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Four ways to Burn & Dodge in Photoshop

  • Posted by: Jon Bairds

Every photographer should know at least one of these techniques…

Arguably some of the most valuable tools in Photoshop, burning and dodging refers to darkening or lightening areas of an image. This technique can be used to enhance your imagery by creating three dimensionality and guide the viewer’s eye.

This technique, which derives from the days of film and dark room printing, is useful for any genre of photography. As with many Photoshop tools, there are multiple methods to burn and dodge. Here Karl Taylor looks at the different ways to burn and dodge in Photoshop and when to use which. You can also watch how to apply the different methods in our Burning & Dodging Photoshop class.

Author: Jon Bairds

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