Dodge And Burn Capture One

The Dodge tool and the Burn tool lighten or darken areas of the image. These tools are based on a traditional darkroom technique for regulating exposure on specific areas of a print. Photographers hold back light to lighten an area on the print (dodging) or increase the exposure to darken areas on a print (burning). The more you paint over an area with the Dodge or Burn tool, the lighter or darker it becomes.

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  • Learn how to selectively brighten or darken parts of your photo, using two easy to create Layers.Want to know what's new in Capture One 20? Learn more here.
  • You can get a much better result with your skin retouching if you do some preliminary dodge and burn in RAW before you head to Photoshop. In this tutorial, I.
  • Dodging and burning photographs is a process of manipulating the exposure on a print during the post-processing phase. You can create dodge and burn photography effects manually in a dark room. If you are using digital photography, you can use a program like Photoshop or Lightroom to digitally create this effect.

The first thing to do is to go to the Local Adjustment tool and make two new layers by clicking the ‘plus’ button and calling them Dodge and Burn respectively. The Burn layer is set to -2 stops and the Dodge layer (not shown here) is set to +2 stops. This will allow us to selectively lighten and darken areas of the image.

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Applying the Dodge tool or Burn tool to the background layer permanently alters the image information. To edit your images nondestructively, work on a duplicate layer. For information on duplicating layers, see Layer basics.

  1. Choose a brush tip and set brush options in the optionsbar.
  2. In the options bar, select one of the following fromthe Range menu:

    Changes the middle range of grays

    Changes the dark areas

    Changes the light areas

  3. Specify the exposure for the Dodge tool or the Burn tool.
  4. Click the airbrush button touse the brush as an airbrush. Alternatively, select the Airbrushoption in the Brush panel.
  5. Select the Protect Tones option to minimize clippingin the shadows and highlights. This option also tries to keep colorsfrom shifting hue.
  6. Drag over the part of the image you want to lighten ordarken.

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If you're one of the countless photographers seeking out the best way to perfect skin on your portraits, then you've certainly been on YouTube tracking down video tutorials in hopes of unlocking the secrets behind the process. And if you're just starting out, invariably you've run into some hurdles. For most experienced retouchers, the tried and true technique for proper skin retouching in portrait work is, of course, the seminal 'dodge and burn' method, and for good reason: it works. But perhaps you are brand new to the concept of dodging and burning for skin retouching and still haven't found much success with it? If so, read on.

Skin Retouching Is Hard

In the past 5 years, I have had the pleasure or teaching thousands of photographers about the world of retouching via workshops, tutorials, speaking engagements, and internships. And if there is one consistent retouching challenge they've faced more than others, it's skin work. Well intended but unfortunately very bad skin retouching is one of the more common mistakes you see in an amateur's work, which is no surprise as skin retouching is tricky to grasp at first, and even trickier to master.

You may have discovered by now that the technique known as 'dodge and burn' is the preferred initial approach to perfect skin work in Photoshop (and in Lightroom and Capture One, to a lesser degree). To say that there are a couple of video tutorials on YouTube on the subject would be an understatement, which is why I was always perplexed about how many new retouchers didn't utilize, understand or become accustomed to this holiest of holy Photoshop techniques.

Over time, I started to figure out that the act of doing dodging and burning – literally using a brush on an adjustment layer mask – was where the hang ups generally came from. Set your brush Opacity to 100%, Flow to 1%, Hardness to 0%, and then go for it – how hard can it be, right?

Did I Mention Skin Retouching Is Hard?

As it happens, it's fairly difficult when you're just getting started. Whether you utilize the joys of Wacom tablets or you're a classic mouse user, getting accustomed to the physical act of painting with Photoshop brushes – yes even on a mask – takes more practice than the average newbie may fully realize.

Recognizing this, I would always preach the Gospel of Devoted Practicing to all my students, but with varying degrees of success. As I've mentioned before, different people learn in different ways, and for some new retouchers, working directly on a portrait led to immediate frustration and confusion. I started to realize that the idea of dodging and burning to remove skin imperfections is fairly abstract for the uninitiated, especially a retoucher who is also new to Photoshop in general.

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I've mulled it over in my head for months, trying to find a way to hopefully clarify how the process works, illustrate it, and also provide a means to practice it in a methodical way. If this first attempt at a dodge and burn practice exercise works, then by all means have at it and practice, practice, practice!

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If you want to use the PSD that is used in the video above, you can download it here: Dodge & Burn Practice PSD File