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The Ultimate Guide to the Dodge & Burn Technique on Fstoppers by Julia Kuzmenko McKim

If you are new to the Dodge & Burn technique, make sure to read this 3-part article “The Ultimate Guide to the Dodge & Burn Technique” I recently published on Fstoppers.

For more of my Fstoppers articles please visit: http://fstoppers.com/author/julia

 

DODGE & BURN TECHNIQUE

Part 1 – The Ultimate Guide to the Dodge & Burn Technique: The Fundamentals

Covers:

  • Creating 3-D Looking Objects on a 2-Dimensional Canvas
  • The ABC of Rendering Light & Shadow In Art
  • How All Of This Is Connected To Dodge & Burn?

Part 2 –  The Ultimate Guide to the Dodge & Burn Technique: Setting Up For A Good Start

Covers:

  • Mouse Vs. Tablet
  • Tablet Size
  • Brush Opacity & Flow For D&B Work
  • Dodge & Burn Tools in Photoshop

Part 3 – The Ultimate Guide to the Dodge & Burn Technique: Curves Setup & More

Cover:

  • Beyond The Technique
  • Finally, The Technique: Local & Global D&B
  • Common Setup: Curves
  • Visual Aid For Dodging & Burning
  • The Retina, Rods & Cones
  • Color Corrections After Dodging & Burning

 

Part 1 – The Ultimate Guide to the Dodge & Burn Technique: The Fundamentals

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Part 2 –  The Ultimate Guide to the Dodge & Burn Technique: Setting Up For A Good Start

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Part 3 – The Ultimate Guide to the Dodge & Burn Technique: Curves Setup & More

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Let us know in the comments what problems you run into when practicing the Dodge & Burn technique, so we can try and explore the common issues and mistakes in the future articles.

And, of course, please share with your fellow-artists, if you find our articles help you improve your retouching!

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2 thoughts on “The Ultimate Guide to the Dodge & Burn Technique on Fstoppers by Julia Kuzmenko McKim

  1. keano12 says:

    when I use the global D&B I see no changes. Nothing gets lighter or darker?

    1. There are multiple reasons why this can be happening, if you can share a screenshot of your layer and what you’re painting with I might be able to help, otherwise, I can’t know what you’re doing wrong.

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