Dodge and burn

posted on 11th of february, 2010

I want to share an easy non - destructive way of dodging and burning with you which I recently learned.

Open a n image in Photoshop and make a copy of your background layer with Ctrl + j.

Open another new blank layer, choose "Soft Light" from the menu while creating the layer and click the box below. ( % 50 grey thing ! ) You will get another new blank grey layer.

Press D and change the color mode to default.

Now lower the Opacity and Flow to about % 50 or less.
And choose a soft brush

For burning use white, and for dodging black ...

You can also create different grey layers for different colors and change the tones in your image.

If you did not like the result you can disable or delete the % 50 grey layer(s)

Thank you very much for reading

Comments (7)

Posted by Goldution on March 09, 2010
I tried this , good result, and easy to handle. Thanks!
Posted by Djk on February 12, 2010
Any helpful hints for those of us who use Elements would be appreciated, too!!
Posted by Creativei on February 12, 2010
thanks for the tip.
Posted by Keki on February 12, 2010
excellent tip thanks!
Posted by Frantab01 on February 12, 2010
thanks for that, have bookmarked your blog - will def try it out :)
Posted by Fultonsphoto on February 11, 2010
Another trick to try, thanks.
Posted by Mani33 on February 11, 2010
Thanks for the tip! :)

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