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Old 11-19-2008, 03:19 PM
siiLent siiLent is offline
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Re: D&B Attempt

Thanks for the help guys
Im lightening the darker pixels, I guess its becasue I have the flow at 100% and opacity at about 6 - 8 %

I'm zooming in and out on the image, to see the changes close and how they look at 100%

I didn't use the 50% gray method, I just dodged and burned right onto the image.
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:39 PM
madclark madclark is offline
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Re: D&B Attempt

You have to use the 50% gray layer set to Soft Light for the effect that everyone is referring to. There are a couple good tutorials on here and I watched a really detailed YouTube video on it the other day as well.

Good luck.
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:35 PM
gmitchel gmitchel is offline
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Re: D&B Attempt

I have a PDF tutorial and two video tutorials on this very topic:

The longer video (44 minutes) covers three different techniques:


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Old 11-19-2008, 07:27 PM
siiLent siiLent is offline
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Re: D&B Attempt

^ thank you!! I'm praticing right now, then going to read those 2 links.. and watch the video.
Once again thank you all for the responses. I will keep this updated with my results
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