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Old 01-28-2012, 03:34 PM
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Re: Paint With Light I and II actions

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... You mention that you oversaturated by burning. An easy way to avoid these type of unwanted edits is to merge all layers to a new top layer (I think this action is in my PAS). Then, change the layer mode to Luminosity and untick the action that got you there. If you like the color you would change it to Color mode.
I was going to suggest this up-thread, but it seemed so obvious - and I wasn't sure from the way the thread was going what was actually being asked - that I didn't bother. It's simple and to the point, although I'd probably attack the luminosity layer with D&B.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:06 AM
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Re: Color Correction for Dodging and Burning

Why not dodge and burn on curves adjustment layers only? Set the curve, mask it, then paint.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:11 AM
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Re: Color Correction for Dodging and Burning

Instead of merging all the dodge & burn layers and setting the merged top layer to "Luminosity" mode, you might as well just pick a random adj. layer, set it to "Luminosity" mode and clip your dodge & burn layers to it (I like to use Brightness/Contrast for this as I have no other purpose for this adj. layer ).
However when doing dodge and burn, you actually want the hue and sat to change a little to look natural with the rest of the skin. If it doesn't change at all, it'll might look fake to a trained eye.
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