Dodging and Burning in Photoshop with Seán Duggan

In this episode of TheFIX, host Seán Duggan shows some of the basic ways you can apply dodging and burning adjustments (lightening and darkening) in Photoshop. This show is a continuation of last week’s episode, which covered a similar topic in Lightroom. Working with three images and using different methods that include blending modes, adjustment layers and layer masks, Seán shows some of the essential ways you can create basic tonal modifications in Photoshop. With adjustment layers and layer masks, these dodging and burning methods can be used for more than just lightening and darkening. You can adapt the basic technique to many types of tonal and color adjustments that you need to apply to a specific area of the photograph.

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Photoshop Cinemagraph Tutorial: Start-to-Finish    |    TheFIX Ep 046: Cinemagraph Episode

 

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Where’s Seán?

Lynda.com recently published Seán’s two new Photoshop Compositing Project courses: Photoshop Cinemagraph Tutorial: Start to Finish and Shooting & Assembling a Sports Action Composite. Check out his website to learn more about his photography, workshops, and all of his Lynda.com courses.

About The Author

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Seán Duggan is a fine art photographer, photo educator, and author who has been helping photographers master digital photography and digital darkroom techniques since 1997. He is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts in New York City and he leads workshops and seminars at venues across the country. He has online courses on Photoshop and digital photography on lynda.com and he is the co-author of Photoshop Masking & Compositing, Real World Digital Photography, and The Creative Digital Darkroom. His web site can be seen at seanduggan.com.

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