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Head Games: retouching portraits > Dodging and Burning Done Right

Dodging and Burning Done Right

If you’ve ever used Elements’ Dodge and Burn tools, you already know how lame they are. That’s why the pros choose this method instead—it gives them a level of control that the Dodge and Burn tools just don’t offer, and best of all, it doesn’t “bruise the pixels.” (That’s digital retoucher-speak for “it doesn’t mess up your original image data while you’re editing.”)

Step One

In this tutorial, we’re going to dodge areas to add some highlights, then we’re going to burn in the background a bit to darken some of those areas. Start by opening the photo you want to dodge and burn.


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