Retouching Academy - Master Dodge & Burn Video Course | 1.35 GB
Duration 3h 35m Project Files Included MP4
In this 4-part intensive course we'll be taking a deep dive into one of the most important tools and techniques in retouching known as Dodging and Burning.
The author, Fashion, Beauty & Portrait Photographer and Retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz, is one of the leading Retouching Academy instructors and Fstoppers writers. Michael is globally famous for not only his top-quality work, but also his super accessible style of teaching.
So, if you have been struggling with Dodging & Burning, this course will be a quick ride to your D&B breakthrough.
Lesson 1: Introduction to Dodging and Burning Duration: 44:40 min
Before we dive into practical examples of D&B, we first have to discuss some prerequisites and talk about where it fits within the bigger picture of retouching an image. We'll look at why D&B is such a powerful concept and introduce you to the tools and settings you'll be using throughout the remainder of the course while looking at a few different sample images.
Lesson 2: Corrective (Local) Dodge & Burn Duration: 41:54 min
In this lesson we'll delve into the implementation of D&B at a localized or corrective level and use it to refine luminosity shifts in the skin and make it look flawless. We'll explore the technique in a detailed example as well as look at how it can be combined with tools such as the Healing Brush to refine wrinkles in fabrics.
In addition to walking you through the application, we'll also show you some pitfalls to avoid that can often lead to unnatural results.
Lesson 3: Contouring (Global Dodge & Burn) Duration: 44:53 min
In this lesson we'll be exploring the concept of contouring or global D&B.
We'll look at how to emphasize the key features of the face and body to add more depth and dimension to the image, ultimately giving it a more three-dimensional appearance.
We begin this lesson by looking at a completed beauty image, and then move on to completing our black and white image from lesson two.
Finally, we wrap up the lesson by contouring a color image to serve as an extra example of the technique. In addition to the standard contouring, we'll also look at how to approach cases of reshaping areas of the face using light and the best strategy for organizing your layers when doing so.
Lesson 4: Color Corrections and Finishing Touches Duration: 50:11 min
In our final lesson, we'll be putting finishing touches on our images, particularly from a color standpoint.
While our focus with D&B is the correction of luminosity shifts, it doesn't necessarily free us from ignoring color completely. Although this isn't a course on color correction tools, we do spend a fair bit of time talking about how to identify color issues and discuss some of the most useful tools for correcting them.
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