Originally Posted by gamedonechanged
Ok so I am just curious to get peoples opinions on Amy's use of the actual d&b tools on the pixels themselves. I hear so many people often saying it is destructive ect....use curves adjustment layers ect....
I suppose Amy is a pro so she is confident about what she does and she only works with a low strength but still I was very impressed with how it came out.
Will more people be giving that a try if they already do not?
Just my $0.02 worth
In past versions of Photoshop it was true that the Dodge and Burn tools were sort of left out in the cold because they were so harsh.. and the pros used the D&B Technique using curves adjustment layers ect....as you describe... BUT, seeing as you have upgraded to CS4 and they have changed how the tools preserve/protect the tones. The tools are much more usable now as per this video from Adobe.com
. As the tools get better and improve.... we make adjustments in our thinking and methods.. in the end we usually end up using what we are comfortable with until we get adventurous and try unfamiliar ways and new/improved tools