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Dodge and Burn: Retouching SKIN!

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Old 06-11-2010, 09:27 PM
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I found this today, this can help for beginners who start to learn dodge and burn, thanks

http://www.trulyfe.com/trucreativity...hing-skin.html

http://takeoutphoto.blogspot.com/201...-tutorial.html


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Old 06-12-2010, 02:17 AM
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Re: Dodge and Burn: Retouching SKIN!

I thought with the overlay method you use the brush and paint white or black, rather then using the dodge and burn tools.

Does anyone know the difference between using curve layers, and using one grey layer on soft light?
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Old 06-12-2010, 03:18 AM
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Re: Dodge and Burn: Retouching SKIN!

Maybe I should of read it first yea!?!?!?!?!?

Anyhow any benefits or what not to using or not using brush or dodge/burn tools on a grey layeR?
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Old 06-12-2010, 03:22 AM
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Re: Dodge and Burn: Retouching SKIN!

There are different ways that you can achieve same result,

1) Fill a NEW layer with 50% Gray.
2) Change this Layer's Mode to soft light.
3) Paint the Dark pixels with WHITE. Paint Light pixels with Black.

There is another way which can also give almost close to this result,

Create new layer, Create a clone brush (3px, 75% Hardness, 8% Opacity brush mode must be lighten. Paint Dark pixels to lighten them, Paint Light pixels to darken them.

Overlay, Light parts of the picture become lighter and dark parts become darker, soft light is softer version of Overlay, Soft Light - combines features of the Dodge and Burn modes so you get soft shadows and highlights, Overlay combines features of the Screen and Multiply modes.It uses the Multiply mode on the shadows; and the Screen mode on the highlights, which lets the base image stand out a lot more than the other two.
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Old 06-12-2010, 03:27 AM
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Re: Dodge and Burn: Retouching SKIN!

So the difference really between a gray layer on overlay of soft light is not which works better, but how harsh you want your corrections to be made? Or simply whichever one you prefer lol?

Would you know which one is most common? Or cause less color cast mistakes?
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Old 06-12-2010, 03:39 AM
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Re: Dodge and Burn: Retouching SKIN!

definition for the Soft Light blending mode is Darkens or lightens resulting colors, depending on the layer color. If underlying color is lighter than 50% gray, the layer lightens. If underlying color is darker than 50% gray, the layer darkens, I want you to try soft light mode, i think this can help you a bit.

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Old 06-12-2010, 03:42 AM
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Re: Dodge and Burn: Retouching SKIN!

Ok I have traditionally used curves, but I will switch to soft light and see how it goes. I might even retouch the same photo with both options and see which one goes quicker or looks better.
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