at Pratt Institute as well as the New York Film Academy. For more on Chris, check him out at www.ChrisKnightPhoto.com


Text, image and video via Chris Knight



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