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21 comments on “Retouching with Dodge and Burn

  1. Excellent information. I appreciate the shortcuts you mention and the review at the end. This is a technique I never would have thought of. Well done!

  2. Nice and shiny tutorial, quite cool result and taking into account the fact that the photo isn’t basically touched at all …

    Thank you :)

  3. Larry,

    I have used that method, but what I have come to like is using a gray layer and two curves layers. One set to multiply the other to screen. This way I can adjust the burn or dodge opacity individually or since they are in a group together. Plus if I make a mistake since I’m painting on a mask I just have to paint back over the error with either black or white.

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  5. I have recently learned this technique with a twist. Instead of using the brush tool on the overlay layer, I use the burn or dodge tool. You get the same controlled effect that works very nicely.

  6. Thank you for the video, it was very informative. There is so much to photoshop, its great when you can find videos that help explain how things work and how to do them.

  7. Nice work Larry !! it’s always nice to have a different tutorial. This one is a good one for people who like to work with photos. Give us more. thanx

  8. Cool technique, I like the effect it gives. I probably won’t use this method for retouching my portraits because it affects the skin tone but I might use this effect intentially for something down the road.

  9. Thank you very much! I think this method beats the one I was taught for sure. I’ll be using that way now. Thank you for sharing and helping a student like me!

  10. Makes me want to go play around with some photos. I have used mostly clipping masks or overlayed the actual photo on top of the original when retouching photos. This is a new technique i am going to try out, like today. I like that, simple, with great results.