Dodge & Burn Like a Master | Tuesdays With Lauri

Original Series August 13th 2013 9:54 AM 2 Comments

In this week’s instalment of Tuesdays With Lauri we will talk about dodging and burning and will learn how we can use the curves adjustment panel to dodge and burn. If you have any questions or requests for future episodes, make sure to leave a comment down below and I’ll do my best to help out!

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  1. Kasper

    Hello Lauri

    I think You prainted with Black ón The burn layer mask, dodging The details..

    I use curves, Soft light layer and paint Black and White, when doing D&B..


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  2. Joe

    I also use this two separate Curve layers (one for overexposing, one for underexposing) and revealing with layer masking. Using 50% grey on Soft Light Layer or Overlay layer can introduce more color shifting, especially as you get darker.

    Also, w/ the 50% grey, it’s hard to reset back (go back to 50% grey) because you can easily end up swinging the exposure the other way, whereas the two Curve layers lets you go back to the original exposure by painting that area of the layer mask black.

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