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Dodging and Burning in Photoshop | Tuesdays With Lauri

By Lauri L. on December 25th 2012

In this week’s “Christmas Edition” of Tuesdays With Lauri I decided to take a look at dodging and burning in Photoshop. In the video below, I show you guys how to use curves for dodging and burning, and talk about the things that you have to keep in mind while doing it. I hope you enjoy the video and as always, if you have any questions, just shoot me an email ( or leave a comment below.

Merry Christmas everyone! :)

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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. Basit Zargar

    Great article

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  2. Russ Evans

    I know this is old, but can anyone tell me how Lauri is changing he brush size on he fly like that in photoshop?

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  4. Kingsley Burton

    Thanks Lauri… I haven’t seen it done like that before.  Kings

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  5. Nico Socha

    yeah thats a great way, but the better way is to copy the original RAW with different exposures and set the masks on that because when you use curves you loose some details.

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  6. Anton Ståhl

    This was a milestone for me, thank you very much!

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  7. Vic ThaGod

    Thank you for this! Can’t wait to try it out!!

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  8. David Liang

    Great tutorial! This allows for way more control than what I was doing before, thanks! Merry Christmas!

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    • laurilaukkanen

      Thanks David, I’m glad to hear that this video helped you out! :)

      – Lauri

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