Dodge&Burn

#1
In the last 3 days i just start looking and practicing the dodge&burn technique for the first time. 1 pratice for day, If any know well the technique i can use any tip or advice :cheesygrin:.

Any comments or critiques are welcome.

first day

Dodge&Burne2.jpg

Second day

timthumbf.jpg

third day

ff3.jpg

Cheers!
 

IamSam

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#2
Great work. I just think that all of the after photos are a bit overdone and don't look very natural. The middle one even looks like an HDR effect/filter. While I'm not sure what techniques your trying or what your expectations are for the final effect might be, but Dodge and Burn should be subtle and performed with the existing colors of the image. I never suggest using the native D&B tools in Ps.

Here is a video explanation of the only technique I would use: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CsyS2Gd9lY

Here's another from Aaron Nace: https://phlearn.com/photoshop-dodge-and-burn-dawg
 
#3
Hi Sam, Sorry i forgot to put the example i was trying to dupplicate in the practice. Thats why it's unrealistic and overdone. Still alot to practice to get that... XD


mainpan1.jpg

Cheers!
 
#6
Thanks Chris, yes you right with the first excample was a low resolution image and it shows, still praticing i think the most difficult task for me will be to master the transition between shadows and lights, especially the lights i tend to overdue it and looks like a mask of light XD.

Last example

Wahlster_Portrait5_grossg.jpg

Cheers!