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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This is the sample file to follow along with “Find Your Focus” from the January/February 2012 issue of Photoshop Elements Techniques.
Here’s an easy portrait-retouching method for adding depth and dimension to skin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.