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Dodge & Burn Like a Master | Tuesdays With Lauri

By Lauri L. on August 13th 2013

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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Lauri Laukkanen is one of the youngest established advertising photographers in Finland. At the ripe age of 21 he has already been working with some of the biggest commercial clients and his photos have been featured in the media, all around the world. Check out his portfolio here.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. 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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  2. 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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