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Photoshop CS3 Portrait Retouching Techniques: Burning and Dodging

Enhancing the image with the Burn and Dodge tools By Chris Orwig

In Photoshop CS3 Portrait Retouching Techniques, instructor and professional photographer Chris Orwig teaches the entire process of retouching a portrait, from start to finish.

From removing distractions and softening skin to improving the quality of light, Chris demonstrates how to enhance an image and achieve high-end professional results. This course applies and expands on the skills introduced in Photoshop CS3 Portrait Retouching Essentials.

In this video, host Chris Orwig discusses the burning, dodging, and color tools that can be used to enhance the features of an image. With the burn and dodge tool you can brighten shadows and fix minor wrinkles. He also covers using the healing brush with the burning and doging techniques.  He shows how to use a lot of layers in the image so that the opacity of each enhancement can be adjusted individually within the layer that it's painted in.


Burning and Dodging

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Chris Orwig is a faculty member of Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA. He is a professional freelance photographer, interactive designer, educator, and consultant. Included among his clients are companies such as Disney, Nissan, Activision, and J-Records. Yet, more important to him than his client list is his passion for photography. Chris describes this passion with the words of the great photographer Marc Riboud, "Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second."
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