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Dodge and Burn Tutorial Part 1 by Nienna1990 Dodge and Burn Tutorial Part 1 by Nienna1990
A small Tutorial on the Dodge&Burn Technique.

The over-all process is being explained but not every little step of it.

* See my journal for the video tutorial download.

I also added a smaller PSD file of this photo's retouch.

Here is the full retouch on DA: [link]

Part 2 here: [link]

enjoy ^^.
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mshalid Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Thanks for share this tutorial ..
talypascual Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for share
nbbuhecha Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Hi.... Nienna

I am Krazy fan of you. I am at beginner stage in Photoshop retouching. I would like to thanks to you for providing D&B Tutorials. I have a humble request to provide me Whole D&B Technique in Video, from the tutorials provided by you, i m not able to get exact result somewhere i missing. so provide me Video Tuts.
randallbuddy Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :) very useful :w00t:
ladykiita Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Which Photoshop version did you use?
Rebel-Judd Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Very helpful! Thankyou.
Iced-Wings Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great tutorial, however I wish some things were put in further detail. You don't need to add "how" to do things, you need to be more thorough and explain things. Like does the second layer need the white mask? Or black again? You did not put this. This is what was writing.... "Of course use a mask as well"... ._.

After that you instruct to create two new layer groups and fill it with black. You need to be more specific on what to do. Create two transparent layers and fill with black or duplicate the image you're working on, and fill it with black?

The technique is indeed long and hard... but it would be that much easier if it were explained better. Thank you!
YaYaOo Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks for sharing!
schowler Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Just wanted to say how much I truly appreciate your posting this tutorial. I thought I had commented previously, but I don't see one, so I guess I was wrong! ha ha ha
Anyway, this has been crucial to my advancing my post processing skills.

Thank you so very much!
chirilas Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
awesome thanks!
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