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Old 10-10-2014, 02:57 PM
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Re: which is your fav advanced burn and dodge tec?

LAB is unnecessary. Sometihng was a shadow. Shadows are cooler color(for example), now it's a midtone, you have to adjust locally! LAB won't help.

Now, something was a highlight, it's hotter, but less desaturated, and now it's a midtone, meaning it's a bit cooler and more saturated. etc etc.

There is no "universal" adjustment that will help "guide you". The whole point of DNB is changing the lighting of the image, and making color that it affects "in place" and "uniform" again.

You can use blend if sliders to "save" some range from being affected, but I think that just plain old looking at the image is much more constructive, not to mention faster.
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Old 10-13-2014, 04:34 PM
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Re: which is your fav advanced burn and dodge tec?

How would you DNB an image like this?

http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/featur...06-02_full.jpg

There seems to be more light in the centre of the face and the the exposure slightly drecreases towards the ears.
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Old 10-13-2014, 05:02 PM
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Re: which is your fav advanced burn and dodge tec?

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How would you DNB an image like this?

http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/featur...06-02_full.jpg

There seems to be more light in the centre of the face and the the exposure slightly drecreases towards the ears.
..which is what give the image punch. You can D&B locally, but leave the overall tonality.
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Old 10-13-2014, 05:46 PM
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Re: which is your fav advanced burn and dodge tec?

You leave that image alone. That is a Platon image and has already been retouched.
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Old 10-14-2014, 04:21 AM
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Re: which is your fav advanced burn and dodge tec?

Yes, I know the image has been retouched. I was wondering how to go about retouching like this. If I take a similar shot I should get some light falloff towards the ears anyway. How can I emphasize this lightfall off giving the image an some punch as a result?
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:29 AM
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Re: which is your fav advanced burn and dodge tec?

The closer the light is, the more local the effect. So, main light close to the subject, than shade in photoshop. Shallow DOF is obvious.

It's nothing different than any other retouching in terms of tools used. It's about going for the final result(you can use a pencil to draw both Heidi Klum, or Seal, or a flower pot, or a car, same pencil, different image in your head).

Start with a similar image. He uses a lot of wide angle lenses, and shallow dof.
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Old 10-14-2014, 11:13 AM
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Re: which is your fav advanced burn and dodge tec?

If it was DNB in the darkroom I would put my hand under the enlarger to keep the light from hitting the centre of the face thus burning the two sides towards the ears (I would move my hand slightly left-right in order to avoid hard edge effect).

Yet, I am looking for something quicker rather the dodging that area with the brush; that's why I thought the color range would come handy.
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Old 10-14-2014, 11:31 AM
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Re: which is your fav advanced burn and dodge tec?

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If it was DNB in the darkroom I would put my hand under the enlarger to keep the light from hitting the centre of the face thus burning the two sides towards the ears (I would move my hand slightly left-right in order to avoid hard edge effect).

Yet, I am looking for something quicker rather the dodging that area with the brush; that's why I thought the color range would come handy.
Darkroom thinking with D&B in PS would work just fine.

Just mask the area to be held back e.g using the ellipse tool. Refine the mask as required to cover all the desired areas then a curves layer which will include your mask. Pull curves down to darken to taste. Select the curve mask only and apply a healthy dose of blur to soften the transition. If nec. adjust opacity as desired
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