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Focus on the Eyes

By Michelle Stelling  ·  October 21st, 2014

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Use the Dodge and Burn Tools to quickly spruce up the eyes in your photos.

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Find Your Focus

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  January 28th, 2012

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Don’t let your photo’s subject get hijacked by bad lighting! See how the pros draw attention to just the right spots by dodging and burning.

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Download: Find Your Focus

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  December 15th, 2011

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This is the sample file to follow along with “Find Your Focus” from the January/February 2012 issue of Photoshop Elements Techniques.

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Enhance Skin with Dodge and Burn

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  May 20th, 2011

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Here’s an easy portrait-retouching method for adding depth and dimension to skin.

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Add Depth to Your Portraits

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  June 1st, 2010

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Matt offers up two ways to add some depth to a portrait: a targeted method using the Dodge and Burn tools, and an automated alternative using the High Pass and Surface Blur filters.

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Blur, Sharpen, Smudge, Dodge, Burn Tools

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  January 1st, 2010

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Being able to manipulate certain aspects of your image is a very powerful skill to have. Mike shows you all the tools that will allow you to enhance different aspects of your images for big impact and results.

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Heighten Drama with Dodge and Burn

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  September 2nd, 2009

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Dodging and burning is a technique that seems lost in the digital era. Matt shows you why it’s still a great skill to keep in your back pocket.

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Adding Dimension To Your Scrapbook Elements

By Nancy Marti  ·  September 5th, 2008

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Making elements to use in your scrapbook pages is one thing. Making them look real is quite another. This exercise will help you learn to use two great tools, Dodge and Burn, to enhance your elements and give them depth. Let’s begin by ‘folding’ our paper so we can practice these techniques.

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Four Steps To A Great-Looking Photo

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  March 3rd, 2008

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In this article, I’ll break down the four steps that I use on just about every photo to take it from good to great.

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Whitening Teeth

By Corey Barker  ·  September 9th, 2007

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Corey shows you two ways to whitening teeth on your portrait photos.

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Burnin’ Up Your Flat Photos

By Sara Froehlich  ·  August 31st, 2006

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Sometimes a photo needs a little push to make the jump from good to great: a little more contrast, a little more definition, a little more ‘oomph!’ selectively intensifying shadows with Adobe Photoshop Elements can make the difference between a flat photo and an appealing one.

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Restoration Station

By Sara Froehlich  ·  October 1st, 2005

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Burn and dodge your way to correct exposure.

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