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01/30/2005 11:34:00 AM · #1
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'Dodging and Burning in Photoshop'
by Pedro

View this tutorial here.
02/11/2005 10:16:55 PM · #2
bump!
02/11/2005 10:24:51 PM · #3
excellent tutorial, P!

Let me Explain:
No, no, there ees too much...let me sum up:
ROFL!

that's why you just ROCK! :)
02/11/2005 10:29:08 PM · #4
Thanks Pedro, learned a lot. Very good tutorial. Going to PS now to practice.
02/11/2005 10:30:07 PM · #5
It's great - thanks for the effort.

Certainly it's worth taking the time to teach myself how to dodge and burn properly, and with the help of that tutorial, I might just suceed (eventually!).
02/11/2005 10:55:58 PM · #6
This is great. I just haven't been able to figure this one out on my own. Thank you, Pedro!!!!

Message edited by author 2005-02-11 22:56:14.
02/11/2005 11:01:04 PM · #7
You so funny!! Now you're learning us, are ya? Nice Tut, P ;-) Muy Helpful.
02/11/2005 11:20:46 PM · #8
I find on color phot's that if I have to burn a bit more then I would likie I can use the Sponge tool to get some of the color back. DO you do this as well?
02/12/2005 12:06:09 AM · #9
Thank you so much. You cannot know how much the tutorial helped. WoW!

stevie
02/12/2005 12:17:44 AM · #10
Another tool in my arsenal! COOL!
I have never had decent results trying to burn or dodge and gave up trying - until Now!!

DPC - Be very skeered!
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After: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/19708/thumb/167316.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/19708/thumb/167316.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

(went to an extreme just to see how far I go with it)

Thanks P!

Message edited by author 2005-04-17 00:01:46.
02/12/2005 12:23:18 AM · #11
pedro, thankyou for your time and effort getting this together. It's fantastic I'll be doing a lot more of this technique !

02/12/2005 12:23:58 AM · #12
Originally posted by BradP:

Another tool in my arsenal! COOL!
I have never had decent results trying to burn or dodge and gave up trying - until Now!!

DPC - Be very skeered!
Before: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/19708/thumb/145849.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/19708/thumb/145849.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' After: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/19708/thumb/145850.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/19708/thumb/145850.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

(went to an extreme just to see how far I go with it)

Thanks P!


Brad - That's an amazing transformation, I like it. How long did it take to do something of this effect ?
02/12/2005 12:25:32 AM · #13
Originally posted by megryan:

Brad - That's an amazing transformation, I like it. How long did it take to do something of this effect ?


Thanks!
About 1/2 hour and a small tank of Propane!
LOL
02/12/2005 12:28:42 AM · #14
No, Brad, I just will not tolerate this. I can't take this. Now I have to stand around with my jaw hanging open 24/7???????? Someone, take away his PS!!!!!!!!
02/12/2005 12:46:37 AM · #15
It's a lovely tutorial, Pedro, very well done. However it covers only one side of the spectrum; how to take an overly flat image and add drama to it by brightening highlights and darkening shadows selectively. The other side, of course, dodges the shadows and burns the highlights to control overly contrasty areas in an image which otherwise has a decent tonal range.

It might, therefore, better be titled more specifically; "Dra,atic Enhancement Through Burning and Dodging in Photoshop", something liek that...

Good work.

Robt.
02/12/2005 01:28:33 AM · #16
Thanks! Very handy for the self portrait

02/12/2005 01:31:11 AM · #17
Originally posted by BradP:

Another tool in my arsenal! COOL!
I have never had decent results trying to burn or dodge and gave up trying - until Now!!

DPC - Be very skeered!
Before: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/19708/thumb/145849.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/19708/thumb/145849.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' After: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/19708/thumb/145850.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/19708/thumb/145850.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

(went to an extreme just to see how far I go with it)

Thanks P!


More like giving a chainsaw to a ninja
02/12/2005 11:52:51 AM · #18
@ Puma: Yes I do use the sponge tool, tho it's generally to DEsaturate when using the D/B tools oversaturates the colours. it often helps to only use it on certain channels as well; reds tend to get overdone a bit, so desaturating the red channel clears that up without messing with the others.

@ Robt: yes and no; my goal was not necessarily to suggest that D/B tools are only to add drama. In fact I tend not to use it for that purpose much at all. For me it's mostly a way to make subtle contrast transformations and add sharpness to an image. Although looking back (I actually wrote this 2 months ago) you're absolutely right I did only focus on the additive values of the tools, and neglected the other side. Truth is I'm not sure I've ever used them that way, but that's absolutely a function of my personal preference for contrasty images :)

and no, I'm not certain that contrasty is even a word, but since it's a really useful Pedroism I'm not going to check.

02/12/2005 01:59:09 PM · #19
"Contrasty" is a perfectly good word, Pedro.

Robt.

Message edited by author 2005-02-12 13:59:18.
02/12/2005 02:23:46 PM · #20
Whoa! I missed this posting, and so have only just seen the tutorial. Most kind indeed to mention my photo, especially with the uncalled-for compliment ;-)

Good, and useful work, P

e
02/12/2005 02:54:35 PM · #21
Thank you for this clear, instructive and entertaining tutorial, Pedro. Some great guidance on technique, and also helped me to better understand the role of the "controls" (Range, exposure, etc). The most useful tutorial I've read. Cheers.
02/26/2005 01:51:23 AM · #22
Opinions on this "dodge and burn" like shot? I did it using a different technique, the render lighting effects instead. Anyone play with this filter to good effect? What do you think of this one:

This was done while playing with some ideas for Yellow, but not legal for a yellow entry:

I call it "Dodge and Burn in the Gates of Yell: ;)

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02/26/2005 02:30:48 AM · #23
I have never used these tools in PS. Did not know what I was missing. Thank you Pedro for sharing this enlightening tutorial.
02/26/2005 03:15:06 AM · #24
After reading the review iam not really sure i did the dodge and burn thing correctly i wondered if "anybody" could check it out for me i uploaded the picture to //www.picturetrail.com/leonjs its thegray magnets thanks

Leon
02/26/2005 12:40:57 PM · #25
Originally posted by LEONJR:

After reading the review iam not really sure i did the dodge and burn thing correctly i wondered if "anybody" could check it out for me i uploaded the picture to //www.picturetrail.com/leonjs its thegray magnets thanks

Leon

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