DODGE AND BURN PDF
Dodge and Burn - Non Destructive Methods. Page 1. Method One - 50% Grey Layer. 1) Start with an image as a Base Layer. 2) Put a New Pixel Layer on top of . Subject Descriptors: Dodge Tool, Dodge, Burn Tool, Burn, Sponge Tool, Sponge, Whiten Teeth,. Darken Image, Change portions of an image to black and white. Dodging and burning is the process of lightening or darkening parts of an image. The most straightforward method of dodging and burning is freehand with the.
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The overlay blend mode lightens or darkens the layer below it based on the contents of the layer. 50% Gray makes no changes, as it is perfectly neutral. Dodge and Burn: Creating 3D Objects. Photographers have a lot of control over the development of their images, both in the field and in the darkroom. The Dodge / Burn Tool in GIMP has a major flaw in that if you make a mistake it is difficult to go back and undo that error – artefacts ie blemishes will remain (the.
Simply grab the tool according to which layer you have selected and start painting right on the image.
If you decide that the effect is too heavy, lower the layer opacity. Blending Mode Technique Using blending modes can add some interesting effects to your images.
Other modes that affect brightness include Screen and Multiply. Changing the blend mode to Screen makes your image brighter and Multiply darkens.
These two modes offer excellent ways to create dodge and burn layers. Next, hold Option or Alt and click on the Layer Mask button at the bottom of the layers palette. This turns off the effect for now. Select the Burn layer and change the blending mode to Multiply.
You will notice that your image immediately gets darker. Hold Option or Alt and click the Layer Mask button to hide the effect.
Dodge or burn image areas
Now you are ready to grab the Brush tool with white as your foreground color and paint on the effect. Make sure you have selected the layer mask, and lower your opacity to make sure everything blends well. Be aware of haloing around your subject. Using Curves Advertisement You can do so much to an image using the Curves adjustment tool: brighten, darken, dull whites, flatten blacks, add contrast or white balance, etc.
This is a great way to build your dodge and burn layers as well. Create a curves layer adjustment and drag the line upward for your dodging effect.
Do the same thing for the burn layer, but drag the curves line downward. On my burn layers, I tend to drag the white point down to dull the whites in the image. These areas are hard to recover with just brightening shadows, which is why I lift the black point.
“Dodge & Burn” by Piet Van den Eynde, PDF eBook with exercise files included
High Pass Filter This filter is widely used when editing in Photoshop. It is more commonly associated with sharpening for output purposes. Change the blending mode to Soft Light for a subtle effect or Vivid Light for more intensity. As we increase the radius, the image begins to appear again; the typical range is 70 to Hold Option or Alt and click the layer mask button in the layers palette.
I suggest you use very low Exposure. The right exposure for you is one that allows you to work quickly while maintaining control of the tool.
Just to the right of the Exposure setting is a small icon that, when active, over rides Brush Preset settings to make every brush work in build up airbrush settings, which means that the effect continues to build during one application regardless of what the other settings would normally do. Since the Soft Round is already a build up brush, you do not need to activate this. The next item over is an option to Protect Tones.
I leave it unchecked. The final option is one that can be activated in order to always use pressure to control the size of the brush, regardless of the Preset settings. The pore structure is exaggerated in the specular highlights but very delicate and nice on the other areas of the face. In addition he has oily speckles under his eyes.
The Dodge and Burn Tools are not the best choices for tiny spots that are very dark in comparison to the surrounding areas, like the spot on his nose or the dark pores in the highlight of his cheek, but they are perfect for small areas that have soft edges, like the blemishes on his forehead.
In face, the slight desaturation of the dodge tool will help with that while working on the value of the spots. The brush size for the forehead work should be slightly smaller than the dark reddish areas that we wish to match up to the correct skin values in the surrounding areas.
The technique is to gently color over the areas that are too dark, gradually bringing them up to match the value of the immediate surroundings. Do not try to blend over the edges; go up to the edge and back off.
The spot will disappear and the skin tone will look natural.
How to Dodge and Burn in Photoshop
If there is significant color difference, if the spots are visibly red after the retouching is otherwise complete it can be corrected by using the Brush Tool with the Soft Round variant. Choose a brush size that is just slightly smaller than the discolored area.
This usually takes about seconds to achieve a perfect match. Discolorations may also occur if you are trying to bring a shaded side value up to match a diffused highlight because there are original color differences between shaded sides and diffused highlights.
While you are working, train your eye to separate color from value, stop when the value is correct and handle the color issues after all of the retouching has been completed. Notice that he still has beautiful pore definition and that the retouching looks natural.
Looking at the face as one unit, you can see that the retouching looks smooth without looking blurry or artificial. While the average amount of time for a job like this is around minutes, the extra finesse this subject required took more like 20 minutes to complete.
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These are powerful tools for working on skin! Next, look at how beautifully they retouch wrinkles! When working on wrinkles, choose a brush size that fits neatly into the wrinkle without going over the edges. Color over the wrinkles, applying multiple coats to lighten or shorten them to taste. Wrinkles have highlights and shadows so both dodging and burning will be needed in order to sculpt the wrinkles to look soft, expressive and natural Notice that everything looks real, nothing is blurry and the skin tones have texture and good balance from highlight to shadow.
This is way too much retouching for a woman this age, however you can see that extensive work has been accomplished while maintaining beautiful pore definition and natural looking skin tones.
The entire face plus make up took 40 minutes. Another good use for the Dodge and Burn Tools is for quickly tidying up the edges of other retouching techniques that have accomplished a lot but need a bit of refining.
This shadow was removed by brushing on a Screen adjustment layer over the shadow using a layer mask. One adjustment layer was not enough so it was duplicated and further refined in order to match the value of the surrounding area. However, because it was a shadow moving into diffused highlight, the color looked gray so it was corrected using the Brush Tool in color blending mode and the blue color from the suit itself center image.
The edges of the retouching were detailed using the Dodge and Burn Tools and small brushes. The Dodge Tool was also used to detail a few striped into the area where the arm shadow had been.
This job took about minutes from start to finish. This dress had been folded and the creases are visible in all of the images.
A professional retouching artist will make sure that everything in the image is perfect and clothing is important! The wrinkles were removed and the folds of fabric were shaped using the Dodge and Burn Tools. The skirt was pulled out at the bottom with the Liquify Tool just to add a bit of artistic movement. No color corrections were needed. Plus Dodging and Burning provides a beautiful, graceful, natural look to every thing you do.While you are working, train your eye to separate color from value, stop when the value is correct and handle the color issues after all of the retouching has been completed.
All comments are manually moderated before display. Conclusion: Start thinking about the everyday use you can use these tools. Ok Read more. There are many ways to make a black and white picture and we will be creating tutorials on them in a future tutorial. Other modes that affect brightness include Screen and Multiply.
Less light equals less exposure equals lighter areas on the prints.
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