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Help with Dodge and Burn techniques

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Old 11-13-2009, 06:16 PM
robertmccadden robertmccadden is offline
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Re: Help with Dodge and Burn techniques

Ok, after seeing the example I would tackle this by using the clone stamp set to darken. Just sample the not so bright skin next to the white skin and brush away the white using small strokes and a small brush.

Curves may be able to make the spots darker; however, it may be noticable as those spots will have little to no texture or color. You could do an additional move to add the color back in after you darkend them up, you would still have no texture.
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Old 11-13-2009, 08:20 PM
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Re: Help with Dodge and Burn techniques

Instead of a 50% soft light gray layer, and instead of light and dark curves layers to dodge and burn, I prefer to use two solid light adjustment layers - one filled with black and the other with white - both set to soft light blend mode and each with a "hide all" layer mask. You have wide lattitude and the control is fully linear. Moreover if you work in LAB color modeyou can dodge and burn all you want without affecting the color - only the luminosity changes. If you work in RGB you will have color shifting and you will usually need to correct the D&B final with a new layer set to color and paint over the areas whose color has shifted. Part of the right side done quickly in the attachment.
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:23 PM
TMR Design TMR Design is offline
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Re: Help with Dodge and Burn techniques

Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'm going to give some of these ideas a try and I'll let you know how I do.

I appreciate the help.
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