Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Power User Yutosi's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    285
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    How to Use Dodge & Burn Tools in Photoshop for Portrait Lighting Video Tutorial

    Photoshop Top 40 with Deke McClelland #26 - Dodge and Burn Tools

    In this Photoshop video tutorial Deke shows how to use the Dodge and Burn tools to dramatically alter the lighting of a portrait. He darkens with the burn tool, shows you how to protect the highlights while doing so, then adds fill light with the Dodge tool and cleans it all up with the Sponge Tool. The Sponge Tool is not so well known but it an be used to saturate or desaturate color and correct problems often caused by Dodge and Burn.

    I will say that the way Deke does this particular photo may not be the best method because it is destructive. He does show you how to use a saved History state to come back in and paint areas back to the original, but there's some better methods to keep it non-destructive such as Dodge/Burning a 50% gray layer set to Soft Light blending mode instead of the photo layer, or using masked curves adjustment layers... but I think this video is still very good for demonstrating how these tools are to be used.


  2. #2
    Member X_Rogue_X's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    36
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Thanks for posting these Yutosi, great stuff, esp. the Deke vids.
    Intel Core i7 860 2.80 Ghz / Windows 7 Home Premium (64) / 8G Ram / Radeon HD 4890 / PSCS5 Ext. / Corel Painter 11

  3. #3
    Power User Yutosi's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    285
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    You're welcome! I love Deke's vids too

  4. #4
    Guru Tron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    1,176
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Yutosi View Post
    Dodge/Burning a 50% gray layer set to Soft Light blending mode instead of the photo layer
    Excellent advice, works great.

  5. #5
    Guru Dezigns Unlimited's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    The Abyss
    Posts
    966
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Burning toast!!

    Thnx for posting this yut

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About Photoshop Gurus
Photoshop Gurus (PSG) is a friendly community of designers and artists who enjoy all things related to Photoshop. PSG can consider itself one of the oldest Photoshop sites and has recently had it's 10th anniversary. We've come a long way and have every intention to continue supporting the Photoshop community. Photoshop can be an overwhelming program for beginners and that's how we try to help. We have a friendly forum, tutorials and all resources to help you understand this wonderful program. Feel free to look around and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. Happy browsing!